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By pjain      Published July 9, 2020, 6:58 p.m. in blog Programming   

Developer oriented Example Extensions

Portable Extension development - dev for MDN NPAPI

– Chrome also supports binary NPAPI (Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface) plugins.


  • Chrome has limited support for internationalization, which is one of the benefits of Firefox’s more comprehensive way of packaging up plugins.

Example, Intro

  • panicsteve/cloud-to-butt Chrome extension that replaces occurrences of 'the cloud' with 'my butt' https://github.com/panicsteve/cloud-to-butt

MULTIPLE Browser Medium Extensions

  • passifox
  • wasavi - render in text area

Browser Automation

  • Tabs/SessionMgt

    • thegreatsuspender chrome extension for suspending all tabs to free up memory https://github.com/deanoemcke/thegreatsuspender
  • Browser Nav

  • Cookies

    • EditThisCookie is the famous Google Chrome/Chromium extension for editing cookies https://github.com/fcapano/Edit-This-Cookie
    • cookiehacker Chrome extension, very easy to use. Cookies from: JavaScript document.cookie/Wireshark Cookies etc. github.com/evilcos/cookiehacker
  • SECURITY, Encryption google/end-to-end - End-To-End is a Chrome extension that helps you encrypt, decrypt, digital sign, and verify signed messages within the browser using OpenPGP. https://github.com/google/end-to-end

  • Password Utilization

    • passifox Extensions to allow Chrome and Firefox (4.0+) to auto form-fill passwords from KeePass (requires KeePassHttp) https://github.com/pfn/passifox

Email format, encryption

  • Secure Email gmail-crypt An OpenPGP browser (currently Chrome) extension that integrates tightly with Gmail and does encryption/decryption via Javascript. https://github.com/seancolyer/gmail-crypt

Themes, CSS, Reading, Media Tools

  • Reduce Eyestrain

    • Mata Chrome extension that makes reading the web friendly for your eyes https://github.com/wilbertliu/Mata
  • Inject CSS to make page more readable wikipedia-beautifier Chrome extension to make Wikipedia more readable https://github.com/scotchi/wikipedia-beautifier

    zero-base-themes Chrome Devtools Extension that loads themes using the Zero Base Template https://github.com/mauricecruz/zero-base-themes

  • User-personalization > my-style Google Chrome extension that allows you to insert custom CSS into pages, immediately see the visual results, and have that CSS persist for future visits. https://github.com/karthikv/my-style

DevTool Samples

Basic Web Dev Tools

  • Extract HTML, CSS

    • SnappySnippet Chrome extension that allows easy extraction of CSS and HTML from selected element. https://github.com/kdzwinel/SnappySnippet
  • CSS

    • cssdig-chrome Chrome extension for analyzing CSS. https://github.com/tomgenoni/cssdig-chrome
  • Screen Capture

    • One-click full page screen captures in Google Chrome https://github.com/mrcoles/full-page-screen-capture-chrome-extension
  • Built With

    • Library-Detector-for-Chrome - Extension that detects which JavaScript libraries are running on a page

Modern DevTools

  • ReactJS facebook/react-devtools An extension that allows inspection of React component hierarchy in Chrome Developer Tools. https://github.com/facebook/react-devtools

    cymen/show-me-the-react Chrome extension that highlights React components on the page. https://github.com/cymen/show-me-the-react

ReactJS Based Extensions

  • chrome-fast-tab-switcher - React-based extension to quickly switch to other open Chrome tabs with just your keyboard github.com/BinaryMuse/chrome-fast-tab-switcher

Rest Clients and Data Viewers

  • JSON json-viewer - It is a Chrome extension for printing JSON and JSONP. https://github.com/tulios/json-viewer

  • REST Simple-Rest-Client-Chrome-Extension Extension for Google Chrome to help construct custom HTTP requests to directly test your web services. https://github.com/jeremys/Simple-Rest-Client-Chrome-Extension

Extension DEV Tools

Generators, Boilerplates

  • Boilerplates

    • CHROME
    • chrome-boilerplate A boilerplate for Chrome app, extension, and theme development. https://github.com/mahemoff/chrome-boilerplate
    • https://github.com/Swader/ChromeSkel_a https://github.com/salsita/chrome-extension-skeleton
  • Generators

    • yeoman/generator-chrome-extension yeoman/generator-chrome-extension
  • Analytics Chrome Platform Analytics is a JavaScript library that supports the use of Google Analytics (GA) in Chrome Platform Applications and Extensions. https://github.com/GoogleChrome/chrome-platform-analytics

Extension DEV Tools

  • DEBUG > Backtick is a console for bookmarklets and scripts, packaged as a Chrome extension. For a better explanation, just click that Try it out button already, or press the backtick ( ` ) key on your keyboard. The extension comes with a set of predefined commands, but you can easily create your own to use yourself or share with others. https://github.com/JoelBesada/Backtick

Build, Publishing Tools Extension

  • Build Tools - GULP gulp-devtools Gulp task runner extension for chrome devtools https://github.com/niki4810/gulp-devtools

  • Build Tools - GRUNT grunt-crx Grunt task used to package private Chrome Extensions https://github.com/oncletom/grunt-crx

  • Packaging crx A node.js command line app for packing Google Chrome extensions. https://github.com/oncletom/crx

Responsive Extension

  • Chrome-Extension-Twitter-Bootstrap-3-Template A template for making a Google Chrome Extension, using Twitter Bootstrap 3. https://github.com/Ehesp/Chrome-Extension-Twitter-Bootstrap-3-Template

Dev Tools

  • Logging
    • ccampbell/chromelogger for server side console logging https://github.com/ccampbell/chromelogger

Git, Code IDEs, Diffs

  • Octosplit Chrome extension that provides side by side diffs in GitHub https://github.com/KuiKui/Octosplit


Design Collaboration

User Notification, Engagement, EC

  • notifier-for-github Browser extension that displays your GitHub notifications unread count. Available on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari. https://github.com/sindresorhus/notifier-for-github


  • CMS, MD RENDERING https://github.com/adam-p/markdown-here Google Chrome, Firefox, and Thunderbird extension that lets you write email in Markdown and render it before sending.


    • wasavi is an extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. wasavi changes a textarea element to virtual vi editor which supports almost all the vi/ex commands. https://github.com/akahuku/wasavi
  • SCRAPING web-scraper-chrome-extension - Web data extraction tool implemented as chrome extension web-scraper-chrome-extension

Web data extraction tool implemented as chrome extension


  • MeoMix/StreamusChromeExtension A YouTube video player as a Google Chrome extension https://github.com/MeoMix/StreamusChromeExtension

  • YT

    • h264ify A Chrome extension that makes YouTube stream H.264 videos instead of VP8/VP9 videos - https://github.com/erkserkserks/h264ify


  • Music Streaming upnext Chrome Extension for streaming music from SoundCloud & YouTube https://github.com/ptgamr/upnext

  • Network Routes WebAudioExtension Google Chrome DevTools extension to view and hopefully interact with the routing graph of Web Audio API https://github.com/spite/WebAudioExtension

PIM, Contacts

Chat, Comm


  • FB Scraping Friends fb-exporter Facebook Friend Exporter Chrome Extension - https://github.com/mohamedmansour/fb-exporter

  • FB, Mapping arank/marauders-map chrome extension to creepily map your friends' locations from FB messenger https://github.com/arank/marauders-map


  • Train Reading

    • jetzt - Speed reader extension for chrome https://github.com/ds300/jetzt
  • FLang Translate, Lang Learning crx-selection-translate A useful , simple and quickly translate extension for Chrome. github.com/lmk123/crx-selection-translate


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