Students who use the web for everything from studies to socializing often lose track of time. The apps contained in this list can help CNA students structure study and class time, keep track of grades and homework, and limit time spent on social media and gaming web sites. Google Chrome extensions also contain tools for the nurse, like the Biodigital Human, and a way to find internships. Stay organized and study better with flashcards, and get the best deals on textbooks, too. These apps make Google Chrome worth using for any student.
Specifically for Students
- Biodigital Human: The BioDigital Human is a 3D platform that simplifies the understanding of anatomy, disease, and treatments. Use interactive tools for exploring, dissecting, and sharing custom views, combined with detailed medical descriptions provide an unprecedented new visual format to learn about the human body.
- Google Books: With Google eBooks, you can use just about any device you own to read any book, anywhere. Choose from millions of books in every imaginable category, from the bestsellers to favorite classics.
- myHomework: Use this extension to easily track your classes, homework, tests, and projects so you never forget an assignment again. myHomework also has an Android and iPhone app.
- OpenWiFiSpots — Free WiFi: OpenWiFiSpots is a comprehensive directory of free wireless (WiFi) hotspots continuously updated by a growing community of users in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Approximately 500 new spots added weekly.
- SlideRocket: Wow your classmates and instructors with homework that you can present through slides. Includes an HTML5 viewer for iPad and iPhone.
- SlugBooks: Use this extension to save money on all your textbooks. Simply tell SlugBooks what school and classes you are taking, and this app tells you what books you need, along with a grid comparing the prices of new and used copies of these books at your college bookstore, Amazon.com, Half.com, rentals at Chegg.com and BookRenter.com, digital options through Coursesmart and Amazon Kindle, and Facebook-powered local student exchange where you can list your books for sale to other students.
- StudentBook: This may be the only extension you’ll need for your classes. This is a web application designed for students to easily manage homework, exam dates, and grades for individual subjects.
- StudyStack: Browse the millions of flashcards which have already been added to the site or create your own to help you memorize anything. For each set of flashcards the site automatically creates several other activities including matching, crossword, hangman, and scrambled word.
- Wikipedia: Although frowned upon by many professors, this site still provides a quick way to find information that you can use to find cited works. This extension only uses free codecs.
- World Digital Library — UNESCO: The objectives of the World Digital Library are to promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness. This is a great tool for elective courses.
- Astrid Tasks: Astrid is a to-do list and task manager that helps individuals and groups stay organized, get more done, and have fun in the process.
- Cacoo – Diagramming & Real-Time Colla: Cacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts. A diagram created with Cacoo can be edited by multiple people at the same time, and changes are reflected in real-time.
- Connected Mind: There is no limit to the number of mind maps you can create and you can store them in the free cloud storage provided. There is no need to create an account. Simply sign in with your Google or GMail credentials and your maps can be stored in the cloud on a Google database.
- Mint: You’re too busy studying to worry about asset allocation or debt. Use this extension to track, budget and manage your money all in one place. Open an account, add your accounts and Mint will automatically pull in and categorize your transactions, so you can see where you’re spending and where you can save.
- Read Later Fast: Save pages to read later, online or offline. This is a great tool for temporary links that you don’t want to bookmark, or that you want to read later without using too many tabs. Pages show later like a slideshow or as clean text.
- Session Buddy: This extension is great for those sessions where you want to save up to ten domains for review. While this app is particularly useful for restoring sessions after system or browser crashes, you also can name and edit these sessions and export a session to text or CSV format. Great for saving a series of sites devoted to a particular topic, disease, or injury.
- Stay Focused: Don’t waste time when you have so little of it while in school. Use this extension to focus on work by restricting the amount of time you spend on social media, game, or music sites. Once your allotted time has been used up for those sites, you can block them so they’ll be inaccessible for the rest of the day.
- Stopango: Late for class? Need to find a train timetable? This app’s data is updated in real time and presented depending on your physical location, so you know about the possible difficulties in your daily travels.
- Disconnect: Stop third parties and search engines from tracking the web pages you go to and searches you do with this easy-to-use Chrome extension.
- InternMatch: Land an internship at a small business, large corporation, startup, or non-profit at InternMatch. This tool contains thousands of positions available from world-changing non-profits to larger brand name companies.
- Monster Jobs: With Monster’s Chrome extension, you’ll be able to check for jobs posted on Monster based off the sites you visit. If any jobs are found, you’ll be able to see them and apply.
- Quick Markup: Capture any web page or open a local image to mark up with shape, text, icon, and mind-mapping information. Save as .png or .jpg images and share or save.
- Rapportive: Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox, replacing Google ads with information about the person who has emailed you.
- ScribeFire: ScribeFire is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to all of your blogs.
- Shareaholic: Share links from within the browser, from any webpage, with anyone, using the same services you already know and love like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Evernote, Delicious, and Digg from one simple all-in-one browser extension.