As a web developer, you may find yourself working in Google Chrome quite often as you work on your websites. This is often an advantage as Google Chrome has a wide array of extensions available for web developers that help web developers easily and quickly develop their web sites. Unfortunately, many of these extensions are lost in the crowd of the 55,000+ web extensions available on Google Chrome. But don’t worry! We have gone through and determined the 11 best, free web extensions for web developers available on Google Chrome just so you can have some peace of mind.

The 11 Best Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

1. WhatFont: Rated 5 stars on the Google Chrome Store

WhatFont is a Chrome extension dedicated to finding fonts on a webpage in the easiest way possible – by just hovering over the word/font. This extension makes it easier for web developers to find the fonts they want to use or match – depending on their objective regarding their website. The extension is simple to use and is probably useful to more than just web developers.

2Chrome Sniffer Plus: Rated 5 stars on the Google Chrome Store
With this Chrome web extension, web developers can sniff Javascript libraries, Web APIs, Web Framework, and Web Server. This extension allows web developers to inspect web applications running on the site. There will be an icon (appearing in the address bar) that will indicate the framework and CMS version used. It’s very easy to use.

Linkclump web extension

Linkclump web extension


3. Linkclump: Rated 5 stars on the Google Chrome Store

Linkclump gives you the ability to drag a selection box around links using your mouse to quickly open as new tabs, open in new window, save as bookmarks, or copy to clipboard. It’s similar to Snap Links or Multi Links for Firefox. This will make it easy for web developers to open up links to webpages.

4. Corporate Ipsum: Rated 5 stars on the Google Chrome Store

Sometimes web developers don’t have content for their websites yet, but they need to see how the website looks with text and paragraphs. That’s when this Chrome Extension comes in handy. The Corporate Ipsum web extension is a lorem ipsum generator that generates filler content by the word or by the paragraph making it easy for web developers to see how their website will look with content.

5. PHP Ninja Manual: Rated 5 stars on the Google Chrome Store

Sometimes when creating a website, you may come across some difficulty, as no one can remember every function. This can create fruitless, time-wasting searches on Google. This Chrome extension can help eliminate this dysfunction and allow you to save time searching for PHP functions. This extension provides you with all the PHP 5.5 documentation with examples all without leaving your Chrome browser.

6. User Agent Switcher: Rated 5 stars on the Google Chrome Store

User-Agent Switcher is a quick and easy way to switch between user-agents. These user agents could include an iphone, ipad, or android. You will be able to see your website the way users on those devices will see your website. You can change the user agent back to default when you are done inspecting your website.

7. Devtools Autosave: Rated 5 stars on the Google Chrome Store

DevTools AutoSave is a great Chrome web extensions that allows developers to automatically save changes to their websites in CSS and JS that were made via Chrome DevTools environment to its source file. It’s super easy to use and set up and will save you time (and probably money).

DevTool Autosave Web Extension

DevTool Autosave Web Extension

8. Page Speed Insights: Rated 4 and a half stars on the Google Chrome Store

This extension checks the mobile pagespeed score for every page. It also provides a preview of the page. It sends every page you visit (including your own) up to the Page Speed Insights API and you’ll receive an analysis of the page. It will also let you set up your own API key in the most recent update.

9. Web Developer: Rated 4 and a half stars on the Google Chrome Store

The Web Developer extension adds a toolbar button to the Chrome browser. This toolbar shows various web developer tools that can help web developers as they work on their websites. It’s practical and efficient.

10. Ripple Emulator: Rated 4 stars on the Google Chrome Store

Ripple is an emulator extension that emulates different mobile and DOM devices. It’s multi-platform and dedicated to mobile HTML5 application development and testing. It can be used to test your web app using a variety of different devices and screen resolutions. It’s great for automated testing. However it is in Beta, so it may have some issues at first, but the creators ask for anyone having issues to send them a troubleshooting email.

CheckMyLinks Web Extension

CheckMyLinks Web Extension

11. Check My Links: Rated 4 stars on the Google Chrome Store

This fast-acting extension makes it easy to check and see if the links on your webpage are working. This Google Chrome extension quickly finds all the links on a web page and checks to see which are valid and which are broken and lets you know. This extension is super useful for webpages with lots of links.

Now that You Know The Best…

These are the best chrome extensions for web developers. All of these web extensions will help you out when you’re developing a web page. Web design is such a huge component of an internet marketing strategy that it’s important to find and use the best extensions to help you create a beautiful website.

At digiTech Web Design, we’re committed to offering our clients high-quality web design, SEO, and paid advertising services that are unparalleled. When it comes to designing web pages, we believe that Chrome offers many extensions that can help web designers develop a beautiful webpage. For more information on how we can help you with your web design and internet marketing needs, please contact us today!