When I am reading a web page in French and want to look up a word that I don’t know, I open a new tab and use either Google translate or Reverso Dictionary to look up the word. The problem is that this process took time – I had to open a new tab, type a site address, type the word and then I get the translation. 2 days earlier I found an extension which eliminates all these time-consuming tasks – All I need to do is to highlight a word or a group of words and type ‘t’ on my keyboard – Voila, I see a small pop-up with the translation. The key board shortcut is configurable. This works so well that I look up many more words now than what I used to look up.
Tag Archives: Google Chrome Extension
Instant Translate – A very useful Chrome extension to translate any selected text without leaving the page
I was looking for a way to send web pages to my Kindle and I found the following 3 extensions in Chrome App Store – Send to Kindle, Kindle It and Later On Kindle. I tried all the 3 on a web page. Send to Kindle and Later On Kindle have scrambled the web page. Only Kindle It worked correctly.
Kindle It has scores of very nice features:
- You can edit the title of the article. It is very useful in some cases where the web page title is not very meaningful.
- You can send the article to more than 1 device. This is a useful feature to have since I can send it to my Kindle device as well as to the Kindle App on my iPhone when needed.
- The extension documentation says that it supports PDF and Images – I have not tried them yet.
Check out Kindle It at Chrome Web Store.
If you do not use Google Chrome, then check out this article on the App from Amazon which can help you do the same from any Windows or Mac – Easily Transfer Web Pages and Documents to your Kindle