The extensions are the small programs created to simplify the bigger tasks. Many tasks like picking a color, scaling or taking a screenshot need software. But extensions do it for you easily with just one click. The designer also uses addons for testing purposes. In other words, extensions do not require any additional knowledge to use them.
We always spent tons of hours searching for new tips, tricks, and tools to help speed-up and improve our workflow. But to save your time searching for the best we’ve compiled a list of some best browser extensions that come in handy.
1. Window Resizer
The perfect tool for checking the responsiveness of your website on different viewports. Most of the people don’t have bigger led screens or wide to work thus meet the Window Resizer. The amazing tool lets change the resolution while working on the live website. You can customize the resolution list as per you like whether you want to delete something or add or reorder the sequence. This tool is commonly used among the designer and developers to test their layouts in various different browser viewports.
Add To Browser – Window Resizer
The Loom is the latest communicable tool that let’s capture and instantly share screen recordings to communicate faster, clearer and friendlier. Things you can’t describe with words need a different solution like a live video that shows the error or bug to the developer or programmer easily. Loom recorder also lets you narrate in the live video so that the problem can describe more clearly. Instantly share the video with other users with just a simple link.
Add To Browser – Loom
The Toybox is the spectate tool that lets you view to inspect the CSS of the element without going through the whole code. Directly view CSS on your website. The tool also allows you to leave a separate comment for each bug or error and take an individual screenshot as well as record the browser data. This is the recommended addon for all the website designers and developers. There are many problems that need special attention or left unresolved but with Toybox not anymore.
Add To Browser – Toybox
The Muzli is the browser extension that provides inspiring content, ideas and much more. Muzli replaces your default browser homepage with its own so that you miss any update. You can get the freshest design, UI, UX and interactive news and shots from around the world. Moreover, there are “Muzli Picks” that are created by professionals and other than that Muzli offers over 120 other feed syndications to choose from.
Add To Browser – Muzli
5. SVG Grabber
As the name defines the tool lets you grab all the SVG icons, images or related contents from the website. It is very easy to use with just one click you can fetch all the SVGs from the page then preview and download the one you want. The tool is open source so any can add to their browser and use it. The tool is very effective when it comes to getting what you want without searching the whole site code wasting a lot of time.
Add To Browser – SVG Grabber
6. Page Ruler
The Page Ruler is the measuring tool that lets you measure the size of any element while working on your design. The serious problem nowadays when it comes to designing work because you have to, again and again, open screenshot tools for measuring. Draw out the ruler to any page to check its height, width, and position. You can use arrow navigation keys to increase and decrease the size of the ruler.
Add To Browser – Page Ruler
7. Dark Mode Dev Tools
Simply a dark mode that is basically created for the developers. This is actually built inside chrome dev tools and it is not an extension. You can simply enable it from inside the chrome dev settings. Open Dev Tools > Click the 3 dots in the top right corner > Click settings > Under Appearance, select the Dark theme. That’s it! Now you can sneak your path through the DOM in complete darkness.
Already Inbuilt in Chrome Dev Tool
The quickest way to see what color is being used and ColorZilla is the best option to do so. Easy to use the tool, simply just the hover over any elements to see hex and RGB color values used. Copy it to your clipboard with just a click. ColorZilla saves all the color you previously picked and you can see all those in the picked color history option from the tool menu. More to it you can also generate the CSS gradient color using the tool.
Add To Browser – ColorZilla
9. Fontface Ninja
Fontface Ninja allows the user to identify the font of the paragraph or sentence by hovering over it. It is a very efficient tool that also lets you inspect, try, bookmark and buy fonts on any websites. The extension is easy to install all you have to do is add it to your browser and you are good to go. There is not much to it but the tool also gives you the name, size, line spacing, letter-spacing, and the color too! That is way better than nothing.
Add To Browser – Fontface Ninja
10. Custom Cursor
The custom cursor gives your ability to customize your default cursor to different styles or to upload custom cursor. It’s not that much but its fun to use when you are bored with your old cursor type. Use the large collection of the pre-designed cursor or create your own. Use any icon image as your cursor. Create your own collection of the custom made cursor and use them with just a click.
Add To Browser – Custom Cursor