15 Best Chrome Addons For Bloggers and Web Developers

by Hiroshi on June 15, 2010

in Addons

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Google chrome is a powerful web browser which has proved to be fast browser. Its simple and easy to use browser. Google Chrome has got tremendous addons now. Here are some extremely useful Addons which will make your blogging and web development work a wonderful experience. You can have bookmark manager, password manager, seo tools and more right in Google Chrome.

AdBlock

adblock google chrome

AdBlock for Chrome! Blocks ads all over the web.

Install AdBlock

Chrome SEO

google chrome seo plugin

The Google Chrome SEO Extension makes all the SEO Stats and Tools you need to make daily SEO easier.

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google chrome seo plugin

google chrome seo plugin

Install Chrome SEO

Chromed Bird

chrome bird twitter tweet plugin

Chromed Bird is a Twitter extension that allows you to follow your timelines and interact with your Twitter account. Chromed Bird is an awesome Twitter client extension for Google Chrome with lots of features including:

  • Add and remove timeline tabs “on the fly” using right-click context menu
  • Create custom search queries that will update automatically
  • Preview image links by hovering them
  • See all your tweets in an unified timeline
  • Follow your timelines (including @mentions, lists, DMs and favorites) and navigate through your tweets
  • Compose, reply, RT, share, favorite and delete tweets
  • Create short URLs within the extension
  • Preview shortened URLs before clicking them
  • Track read / unread tweets
  • Notify user whenever new tweets arrive

Install Chromed Bird

Eye Dropper

Eye Dropper plugin for Google Chrome to select colors and get code. Eye Dropper and Color Picker extension which allows you to pick color from any webpage or from advanced color picker.

chrome color picker

Install Eye Dropper

FastestChrome – Browse Faster

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Browse even faster with Google Chrome. Save time and enhance your productivity! Get quick definitions, auto-load next pages, search faster, and more using chrome browser. Endless Pages automatically loads the next page just before you reach the end so you don’t have to click “Next” or wait. Better Google: shows you relevant results from real-time and shopping search engines such as OneRiot and Amazon. Search more conveniently: select text then click on a search engine to search. Automatically turns text URLs into links. Adds related articles to Wikipedia.

Install FastestChrome – Browse Faster

Firebug for Chrome

firebug for chrome

Firebug Lite for Google Chrome, supported by the Firebug Working Group.

Firebug Lite provides the rich visual representation we are used to see in Firebug when it comes to HTML elements, DOM elements, and Box Model shading. It provides also some cool features like inspecting HTML elements with your mouse, and live editing CSS properties.

Install Firebug for Chrome

Google Mail Checker Plus

Tell you the truth. Don’t use Live.com or Hotmail.com if you are security conscious. Use Gmail. Google Mail Checker Plus displays the number of unread messages in your Gmail and Google Apps inbox. Preview mail, read, delete, archive and mark as spam! Features include:

google mail checker for chrome

  • 10 different icon sets, choose your favorite!
  • Mail preview window, read mail without leaving the current tab
  • Delete, archive, spam, star and mark as read functionality
  • Desktop and sound notifications when new mail arrives
  • Google Apps For Your Domain support
  • Mailto-links open in your Gmail or Google Apps Mail account
  • Monitor all your labels
  • Translated to over 45 languages!

Install Google Mail Checker Plus

Google Translate

This extension translates entire webpages into a language of your choice with one click. By the Google Translate team. This extension adds a button to your browser toolbar. Click the translate icon whenever you want to translate the page you’re visiting.

translation from chrome

The extension also automatically detects if the language of a page you’re on is different from the language you’re using for your Google Chrome interface. If it is, a banner appears at the top of the page. Click the Translate button in the banner to have all the text on the page appear in the new language.

Install Google Translate

LastPass – Chrome Password Manager

LastPass is a free password manager and form filler. LastPass is also available for Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari (Mac). LastPass is a free online password manager and Form Filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure. LastPass supports Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari for Mac as a browser extension (and Opera, Safari for Windows, Opera Mini and more via Bookmarklets).

chrome password manager

You can import from most major password storage vendors (such as RoboForm, 1Password, KeePass, Password Safe, MyPasswordSafe, Sxipper, TurboPasswords, Passpack, Firefox and Internet Explorer’s built-in password manager) and export too.

LastPass captures passwords that other managers won’t including many AJAX forms, and allows you to make strong passwords easily. Your sensitive data is encrypted _locally_ before upload so even LastPass cannot get access to it. One Time Passwords, Screen Keyboard, and Grid multi-factor help protect your account.

Install LastPass

Lorem Ipsum Generator

Chrome Extension that generates random “Lorem Ipsum” text. It uses a minimalist and well looking design. Many other extensions of this type – in other browsers – simply complicate this task, using really extensive code, XHR, etc. The main purpose of this one, is to use the less amount of code (and also memory) and help the developer/user to get the job done.

lorem ipsum generator chrome

Install Lorem Ipsum Generator

RSS Live Links

Enjoy Firefox-style RSS Live Bookmarks in Google Chrome. For those who like Firefox “Live Bookmarks”, this is a browser extension that provides a similar capability: you can read your feeds’ headlines directly from a menu-style pop-up without having to go to the home page or a specialized reader. Features include:

  • Automatic visual and audible notification of updates to subscribed feeds.
  • Menu-style pop-up list of subscribed feeds, with visual distinction between new, unread, and read feeds.
  • Click on a feed to see a list of its items, with visual distinction between new, unread, and read items.
  • Configurable “visual distinction” options for each “seen-state”.
  • Bulk open actions.
  • Support for “real” Live Bookmarks (i.e. a bookmark folder for each feed with regularly updated contents).

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RSS Live Links can be registered as an RSS reader with the “RSS Subscriptions” and “RSS Subscriptions Plus” extensions, or use the built-in feed detection facility to subscribe to feeds found in current tabs.

Install RSS Live Links

ScribeFire

A full-featured blog editor lets you easily post to all of your blogs. One of the most popular add-ons for Firefox is now available for Chrome! ScribeFire is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to all of your blogs.

blog from chrome

You can post to blogs from WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, Windows Live Spaces, Tumblr, Posterous, Xanga, LiveJournal, or any other blog that supports the MetaWeblog or MovableType APIs.

You can edit and update existing posts. You can schedule posts for the future (if your blog allows that). You can delete posts. You can save drafts. You can tag and categorize. ScribeFire for Chrome has a simple interface that is so simple even a caveman could use it, and anything you’re working on is saved if you close the editor and restored when you come back. It really is the easiest way to update your blog.

Install ScribeFire

Tab Switch Plus

Quickly switch between tabs. If you have many tabs opened, this extension is for you – a vertical list of your opened tabs. If you’re normally browsing with many tabs opened, you will quickly discover that switching between them becomes an irritating and cumbersome mix task.

advanced chrome tabs

Due to Chrome nature of shrinking tabs width as you open more and more of them, finding an already opened tab is not easy as it should be (i.e. you just cant). The solution is Tab Switch Plus. Instead of looking for your desired tab in the tabs bar, you can view your currently opened tabs on a vertical list.

Simply click on the extension’s added toolbar button, and quickly select the tab you need.

Install Tab Switch Plus

Webpage Screenshot from Chrome

Fast and Simple solution to save JPG screenshots of any webpage using Chrome browser. The first extension that captures the whole page. Even long pages are saved in one image file. This extension lets you save PNG image of any webpage. Just one click. Designers can choose to resize the window before capturing.

capture screenshots from chrome with single click

Your privacy is important, therefore this is a local extension. It means that the extension doesn’t send ANYTHING to any server. It can work even when there is no internet connection.

Install Webpage Screenshot

Xmarks Bookmarks Sync

Backup and sync your bookmarks and open tabs across computers and browsers. Xmarks is also available for Firefox, Safari and IE. Xmarks is the #1 bookmarking add-on. Xmarks synchronizes across multiple computers, and across web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. After you install the add-on, click on the notification to set up Xmarks and start backing up and synchronizing your bookmarks.

chrome xmarks bookmarks

Xmarks sync profiles give you full control over which bookmarks are synced to which computers, allowing you to keep private bookmarks at home while syncing everything else to your work computer.

Install Xmarks Bookmarks Sync

Bonus

Google Share button for Chrome
CSSViewer (CSS property viewer) for Chrome
CSS Reloader for Chrome Without Reloading WebPage
Add This Bookmarks, Email, Share for Chrome

Resources

Chrome Extensions Official Page

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