Updated: Mar 27, 2021
Ah, the variety of ways to personalise your laptop. As the centre of our work, we want to make the most out of our screens. Whether it be for aesthetic or productivity purposes, we’ve all been down the rabbit hole of customizing folders, wallpapers, and browsers. Speaking of browsers, Chrome extensions can be of great help, especially when working or studying from home. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the most useful Chrome extensions you can install on your laptop.
Well-known in the Chrome extension world, Momentum has proved to be a favourite among many users. It’s a great option for people who have a long to-do list but need to focus on one thing at a time.
Main focus option
Easy access to saved links
Weava is a highlighter tool where all your highlights from different websites can be found in one place for a more streamlined research experience.
Multi-colour highlighters for websites and PDFs
Folders to organise highlights
Annotate alongside highlights
Ever felt the pain of manually resizing different Chrome tabs, just so you could put them next to each other? Or maybe constantly going back and forth from one tab to another? Enter Dualless, a tool that instantly helps you split two tabs side by side.
Splits two tabs into ratio of choice, e.g. 3:7 or 5:5
Merge tabs back into one window or occupy full screen area
jpeg, pdf, docx, png, the list of file types goes on! With such a long list, sometimes we still need to convert one type of file to another. The perfect tool for this? Smallpdf. It has a wide range of tools, including converting files, editing pdfs, and splitting pdfs. Smallpdf does it all!
Instant access to all tools
20+ options for file conversions and pdf editing
5. Cite This For Me
Manually citing websites? No, thank you. Citations at the click of a button? Sign me up! Cite This For Me does exactly what it sounds like: it cites websites for you, all at your fingertips.
Citations available in the following format editions: APA 6th edition, Chicago 16th edition, MLA 7th edition, and Harvard.
And there you have it, our top 5 Chrome extensions as of this 2020!