February 21, 2017

Chrome Extensions

You can enhance your Chrome experience with extensions. There are thousands of Chrome extensions to make your web browsing even better. Here are my the Chrome Extensions that I currently have enabled:

WhatFont?

The easiest way to identify fonts on web pages.

Useful when you encounter a graphic and wonder what font was use to deliver the message.

Simple select the icon in the toolbar and then click on the image that you would like to identify the font.

Download WhatFont from the Chrome Extension Store. If you want to learn more about this cool extension, be sure to visit Chengyin Liu website.

The Camelizer

Easily view historical pricing data from Amazon camelcamelcamel.com.

Very useful when your looking at a product and wondering if it's a good time to buy. Just for fun visit Amazon.com and see how Flash drives have fluctuated in price.

Download the Camelizer from the Chrome Web Store.

Awesome Screenshot

Screen capture for all or part of any web page. Add annotations, comments, blur sensitive info and share with one-click uploads.

The fastest and reliable way of getting a full page screen capture.

Download the Awesome Screenshot extension from the WebStore. The extension is free. You can always upgrade to the Premium version to get access to unlimited projects and upload an unlimited number of photos to the Awesomescreen Shot cloud.

PicMonkey Extension

Instantly edit web page images and screenshots with PicMonkey

I don't use this extension that much, but it's a great way to extract Web page images and do some modification, for example, if you want to put overlays on the browser or environment used for testing.

If you're a fan of all the cool things that you can do with PicMonkey, then add the Chrome Extension today. Note: It hasn't been updated in almost 3 years, but still works flawlessly.

Evernote Web Clipper

Use the Evernote extension to save things you see on the web into your Evernote account.

One of the most popular extensions that I use on daily bases. Whenever I encounter a long article, I'll download it to Evernote and read it on the train on my home commute.

Download Evernote Web Clipper from the Chrome Web Store. Upgrade Evernote to the Plus tier so that you can read the notes offline.

Grammarly

Check your spelling and grammar as you type. Boost your credibility everywhere you write!

This is essential to making sure your writing looks good online. Grammarly catches a lot of common writing mistakes and helps everyone writes better in their browser.

Download Grammarly from the Chrome Web Store. You can upgrade to the Premium version for a lot more detail review of your writing. Highly recommended if you do it for a living.

Cellect

Select data in tables the same way you select cells in a spreadsheet.

If you like how Firefox selects table cells and rows, this brings that same functionality to Chrome.

Cellect is free, download it from the Chrome Extension Store.

Momentum

Replace new tab page with a personal dashboard featuring to do, weather, and inspiration.

This is useful when you need a little sunshine in your day at work.

Momentum Dash is a very active project. The basic version is free and can be installed from the Chrome Store. You can upgrade to the Plus to sync external tools, control the images that is displayed in the tab, customize colors and see your favorite quotes.

Web Developer

Adds a toolbar button with various web developer tools. The official port of the Web Developer extension for Firefox.

There are lots of great tools for any web developer who needs to debug a live website. There are tools that allow you to find broken images & links, disable javascript and cookies, and so much more. Quality Assurance engineers will find the tools useful for debugging and finding problems with CSS/HTML code.

Chris Pederick is the developer of the Web Developer toolbar. You can download the extension from the Chrome Extension Store. There is a version for FireFox and Opera, which gives you the ability to use the same functionality across browsers.

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