TypeIt (http://www.typeit.org/) is an easy-to-use website that allows you to easily add accents and diacritics when typing in Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. With TypeIt, you simply type your text as normal and use the clickable on-screen keyboard to add special characters. Alternatively, you can use special, simple shortcut keys unique to the site for quicker typing. Once you’ve typed your text into TypeIt, copy/pasting it into any website or program is a breeze.

This is a great tool for students working on Chromebooks (who can’t make use of Word’s shortcut keys) and those who are writing in languages with wholly different alphabets and can’t or aren’t able to change their keyboard to their target language – like those working in a computer lab or on a borrowed device.