If you are a current student who is new to the world of browser extensions, you have come to the right place! Below I will be detailing the best FREE browser extensions that are great for studying and keeping you on task during a study session.
What: Grammarly is a great tool for students! It corrects grammar errors and mistakes in real time. In addition to grammar corrections, Grammarly also fixes punctuation and spelling, and provides word suggestions to help your sentences flow better.
Best Features: The free version of Grammarly includes a tone detector. I found this feature helpful when writing emails. If you are someone who worries about how your words are perceived over email, Grammarly is a great tool for you.
What: Forest is one of my favorite extensions! It blocks distracting sites on your browser and prevents you from going on them so you can focus on the task at hand.
Best Features: Not only does Forest block websites for you, such as social media, but you can also set a specific amount of time that you want to focus. If you leave Forest to go on one of your blocked sites, the virtual tree you created dies, creating a real consequence for not staying on task.
What: Momentum allows you to create a new personalized home page when you open a new tab on your browser. This extension helps you combat distractions and remain focused during your study session.
Best Features: In the free version of the extension, you can add a daily photo and quote, set a daily focus, and track your to-do list for the day. It allows for customization so you can tailor it to your daily needs.
What: If you have trouble focusing while reading, this extension is perfect for you. Speechify is a text-to-speech reading assistant that allows you to listen to any website you are browsing at the time.
Best Features: With Speechify you can listen to anything online, listen in a variety of languages, adjust the speech speed, and save content for you to listen to later!
What: Noisli is an extension that provides background noise to help you focus. When studying, the environment around you can be loud and distracting. Noisli allows you to create your own sound environment, curated by you, to help you remain focused on the task at hand.
Best Features: In the free version of the app, you can easily access your favorite sounds, listen to curated playlists, share sounds, and use their built-in timer to work in sessions.
Make sure to check out all of the extensions featured above to see which one works best for you. Take it from a recent graduate, extensions completely elevate your studying experience!
*All of these extensions are available on Chrome, Safari, and Edge.