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21 Time-Saving Chrome Extensions For Students

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 Anywhere.

    Find something interesting on Wikipedia? You can scribble notes online with the help of this Chrome extension.

  2. Google Books.

    Use 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. RemindMe.

    It 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. myHomework.

    Stay 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. Cacoo.

    Use 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 Screen.

    Split 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 Notes.

    This 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 Formatting.

    Using 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 Calculator.

    Searching 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. Snippy.

    Snip out little bits of web content to save for later in your Google Docs account with this Chrome extension.

  1. Box.

    Store 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.

    If 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 Book.

    Save 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 Dictionary.

    Take care of spelling, definitions, and more just by highlighting words and looking them up in Google Dictionary on Chrome.

  5. Session Buddy.

    If 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. Thesaurus.

    Use the Thesaurus extension to find the synonyms and antonyms of words almost instantly.

  2. Stay Focusd.

    If 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 Time.

    Find out which sites you waste your time on the most with Rescue Time, and identify where you have a productivity problem.

  4. Evernote Web Clipper.

    Create 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 Manager.

    Be sure that you’ve got your references, citations, and more correctly handled by using GradeGuru’s chrome extension.

  6. Incredible StartPage.

    If 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.


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  • Josh Gachnang

    Instead of Stay Focusd, I’d recommend Strict Pomodoro. It alternates between 25 minutes of productivity and 5 minutes of time wasters. You can change the times if you want, and it really helps for long days of studying/writing.