Browser plugins simply make life easier for software developers who constantly need to test scripts, switch through tabs, and read darn good articles that help them get better at their craft. Juggling all of these priorities without leveraging the right tools can make the development experience that much more cumbersome. So, below, we’ve listed 36 browser plugins that you won’t be able to do without once you use them.
Test your script’s performance easily.
This tool allows you to test edge cases of your app.
Broken links are bad for SEO. This tool tracks all of your links.
You can take screenshots and document detailed bug reports with this extension.
You can stick notes on web pages that will persist when you visit them again.
The plugin’s name does as its name suggests: it checks the load time of a page.
You can use the free version to screen cast code or any particular bug that’s giving you problems.
If you want to imitate the font on any part of a web page, you can check the specific font type with this plugin.
If you want to know the tech stack of a competitor, wappalayzer gives you the insights you need.
You can exract useful CSS info from any website.
This stimulates the disabilities of certain users so you can better implement accessibility options.
A great plugin for posting high quality screen shots onto Slack.
This plugin solves the tabbing problem by creating an interface that puts everything you need all in one place.
Helps with extension development by allowing you to quickly update (reload) your unpacked extensions
improves GitHub’s interface
This can come in handy for testing front end code.
This offers security by blocking ads and filtering data.
You can operate tabs in tree mode if you’re a tab hoarder.
Color picker from anywhere on the page
shows the number of lines in a repo, somehow, to me, it feels important
Toolkit for YNAB
youneedabudget.com is an amazing budget planning tool, this is an extension to make it even better
Accessibility testing in Chrome Developer Tools
Open source browser design tools
Tool for developing responsive websites crazy-fast
Toolbar button to empty the browser cache.
HTML validation inside Firefox. The number of errors of a HTML page is seen on the form of an icon and details in a developer tools tab.
Quickly open current web page in another browser.
Adds context menu item ‘Bookmark Tab Here’ to Bookmarks Menus as an alternative bookmarking method.
Seems to be the best of the add-ons to download video from youtube.
Because RSS feeds are not dead.
If you have multiple accounts on the same site, then this can really save you having to log out and log in again to switch accounts all the time.
If you are a markdown aficionado this lets use write in markdown then click a button to toggle to formatted. Useful for web-based email (gmail, etc) and other sites like blogger or wordpress.
Regularly monitors a page for changes.
When a tab closes, any cookies not being used are automatically deleted. Whitelist the ones you trust while deleting the rest.
Prevent Facebook from tracking you around the web. The Facebook Container extension for Firefox helps you take control and isolate your
web activity from Facebook.
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