One of the most unique and useful features on LingQ is the ability to import any text from the internet and study it directly on LingQ.
But that is all about to change. Today, we’ve released a brand new extension for Google Chrome users. With the extension, you can now take LingQ’s vocabulary functionality and tracking tools with you as you surf the web, allowing you not only import texts but also study them without even leaving the page.
How to use the extension
When you click on the extension, a banner will appear at the top and you’ll have the option between two choices.
1) Open on LingQ imports the article to LingQ so you can study it through the site
“Open on LingQ” is an extension of the already existing Import Bookmarklet, which allows you to select text on any page and import it into LingQ. Simply select the language you’d like to import it into and the extension will handle the rest.
2) LingQ Here brings the LingQ system to you, highlighting the words on the page and allowing you to save, review and mark words as Known.
If you choose “LingQ Here”, any words that you have previously saved to your database on LingQ will show up with a yellow highlight, and you can review these words by simply clicking on them. In addition, any words that are new to you are highlighted in blue, and clicking on one of these words will allow you to look up the word and save it to your database.
Of course, anything you do on the page is immediately synced with your personal database on LingQ, meaning your database is always up to date.
The LingQ extension is available now in the Chrome Web Store, so be sure to try it out and let us know what you think!