Boot Camp #3: Chrome Extensions

May 4, 2016 - BEST District of the EVSC

Improve Productivity

This is the third of four Google Drive Tips that focuses on using your Drive more efficiently. Your productivity will increase and these tips will encourage you to work smarter, not harder. This week's focus is on Chrome Extensions.

Chrome Extensions sound painful, but essentially they just increase the functionality of the browser. These extensions can be HUGE time savers! Check out these three options, you will be glad you did!


(To clarify, Chrome Extensions aren't technically in Google Drive, but they do offer the increase in productivity we are after!)

Extension 1: Crafty Text

Crafty Text is a simple app that allows you to enter text when then shows up big in the center of the screen. It works on top of your favorite website.


Crafty Text in the Chrome Web Store

Extension 2: One Tab

Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.


One Tab in the Chrome Web Store

Extension 3: Readability

The official Readability extension for Chrome provides a better way to read online, turning any web page into a comfortable ready view right your web browser.


Readibility in the Chrome Web Store

Bibliography

  1. "CraftyText." CraftyText - Chrome Web Store. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 May 2016. <https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/craftytext/kjgfnioibniobfkjcjjfikmhecajpcio?hl=en>.
  2. "OneTab." OneTab - Chrome Web Store. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 May 2016. <https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/onetab/chphlpgkkbolifaimnlloiipkdnihall/reviews?hl=en>.
  3. "Readability." Readability - Chrome Web Store. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 May 2016. <https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readability/oknpjjbmpnndlpmnhmekjpocelpnlfdi/reviews?hl=en>.