Best Chrome Extensions for Developers

01 Feb 2011

More popular with every day – Chrome is becoming first choice browser for more and more developers. Some of developers like myself already use all these Chrome Extensions, and for this article I have made a list of best Chrome Extensions for developers.

Best Chrome Extension 1: MeasureIt!

Draw out a ruler that will help you get the pixel width and height of any elements on a web page.

Best Chrome Extension 1: MeasureIt!

Install Chrome Extension MeasureIt!

Best Chrome Extension 2: Eye Dropper

Eye Dropper is extension for Google Chrome and Chromium. It allows you to pick color from any webpage or from advanced color picker. It is great tool for web developers.

Best Chrome Extension 2: Eye Dropper

Install Chrome Extension Eye Dropper

Best Chrome Extension 3: Chrome Sniffer

This extension will help web developer to inspect web framework / CMS and JavaScript library running on current browsing website. An icon will appear on address bar indicates the detected framework. Currently, this extension can detect more than 50 popular CMS and JavaScript libraries, and more will be added in future releases.

Best Chrome Extension 3: Chrome Sniffer

Install Chrome Extension Chrome Sniffer

Best Chrome Extension 4: PageRank

Helping hand for SEO professionals. This tool will make their way easy with Google Chrome. It is very light weight and fastest of all of them of this category.
Now that Google Chrome has been released with the support of extensions, I thought it would be a good time to get the PageRank extension out the door. As you all already know if you’re reading this, PageRank has been available on Firefox and IE for quite some time. This extension works on Chrome for Windows as well as Chromium for Mac. Notice I said Chromium not Chrome. That’s the developer version of Chrome, so if you try to use it for Chrome it will not work.

Best Chrome Extension 4: PageRank

Install Chrome Extension PageRank

Best Chrome Extension 5: IE Tab

Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab. Some sites can only be displayed using IE, and with this extension you can now see those sites without leaving Chrome. Great for web developers who want to test the IE rendering engine, users who use sites with ActiveX controls, and users who want to use the explorer view for local files (i.e. file:// URLs).

Best Chrome Extension 5: IE Tab

Install Chrome Extension IE Tab

Best Chrome Extension 6: Aviary Screen Capture

Take a screenshot of any web page and edit it directly in your browser with Aviary.com applications. Plus convenient access to the Aviary website and tools.

This quick screen capture add-on is a must-have for bloggers and designers alike! It will perform a screen capture of the visible portion of any webpage and then open the capture INSTANTLY in a basic image editor where you can do markup (draw arrows and rectangles), edit (crop, rotate and resize) and get the exact pixel colors of the image. A perfect companion tool for designers and bloggers!

Best Chrome Extension 6: Aviary Screen Capture

Install Chrome Extension Aviary Screen Capture

Best Chrome Extension 7: 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 popular Web Developer extension for Firefox written by the same person.

Best Chrome Extension 7: Web Developer

Install Chrome Extension Web Developer

Best Chrome Extension 8: Time Track

Beautiful and simple time tracking application for Google Chrome (inspired by jTrack). You can add new tasks, tracking your time on each of them – everything is Browser / session only.

If you aren’t a fan of complex time tracking tools, then you might want to try out this wonderful Chrome extension called Chrome Time Track.

Best Chrome Extension 6: Chrome Time Tracker

Install Chrome Extension Chrome Time Track

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