Productivity apps are the cold call to reality that summer is ending and it’s time to think about academic tasks. But don’t think you need to spend your all-too-tight cash reserves on pricey desktop software to get your schoolwork done. Between the Chrome browser’s ubiquity on PCs and the surging potency of online capabilities, Google’s Chrome Web Store plays hosts to a legion of superb web-based applications that can tackle practically any productivity challenge.
These 10 Chrome apps will give students (and anyone else!) a well-rounded tool set—one that transforms your browser into a true productivity powerhouse. For even more online awesomeness, be sure to check out PCWorld’s guide to 12 robust websites that can replace your desktop software.