As most of you will already know, Google Chrome is an internet browser that allows users to install various extensions that help manage a variety of aspects concerning internet related actions. There are extensions for anything from learning a new language to taking notes. These extensions can be great for students who are trying to stay organised and make the most out of their web browser. Here are a few that are ideal for students.
These Google Chrome extensions can help you to be more productive with you the time you spend on the internet:
StayFocusd is a Google Chrome extension that limits the time you can spend on websites that just waste time. It can limit the amount of time you are able to spend on any website you program into it. These can include Facebook, Twitter and any other sites you feel you spend too much time on. When your allotted time is up on a specific website the extension will block it for the rest of the day. This helps student spend more time studying and less time wasting their hours away.
Memorize: Do you sometimes wish there was a way to memorize and learn things while you browse the internet, or chat to your friends on Facebook? Well with the Memorize Google Chrome extension you can. You input some questions and answers based on the subject you are studying and the extension will randomly show a question at a time interval you specify. If you answer the question correctly the first or second time it will be deleted.
Remember The Milk is an extension designed to be one of the most flexible and usable to-do lists available. Available for a number of mobile devices, Remember The Milk can connects with Google Calandar, Twitter, Gmail and lots more. This means you can get updates on you to-do list wherever you are.
There are a number of extensions that can help students manage various factors of their lifestyle from fitness to shopping.
Personal Trainer is a great extension for students who desire to stay fit and tone their body. Personal Trainer can help you learn the correct ways to perform a number of exercises and workouts, with step by step instructions that have been designed by health gurus.
The Best Price is a product comparison Google Chrome extension that is ideal for many students who are trying to get the most from their budget. Users are able to compare the price of particular items against about 400 online retailers. This allows you to get the best possible deal on thousands of products.
Diet Diary comes packed with features that will enable any weight conscious student to keep a close eye on the amount of calories they are consuming and keep track of their progress towards their ideal weight. The extension also allows you to record and view charts of you average weight over a period of time. A nice little feature is its ability to tell you the amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need based on your age, height and gender.
Obviously entertainment is essential for students of any age and there are various Google Chrome extensions available to aid in your search for fun and relaxation.
Open Library Book Search allows users to search the database of openlibrary.org for free books. These books can be read on the site and there is no charge at all to read them. Open Library Book search is an ideal extension for students who want access to a vast number of books at their fingertips.
Utube Trends is a great extension that locates the 150 most popular videos on YouTube in you specific country. Roughly one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube every second and Utube Trends will help you find some of the very best content on the site. One bonus is that this particular extension is free and you can easily share your favourite video clips on social media sites with ease.
Social TV does just what you would expect it to. It allows users to watch a range of different free TV channels from around the World. There are quite a few categories to choose from and more than 100 free channels to watch. Some of the categories availble include; Music, Cartoons, Business and movies.
Communication and interaction with family and friends has been made much easier with recent technological advancements. There are quite a few extensions available on Google Chrome that will allow you to easily communicate with others.
Google+ Hangouts is an advanced and user friendly extension that enables video communication between up to nine individuals. This extension is ideal if you want to chat with more than one member of family, or friends at one time. The platform works with Google+ and you can easily invite groups from Google Circles.
Likiwi lets users call other people on the internet for free. You are also able to call landlines within 40 different countries and the developers are working to include mobile numbers as part of the service. Using the phone to call people can quickly get expensive, but using Likiwi can help students reduce the amount they spend on their phone bill.
RapidMailReader is designed to allow users to read mail from more than one email account. This can be ideal if you want to save time on looking through all of your mail accounts. The extension displays up to ten emails at the same time in a similar style as an RSS feed. Students would be able to check their university mail account and their personal accounts at the same time without the need to sign in to each one separately.
Google also offers a number of extensions that help with your educational needs. These range from dictionaries to apps that can improve your typing skills.
Thesaurus is an essential item for any student and the ability to access one any time you are on your computer, without having to open an extra piece of software, or loading a website, can be a great help. The Thesaurus Google Chrome extension can give you access to synonyms for just about any word.
Type Fu is designed to help people improve the speed at which they type and to type without looking at the keyboard. Most students will inevitably have to complete a lot of their coursework on their computer and being able to type quickly and accurately can really save a lot of time.
The WordStash extension for Google Chrome is designed to help users learn pretty much anything they want by using a flash-card based method. Flash-cards have been used for years as an effective way to teach people of any age. WordStash allows you to create flash-cards based on what you are trying to learn. It can also find sentences from news sources to use as examples. Students can use this extension to help them learn snippets of information in a fun way.