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10 Google Chrome Extensions you should use as a developer

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1. Eye Dropper

Pick color from any web page or from advanced color picker.

2. Awesome Screenshot & Screen Recorder

Full page screen capture and screen recorder - 2 in 1.

3. Daily .dev

The easiest way to stay updated on the latest programming news.

4. JSONView

Validate and view JSON documents.

5. Responsive Viewer

Show multiple screens once, Responsive design tester.

6. CSS Scan

The fastest and easiest way to check, copy and edit CSS.

7. Wappalyzer

Find out what CMS a website is using, as well as any framework, ecommerce platform, JavaScript libraries and many more.

8. Stylebot

Change the appearance of the web instantly.

9. UX Check

Run a heuristic evaluation on your website.

10. Pesticide

This extension inserts the Pesticide CSS into the current page, outlining each element to better see placement on the page.

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Top comments (26)

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Cody Tilkins

Firefox has been the better browser since like 2006 in terms of speed and performance. Most if not all plugins you want to use are cross-available for Firefox. You will also notice immediately that it is faster.

Chrome is like Edge. It just won't die.

ktoni73 profile image

All of them are good. Firefox is doing a good job on DevTools, but others are following too. It's ok for people to have a favourite, but I don't see a reason why should Chrome die? And Edge too, their Chromium based browser is doing just fine.

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Cody Tilkins

For me, it's not about which one is best. There is absolutely no reason why we need a million browsers. If the early 2000's taught us anything its that standards matter. We do not need multiple browsers inventing things. We need a single browser. It's not about competition. No standards no productivity.

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dadigu profile image

Lol you have been supporting IE for way too long. I can feel the frustration. All modern browsers are fine, and you simply use what you prefer. I personally use FF most of the time, but I like to switch to Chrome once in a while too. Back in the early 2000s it was a wild west, the internet was still so new and no one knew what was gonna happen. We have now learned from this.

There is definitely a reason to have more browsers. Competition drives innovation. As long as browser creators agree on certain standards, which they do for the most parts, we will all be fine :) This fight about FF vs Chrome is just as redundant as fighting over which one is better Mac or PC.. it useless, it all boils down to preferences. Donโ€™t fight it, embrace the change, have fun and enjoy the ride. Peace!

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Cody Tilkins

You took everything I said and made counter arguments which were exactly what I said was not the case. Then you made many wrong assumptions on what I am talking about as if you are conspiring what my root cause is. Finally, you try using external subjects for equivocation and dismiss everything I said with 'preferences' - a fallacy.

What was your point?

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dadigu profile image

Calm down. I think youโ€™re over analyzing everything I said.

To answer your question, my point was simply that I donโ€™t agree with what you said in a previous comment, specifically that we should only have one browser. I offered my opinion on the matter, my goal was definitely not to attack you or hurt your feelings in anyway.

Have a great day!

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Ayan Sadhukhan

Well its faster, cant deny that

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RoestVrijStaal • Edited

CSS Scan is a paid extension ๐Ÿ‘Ž

The source repository of the Pesticide fork you link to is gone. ๐Ÿ‘Ž

UX Check and JSONView seem dormant. At the review and support sections people are complaining they do not work anymore and the last updates date from years ago ๐Ÿ‘Ž

The rest look handy ๐Ÿ˜„

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Karl Krasnowsky

Nothing wrong with paying for good tools. Do you work for free?

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Pasca Vlad

they work for me...

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Yair Even Or • Edited

an "Eye Dropper" should not be in your browser but should be installed in your OS so you could inspect any color anywhere and not be confined to the browser area. There are already plenty of good software for years which does this.

Using it as a browser extension is a great folly.

Same for the screen-recorder.

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Surjith S M

I couldn't find a simple & effective way to bookmark and manage tasks, So I have built my own extension. Its called:

I kept it local for over a year and finally published.

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Peter Franken • Edited

Some useful tools on there for sure! Take care with the permissions you grant them, though. When you grant an extension permission to read and modify data on all websites, that includes granting it the ability to read all login credentials you enter, or redirect you to phishing sites.

Also, the comments that are complaining about Chrome are incredibly petty and shortsighted. Imagine not testing whether your website works on a browser that likely 90% of your visitors use. Not all Chromium-based browsers produce the same output 100% of the time either, so, yes, it has to be Chrome.

Install Chrome in a VM and don't install these types of extensions in any other browser but that one. Works great, and no Chrome on your system.

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Keith E. Truesdell

Good list in general. I am partially with some of the others about "why chrome?", But I also understand that any of these or any extension from the chrome app store can be used on any chromium port, which includes Brave, Edge, or Chromium itself along with many others that are faster, nicer, block ads, don't track and what you would want from an chrome alternative

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Jayanika Chandrapriya

Already using nice extension

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Pasca Vlad

yes, it is great

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Sarah Lean ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข

Eye dropper looks like a good one that I need to install. Thanks for sharing.

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Pasca Vlad

glad you liked it

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Mehul Lakhanpal

Hey all, I released 'Note Box' - A chrome extension to add notes/todos based on URL/domain

Download it here

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Peter Witham

The Eye Dropper is worth its weight in pixels (how much does a pixel weigh?).
Thanks for the list

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ayoub mamouni

The seventh one is good ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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