Chrome Extensions for Web Developers to Increase Productivity

Posted By: James Gibson
Date Posted: 18/07/2022

Chrome is one of the most popular internet browsers and it’s not hard to see why. It is fast, secure, and has plenty of useful features. Google Chrome also has a ton of extensions for developers available so you can further customize your browsing experience.

If you’re a web developer, you will find that there are many extensions geared towards improving your productivity and workflow when building websites and apps. There are many different types of Chrome extensions out there, but we’ll be looking specifically at those that are useful for web developers.

These extensions can help reduce the time spent on repetitive tasks, improve your workflow and make debugging quicker and easier. Let’s take a look at some awesome extensions for web developers that will boost your productivity in no time!

Hiver

Hiver is a customer service solution based on Gmail that allows teams to collaborate on shared inboxes.

Hiver is the world’s first helpdesk designed specifically for Google Workspace. We assist teams in providing quick and empathetic customer service using a tool they are already familiar with – Gmail.

This means they can assign, track, and collaborate on customer emails from the Gmail interface, as well as run the most advanced analytics and automations without wasting time learning new software or switching tabs.

KEY FEATURES

  • Collision Alerts – Receive notifications when someone responds to an email. Avoid duplicate or contradictory responses.
  • Email Tags – Email tags for shared inboxes assist you in categorising your emails.
  • Auto Assignment – Assign emails to your team in a Round-Robin fashion to ensure faster responses.
  • Email Templates – Create templates for canned responses. Distribute them to your team.
  • SLA & Business Hours – Set realistic expectations for your team. Never fail to respond to customer inquiries.
  • Analytics – Keep track of all key customer service metrics. Identify and address areas for improvement.
  • Customer Surveys (CSAT) – Send a short survey at the end of emails to gauge customer satisfaction.

WhatFont 

WhatFont assists developers and website owners in quickly identifying fonts on a website. With this Chrome extension, you can also identify details such as colour, size, and font weight. So, the next time you’re looking for some of the best web page examples, WhatFont might be the best tool to rely on.

KEY FEATURES

  • Identify various font types and families from any web page in seconds.
  • Developers can inspect a web font by hovering over it once.
  • WhatFont has the added benefit of supporting the Google Font API.

LERA

LERA is a Chrome extension that automates accessibility reporting. Developers frequently struggle to adhere to all of the accessibility guidelines. They can discover automated accessibility issues within the website using an accessibility auditing and reporting tool like LERA and download the results in an Excel file. As a result, developers can expedite the process and ensure that everyone has complete access to information.

KEY FEATURES

  • Top Features of LERA.
  • Scan – scan websites for automated Accessibility issues.
  • Save – save the scans of automated issues.
  • Report – create custom reports by choosing which issues to include in the report.
  • Export – download reports as an Excel file.
  • Data comparison – Archive and retrieve data for future comparison and analysis.
  • Simple installation – You can install and set up LERA website accessibility extension from the Chrome store with one click.
  • Compelling visualization – Use LERA’s extensive WCAG checker dashboard to identify the severe accessibility issues with 360-degree visibility and take actionable steps.

CSS Viewer

CSS viewer is the next name on our list of developer-friendly Chrome extensions. When you hover over any part of the web page, it displays the CSS properties. When you hover over a webpage, a pop-up window appears that displays the CSS codes used on that page.

KEY FEATURES

  • CSS Viewer is a secure extension that requests access to your website’s data.
  • Developers can instal CSS viewer and hover on any location within a web page with a single click.

Githunt 

Replace the new tab with a list of trending github repositories for any technology you want.

GitHunt is a browser extension that replaces the new tab with trending github repositories.

You can search the repositories for any technology or time period that interests you. By default, it displays the trending repositories (most starred repositories created in the specified time period) for the previous week, and as you scroll down, you will see the popular repositories from the previous weeks.

KEY FEATURES

  • Githunt simplifies access to the list of trending Github projects and identifies the underlying insights.
  • Githunt displays weekly trending repositories to help you with a project.
  • Whatever decision you make on Githunt, it will remember it and show you repositories based on it in the future.

ColorPick Eyedropper 

ColorPick Eyedropper is the next name on our list of the best Chrome Extensions for developers. This tool allows you to pick colours from any webpage in order to simplify and speed up your web development process.

KEY FEATURES

  • ColorPick Eyedropper allows you to zoom in on different web pages and select colour values as needed.
  • This tool also allows you to take screenshots of a page and automatically updates the colour values as you scroll.

Clear Cache

Too much cache can slow down your site’s loading time. Clear Cache is a Chrome extension that many developers use to clear browser cache. As a result, it can boost site performance and accelerate any development process.

KEY FEATURES

  • Clear Cache makes clearing browser cache easier and faster.
  • This tool clears your browser cache without any annoying pop-ups or notifications.
  • Clear Cache also has a customization option, and you can choose how much data to clear with this tool.

Conclusion

Hosting Australia understands the importance of productivity. So, we hope you find these Chrome extensions useful in better integrating web development into your processes. While you may not need all of the extensions, select those that are pertinent to your workflow.

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