Tuesday, July 12, 2011

May I Have the Definition Please?

If you use Google's Chrome browser, you may or may not know about the Chrome Web Store.  You can access it from the new tab page, and in it you will find a wide variety of apps and extensions for Google Chrome.

Probably the most useful extension I have found so far is the Dictionary Extension by Google.  The extension puts a button in your toolbar where you can quickly type words to define.  This button however, is not what's exciting about the Dictionary extension.  After installing the app, when double clicking any word on any webpage, you'll get a nifty little pop up definition, as seen here:

Many times you will also see a microphone icon that will pronounce the word for you when clicked.  Extremely handy.

The Dictionary Extension by Google is the first extension I install when using Chrome on a new computer and I highly recommend trying it out.