Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chrome Extensions

Google's browser named Chrome is a great tool, not only for working with D219.org apps, but also its many features. Use extension to help you and your students quickly access “add-in” features without having to leave the internet...

The Picnik Extension for Chrome lets you easily edit the images you come across while browsing the web. With a click you can create a snapshot of your current web page and open it in Picnik for easy editing, annotation and sharing. Do the same for all the images on your current browser page -- just pick one from the image list that pops up and then edit, embellish, then share with Picnik.

Picnik is an award winning photo editing application that lives online, in your browser. Do basic editing fixes with easy but powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames, plus an advanced set of professional-quality tools It's fast, easy, and fun.

Get a button on your browser toolbar that you can easily click to see upcoming events from Google Calendar, without ever leaving your page. And if you're on sites like Facebook or Evite, you can click the button to instantly add events to your calendar. The button shows a green plus sign whenever there are events on the page you're viewing that can be added to your calendar. The extension detects events on any site that uses the hCalendar microformat or derivative microformats like hResume.

The Desmos calculator just got way better! Now with:
  • slider bars for variables
  • trace, intercepts, roots, and even intersections
  • support for polar inequalities
  • dashed lines for strict inequalities
  • full, multi-language support-- works on any keyboard!

IE Tab
Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab. Some sites can only be displayed using IE, and with this extension you can now see those sites without leaving Chrome.---- WINDOWS ONLY

Easily add and manage your tasks from Chrome in one of three ways:
Simply type "t Your new task" into the Chrome Omnibar to easily add a task from whatever web page you're on. Click the Tasks icon to add a task, see your tasks and task lists and mark a task as completed.   Highlight text on any web page, right click and add that text to a new task. Tasks are visible everywhere that you can see your Google Tasks - in Gmail, Calendar, iGoogle, Mobile and via the Google Tasks API.

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