30 Useful Chrome Extensions and Web Apps for Bloggers and Web Designers and Developers

November 15, 2011 · 14 comments

by Dustin Betonio

30 Useful Chrome Extensions and Web Apps for Bloggers and Web Designers and Developers

Google Chrome is a wonderful web browser of choice for web designers and web developers. With Google Chrome extensions, you can add more features to the browser to help you with designing, debugging, and working on websites. We share with you the top ten Chrome extensions for designers and developers. Google Chrome extensions are a great way to add more features and functionality to your browser.

The most important feature released in Google Chrome is the support for extensions. Chrome extensions are easier to create than Firefox extensions because they’re nothing more than web pages that use Chrome’s APIs. With Google Chrome extensions, you can add more features to the browser to help you with many necessary things. For today’s post, we will be featuring  Brilliant and Notable Chrome Extensions and Web Apps for Bloggers, Web Designers and Developers.



1. Zemanta


Using Zemanta, you can enhance your blogging experience and make it fun. It expands regular blogging dashboard giving you content suggestion about the text you are writing, images, links, articles and tags in a simple interface located in the sidebar. It supports WordPress, Blogger, Typepad and other popular publishing platforms. It has a spam-free database of 10,000 news sources and blogs; it will filter the copyright images before suggesting them to you.

2. Chroma


If you are a Web Designer working with colors, and want to get rid of the hassle of launching Photoshop just for picking a color, Chroma is the right tool for you. Chroma is the straightforward way for picking a color and seeing its shades. It’s perfect for borders, backgrounds, gradients or just playing with colors.

3. SketchPad

Sketch Pad.JPG2

MugTug Sketchpad brings your favorite digital painting tools to the browser with a tool set including paintbrush, texture stamp, and spiral brush.

4. Read Later Fast

read Fast Later

Have too many tabs open? – Do not want to clutter your bookmark folders with temporary links?Want to be able to read offline or make sure you have an archived version?- Want to read webpages fast, like a slideshow, and as clean-text? Then this extension is for you.

5. Pixlr Express


Crop, resize and quick fix your images with a lots of easy adjustments and effects!

6. Woopra


Woopra is the world’s most comprehensive, information rich, easy to use, real-time Web tracking and analysis application. They deliver the richest library of visitor statistics in the industry through our innovative desktop application. But Woopra is more than simply statistics.

7. TPGoogleReader


Installing this extension is much recommended if you are feed geek. Using this extension you can work with feeds with leisure. It will help you in both reading and subscribing the feeds. When a website has a new feed, the icon of this extension will turn green to orange, click it to open a popup menu to see the list of feeds available on that page then click anyone of them to read it in Google Reader. It can show the number to unread items still in your Google Reader account. You can configure its Icon click, double-click and triple click actions from the option menu.

8. PHP Code Editor

PHP Code Editor

PHP Code Editor is a web based interface to edit your code.This way you can work on your project now matter where in the world you are, or on which computer you are sitting at.

9. Quick Note

Quick Note

Quick Note is especially designed for lightweight note-taking.

10. Graphic.ly


Graphic.ly is a cutting-edge digital comics platform. The Google Chrome edition of Graphic.ly provides an immersive reading experience and marketplace around digital comics optimized for the browser. With over 700 comic book titles, the Graphic.ly Chrome app allows new users to quickly get into reading without registering or signing in. Previews are available for all non-free content titles and offline reading is fully supported in fullscreen mode for any book a user owns.

11. 20 Things I Learned About Browser & The Web

20 Things I Learned

“20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web” is an illustrated book on things you’ve always wanted to know about the web but were afraid to ask.

12. DeviantArt muro

Deviant Art Muro

Providing superior function, speed, and flexibility compared to other Web-based drawing applications, deviantART muro is offered free to everyone. With full-blown layer capabilities, pressure sensitivity, and over 20 uniquely programmed brushes, deviantART muro is advanced enough for expert artists, yet simple enough for novices and everyday doodlers. Not only is deviantART muro the most powerful and easiest to use Web-based drawing application available, it’s compatible with more devices than any other application of its kind. With the ability to save drawings and load them again later, deviantART muro allows for hours of endless drawing fun anytime you want.

13. Domain Typer

Domain Typer

DomainTyper is an easy to use, and extremely fast Domain Search tool. Find out if your desired domain name is available, just simple typing into the box. The result of the domain search will appear as you type.

14. Picnik Photo Editor


Picnik is photo editing awesomeness! The whole tool kit is there from basic fixes to professional quality effects to touch up tools. Add some fun from our selection of fonts, fun shapes and stickers. Picnik connects right to all your favorite photo sharing sites like Facebook, Picasa Web, Flickr, Photobucket, and more.

15. CodePad

Code pAD

An online interpreter/compiler for testing code snippets.

16. Click&Clean

Click and Clean

Deletes your browsing history, typed URLs, Flash cookies, all traces of your online activity to protect your privacy.

17. Chrome SEO


The Google Chrome SEO Extension provides easy access to Search Engine Optimization Tools that can help you with Competitive Analysis, Keyword Research, Backlink Checks, PageRank Checks and other daily SEO tasks.

18. Posterous for Chrome


This extension simply provides the same functionality as the awesome Posterous bookmarklet but using an icon instead. So you can hide that bookmarks bar and get more screen space, exactly what Chrome is all about.

19. Pendule


Web developer tools for Chrome.

20. IE Tab

IE tab

Display web pages using IE in a tab.

21. MeasureIt!


Draw out a ruler that will help you get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.

22. Chrome Pallette

Chrome Palette

Creates a color palette from any image. Just right-click on the image and select the ‘Chrome Palette’ option.

23. Lorem Ipsum Generator


Creates random dummy text.

24. CSS Scan

CSS scan

Inspired by the Firefox Extension CSSViewer, this Chrome extension allows you to easily scan an element’s basic CSS properties without having to delve into the inspector window.

25. WordPress Comment Notifier


This extension will check for pending comments on your WordPress blog and displays it as a badge. You can unapproved, Trash, Reply to or mark as spam without opening a new tab. This extension is very handy for bloggers owing more than 1 blog as it can add multiple blogs

26. Pagerank Status

Page rank Status

Shows Google PageRank and Alexa Rank of the current web page, quick access to Whois, Alexa, backlinks and indexed pages.

27. Awesome Screenshot: Capture & Annotate


Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, blur sensitive info, one-click upload to share. Support PNG and shortcuts.

28. Notifier for StackOverflow Websites


Get notified of changes in reputation, responses, revisions, badges & moderator messages, on any StackExchange site.

29. HTML5 Powered


A nice extension, but in a future version, it would be nice to be able to click it and see which HTML5 technologies it uses. Also, as this only checks the doctype, it won’t show up for pages that have an older doctype but still include things like HTML5 video or something in JavaScript like Web Workers or IndexedDB.

30. Ibrii


Ibrii is a very amazing tool to snip every type of content like images, videos, text from any website. One big advantage of this service is that, it provide the facility to share distinct and trenchant elements unlike other service by the use of which, you can only share the whole web page on Twitter or Facebook. Users have the facility to create permalinks which can be later used or shared on instant messaging or on other social networking sites.

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Author : Dustin Betonio

Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Khandaker Mehedi Hasan December 6, 2011 at 8:30 am

I am a new website designer this website is really helpful for me…..


Rizvi Iqubal August 28, 2011 at 5:32 pm

GrabText V 0.1 is a Free Chrome App to Grab the Text to your phone.


Scan the QR Code and Grab the Text.
An easy way to copy any text in webpages to your smartphone.


Alasdair August 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm

The Template extension provides quick and easy access to lots of information about the current page and environment;

cookies, browser version, directory, encoded, favicon URL, file, fragment, host name, operating system, options, parameters, path, port, protocol, query string, relative, segments, selected text, shortened URL, and title

Just to name a few…

Better yet, using a unique template system it allows users to easily create their own templates making the possibilities endless and includes a built-in step-by-step guide to help you write your own.

Check it out, this is a must have for web developers!



Timmy May 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Another new useful extension for designers and web developers.


John Clayton May 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Superb collection. Thank you.


Kader February 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Very useful apps… I will try this one “Zemanta”


Lars February 26, 2011 at 6:18 pm

OK thanks for your feedback Kader!


Amit February 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

@magazinify https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/pdbjncddiafegngloffbiefboemdjifl is another useful extension for ‘read it later’ type needs.


Lars February 26, 2011 at 11:05 am

Thanks for the tip Amit


Peterson de Rivera February 25, 2011 at 11:13 am

wow…. awesome extensions and web apps cant wait to try all of them..good job!


Lars February 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Thanks a lot Peterson! Hope you find something useful… 😉


Richard Gomez February 25, 2011 at 11:12 am

very nice post and useful apps… all i need for my chrome is here tnx tripwire.


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