Anyone who wants to study for the Enem, contest or other exam, can resort to some extensions for Chrome that make the student routine more productive. The user can find free Chrome Web Store options that enhance online study sessions with smarter reading and annotation features. In addition, there are tools that allow you to remove distractions from the Internet and the environment to facilitate immersion in the content. Here are eight Google browser plugins that help you study.
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Google Chrome has extensions that help you study for exams Foto: Foto: Divulgao / Xerox
Fireshot is a powerful screen capture tool that lets you make website prints to add to your notes or to a school assignment. The plugin allows you to manually capture or print only from the currently visible part of the screen. In addition, it is possible to create long prints with the full page content in a single image.
The user can configure shortcuts to enable capture modes, and choose whether to save the file in PNG or JPG. The extension, however, does not bring features typical of computer programs such as integrated editor and file name customization.
Fireshot lets you make full page prints and save to PDF Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Google Dictionary is an extended one that lets you search for word meanings in any text on the internet with one click. The student does not need to copy the term, open a new tab and do a manual search: just select the content that the plugin displays the definition in a floating balloon. The feature also works to look up names of people, products, and other information from public encyclopedias.
The plugin, however, needs to be manually configured by the user: right-click on the icon, access the options and change the language to Portuguese. It is also advisable to choose Ctrl, Alt or Shift as the balloon activation key to not pollute the screen when selecting any word in the text.
Google dictionary shows word meanings on a floating balloon Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Old Readabilty, the ideal Mercury Reader plugin to clean the look of a poludo site to make reading more enjoyable. By clicking on the Chrome toolbar icon, the program removes all advertisements and other distracting elements and leaves only what matters: text, links and photos organized as in a digital book.
By clicking again to return to the original design, the page can mess up the elements and make it look more confusing than before, but nothing that a simple F5 update won't solve.
Mercury Reader makes online articles look clean Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
The extensive Noisli for Chrome brings the browser an ambient sound player to boost productivity. They are noises of rain, thunder, wind, sea and many others that help you focus using headphones even when there are many distractions around. The extension works with a timer, reproducing the sounds in a time-limited session a kind of audio Pomodoro technique to accompany. On the other hand, there is the weak point of the requirement to login via Google and Facebook or with email and password.
Noisli plays sounds for concentration Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Another extension that helps you focus on Block & Focus studies. It allows you to schedule study periods when social networks and other websites are prevented from being accessed. The program lists YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter automatically, but it can include others automatically. The student can also set rest intervals at which these pages return to work.
Block & Focus prevents access to social networks during study period Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Students who always open multiple tabs at the same time can easily organize everything with Session Buddy. The extension lets you save a collection of open sites that can be accessed later with one click. The trick helps to save browser memory and speed up PC performance, as well as allowing you to quickly change tasks by having to close tabs and miss an ongoing search or unnecessarily fill bookmarks.
Session Buddy keeps tab sets open later Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves
Pocket is a link aggregator service that allows you to save web pages with one click. With the extension installed in the browser, the user can quickly save interesting articles from the web for later reading on his or her mobile phone or tablet, either a page that has already been opened or the content of a link. Once saved, links can earn study-themed tags. Pocket also works with services like IFTTT to, for example, automatically save all likes on Twitter.
Pocket keeps articles open or hosted on link Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
8. Video Speed Controller
Video Speed Controller is a tool for controlling the speed of online video playback. By watching video lessons, the student can slow down a presentation to make it easier to understand or make it faster to see more content in less time. The plugin works on YouTube and any other site that contains HTML5 video. Therefore, its features do not work on videos stored on your computer or on websites that use older video playback standards.
Video Speed Controller speeds up YouTube videos Photo: Playback / Paulo Alves
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