20 chrome extensions for developers

In this post, we’ll show you the best chrome extensions that every developer should know about. These 20 chrome extensions are some of the best in their class and will help you speed up your workflow, save time, and make you more productive as a developer.

Chrome extensions are an incredibly powerful tool for developers. They allow us to add functionality to our browser without having to build a whole new web app. We can even create them with our favorite editor or IDE and then deploy them to the web directly from there. This makes it incredibly easy to test out new ideas and get feedback from our users.

1. Githunt

Githunt is a beautiful Git-based web interface for tracking your GitHub repo. It has a clean, minimalistic design and makes it super simple to make changes to your repo. Version control is a huge part of making software development work. With Githunt, you can add features like pull requests and instant diffs to your GitHub repo. Githunt also allows you to view your repo as a website. When you are developing a web app, it’s not just about writing code, but also about content. Githunt is a great tool for seeing what content is on your site and what is not.

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2. WhatFont

WhatFont is a Chrome extension that allows you to see the font used on a given website. This is great for two reasons. Firstly, it allows you to identify any font issues on the site that you are working on. Secondly, it allows you to identify font styles that you might be missing out on. The WhatFont extension can also be used to identify the browser’s font settings and to make sure that your browser’s font settings are being used. It also allows you to make sure that you are looking at the text in the correct size. It can be used as a debugging tool to figure out why a certain bit of text is not showing up, or to figure out why a certain font is not rendering properly.

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3. Fonts Ninja

Fonts Ninja is a Chrome extension that helps developers by adding an easy-to-use interface for looking up characters and glyphs. This can help you identify fonts and lettering styles, and it can give you an idea about which fonts are similar. Fonts Ninja looks for the glyphs of a font in a page and gives you a result to help you find a match.

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4. ColorPick Eyedropper

The color picker is a ubiquitously useful tool for developers. You can use it to see and select the color of any pixel on your screen. However, there are a lot of instances where you might want to use a color picker that’s more powerful than this. Who wants to spend hours of their time picking colors? That’s where a chrome extension comes in. Here are some extensions that are great extensions for developers.

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5. BrowserStack

BrowserStack is the leading cloud-based cross-browser testing platform of choice for web developers and testers. It helps you simulate web browsers on more than 180 different devices and operating systems to test your websites and web applications. As a developer, you will be able to use BrowserStack to test your website across different browsers, platforms, and devices as well as view any broken browser as an image or video. It is a powerful tool that can help you do much more than just test a website. You can use it to monitor your website’s performance, test webpages with different ad networks, or even test your web app on mobile devices.

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6. CSS Viewer

The CSS Viewer extension for Google Chrome is a must-have for all front-end developers. It allows you to inspect any website from within the browser and view the CSS changes that have been made. In addition, you are able to view changes made in the HTML, JavaScript, and even images, which is great for debugging. Another useful tool for developers is the CSS Lint extension. This extension has similar functionality to the CSS Viewer, but it also has a few different features. This includes CSS validation, CSS code suggestions, and more.

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7. Lorem Ipsum Generator

Lorem Ipsum is an old Latin text which means “a dummy text” and is used as filler text. It is commonly used by website developers to inject text into a web page to create a static page that looks like it’s been written in HTML, but nothing is really there. This extension allows you to easily generate some text in a variety of different colors, as well as insert a link in your text. It’s a great tool for developers.

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8. Ghostery

Ghostery is a free tool that helps you monitor and control how advertisers track your browsing behavior. It helps you find the third-party trackers are on the web and lets you block them. It’s a great choice for any developer.

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9. Corporate Ipsum

Corporate Ipsum is a Chrome extension that allows you to create your own custom placeholder text. This extension is useful for dev teams working on sites that need placeholder text.

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10. Clear Cache

When you open a web page, it’s cached by the server in case you need to go back to it later. However, this does not always happen, and you might have a page that’s cached that you don’t need. Chrome extensions offer a way of clearing your cached pages quickly and easily. These extensions are available for Chrome and Firefox, as well as for other browsers such as Safari and Opera.

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11. HTML Validator

One of the most useful extensions for developers is the HTML Validator. Using the HTML Validator, you can easily check the validity of your HTML documents. It’s invaluable for checking the validity of your HTML documents as it’s always a good idea to have your pages validated before you go publishing them. The HTML Validator is available in the Chrome browser.

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12. JSON Viewer

 

JSON is a data exchange standard that is used by many web services. It is also useful for storing and retrieving information on the web. If you are a Chrome developer, you can use the JSON Viewer extension to view the JSON information that is being passed to and from your site. JSON is a simple and easy-to-use data representation format that has a lot of benefits.

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13. Checkbot

Checkbot is an incredible tool that helps you to manage your code quality. It is an extension for Chrome. It will show you which code has failed a certain code review. You can also set up Checkbot to notify you of code reviews that you are not expecting via email.

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14. Daily.dev

Daily.dev is a Chrome extension that gives you a daily digest of the top developer-related news. You can read all about the latest articles, read the latest reviews, and stay up to date on the latest news stories. Daily.dev allows you to get the most from your time.

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15. Session Buddy

 

Session Buddy is a session manager that allows you to: 1. Copy/paste session data easily. 2. Manage your sessions easily. 3. Save sessions to be restored later. Session Buddy is a Chrome extension that is especially useful for developers. If you are working on a project that requires you to manage multiple sessions, it is a tremendous resource.

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16. CSSViewer

CSSViewer is one of the most popular Chrome extensions out there. It is an extension that allows you to view the CSS of any website without even visiting the website. This tool is perfect for developers who need to view the CSS of a website before they make changes to it.

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17. JSON Formatter

JSON Formatter is an amazingly useful Chrome extension. It automatically formats JSON so that it is easy to read. It’s incredibly useful for developers and designers, as JSON is a common data format. JSON Formatter also automatically indents blocks of code and shows the indent level. This is a really useful tool if you are using JSON in your code.

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18. Usersnap

 

Usersnap is a browser extension that allows for both screenshots and recordings of your web activity. With this tool, you can easily capture not only the content of the page, but also the state of the page and its context. This allows you to easily take a screenshot and share it with coworkers, as well as store it as a reference to be used later. Usersnap also allows you to record your screen and share the recording with others. This is useful in a number of scenarios, including:

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19. Hiver

Hiver is a Gmail-centric customer service solution that’s designed to help teams collaborate on shared inboxes like support@ or orders@. Developed by the developers at Best Chrome Extensions, Hiver makes it easy for teams to have a shared inbox for the team to use. It has a few clear advantages over other tools like ZenDesk. For example, it is free with no A/B testing, and unlike ZenDesk, Hiver doesn’t require a dedicated ticketing system or backend.

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20. f19N Obtrusive Live Test

One of the most powerful, yet underutilized, Chrome extensions are the “f19N Obtrusive Live Test” extension. An extension that allows you to run your code in the background as you work in the browser. This extension is perfect for developers who want to get a feel for how their code is working. It even works with background tabs. The extension is called f19N Obtrusive Live Test because it tests your code in the background. It is a test for the functionality of your code.

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Conclusion:

 

We hope you enjoyed our blog post about the Chrome extensions that we use to help us with our daily tasks as developers. We know that developers are constantly on the lookout for tools and extensions to better their workflow. We included a few of our favorite Chrome extensions that we would recommend to any developer. Please contact us anytime if you have any further questions or comments. Thank you for reading, we are always excited when one of our posts is able to provide useful information on a topic like this!

By Muthali Ganesh

I am an engineer wih a masters in business administration from Chennai, India. I love discovering and sharing hacks.