Top 10 Chrome Extensions Every Developer Likes

Jay Chow on September 08, 2019

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Refined GitHub is also a really awesome one.

GitHub logo sindresorhus / refined-github

Browser extension that simplifies the GitHub interface and adds useful features

Refined GitHub

Browser extension that simplifies the GitHub interface and adds useful features

We use GitHub a lot and notice many annoyances we'd like to fix. So here be dragons.

Our hope is that GitHub will notice and implement some of these much needed improvements. So if you like any of these improvements, please email GitHub support about doing it.

GitHub Enterprise is also supported. More info in the options.


Highlights 🔥

Adds button to mark issues and PRs as unread
(They will reappear in Notifications)
Adds one-click merge conflict fixers
Adds reaction avatars showing who reacted to a comment Adds the option to wait for checks when merging a PR
Linkifies issue/PR references and URLs in code

It's available for Chrome and Firefox.


Cool, this is awesome. we will add this on collection if my team approve it


I am a developer and in addition to some of the above, I use the following

  • AdBlockerPlus & uBlock Origin
  • Google Calendar because I time-block myself and want to be notified on computer and phone
  • LastPass, I assume every dev should be using some sort of password manager
  • Web Server for Chrome for quick testing
  • ColorZilla
  • JsonFormatter
  • Postman & Interceptor
  • Google Docs

AdBlockerPlus & uBlock Origin

why don't you just pick the latter?


WHOA! I hadn't heard of any of these... It amazes me what's out there that "every developer" knows about, but clearly there's a ton of room for sharing knowledge still. 😉 Thanks for the list!

So everyone can take that as a lesson: it doesn't matter how obvious you think something is - you can still share it! Someone out there hasn't heard it before :)


It is a helpful plugin for the github,
It is good for your keyword searching and indexing details


Ghostery is a great tool. But once you install it, you'll start getting pissed off, seeing what every website tracks.


uMatrix gives a nice breakdown of how nice a website is

It becomes really hard not to ask myself 'wtf is all this crap'


Here's a couple extensions for devs that I have developed, and open sourced at github too:

Quick source viewer, to quickly see the HTML, CSS, JS of a page:

Page size inspector, to quickly report the total page size, number of requests, cache use:


I'll throw mine into the mix.

It's a super simple "Cookie Crusher" that clears all the cookies on the current site and reloads the page in one click:


Awesome list Jay!

I use the Dark Mode, JSON View, ColorPick Eyedropper, and Page Ruler. Apart from these, I use:

  • Adblock Plus
  • Dashlane
  • Daily (New Tab Extension)

I wonder what do you use as your new tab extension, and why not an adblocker?


I would replace the following:

Also, there is an extension slightly similar to Wappalyzer, but for a WordPress site analysis: WordPress Theme Detector and Plugin Detector.


Usually, I tend to not promote OctoLinker myself in comments, but it's essential for every GitHub user 😉


I'd recommend GhostText - a great extension that allows you to sync a textarea on a webpage with your IDE.


You should really check out
It will replace your new tab with the latest development blog posts.

Disclosure: I'm the maker


I don't really see the benefit of a colour picker. For development its more effective to use the debugger to alter the page and pick a colour.


Thanks for share, great tools, I think I will improve my work session with the tools you shared :)

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