If you mainly use Chrome to do research academic papers, projects, or assignments, why not use handy browser extensions to manage that homework for you?
These learning tools in your browser let you plan your tasks, help you research, and assist with your studies. And best of all, you don’t have to worry about opening a separate application.
Planners for Homework
Homework needs its own routine and habits. Use the right tools to make a plan and stick to it. These Chrome extensions help you organize every class and assignment.
1. Student e-Planner
For assignments, reminders, and a helpful calendar, check out Student e-Planner. With this extremely handy extension, just add your courses, enter your assignments, schedule due dates and times, and mark off items as you complete them.
Extra features include a calendar view of all homework, a tab to see your completed items, the ability to add notes, editable colors per class, an overall theme color, and desktop notifications for reminders. Student e-Planner is a pretty impressive little extension that helps you stay on course.
Download: Student e-Planner [No Longer Available]
2. myHomework Student Planner
Another great planner to check out is myHomework Student Planner. Track classes, assignments, and projects, receive reminders, and sync between your devices; all with a free account. The button in your toolbar takes you directly to the site where you can manage it all.
Along with the above features, you have options to attach class details like your schedule, syllabus, and files. You can view your task list by class, priority, or type. You can also search for instructors with Teachers.io so that your assignments can be entered by them, making it automatic for you. For tons of extra features, myHomework Student Planner is awesome.
Download: myHomework Student Planner [No Longer Available]
Lists for Assignments
Quick lists can help you stay on track. These cool tools let you add and mark off items as you go.
3. Homework Tracker
Sometimes simple is sensational. Maybe you just have a basic list of assignments or projects that you want to track. Homework Tracker is ideal for this. Click the toolbar button to add or view your items and see a count of uncompleted tasks with the icon badge.
Enter your class, assignment, and due date (if you have one) and click Add. Then, as you complete your work, hit the Done button. You can sort by due date, so the closest items are right at the top. Homework Tracker is basic yet effective.
Download: Homework Tracker
4. My Homework Reminder
My Homework Reminder is another good assignment list extension for Chrome. Click the toolbar button, add your assignment and due date, and hit Save.
You can sort by assignment or due date, mark the boxes for items you finish, and review your completed assignments easily. If you need to delete an item, just click the trash can and away it goes. Just like Homework Tracker, My Homework Reminder is simple but gets the job done.
Download: My Homework Reminder
Toolbars for Research
Instead of random Googling, try a toolbar built for education. These options get you the results you need quickly.
5. Homework Simplified
Homework Simplified is a cool toolbar that can help you research what you need. What’s nice about it is that in addition to the search box, you can choose from the buttons for Math, Science, English, and History. Each offers tools for the topic.
For example, the Math button lets you pick from calculators and sample problems while the Science tools include a unit converter and periodic table.
Along with the subject tools, you have a Tutor button with resources like Sylvan Learning and Tutor.com plus a button with popular sites such as Britannica and CollegeBoard.
Download: Homework Simplified
Similar but different, the StudyHQ toolbar lets you search and gives you subject buttons, however, the tools are flashcards. So, if you click the History, Language, Math, or Science buttons, you can directly access helpful flashcards on the StudyHQ site. Plus, you can create your own flashcards.
Check out the practice tests button with resources for SAT and AP tests or use the translator button for resources in another language. If flashcards help you study, then combine those tools with a search option and you have StudyHQ.
Buttons for Searches
When you need to do a fast search, a basic button can be the answer. These Chrome extensions let you search with a click.
7. Google Scholar Button
Google offers a ton of search tools and some are specific to patents, images, and of course, education. The Google Scholar Button lets you search for a topic easily. Click the button in your toolbar, pop in your search term, and then get your results.
You will receive a short number of results within the search window and can select a title to go right to the page. Or to view all results, click the button at the bottom of the pop-up window and a new tab will open for you.
Download: Google Scholar Button
8. Course Hero Search Button
Course Hero is similar to Google Scholar in that you click the button to search for a topic and then head to the site for the results. What’s a bit different is that you need to create an account to obtain the resource. But, you can create one for free in just a few minutes.
Then, you will have access to documents and flashcards relating to your topic. Plus, you can get help from educators. You can also bookmark sources, keep track of your recently viewed items, and download the mobile app to study on-the-go.
Helpers for Focus
Don’t get distracted by social media when you are doing homework. Use one of these awesome tools to help you focus and finish.
9. ReCall Study Time
Set up your study session, mark the pages you want to monitor, and get to work with ReCall Study Time. You can choose from two hours for those quick homework sessions or 24 hours for the all-nighters. Then, select the social media sites to block like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
If you feel yourself weaken and head to one of the monitored sights, you will instead be greeted with a nasty-gram like the one above. If you have trouble staying away from social media to get your homework done, check out ReCall Study Time.
Download: ReCall Study Time
10. Focus Mode
Focus Mode is another site-blocking tool to use while you are doing your homework. The extension monitors seven sites by default including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. You can choose which to unblock and add a custom blocked site if there is an additional temptation not on that list.
When you start your study or research session, just hit the button in the toolbar and click Activate. Then, when you try to access one of the monitored pages, you will receive a Return to Work message instead. When you finish, click Deactivate and check out your distraction attempts if you’re curious.
Download: Focus Mode
Your Favorite Chrome Extension for Homework?
A simple tool that lets you continue your online work but keep you on track at the same time can be a huge help. Do you use one of these Chrome extensions or prefer a different one for school research and assignments?