The digital landscape offers great opportunities to learn and grow on the internet. One such facility happens to be the extensions, add-ons, or plugins offered by different search engines. With these avant-garde extensions in the toolbox, the developers and designers can get their tasks done at an amplified speed without working against the clock.
If you are a veteran developer and designer and not using the Google Chrome yet, then unfortunately, you have only abstained from the luxury of getting tasks accomplished without being all over the place. Chrome offers a collection of such extension that will jazz up your web design and development journey by turning you into a savvy manager.
Tip: You might not find these extensions if you are using browsers other than Google Chrome, so I highly recommend that you install Google Chrome to enjoy using these extensions.
Let’s explore these extensions without further ado so that you can change the way you undertake everyday design and development tasks.
This extension will let you recognize the font used on a web page without putting much effort. Once installed, you just need to keep it on the toolbar and click the icon when you need to recognize fonts. This will show the font name as you move the cursor on the text.
It’s incredibly simple to use, and it lets the designers and developers take precise measurements of just about anything on the internet. Few of actions you can perform using this extension include pixel and pical measurements, stroke width and measurement with draggable rulers. New features come with more updates.
It’s an ad-free extension which lets you take a screenshot of an entire webpage without moving to a new window or perform a series of steps to get the snaps. All you need to do is to click on the icon on the toolbar, and the images of the full web page will open up in a window so that you can save these images on your computer.
This is the best extension you can have at your disposal if you wish to download multiple images at a time. Just click the icon and small window will appear to show you the images present on that page so that you can select, deselect, customize and finally download the images you want without any delay.
Evernote needs no introduction. It’s already used by thousands of people across the globe because of its productiveness. With Evernote on your toolbar, you can easily save all the images, link, and text that you find interesting online and use them later when required.
This extension lets you keep track of your activities and increases your productivity manifolds. With the auto-categorization of the websites you visit, you’ll know if you are wasting your time on useless websites or using it to execute the tasks that have been assigned to you.
This extension gives you access to many useful web developer tools. Once you click the icon, the options for disabling cookies, resizing, CSS and other features will be visible. You can choose any of these options when required. This one is a must-have if you are a developer.
Whether you want to debug the design of your website or wish to see your favorite websites in a personalized way, this extension is just the right choice for you. This extension lets you change margins, colors, fonts and other components. Happy CSS customizing!
So you have finalized your website and want to see how it looks on different resolutions? Well, the Window Resizer lets you do that. You can either test the resolution from a list of popular devices available already or choose a customized resolution to test.
The developers, as well as the designers, can relate to the urge to grab some colors for inspiration while they randomly scroll for web designs on the web. Palette Creator is an integration that lets you get a palette for your desired image. Just right click on an image, choose Palette Creator and there you go.
This extension brings “MySQL GUI Admin console” windows at your disposal. Some of the features associated with this extension include a connection to MySQL, connection to MySQL server with SSL and creation or deletion of the index. Also, you can connect to administer databases, process queries or browse results.
It’s yet another get-at-able chrome extension to fill out all forms in a page with dummy data. The developers can use this tool while they test form validation or backend scripts. Also, they can configure the test data that is generated via this extension.
If you wish to enjoy a fully working web development environment within your browser, Nitrous Lite fulfills the purpose. This extension provides a built-in code editor along with a Linux terminal. Additionally, there is an option to coordinate with other developers while you work.
As suggested by its name, this chrome extension lets you check a web page for broken links. Once you enable this extension and click on the icon, it will highlight the working as well as the broken links in separate colors.
Now that I have mentioned all my favorites, I am compelled to say these aren’t the only best extensions present in Chrome store. Realistically speaking, the app store is full of extensions that can make your everyday tasks a whole lot easier than they used to be. Also, if you have any such favorites in chrome store, please let me know in the comments below so that others can check them out too.