Best Google Chrome extensions for students

Extensions are small software that we can add to our chrome browser. It customizes our browsing experience. It will add more functionality to our browser. They are developed by Google itself and by the third-party developers too. Various extensions that are present in the chrome webstore are from third-party developers.

In chrome browser you just have to go to apps then click on the web-store icon or Click here to access the chrome web store.

Nowadays online classes are conducting and most of the study is occurs online.

Chrome extensions will increase the productivity of students while studying, making assignments, researching about something and many other things these extensions will surely gonna help them.

1. Grammarly for Chrome

 

Grammarly

This the most widely used chrome extension. Grammarly is well known for grammar checking and plagiarism checking tool. It comes in two variety free and premium. Most of the users use free accounts. I also recommend students to use a free account because it is enough for them to rectify their grammatical and spelling errors while writing assignments or writing any kind of e-mail this extension works everywhere.

Grammarly on docs

When there is any kind of error occurs it underline that error in red colour then the user can fix it by Grammarly suggestions or by themselves

Professionals prefer premium accounts it not only provides critical grammar and spelling check but also offering plagiarism detection, errors and punctuation checks, vocabulary enhancement recommendations, and genre-specific writing style checks.

You can add this extension to your chrome from here.

2. Google dictionary (free)

 

Google dictionary

Students quite often while studying or reading books find it difficult if face any kind of unknown words which significance they don’t know. 

While studying it is very time-consuming to open a new tab and search that word meaning. With the help of Google dictionary, They just have to double click on that word they don’t a window will appear with an interpretation and we can also listen to it. This extension does not interrupt students from their workflow

It works only within the chrome browser if you open PDF on chrome it will tell that word meaning as well. In case you want to find the meaning of the word on the image you can simply go to the Google dictionary icon by clicking on the extension logo on the top right corner of the screen then just manually type that word that’s it.

You can add this extension to your chrome from here.

3. Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder

 

Nimbus capture

Suppose an online class is going on and you have to take notes from the PPT slide which the teacher is showing but you will not able to take notes because  PPT is changed to the next slide this happens quite often. This extension comes in handy, you just have to click on the logo of nimbus on the extension menu (Top right area of chrome you will see extension logo) and you got multiple options of taking screenshots like selected areas, select and scroll, the entire page, delayed screen and many other options, You can record screen as well.

We can edit the image after taking the screenshots which is pretty cool. We can save screenshots directly on the computer or in the cloud.

4. Dark Reader

 

dark reader

This application takes care of you when you are studying or browsing late at night or in a low light environment. It enables a dark mode theme for every website you visit. You can adjust brightness, contrast, sepia filter, dark mode, font settings and others adjustments as well.

This extension does not contain ads and user data keep private which is a very good thing.

You can add this extension to your chrome from here.

5. BlockSite 

 

Blocksite

We all are quite disturbed by some websites like youtube, e-commerce websites, Facebook, Instagram, Netflix and other websites. We can custom add these websites in this extension to block them while we are studying. There is a focus mode feature so we can schedule the time of blocking the websites so we can focus on our work while studying.

There is an 18+ content blocker feature so we don’t get any appropriate content while surfing the web. Blocksite automatically blocks that website with a built-in adult blocker.

Blocksite is also available on mobile devices so you can sync across various devices so you don’t have to block websites manually every time on different devices.

With the insight feature, you can track what amount of time you have spent on different websites and how much time you have saved.

There are many other features as well which make productivity your priority and blocks distraction and harmful websites.

You can add this extension to your chrome from here.

“All these chrome extensions not only useful to students but also can be used while doing office work, as well”.

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