Most people would not argue about which browser to use, when they come to know Google Chrome alone has the lion’s share of browser distribution (74.1 % as of February 2017) among all the browsers available today. Moreover, everyone would want to increase the utility of the browser irrespective of the browser they use.Using extensions in Google Chrome is a great way to increase such utility for those who use Chrome.

Extensions ease the effort of your work and save your valuable time.There are different categories of extensions in Google Chrome web store. The type of extension varies on the variation of works of different types of people. In this article, we give you a list of some most useful Google Chrome extensions for web designers and developers. 

1. ColorZilla

 ColorZilla, one of the most popular Google Chrome developer extensions with over 179,497 users. It lets you get a color reading from any point in your browser, adjust the color and paste it into another program. 

Add colorZilla to Chrome

2. Web Developer

The Web Developer extension adds a toolbar button to Chrome with various web developer tools. Web Developer extension has over 1,109,413 users and very much popular in web developer community

Add Web Developer to Chrome

3. WhatFont

WhatFont gives you the easiest way to identify fonts on web pages. you could inspect web fonts by just hovering on them. It is very simple and elegant.

Add WhatFont to Chrome 

4. JSONView 

JSONView validates and views JSON documents. It is a handy extension for both front-end designers and web developers. It has over 1,050,063 users.

Add JSONView to Chrome  

5. Pinterest Save Button

You can save the things you find on the web with Pinterest Save Button extension. Save creative ideas from around the web with the official Pinterest Save button for your browser. Pinterest extension has over 10,000,000 users.

Add Pinterest to Chrome 

6. Page Ruler

Page Ruler lets you draw out a ruler on any page and displays the width, height and position of it. You can drag the edges of the ruler to resize it. Page ruler has over 607,336 users.

Add Page Ruler to Chrome

7. Muzli

Muzli brings you the freshest design, UI, UX news and shots from around the web. All the design inspirations you need to design awesome things. It lets you have Dribbble popular items, Awwwards winners, Behance popular items, Techcrunch, Mashable, The Verge and more on a single window.

Add Muzli to Chrome 

8. Window Resizer

Window resizer resizes the browser's window to emulate various resolutions. It lets web designers and developers test their layouts on different browser resolutions. It has over 153,619 users.

Add Window Resizer to Chrome


9. Nimbus

 Nimbus helps you take screenshots of web pages, either part of it or the whole browser window, edit your screenshots in a very user-friendly interface and record video from your screen.

Add Nimbuzz to Chrome 

10. Lorem Ipsum Generator

 Lorem Ipsum Generator lets you create random dummy texts using defined lengths. It is an essential extension for both designers and developers.. Lorem Ipsum Generator has over 16,004 users.

Add Lorem Ipsum Generator to Chrome

There are lots of Google Chrome extensions in the Chrome directory. Choosing the right extension can be daunting if you don’t have much idea about them. Here we listed some very useful extensions for web designers and developers on the basis of the functionality and user reviews. This list of Chrome extensions is highly likely to improve your experience with Google Chrome.

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