There's nothing like the words "Your productive time on
the web today is 23%" to galvanise you into more productive habits
You have an assignment due. The clock is ticking. And let's be honest
here – fiddling around with a million internet tabs and tools can be
just as bad for your studying regime as binge watching Orange is
the New Black on Netflix.
So as a community service to our hard-working, but easily distracted,
students, here's something that we think might help. It's a brief
rundown on the top five Chrome extensions that have been designed
specifically to help you get organized and focused while you're
studying. And to keep you that way.
– in a nutshell, this program blocks social media. Enough said.
(Btw, Stayfocused also has something called the "Require
Challenge" feature, which means you have to perform some kind of
challenge before you can change any settings, such as sites you want
– billed as "the ultimate productivity companion", this
nifty little extension tracks and categorises your browsing habits,
telling you how long you've spent on each website, down to the exact
second. You can easily toggle this feature on and off with one click.
There's nothing like the words "Your productive time on the web
today is 23%" to galvanise you into more productive habits.
this one allows you to highlight and save selected text using
colour-coding, tag web pages, add sticky notes to web pages and share
content to different platform such as Facebook, Google Buzz and email.
In other words, it's a great one for saving all your research.
NoteBoard – this is a
great one for organizing and planning ideas. As the name suggests,
it's a digital noteboard that allows you to move around and resize
sticky notes and reminders. You can also share boards with friends and
save web content in the form of either a note, a selection of text, an
image or a link.
– especially good if you're one of those people who'll waste time no
matter how often you promise yourself that "it'll be different
this time". Enter a list of questions and answers for whatever
you need to study. Then the extension will pop up at specified
intervals to ask you a question. Even if you're busy YouTubing cute
puppy vids for hours on end, questions will be asked until you're able
to answer all of them. Or you manually stop the extension.