10 Best Chrome Extensions for Designers

Chrome Extensions for Designers

Staying on top of the newest technologies can be challenging for designers, especially amidst the numerous other tasks that make up their daily routines. Thankfully, there are a variety of helpful Chrome extensions available to aid them in their design work. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring the best Chrome extensions for designers, what they do, and how they can help enhance their design workflow.

10 Best Chrome Extensions for Designers

From performance boosters to collaboration tools, these extensions can help you spend less time tinkering, and more time creating. Read on to learn more about the best Chrome extensions for designers.

1. Colorzilla

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No one likes the HEX code hassle. You will want to create display ads with the same brand colors as found on the website. You don’t always have your brand book handy. For colors at least, you don’t have to when you have Colorzilla installed. With ColorZilla you can get a color reading from any point in your browser, quickly adjust this color and paste it into another program. It also has a bunch of other nifty features, making it the most comprehensive color picker available.

2. Site Palette

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If you need all colors from a website, then Site Palette is the tool for you. Site Palette generates color palettes based on the coding of the website. It also allows you to create shareable links and download auto-generated Sketch templates.

3. WhatFont

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Have you ever tried finding out what font is used on a website you really like? And how often have you turned up empty-handed? WhatFont recognizes the font used for any piece of copy you come across in your browser by hovering over it. Pretty useful for when you work at an agency and your client has forgotten the name of the font they want to use in their display ads.

4. Image Downloader

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If you ever need to bulk download images from a web page, Image Downloader is the extension for you. This is a handy tool for agencies and publishers that create a high volume of display ads for SMB clients without too many resources. Image Downloader has some extra features that allow you to filter images on a page by width, height, and URL or customize image display width, columns, border size, and color.

5. Pageruler

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Keep your designs pixel-perfect with Pageruler. This handy tool allows you to draw a ruler to get pixel dimensions and positioning and measure elements on any web page.

6. Better Ruler

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Better Ruler is a simple on-screen ruler for designers to measure anything on the web. Simple indeed, although it includes some very useful options like a drop-down overlay and type measurements.

7. Corporate Ipsum

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Not sure if we’re solving a real problem here, but Corporate Ipsum generates random corporate mumbo-jumbo that is different from the generic lorem ipsum texts. What’s so useful about this tool, is that it generates filler content by the word or paragraph. A definite time-saver!

8. Window Resizer

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Digital designers want to know if their designs suit different screen resolutions. Window Resizer allows you to emulate screen or browser resolutions so you can test your designs in any of them. A great tool for doing a final check on your designs.

9. Dark Reader 

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This eye-care extension enables night mode to create dark themes for websites on the fly. Dark Reader inverts bright colors making them high contrast and easy to read at night. You can adjust brightness, contrast, sepia filter, dark mode, font settings, and ignore list. Before you install disable similar extensions.

10. Pexels Chrome Extension

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Everyone appreciates a little bit of inspiration every now and then. The Pexels chrome extension shows you a beautiful photo each time you open a new browser tab. This extension will make you go ‘wow’ a couple of times each day. Pexels is one of many great stock photo providers that offers a lot of free material.

Conclusion

There are so many Chrome extensions available for designers that it can be hard to decide which ones are the best. The extensions that made it onto this list are the ones that have been chosen for their ability to make the design process easier and more efficient. Whether it’s for taking screenshots, editing images, accessing fonts, or creating color palettes, these Chrome extensions have everything a designer needs to take their projects to the next level.

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