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36 Browser Plugins You Can’t Live Without

April 26, 2019 Posted by Programming 0 thoughts on “36 Browser Plugins You Can’t Live Without”

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.

 

 

BlazeMeter | The Continuous Testing Platform

Test your script’s  performance easily.

 

Bug Magnet

This tool allows you to test edge cases of your app.

 

Check My Links

Broken links are bad for SEO. This tool tracks all of your links.

 

Exploratory Testing Chrome Extension

You can take screenshots and document detailed bug reports with this extension.

 

Note Anywhere

You can stick notes on web pages that will persist when you visit them again.

 

Page load time

The plugin’s name does as its name suggests: it checks the load time of a page.

 

Screencastify – Screen Video Recorder

You can use the free version to screen cast code or any particular bug that’s giving you problems.

 

WhatFont

If you want to imitate the font on any part of a web page, you can check the specific font type with this plugin.

 

Wappalyzer

If you want to know the tech stack of a competitor, wappalayzer gives you the insights you need.

 

CSS Peeper

You can exract useful CSS info from any website.

 

Funkify the Disability Simulator

This stimulates the disabilities of certain users so you can better implement accessibility options.

 

Awesome Screenshot

A great plugin for posting high quality screen shots onto Slack.

 

Initab

This plugin solves the tabbing problem by creating an interface that puts everything you need all in one place.

Extensions Reloader –

Helps with extension development by allowing you to quickly update (reload) your unpacked extensions

 

Refined GitHub

improves GitHub’s interface

 

User-Agent Switcher for Chrome

This can come in handy for testing front end code.

 

uBlock Origin

This offers security by blocking ads and filtering data.

 

Tree Style Tab

You can operate tabs in tree mode if you’re a tab hoarder.

 

ColorZilla

Color picker from anywhere on the page

 

LastPass

Password manager

 

GitHub SLOC

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

 

axe

Accessibility testing in Chrome Developer Tools

 

VisBug –

Open source browser design tools

 

Sizzy –

Tool for developing responsive websites crazy-fast

 

Empty Cache Button

Toolbar button to empty the browser cache.

 

Html Validator

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.

 

Open With

Quickly open current web page in another browser.

 

Bookmark Tab Here

Adds context menu item ‘Bookmark Tab Here’ to Bookmarks Menus as an alternative bookmarking method.

 

Easy Youtube Video Downloader Express

Seems to be the best of the add-ons to download video from youtube.

 

Feed Preview

Because RSS feeds are not dead.

 

Firefox Multi-Account Containers

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.

 

Markdown Here

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.

 

SiteDelta Watch

Regularly monitors a page for changes.

 

Cookie AutoDelete

When a tab closes, any cookies not being used are automatically deleted. Whitelist the ones you trust while deleting the rest.

 

Facebook Container

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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