Since the inception of Google Chrome in 2008, it has been trying to attract various web designers and developers who were enjoying the browser environment of FireFox due to several extensions and to some extent it succeeded in it but still there are many who show their loyalty to their old browser as it is not easy to switchover to some other environment. But now Google Chrome is providing various extensions and applications that can make your web designing and development easier than even FireFox. They help in consuming less space on your CPU with the help of various tools and extensions that can be installed easily to make it more efficient and fast. Here we are discussing in brief 15 of the extensions that chrome had provided for facilitating web developers.

1. Awesome Screenshot: Capture & Annotate

Awesome Screenshot

This add-on application allows the web developer to take shots of web pages to save them in any type of image files, change their volume, can add text, shapes, and other highlights and can forward them through email using its interface.

2. BuiltWith Technology Profiler

BuiltWith Technology Profiler

BuiltWith is a profiler tool for a website that provides all the technologies that are available on the page to enable the developers to find out the technology used on the page and what else they can use.

3. Chrome Sniffer

Chrome Sniffer

This extension permits the developers to check the CMS, javascript library and web framework organizing the website which is displayed through a icon of this extension to enable the developer to do desired changes. Above 100 javascript libraries and CMS have been discovered by this extension so far and the efforts are still continuing.

4. ColorPicker 0.9

ColorPicker 0.9

This chrome tool with its eye dropper extensions and DOM manipulation tool to give new colors to the website development process for the web developers and designers.

5. Eye Dropper

Eye Dropper

This tool along with ColorPicker 0.9 enables you to choose the colors of your choice from a canvas of color value. Severally you wish to use the color scheme you have already used at one spot and do not want to remake it for using at other spot then this tool will pick up color from your canvas to fill up on other place on the web page.

6. IE Tab

IE Tab

This extension allows the developer to to iew pages from other browsers like Flock, Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey and Google Chrome using the engine of Internet Explorer without leaving the present browser which is being used by the developer.

7. MeasureIt


This handy tool allows the developer to measure the potentiality of a website and is an in-built tool on the toolbar of Internet Explorer Web Developer like FireFox has Ruller.

8. RegExp Tester App

RegExp Tester App

This licensed application allows you to test the regular expressions of the website in PCRE style. These expressions can be bookmarked by you and taken to the test screen using PCRE syntax.

9. Resolution Test

Resolution Test

This simple tool allows the developer to test the resolutions of the website if it is giving suitable impressions to make them more attractive by allowing desired changes in its resolutions.

10. Speed Tracer

Speed Tracer

This tool helps you to trace out the problems occurring in the performance of the applications of your website. It visualizes and analyses the applications running on the website.

11. SEO SERP Workbench

SEO SERP Workbench

This add-on application to Google chrome allows the web developer to examine the compatibility of the website with Google SE. it will enable the developer and designers to make required changes to make it suitable to the search engine for its better ranking in future.

12. SEO for Chrome

SEO for Chrome

Search Engine Optimization tool for chrome helps in making the website successful. To reach at the optimum level/rank on the search engine list is the desire of every website owner as well as developer. So SEO for chrome guarantees all it services to make your website in top lists of the search engine.

13. SEO Site Tools

SEO Site Tools

This tool allows developers to switch one browser to another without using much resources and metrics and also increases the effectiveness of certin common tools like Google Webmaster tools and Yahoo Site Explorer through page rank and anchor text without highlighting links, color themes or pop outs.

14. PageRank Status

PageRank Status

This tool allows the web designer to know the rank value of a website on search engine lists. It supports multi-language sites, shows IP address, provides geo-local informations about website and Google trends.

15. Pendule


This web developer’s extended tool from Google chrome can be used with built-in developing tools. This extended tool includes W3C validation toolthat can be used to manipulate the images.

These all tools and extensions provided by Google Chrome had made it much faster and efficient than other web browsers.

Categories : Software
Tags : Google Chrome Extensions

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Author : Elidi Darwin

I am freelance writer and web design consultant. I love to review software and tools that can help users increase their productivity.

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