Top 10 Web Brower Extensions
In no particular order!
- Grammar and spelling checker.
- Clipboard History Pro. Keeps a list of the last 150 things you’ve copied (ctrl-c) on a clipboard for easy retrieval and allows you to keep a list of favorites.
- Voice-In Speech-to-text Dictation. Speak into your computer microphone; dictates your speech into almost any text box including Canvas.
- Records your actions on the computer to create a set of step-by-step instructions for someone else to follow.
- Reads the text of web pages aloud; lots of voices to pick from (including Snoop Dogg).
- Mouse Tooltip Translator. Hover over or select text, and it will appear in a pop-up in the language of your choice.
- Wolfram Alpha. A research tool; Wikipedia on steroids. Retrieves useful information on any topic.
- Instant Dictionary by Good Word Guide. Select a word, a full dictionary definition pops up.
- MyBib Free Citation Generator. Easily creates references and in-text citations for any style.
- Dualless. Splits your screen in different ratios, placing two different browser windows alongside each other.
Bonus: Honorable Mentions
These are also handy apps to have depending on your needs.
- Access all of your SJDC apps without opening a browser window.
- Floating Player PIP. Creates a picture-in-picture effect when playing videos on your monitor.
- When shopping online, grades the authenticity of the reviews for the products you’re browsing.
- One of many online accessibility checkers available for free.
- Open Dyslexia. Converts the fonts in a browser to a font that is easier to read for people who suffer from dyslexia.
- Ad Block. Blocks ads across most internet sites.
How to Get Them
Navigate to the store for extensions or add-ons for the browser you are using, and search for the desired tools.