June 1, 2016
Deep reading involves some annotating and note taking skills which ultimately facilitates our comprehension and enhances our information retention abilities. In the collection below we have curated for you some of our favourite Chrome extensions which you can use to annotate the web. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: highlight extended chunks of text, share your highlighted text with others, initiate discussions around highlighted text, add notes on a webpage, archive and bookmark pages and many more.
1- Hypothesis - Web & PDF Annotation
‘The Hypothesis extension is a general purpose annotator you can carry around the web with you. Use it to have a discussion on web pages or PDF documents, to organize your research, or leave personal notes.’
2- Yellow highlighter pen for web
‘It's a free Yellow Highlighter Pen for Webpages. You can point out important information in long webpages by highlighting text with your mouse.And you can share this highlighted version of page (with special short link) in social media, e--mail, IM etc. or just bookmark it with your favorite tool.’
Diigo Web Collector allows you to easily annotate, bookmark and archive webpages. It also lets you highlight and add sticky notes to webpages. You can even use it to create groups to curate content and collaborate on a research project. All your notes and annotated content can be accessed across different platforms.
4- Evernote Web Clipper
'This is definitely a wonderful Chrome extension to use for curating and annotating web content. It allows you to clip web pages and save them right to your Evernote account. Use tags to organize your clipped content and to easily search and find them. Other interesting features provided by this add-on include: the ability to ‘highlight key text from any website or article, use text and visual callouts to draw attention, clip Gmail threads and attachments, share and email clips or create URL links.’