Useful Chrome Extensions for Developers

In this post, we are going to share 10 Chrome Extensions which makes you a more productive developer.

Google Chrome is much more than a browser. Its built-in developer tools and expanding range of extensions turn it into a full-on productivity application. The Chrome Web Store now contains thousands of extensions and apps that will equip your browser with new functionality and help you become more productive.

10 Chrome Extensions to make you a more productive developer

Here are 10 of our favorite Chrome extensions for developers:

1. JSONView

Validate and view JSON documents

Original firefox extension is here:

2. The Great Suspender

A lightweight extension to reduce chrome's memory footprint. Perfect if you have a lot of tabs open at the same time. Tabs that have not been viewed after a configurable length of time will be automatically suspended in the background, freeing up the memory and CPU being consumed by that tab 

3. Web developer

The Web Developer extension adds a toolbar button to the browser with various web developer tools. This is the official port of the Web Developer extension for Firefox.

4. Talend API Tester

Use this chrome extension to visually interact with REST, SOAP, and HTTP APIs.

5. Page Ruler

The Page Ruler Google Chrome extension renders a ruler on the web page, providing you with the width, height, and position (top, bottom, left, and right) of any page element you want to measure. You can drag the edges of the ruler to resize it, or use the arrow keys to move or resize it.

6. Wappalyzer

Install Wappalyzer for Chrome to find out the technologies used on websites you visit at a glance.

Wappalyzer is an open-source and cross-platform utility that is able to detect over 1000 technologies, including content management systems, e-commerce platforms, web frameworks, server software, analytics tools, and more.

7. Full Page Screen Capture

The simplest way to take a full-page screenshot of your current browser window. Click on the extension icon (or press Alt+Shift+P), watch the extension capture each part of the page, and be transported to a new tab of your screenshot where you can download it as an image or PDF or even just drag it to your desktop.

8. ColorZilla

ColorZilla for Google Chrome is an extension that assists web developers and graphic designers with color related tasks - both basic and advanced.

9. WhatFont

The easiest way to identify fonts on web pages.

10. Check My Links

Check My Links is a link checker that crawls through your webpage and looks for broken links.

'Check My Links' is an extension developed primarily for web designers, developers, and content editors.

When you're editing a web page that has lots of links, wouldn't it be handy to be able to quickly check that all the links on the page are working ok? That's where 'Check My Links' comes in.