21 Google Chrome Extensions For Increased Productivity

Google Chrome is such a great resource for students. First things first, the browser allows users to sign in to Chrome anywhere and bring up bookmarks, history, and settings, an incredible feature for students on-the-go who are using multiple computers. In addition to this useful feature are a wealth of awesome extensions that students can use to save time and concentrate their efforts.

We’ve found 21 time-saving Chrome extensions that students can put to use, from note-taking apps to books, citations, and reminders.

  1. Note AnywhereFind something interesting on Wikipedia? You can scribble notes online with the help of this Chrome extension.
  2. Google BooksUse Google Books to read just about any book anywhere, from any device you access on or off campus. You can even highlight text and make notes, turning this extension into a highly valuable reading tool.
  3. RemindMeIt can be difficult to keep up with every little thing you have to do for school, but this extension makes it easier, sharing reminders, tasks, and more.
  4. myHomeworkStay on top of classes, homework, and projects so that you don’t forget any important assignments. This extension is available on Chrome, as well as Android and iPhone.
  5. CacooUse Cacoo for diagramming and real-time collaboration with project partners, classmates, and more. All diagrams can be edited by multiple people at the same time, so it’s a great tool even for remote online students.

  1. Split ScreenSplit your Chrome screen and compare sites while you’re working on research. This is also helpful if you like to watch online videos while you’re working.
  2. Sticky NotesThis Chrome extension offers a great way to store all of your little sticky notes, so you’ll never forget to take care of small tasks and reminders.
  3. Copy Without FormattingUsing this Chrome extension, you can copy text without having to deal with document-wrecking formatting. This is perfect for quotations, gathering research, and more.
  4. Desmos Graphing CalculatorSearching for your graphing calculator is a real time killer. Instead of going on the hunt, fire up this one right in your browser instead.
  5. SnippySnip out little bits of web content to save for later in your Google Docs account with this Chrome extension.

  1. BoxStore your documents in the cloud with this Chrome extension. You’ll be able to access papers, research, and more wherever you are, and not have to worry about crashed hard drives.
  2. Read Later Fast or PocketIf you need to save quick links to check out and research later, this is a great tool. Use this extension to save tabs to quickly access once you have more time, and they’ll be there waiting for you.
  3. Quotes BookSave yourself some time when finding the perfect quote for your next essay or presentation. Use this extension, and you’ll get access to some of the greatest quotes in history in a searchable, saveable format.
  4. Google DictionaryTake care of spelling, definitions, and more just by highlighting words and looking them up in Google Dictionary on Chrome.
  5. Session BuddyIf you’re researching in the library, but need to pack up and head to class, you don’t have to lose all of the tabs you have open. Using Session Buddy, you can save your current session and export it to work on later.

  1. ThesaurusUse the Thesaurus extension to find the synonyms and antonyms of words almost instantly.
  2. Stay FocusdIf you find yourself wasting hours on Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter, cut yourself off with this extension that will block out the websites that kill your productivity.
  3. Rescue TimeFind out which sites you waste your time on the most with Rescue Time, and identify where you have a productivity problem.
  4. Evernote Web ClipperCreate a virtual clip book using the Evernote Web Clipper, which will allow you to save important online information and access it later.
  5. GradeGuru Citation ManagerBe sure that you’ve got your references, citations, and more correctly handled by using GradeGuru’s chrome extension.
  6. Incredible StartPageIf you tend to use the same pages for research on a regular basis, save them all on this start page and get your work fired up in a hurry.

    This post first appeared on onlineuniversities.com

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