Summarizing text, regardless if it’s for a term paper, your primary school composition or, a more elaborate, scientific journal, can be a difficult task, especially if you need to perform it iteratively, and for large volumes of data. With that assumption in mind, Blinknotes for Chrome will provide a simple and elegant solution for those who wish to easily summarize text from webpages, and have it readily available for copying to the clipboard.
Deploy the extension, create an account and you’re ready to start selecting text
The extension features a simple install and configuration process, requiring absolutely no special tweaks or settings to be performed for it to function. All that users need to do, is create an account to link the extension with.
Although it’s mainly a straightforward process, it might be postponing things more than some might like, but we believe that isn’t such a major gripe and completing the registration process is quite simple.
Select the required text and the preferred summarization length, using the nifty slider feature
The extension’s main working principle relies on a Natural Language Processing engine, which will basically turn the inputted text into its own resumed, condensed version. One will need to select the text on the respective webpage and open the context menu, which will contain the corresponding “Blinknotes” entry.
Thanks to the provided slider, the extension allows users to easily modify the threshold for the length of the summarized content. However, only a relative value scale is provided, instead of an actual word count or other parameters. Having selected the preferred value, the extension will yield the summarized text in a dedicated field, ready for being copied to the clipboard.
A highly useful tool that can help you save time and effort when needing to summarize text efficiently
If you value efficiency, this extension will provide a massive help when it comes to semi-automated summarizations, thanks to simple handling and intuitive features.
- Andrei Verdeanu