25 Awesome Chrome Extensions For Web Designers and Developers

We previously discussed some awesome plugins for Exciting Resources for Developers and Designers and this time around we are bringing you a wonderful collection of Chrome Extensions for all you web developers out there to help you with your developing needs.

This particular list talks about 25 Awesome Chrome Extensions that you could use to ease out your web developing. Google Chrome is not only a browser, and an old one at that, but it is very popular too. Why? The reason being that Google Chrome is Open-Source which means you can easily modify it whenever and wherever and you can personalize it according to your needs. On top of which Google Chrome has its own list of really powerful and free extensions. We are sure you have tried your fair share of extensions for different purposes, but check out the ones we have shortlisted and see whether they pique your interest.

Following is the complete list of Google Chrome Extensions that we have picked out for you after a lot of research. We certainly hope that this list proves to be really helpful for you. Choose the one you like and simply download it and Google Chrome will handle the rest. Do let us know what you think of the collection and let us know about the extensions you use in the comments below.

25. Palette

25. Palette

This particular extension will create a color palette out of any image on the internet. All you need to do is right-click on the image and select Chrome Palette and you will be provided with options as to how many colors you want in the palette.

24. ColorPicker 0.9

24. ColorPicker 0.9

When it comes to web development, color picking is very important and therefore this particular extension was created. You can pick any color from any web page without using third-party applications to identify the color.

23. Diigo

23. Diigo

This is a must-have research tool. You can bookmark, archive, screenshot and even markup a particular webpage at a moment’s notice saving you a lot of time and energy.

22. Pendule

22. Pendule

These are web development tools that you can incorporate into Google Chrome. If you are unsatisfied with the built-in tools offered by Chrome add this extension and you will have more power in your hands.

21. Firebug Lite

21. Firebug Lite

This is an adequate substitute to Firebug. It will give you rich visual representation of HTML elements, DOM elements and Box Model shading. You can even inspect HTML elements with your mouse with live CSS editing

20. CSSViewer

20. CSSViewer

If you are looking to view CSS properties of a certain element on a webpage you can quickly do so using this extension which was originally made for Firefox by Nicolas Huon.

19. BuiltWith Technology Profiler

19. BuiltWith Technology Profiler

This extension will let you find what a website is built with. All you need to do is click on the builtwith icon at the end of the address bar and you will have all the information on your tips in a jiffy.

18. Microstock Photo Power Search

18. Microstock Photo Power Search

This tool will let you search multiple libraries for the best stock photos stored in the microstock database. It can prove to be very useful when you are looking to find a very specific graphic search and you are out of time.

17. MyNotes

17. MyNotes

This particular extension will automatically create a note when you select a text on any webpage. It would then proceed to bookmark it and you also have the option availale to export it as a Google Document

16. Clip to Evernote

16. Clip to Evernote

This is a similar extension as the one mentioned above however you can save things on your Evernote and sync it whenever and wherever you like. The process is similar to My Notes.

15. Similar Pages

15. Similar Pages

Suppose you are browsing the internet and you come across a good website and now you are wondering if there are similar websites? Well, this tool will help you look for just that. All you have to do is click on the Similar Pages icon in front of the address bar.

14. AppJump

14. AppJump

We are sure you have a set of applications that you need to launch every now and then. With this particular extension you can do that right from your browser. You can even organize the applications in groups.

13. Ananke Timer

13. Ananke Timer

This is a very simple extension to time your tasks and gives you access directly from your browser. You can keep a record of how much time you are spending with each activity and can further proceed to prioritize things.

12. Todoist

12. Todoist

This is a leading to-do list and task manager available online to consumers. According to the Todoist, ‘We manage millions of to-dos and we are ready to manage yours as well!’

11. PopChrom

11. PopChrom

You can save a lot of time and effort using this extension. What it does is let you create your own shortcuts for frequently used phrases. It does not matter if it is an email or a signature. This just works.

10. Speed Dial

10. Speed Dial

We are certain that this concept is not new to you. Instead of having a new tab open you can allow this extension to open a tab by default that contains your speed-dial websites. Similar extension is available with Firefox as well.

9. Resolution Test

9. Resolution Test

This is particular useful for all the developers out there. You can test web pages in different resolutions with an additional option to set a custom resolution; handy when you are building your own website.

8. Speed Tracer

8. Speed Tracer

Chances are that you are running a lot of web applications if you are a web designer. Well, this particular extension will let you get deeper insight into the performance of your web applications.

7. SEO Site Tools

7. SEO Site Tools

This tool will provide you with whatever you looking for from a free tool including social media info, PR/ numbering on Yahoo, Bing, Google, SERPs and GA with metrics

6. SEO for Chrome

6. SEO for Chrome

This particular extension will provide you with SEO Stats and Tools that should and will make your daily SEO tasks a lot easier hence saving you a lot of time. This is perhaps one of the more popular extensions on Chrome these days.

5. Eye Dropper

5. Eye Dropper

This is a similar extension to the one mentioned above and it does the same job. It allows you to pick color like a pro from any webpage you open. A history of colors you pick is also available to you.

4. Image Cropper

4. Image Cropper

One of the more useful extensions available to you with Google Chrome, Image Cropper will let you crop images in any websites just like that in a jiffy.

3. Webpage Screenshot Capture

3. Webpage Screenshot Capture

Instead of hitting the print screen button on your keyboard every now and then, try this extension and screenshot the entire page, save it, edit it, add annotations, print it or even share it.

2. iMacros for Chrome

2. iMacros for Chrome

Being a web developer means that there are a lot of actions that are repetitive. Using this extension you can automate those actions by recording them and redoing them at will.

1. Frame Two Pages

1. Frame Two Pages

Are you looking to compare websites? Well, then you can use this tool to merge the active tab and the previous one onto one frameset and have them both side by side in one tab.

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