5 Handy Chrome Extensions to Help Students with Their Writing

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June 14, 2016
Below are five good Chrome extensions students can use for different writing purposes. Some of the features offered by add-ons include: The ability to easily and quickly play back the revision history of your Google Docs,  switch typing from one language to the other with a click of the mouse, check for grammar and spelling mistakes, view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files -- without needing Office installed on your computer and many more. Check them out and share with us your feedback. Enjoy

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1- Draftback

‘Draftback lets you play back the revision history of any Google Doc you can edit. It's like going back in time to look over your own shoulder as you write…With Draftback, your data is kept entirely private. Draftback was purposely designed so that you could play back your own docs without having to share them with a third party’

2- Read &Write

‘Read&Write for Google Chrome offers a range of powerful support tools to help students gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research, including:Hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting; See the meaning of words explained with text and picture dictionaries; Turn words into text as you speak ; Simplify and summarize text on web pages…’

3- Google Input Tools

‘Switch to typing in a different language with the click of the mouse, and switch back just as easily. The Google Input Tools extension provides virtual keyboards for over 90 languages, full IMEs or direct transliteration for over 30 different scripts, and handwriting input for over 40 languages.’

4- Spell checker and Grammar checker

‘Ginger Page for Chrome is the ultimate tool for writing, offering everything you need to write great English in your favorite websites. It includes a full set of features to ensure that you make the most out of all of your written communications: Equally suited for both native and non-native English speakers, you can use Ginger Page to enhance your writing in business correspondence, academic documents and for social writing.’

5- Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides

‘View and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files -- without needing Office installed on your computer. Once the extension is installed, Office files that you drag into Chrome, open in Gmail, Google Drive, and more, will be opened in Docs, Sheets, and Slides for viewing and editing.’