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Chrome Extensions make life easier, make you more productive or perform an essential task better than a dedicated tool. And whether you’re a web developer or web designer, it is most likely you already have a particular collection of helpful Chrome extensions you use on a day to day basis.
Recently I did research and asked a couple of web developers from different teams of different companies. I asked for their list of best Chrome extensions used regularly or suggested to upcoming designers and developers in 2021 and 2022.
Also, as you know, Google Chrome is the most used internet browser by users, more than 60%, which is a vast number. And as the vast majority of us use Chrome, it made sense for a curated list of the ten excellent Chrome extensions for web developers and designers in the market, followed below as a listicle.
The following Chrome extensions have been tried, tested and the Learn WP Tutorials team thinks it will be a great addition to your list.
The 11 Best Chrome Extensions to Easily Increase Your Productivity
We are sure there’s something here you could utilise! So please scroll down and check it one by one. We have also added a Bonus chrome extension towards the end for you guys; make sure you check it out. So here’s the first one.
WhatFont is beneficial for both web designers and developers. Often you would have seen a particular font in a website, or your client would have liked a font on some existing website where you need to find out what fonts is used on that website.
That’s when WhatFont helps you identify fonts on web pages quickly. With this chrome extension, you can get more details about the font details by hovering on the content. It is that effortless. It also detects the details like the Font Family, Font Style, Font Weight, Font Size, Line Height and Font Color. 100,000+ users use it.
As web designers and developers, we regularly have to take a snapshot of our work and send it for approval to team leads, managers and even clients at some times. Fireshot Chrome extension makes taking screenshots easier with its features like Full webpage screenshots, visible part screenshots, and even a custom selection screenshot, i.e. drag and select what part of the screen you want to capture the screenshot.
Fireshot Chrome extension also helps in saving the captured screenshots to PDF/JPEG/GIF/PNG, upload, print, send to OneNote, clipboard or email.
You can get a perfect screenshot using this extension without requiring any extra permissions. The best part is this even works when offline as the screenshots are stored locally on your computer.
Eye Dropper is a Chrome extension that allows you to pick colours from web pages, and It also has a history tab that stores all previously detected colours.
As soon as you click on the extension, a small zoomed-in popup window appears on your screen, which, when scrolled throughout your web page, helps you to find a colour easily. When detected, the colour results show you three different values, i.e. in HEX code, HSL & RGB, which is super cool.
It is an excellent tool for web designers and developers.
The Window Resizer is a handy Chrome extension for web designers and developers, helping them test their layouts on different browser resolutions. It’s simple but very efficient, especially when working with responsive web designs. It will resize any screen you’re working on to a range of popular and standard screen sizes.
The most common sizes like a mobile, tablet, desktop are covered, and the emulation of various screen resolutions looks pretty accurate.
Blur Web App
Blurweb.app can now help you secure sensitive information like passwords, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, an API key, contact numbers, etc. while recording video LIVE or screen sharing.
Blur web app can save hours of post-video-editing time. You can blur any element on the web page like text, image, input box or paragraphs with a single click. Also, you can select a particular area on your screen which you want to blur out while recording your screen. In the latest update, now you can keep blur even with reload of the web page. You can always clear all the blurred elements with a single click or click on any particular part to unblur it.
Blurweb.app Works with Zoom, Loom & Google Meet, Berrycast & More. There are two plans by Blurweb.app – Personal & Business. The difference between both plans is that you get 3 Active browsers/devices in Personal, whereas in Business Plan, you get up to 10 Active browsers/devices. And in the Business plan, you also get priority support and protect your business from leaking sensitive information by your employees. Apart from these all the features are more or less the same.
Blurweb.app is a simple and instrumental one for those who do a lot of video recordings or web developers who teach through videos. So Give a try of blurweb.app, a Vocal for local.
Check Pricing – Blurweb.app – Personal & Business Plan.
Would you love to know the secrets in the backend of a web page, like what is the CMS type, analytics tools, plugins, is the website using?
WhatRuns is less heavy on your browser. Not just that, WhatRuns helps you follow websites to get notified when they use new technologies or remove existing ones.
Install the WhatRuns chrome extension, select it while on a web page, and a popup window will appear to showcase all identifiable apps running on that website.
Page Ruler Redux
Page Ruler Redux Chrome extension is a Web Designer and Developers ruler to get perfect pixel dimensions and a tool to measure distances between elements on any web page.
This extension measures the dimensions from your mouse pointer up/down and left/right until it hits a border. To calculate, select an area on your screen, and on the top of your page, it will show you the width and height of the chosen screen area and the distance from the left, top, right, and bottom of the screen.
Go check it out, and we are sure you will love it to measure things on the web page.
Check My Links
As its name says, the Check My Links Chrome extension checks the links on your web page. It’s a super-simple way to check for links placed on your website. This tool checks for valid links, broken links and redirected links from all the available ones.
Check My Links Chrome extension is technically a developer’s friend. Also, this is very useful for SEO professionals to rectify link errors.
Once installed into Chrome browser, you would see a small checkmark icon in your top toolbar. Open any web page you want to assess, select the Check My Links icon and a popup window will appear with all links analysed.
Stylebot is a unique chrome extension for people who don’t know to code but want to get a web designer and developer tasks done by themselves. With Stylebot, you can instantly change the web’s appearance of an element without even coding and with just simple clicks.
You pick any element and choose any changes you want to make from the stylebot editor. You can change the font, colour, margins, visibility and a lot more. You can also code CSS manually if you are well versed. The changes are saved instantly on the stylebot editor.
To make the changes live on the website, you must copy and paste the auto-generated CSS code to your CMS platform and Boom.! Task Completed.
How often have you revised a setting in your UI/UX and wondered why the website didn’t reflect the change on screen? Worry Not & You’re not alone in this boat, which is why Clear Cache is such a helpful Chrome developer extension for designers.
Install the Clear Cache chrome extension and select the small recycle icon from your top toolbar to clear the browser cache. Once done, you can see the revised changes you did a minute back without any cache issues. This tool does what it’s developed to do.
You can customise what and how much of your data you want to clear on the options page, including Cache, App Cache, Cookies, Downloads, Form Data, etc.
Hoverify – Paid Extension
Hoverify chrome extension is an All-In-One Browser Extension For Web developers, designers and WordPress users who don’t have experience in coding. This extension will ease and enhance your daily experience while developing websites and boost productivity. With this one chrome extension, you can uninstall almost 4-5 different extensions that you are using currently on your browser.
Hoverify Features are:
- Inspector Tool – Hoverify makes it completely easy to inspect the HTML and CSS of any site by hovering over the element. You can even edit all the styles or copy styles of the component and export them to Codepen to preview further changes.
- Colour Eyedropper Tool – Pick colours from anywhere on the web page, even images and iframes.
- Responsive Tool – You can Preview any site or web page on multiple screen sizes in a single-window side by side. It brings down your development time.
- Assets Tool – Extract photos, SVGs, and videos from any web pages and download them to your local computer with a click.
- Built With Tool – Ever wondered what technologies a website uses. Now you can know that just with one click.
- Screenshots Capture Tool – take a screenshot of the page or capture a screenshot of all the tabs at once.
Above all, Hoverify has a clean, user-friendly design, and you will love it.
I hope these Chrome extensions will help you increase your daily productivity and efficiency. And I know there would be more number of better chrome extensions which you may know, and if so, you can add below in the comments section.
Also, While conducting our 06 Day Elementor Workshop or 04 Hour Canva Workshop, students often find these Chrome extensions to be of great use in their journey of designing graphics and developing websites. That’s how we wrote this listicle, keeping the upcoming web designers and developers in mind and the non-coders who want to get things done effortlessly.
Let me know in the comments which chrome extension you liked the most.