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Chrome Plugins and Extensions

Here's a handy list for software tester of Chrome Plugins and Extensions that you might find useful.

  • Accessibility Developer Tools — This extension will add an Accessibility audit, and an Accessibility sidebar pane in the Elements tab
  • AdBlock — Gets rid of ads.
  • Advanced REST Client — If you are testing a RESTful API and you want to create and test custom API requests then this is a helpful extension. Not as feature rich as Postman but easier to get started with.
  • Analyze Page Performance — Measure page load times and other areas of page performance with this extension. 
  • ARIA Validator — Validate the ARIA implementation of the HTML page you are viewing 
  • Awesome Screenshot  — Capture all or part of any web page
  • BlazeMeter Chrome Extension — Record all HTTP traffic and create a load test in less than 10 minutes 
  • Bug Magnet — Convenient access to common problematic values and edge cases 
  • Check My Links —  A link checker that crawls through your webpage and looks for broken links.
  • Chrome Developer Tools - The Chrome DevTools are a set of web authoring and debugging tools built into Google Chrome. Use the DevTools to iterate, debug and profile your site
  • Clear Cache — Clear the cache when testing a website.
  • D3coder — Encoding/Decoding Plugin for various types of encoding like base64, rot13 or unix timestamp conversion
  • Domain Hunter Plus — Scans the current tab for dead links and available domain names.
  • Edit This Cookie — To improve performance of Google Chrome/Opera, EditThisCookie can be set to automatically reduce the expiration dates of cookies, so that all those website you visited months ago don't keep slowing your browser
  • Exploratory Testing Chrome Extension — Exploratory testing session using Chrome
  • Firebug Lite for Chrome — Firebug Lite for Google Chrome is not a substitute for Firebug, or Chrome Developer Tools. It is a tool to be used in conjunction with these tools 
  • FoxyProxy — FoxyProxy simplifies configuring browsers to access proxy-servers, offering more features than other proxy-plugins
  • Ghostery — Protect your privacy. See who's tracking your web browsing with Ghostery.
  • Page Load Time — Shows a breakdown of the speed of the page loading and rendering.
  • PageSpeed Insights — Enter a url to check the SEO site speed
  • Pixel Perfect — This extension helps develop your websites with per pixel accuracy!
  • Pushbullet — Enabling you to push links and data between devices saves vital seconds. 
  • RegExp Tester app — RegExp Tester Application for Google Chrome. Test your regular expressions on the fly — 
  • Resolution Test — An extension for developers to test web pages in different screen resolutions, with an option to define your own resolutions 
  • REST console — REST Console is an HTTP Request Visualizer and Constructor tool, helps developers build, debug and test RESTful APIs
  • Resteasy — A RESTful API testing extension.
  • ScreenCastify — Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome.
  • Site Spider — index an entire site
  • spanD v1.1 — The extension calculates how many days and hours are between two datetimes; or calculates the datetime in specified days and hours
  • Spectrum — This extension helps you to test web pages for people with different types of CVD
  • stringG v3.3 — String generator
  • SwitchySharp — Enabling you to route requests through your chosen proxy at the click of a button.
  • User Agent Switcher —  Spoofs & Mimics User-Agent strings.
  • WAVE — Evaluate web accessibility within the Chrome browser.
  • Web Developer — A port of the useful Firefox extension, Web Developer offers a variety of different web developer tools via an added toolbar. 
  • Web Developer Checklist  — Simple extension enables you to catch the basics in a simple and yet effective way.
  • WhatFont — The easiest way to identify fonts on web pages.
  • Xmarks — Backup and sync your bookmarks and open tabs across computers and browsers. Xmarks is also available for Firefox, Safari and IE.

More to add?

Are there any resources we’ve missed? Do you know of any other Chrome Plugins and Extensions that we should add to this list? Share your findings on The Club and we’ll review it to be added to this list.

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