Thursday, November 3, 2016

My review of the chrome extension RatherNice

Rather Nice:

This is a simple program that can be helpful to you in unexpected ways. There are so many apps and extensions that are only work related, something to make your day just a little bit better is something we could all use. This program is simple, all you do is open up a new tab in chrome and it will pop up on your screen with a nice message for you. An example of one of these messages is “Your eyes are like beautiful oceans” or “I don’t need a vacation with you around”. This may seem a bit strange and in some ways maybe it is, but if you are ever feeling down it could become more useful than you might think. If you are having a stressful day with work or school then you could just take a moment and open up one of these “Rather nice” messages and it just may brighten up your day a bit. One major highlight for this extension is how simple it is to use, all you have to do is open a new tab and there it is. The only lowlight with this extension would be that the picture does not change and it really is very simple which in some case could be perceived as boring for some people depending on the person and what they tend to prefer. Overall, this is a nice extension that will indeed "change your day, a tab at a time" just as it claims to.



The chart below is what I used to give Rather Nice a rating with stars.


Appeal looks and sounds: 2 out of 4 stars. This is because although it is a good extension I would not say that it goes above and beyond in its looks. It only really has one screen in which only the words change, the picture is always the same. It is an extension that is more about the words than making the picture oftly exciting but the water glass is cute so that is a plus!
Engagement/ Motivation: 2.5 out of 4 stars. This rating is because I am engaged for the beginning of when I open one of these messages but after a while you do get a little bit bored because the picture is the same the entire time. On the other hand though it is something that keeps you wanting to open more messages if you like your previous message, it truly is something that just has to do with a person's preferences.
User friendly directions and instructions: 3.5 out of 4 stars. This is a very easy extension to use, it is simple which is something that is very much appreciated. However, no direct directions were specifically given out, it just told me where to click if I want to open the extension and that is it, although, it is not really an extension that you should need directions for because it is not something for you to use so much as it is just something there to help you and brighten your day so directions are arguably unnecessary.
Performance/ Ease of Use: 4 out of 4 stars. This is because I have never had this extension buffer or have any sort of issues while I have used it. I would also say that it does perform well and it is very reliable.
Differentiation in Learning: 1 out of 4 stars. This is because firstly there is no customization which I believe would be a very beneficial thing to add to this program. This is also because in following this star rubric there is no level of difficultly so to speak because it is just words to motivate you it is not really anything that challenges you to complete any sort of task.

Overall I gave this program 13 out of 20 stars which is a good rating according to this chart. I gave this rating because I do think that this is a good extension however it is a little bit boring. Some customization would really make this extension better. On the other hand though I do think that it is an excellent program for helping someone feel better when they are down and it is very nice to get a nice message whenever you open a new tab.


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13 comments:

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  2. Thanks for the detailed review, I'm going to download this extension so I can add some positivity into my day.

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  3. Your review is really good thanks for sharing and putting great effort into it!

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  4. Stephanie- This extension review is very helpful because we often forget about extensions that do things beyond workflow or productivity. I am excited about the positivity of this extension and who doesn't need an extra boost of positivity in their lives? Thank you!

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  5. Thanks for sharing, this can help so many people!

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  6. Good review! This extension will help make someones day!

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  7. This extension sounds adorable! I can't wait to start playing around with it. Thanks, Steph!

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  8. Thanks for reviewing this extension! It really helped me understand what it was.

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  9. This is something really creative that i would have never found without this review!

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  10. This extension is so simple and will boost people's confidence

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  11. This extension seems very user friendly and our review does a great job explaining that

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  12. I found your review when searching for the extension. I really think your review is well written. Also, it is a good idea for a 21st century reviewing exercise. Rather nice!

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