May 07, 2021
8 mins read
Let's check some chrome extensions for Front-end, React, Vue, Programming and for general use! If you use different extensions let me know I'll do a part-2.
Note: this post has been created with the help of my Twitter friends.
JSON & JSONP support
Collapsible trees, with indent guides
Toggle between raw and parsed JSON
Works on any valid JSON page – URL doesn't matter
Works on local files too
You can inspect the JSON by typing "json" in the console
2. Allow CORS
Allow CORS: Access-Control-Allow-Origin lets you easily perform cross-domain Ajax requests in web applications.
Add / modify / remove request headers and response headers (you can use this to set X-Forwarded-For, Authorization, Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *)
Conditionally enable header modification based on URL and/or resource type
Add comments to header
Support having multiple profiles with quick switching between profiles
Sorting headers and name, value, or comments
Append value to existing request or response header
Export and import header
4. Web Sniffer
View all HTTP Requests and Responses sent between the Web browser and the Web server. For every HTTP request, the following information is displayed (can hide):
Tab ID, Title [filtered]
Type Request [filtered]
Method (GET/POST, POST Body) [filtered]
URL (GET Params)
The easiest way to identify fonts on web pages. What is the easiest way to find out the fonts used in a webpage? Firebug and Webkit Inspector are easy enough to use for developers. However, for others, this should not be necessary. With this extension, you could inspect web fonts by just hovering on them. It is that simple and elegant.
7. CSS Peeper
Extract CSS and build beautiful styleguides. No more digging in a code. Inspect styles in a simple, well-organized & beautiful way. Get it now! CSS Peeper is a CSS viewer tailored for Designers. Get access to the useful styles with our Chrome extension. Our mission is to let Designers focus on design, and spend as little time as possible digging in a code.
Ever wondered what’s the line-height, font or a button size on a website? We provide you the ultimate tool to satisfy your curiosity. We enable you to inspect code in the easiest possible way. Check the hidden CSS style of objects, colors and assets on the web.
Use this extension to capture your current page and import it as editable Figma layers! What it's useful for:
Easily import real live site styles for a starting point for designs and prototypes
Quickly turn real site components into design components
Easy import components from storybook, etc
Import a great live web design as a starting point for inspiration for your mockups
Eyedropper - get the color of any pixel on the page
Advanced Color Picker (similar to Photoshop's)
Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator
Webpage Color Analyzer - get a color palette for any site
Palette Viewer with 7 pre-installed palettes
Color History of recently picked colors
11. Redux DevTools
Redux DevTools is for debugging application state changes. The extension provides power-ups for your Redux development workflow. Apart from Redux, it can be used with any other architectures which handle the state.
12. Vue.js devtools
Chrome dev tools extension for debugging Vue.js applications.
13. Vue Telescope
Discover Vue.js Websites. Vue Telescope is a utility that uncovers the Vue.js plugins and technology stack used on websites. It detects the Vue version, plugins, frameworks, Nuxt modules and even the UI used.
Tag Assistant helps to troubleshoot the installation of various Google tags including Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and more.
Tag Assistant helps you verify that you have installed various Google tags correctly on your page. Just navigate to any page and Tag Assistant will tell you which tags are present, report any errors we find and suggest improvements that can be made to your implementation. Most Google tags are checked including Google Analytics, Adwords Conversion Tracking, Google Tag Manager and more.
Why give it a try?
Stay up-to-date with zero effort
No sign up needed
Private. You own and control all your data.
Active dev community
16. Markdown Viewer
Renders local and remote URLs
Granular access to remote origins
Multiple markdown parsers
Full control over the compiler options
Themes (including GitHub theme)
GitHub Flavored Markdown (GFM)
Auto reload on file change
Syntax highlighted code blocks
Table of Contents (TOC)
MathJax and Emoji support
Mermaid diagrams support
Remembers scroll position
Markdown Content-Type detection
URL detection using RegExp
Toggle Content Security Policy (CSP)
Grammarly helps you eliminate writing errors and find the perfect words to express yourself. You’ll get real-time feedback from Grammarly on Gmail, Google Docs, Twitter, LinkedIn, and nearly everywhere else you find yourself writing. Grammarly is a writing assistant that offers you specific suggestions to help you improve your writing — and it goes way beyond grammar. You can be confident that your writing is not only correct, but clear and concise, too.
18. Adblock Plus
Adblock Plus for Google Chrome blocks video ads, banners, pop-ups and other forms of intrusive and annoying advertising, as well as blocking tracking and malware.
An easy-to-use, customizable ad-blocking browser extension, Adblock Plus gives you control over your Google Chrome browsing experience. Block annoying and intrusive ads for a cleaner, better web experience. Blocking ads also reduces the risk of infection from malvertising campaigns. Users also have the option to add personal filters and whitelist websites.
19. Dark Reader
Dark mode for every website. Take care of your eyes, use a dark theme for night and daily browsing. This eye-care extension enables night mode creating dark themes for websites on the fly. Dark Reader inverts bright colors making them high contrast and easy to read at night. You can adjust brightness, contrast, sepia filter, dark mode, font settings and ignore-list.
Advertising/tracker protection: Blocks third-party ads and trackers that monitor your online activity. The number of blocked ads & blocked trackers for a website will show beside the Malwarebytes logo in your browser.
Scam protection: Blocks online scams, including technical support scams, browser lockers, and phishing.
Potentially unwanted program (PUP) protection: Blocks the downloading of potentially unwanted programs, including toolbars and pop-ups.
Browser-level malware protection: Blocks malicious programs or code that can damage your system.
Bitwarden is the easiest and safest way to store all of your logins and passwords while conveniently keeping them synced between all of your devices.
Password theft is a serious problem. The websites and apps that you use are under attack every day. Security breaches occur and your passwords are stolen. When you reuse the same passwords across apps and websites hackers can easily access your email, bank, and other important accounts.
Add accounts by scanning QR codes
Search your accounts by pressing "/"
Translated into more than ten languages
Encrypt your secrets with a password
Backup your secrets to a file, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox
Sync your secrets with your Google Account
With Loom, you can record your screen, voice, and face to create an instantly shareable video in less time than it would take to type an email. Reduce back-and-forth typing and get your message across the first time.
The ZenMate free VPN browser extension uses strong encryption to secure all your traffic and hides your real IP address so you can access any blocked website, protect your data and surf the internet anonymously without a data limit.
Automatically find and apply coupon codes when you shop online. Automatically apply coupons on 30,000+ sites. Join 17 million members who shop with confidence. Honey automatically searches for and apply coupons when you shop online. One-click and it tests different codes and applies the best one to your cart.
The extension allows you to control how much time you spend on popular social media sites and entertainment sites. You can specify how many minutes in a day you want to use on each site and once you've gotten to the limit, you won't be able to access the site. Time frames can be specified for when you want the sites to be inaccessible for each day of the week. You can also add or remove sites.
A beautifully designed search engine for your tabs. When we have many tabs open and are confused about which window's tab is already open, we go ahead and create a new tab with the exact same content. This makes your browsing experience too cluttered and less productive.
Hare makes it faster for you to jump on any tab, you have open, by doing a fuzzy search on factors like URL, title etc. When you are all done with your tabs, you can have a nice interface for them to close it at once based on your fuzzy search.
These are just a few of the great extensions you can find for chrome, most of these extensions are available for the other well-known browsers as well. Thank you to everyone on Twitter who wrote an answer. I learn quite a few new ones! Unfortunately, I didn't mention all the extensions from your answers as there were too many. But if you are interested let me know and I can do part 2. I haven't even included all the ones I'm using :)
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