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Best 15 Chrome extensions for programmers

Abhinav Kumar Jha
·Mar 28, 2022·

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Best 15 Chrome extensions for programmers

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I want to share some Chrome extensions that I collected and found useful for me. Share your opinion if there will be extensions that are new for you or you think it’s not good to use that and there are some better ones.

Chrome extensions:

1. Dark Reader

This extension allows seeing like every website in dark theme. Take care of your eyes, use a dark theme for the night and daily browsing. You even have the settings to configure the dark them for you, by playing with the brightness, contrast, font, and other filters. Also if you don't want to see a dark theme on some special website or the dark theme is not matching well there, you can just turn it off on this particular website.


2. uBlock Origin

Hate ads? Then this extension is for you, with content-filtering, including ad-blocking and it goes easy on with your CPU and memory. Right now, for me, it shows that I have blocked 336,555 ads already since installing it, well that’s massive already. This remains my first extensions installation always before setting up the chrome. Bonus point: It even filters out YouTube ads.


3. HTTPS Everywhere

This extension is for your security, which automatically switches thousands of sites from insecure “HTTP” to secure “HTTPS”. It will protect you against many forms of surveillance, account hijacking, and some forms of censorship.


4. Fake Filter

Sometimes we need to type many fake data in inputs of the form that we created and want to test, well there is some handy tool to fake the data in one click. Fake Filler is the form filler to fill all input fields on a page with randomly generated fake data.


5. Tabliss — A Beautiful New Tab

Transform your new tab page beautifully and yours. Tabliss offers hundreds of customization options to create a new tab page that is unique to you.


6. Grammarly for Chrome

It helps you to write more style and tone. I am using it right now, and it helps me get the story written rightly😋. It helps you eliminate writing errors and find the perfect words to express yourself. You’ll get real-time feedback.


7. Honey

Love shopping online? Honey extension helped me to get the product that I wanted to buy with a small discount on it, without googling or whatever. Automatically search for and apply coupons when you shop online. One-click and it tests different codes and applies the best one to your cart.


8. JSON Viewer

Many websites offer APIs, which will return data in JSON format. Often the JSON provided is not beautified and has white space compressed to reduce the size of the data transferred. This extension gives you a quick and easy way to see the JSON on the web so you can read it quickly.


9. ColorZilla

Ever wanted to take some color from the website to use somewhere? It gets easy with this extension. With ColorZilla you can get a color reading from any point in your browser, quickly adjust this color and paste it into another program and much more.


10. Wappalyzer — Technology profiler

Wappalyzer shows you what websites are built with. Find out what CMS a website is using, as well as any framework, e-commerce platform, JavaScript libraries, and many more.


11. Web Developer

The Web Developer extension adds a toolbar button to the browser with various web developer tools. You can disable, enable, configure everything you want on your website. Change forms, cookies, images, and other many tools from there so could be pretty useful.


12. Enhanced GitHub

By using this extension from GitHub you can see the repo size, size of each file, download link, and option to copy file contents, which could be useful sometimes.


13. github-vscode-icons

This extension shows vscode-icons in GitHub repos, nearly 1000 file/folder icons, it will look better with the icons. github-vscode-icons


14. daily.dev | The Homepage Developers Deserve

Best extension to find to read some dev news and content. In other words, stop wasting time searching for high-quality articles. Just install it, open a new tab, and you’re all set. With some settings configured you will get the hottest developer news personalized to you.


15. Vimium

This extension will help you browse without touching your mouse. Vimium provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of Vim. But need to put some effort to learn provided keyboard shortcuts and how to use them properly.


Bonus:

Extensity

Having too much extensions installed can slow down your browser, and moreover we don't need all the extensions all the time. This extension helps you to manage your installed extensions by enabling the required ones and disabling the rest.


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