Hello devs, I'm Seif. I have been a frontend developer for well over 5 years now and throughout my journey I came across a lot of chrome extensions that claimes to be useful but they are actually not or you won't use for your day-to-day tasks.
In this article, I'll be sharing 12 of my favorite chrome extensions that I actually use and find very helpful to keep me productive, not waste time and help me with my development as well.
This extension is exactly like how it is marketed! It is GitHub on steroids. Helps you with code review and folder navigation in a fast, efficient, and customizable manner. It adds a sidebar on your left and surprisingly it integrates seamlessly with Github. I mainly use it for project navigation, to be honest.
Just like Postman, it's used to check communication with REST, HTTP, and SOAP APIs. Since Postman extension is deprecated this is a very nice alternative to Postman if you don't want to install Postman Desktop app.
The only reason I use JSON Viewer over JSON Formatter is because of the customization capabilities that JSON Viewer offers from themes, fonts, font size, etc. you can customize your JSON however you want.
If you are a React developer, you must have this extension. It allows you to inspect the React component hierarchies in the Chrome Developer Tools. my favorite two features are Highlight updates when components render in the Components tab and Profiler for performance monitoring.
ColorZilla is very useful If you want to read a color code from any website or if you want to generate a quick gradient color. you can do that easily in ColorZilla. ColorZilla has a lot more capabilities like Color History, Keyboard shortcuts, etc. Awesome tool!
LastPass is a password manager, saves your passwords and gives you secure access from any computer and mobile device. I love it since I have a memory of a fish this is a lifesaver! and it has a Desktop app that integrates with the extension. Highly recommended.
Grammarly helps you eliminate writing errors and spelling mistakes in real-time in nearly every platform you'll find yourself writing in. Grammarly offers you specific suggestions to help you improve your writing overall. If you struggle with your grammar (like I do), this is a very useful tool to have.
Momentum replaces your new tab page with a personal dashboard featuring to-do, images, and inspirational quotes. It inspires you to be more productive. I find it way better than your average bland new tab page!
Toggl is a time tracker that adds a timer into any web tool and allows quick real-time productivity tracking with all the data stored on your Toggl account on the cloud. very useful if you want to keep track of the time you spend on certain activities or tasks.
This is the end of my list. I hope you enjoyed this article. I'm always open to feedback so let's share thoughts in the comment section.