As a student, sometimes it feels like life is genuinely out to get you. If you’re feeling like that, then be sure to install these 10 useful chrome extensions for students that will literally change your life. They’ll help you with assignments, give you extra time, and make you look like you know way more than you do. Or, if you’re not a chrome user, check out these useful websites instead!
This chrome extension will run through any PDF or document you need to read, and automatically highlight the important bits. That way, you’ve only got to read the bits that matter.
If you don’t already know and have this extension – get it. Right now. It will block all ads from every page you visit unless you tell it otherwise. No more YouTube ads, no more annoying pop-ups.
Ever had a really long journal or article to read, but your lecture is in the morning and it’s already late? Or maybe you’ve fallen behind and are desperately trying to catch up? Well, Tldr summarises long essay, articles and journals into the key points. So you can get a grasp on what is being said, or decide if it’s worth reading.
We all hate referencing, and it’s no secret. So some genius came up with a tool to help us when it comes to creating our bibliography! MyBib cites every webpage or article you tell it to, then you just copy it into your document. It even gives you an option of which style to reference!
LINER allows you to highlight everything and anything, from webpages to pdfs, and you can tag them. This lets you store it on your LINER account in organised sections. So you can highlight stuff for a project and it will all be in one place. You can even pick which colour you use to highlight!
If you are a fan of mindfulness and aesthetic, Oasis is an extension that minimalises your new tab, and gives you the option of adding in reminders, to do lists, mindfulness activities, mood charts – whatever! So if you’re someone who needs reminding to practise a bit of self-care whilst they work, it’s definitely worth it.
Much like number 2, this is not a particularly well-kept secret. Grammarly is an extension and app that you can download (or use the website) and it proofread your work for you. You can pay for the premium option, or use the lite. For free you can get Grammarly to check your correctness, clearness, and attitude!
SplitScreen makes having multiple chrome windows open at once so much easier. Instead of having to resize them yourself, it helps and organises them for you. So if you’re someone who always has a minimum of 2 internet browsers open, you need this extension.
Hemingway helps reduce wordiness and repetition in your work. You can get the chrome extension for free, and download the desktop app for a one off payment of $19.99. The extension will proof your work and help you get rid of anything clunky, unnecessary or poorly worded.
Swift Read is a speed reading software that shows you one or two words at a time and zooms through an article or whatever you need to read. It’s proven to work a lot better than skim reading, and all you have to do is download the extension!