Alexander Isora

Founder @ Unicorn Platform

14 Hot Chrome Extensions for Geeks 🔥

Being a Geek I Demand More Power From My Browser

Hi there! My name is Alexander Isora. I’m a webdesigner, coder and entrepreneur. I write about my startup journey in the Telegram channel.

My browser is my main weapon. I use it daily for 90% of my tasks. My life wouldn’t be so smooth without all these awesome extensions I’m about to share with you.

Similar Web

This is the extension I couldn’t even dream about. Similar Web uses dark magic to display traffic of websites, the traffic sources, geo some more extremely useful info.

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Vimium:

Vimium is the belle of the ball of the this list. Vimium makes using browser super fast by adding tons of tricky hotkeys.

The key feature of Vimium is it’s modes. E.g. if you press ‘f’ you will enter the link mode. Each link on the page is now has it’s own short ID. Typing this ID will trigger the link. See the screenshot below. If I press “D” I will open the “About” page in the new tab.

So damn fast 🚀

However, Vimium is not prfect. Some AJAXy websites will not work with this extension. So it’s too early to throw your mouse away 😅

See docs:

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Grammarly

Grammarly will make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful. It has neat UI and UX.

I also love the way Grammarly encourage people to buy a pro version. You must pay to fix advanced issues. Neat!

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Image Size Info

This small extension does only one thing: it shows an image’s dimensions.

Since Chrome is not so geeky oriented as FireFox, we need such tiny extensions.

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Google Analytics Debugger

Prints useful information to the JavaScript console. I use this tool when I need to debug custom Google Analytics events.

Tabstop

Tabstop prevents tabs from loading when you start Chrome. Click on the blocked tab and it will automatically reload.

This simple extension can dramatically reduce Chrome starting time.

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Session Buddy

Session Buddy is a must have for anyone who can not simply close all those tabs. The extension allows saving sessions, name them and search through them. A must have ⚡️

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Octotree

This extension shows code tree for GitHub and GitLab. Much simpler to navigate through repos with 🐙tree.

Ratings Preview for YouTube™

Another ‘why did not they do this themselves?!’ extension. It shows a small rating bar under each thumbnail. So you know in advance whether a video is nice or not.

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The Great Suspender

This extension suspends unused tabs and frees up system resources. Neat!

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Papier

I need maaany places to drop my thoughts. Evernote for a structured data, Telegram for fast todos on-the-way, Notion for collaboration, stickers, whiteboard. And here is another one I use: Papier. It’s a simple text editor that shows itself when you open a new tab.

Fontface Ninja

Ever asked yourself ‘what font does this website use?‘. Then you will love Fontface Ninja.

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Marmoset

Marmoset is actually not an extension but an app. Anyway, it’s pretty damn great. Marmoset allows creating beautiful code screenshots fast:

Perfect for the ones who often writes tech articles.

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Lighthouse

And the last but not the least, Lighthouse is an open-source, automated tool for improving the performance, quality, and correctness of your web apps.

Made by Paul Irish, Paul Lewis and 100 more awesome contributors, Lighthouse is the number one software to track performance today.

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Conclusion 🔥

Hope you guys enjoyed this list. If so, clap your hands — it’s the best gratitude. I’m hungry for new terrific extensions. Got something not listed here? Share in the comments or in Twitter.

Btw, if you want to learn more about launching a product on Product Hunt, check out this post in my blog: https://isora.me/what-ive-learned-from-publishing-10-product-hunt-projects/

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