Tools are an administrator’s friends, and one can’t live without it.
It’s essential for sysadmin and developers to be familiar with the available relevant tools to facilitate the work process. It’s not like you can’t do a particular thing without the tool but using them will certainly help you in reducing the time taken, avoid human error, automate things, and give you consistent results.
Chrome is a popular browser with over 60% market share and you can do many things without leaving your browser for better productivity.
Adding extensions in Chrome is easy.
- Open Google Chrome
- Click on Menu >> More Tools >> Extensions
- Or type “chrome://extensions/” in the address bar without quotes
- Click on “Get more extensions” at the bottom of the page
So you ready to go through the extensions list now?
Very often as a web engineer, you need to verify web pages in different browsers or versions for troubleshooting.
Technically, to do this – you need to have that browser installed on your PC but how about using Agent-Agent Switcher, which will do the job.
It supports a large number of User-Agents including Firefox, IE, Opera, Safari, Android, iOS, etc. By installing this, you should see the icon in the toolbar as shown below.
Capturing a full web page screenshot is easier than ever with this tool.
This allows you to edit and save to pdf/jpeg/gif/png/bmp format.
You can capture the entire page, visible part, or based on a selection. This would be helpful in case you need to save a web page into PDF format.
Notion Web Clipper
Streamline your workflow with Notion Web Clipper. It allows you to plan, write, organize, and collaborate effortlessly to empower your teams of employees or freelancers. You can take notes, manage projects, create a wiki, and keep databases with ease.
Save any website page, organize articles, capture your research, and more, and later turn them into fruitful actions. Save any idea that comes across your mind, choose the location to save pages, include your reading lists, and more.
You can share the saved pages to your teammates without any risk.
SEO & Web Analytics
Developed by Woorank to analyze accessed a web page and give you an SEO score with a recommendation on various metrics like Meta, Keywords, Alt, Social Media, Broken Links, Mobile, Speed, Usability, etc.
Perform SEO analysis today with this extension.
Average Load Time Tester
If you were troubleshooting the slow loading page intermittently, then it would be very hand. This allows you to run a load time test for a number of occurrences and give you the average load time.
You may also configure to wait between test and force refresh for accurate average load time.
Once your test is completed, this is how results will look like.
It’s a perfect tool to test the responsiveness of the web page. If you are looking to try out how does your web page look at different monitor size then go ahead and check this out?
Are you annoyed with flashy, pop up adds? Well, not anymore – this extension will block the ads.
I know how it feels when you access a webpage and it opens multiple annoying ads especially if you have accessed free video/movies website.
Network and Internet tools
One of the handy extensions for Internet-based applications to gather the information or troubleshooting. This tiny extension is combined with multiple tools like Whois lookup, IP Geo, W3C validator, Ping, DNS Lookup, Traceroute, etc.
Usage of this tool is very easy – all you have to do is to access the page and click on the icon.
The developer will love this extension.
This will help you to find the font being used on any web page. All you have to do is access the web page >> click on whatfont icon and click on the text to know the font.
You can add or modify the headers on the fly and see how your website responds.
Using Web Developer, you can add a toolbar button having multiple developer tools. You get tools for images, forms, information, outline, image resize, CSS, cookies, and many more.
This extension is great for web developers, digital marketers, and people working closely with their websites.
Do you want to stay anonymous while accessing the web?
The answer would be a big YES probably for two reasons – security and privacy.
uVPN offers unlimited VPN solutions to protect your identity, access any website, and secures you online. Leveraging its enormous network of servers spread worldwide, it empowers users with top-level security from data snoopers, DDoS attacks, unauthorized surveillance, etc.
This ultra-fast and highly secure Proxy service let you bypass restrictions and is absolutely free.
Are you worried about your auto-fill passwords?
Keeper is your savior! This efficient password manager and digital vault protect all your personal information and passwords with security. It alleviates all your pains when you have to memorize all your passwords.
It can store unlimited passwords, auto-fills, and generates strong passwords for you no matter what device you use. Now you don’t have to rely on sticky notes. It can also protect your photos, videos, and confidential files in an encrypted vault.
Share files and passwords securely with your trusted peers. It features an audit tool – Version History to view record modification date.
Keeper utilizes multiple encryption layers for storing data in its secure cloud. You can also sync and access passwords from any device, enable 2-factor authentication by integrating with Android Wear.
IP, DNS & Security Tools
People curious about internet technicality will find this Chrome extension by HackerTarget.com fascinating due to its comprehensive security offerings.
System admins, security professionals, analysts, network operators, etc. can use this tool to check DNS, ASN, Whois, Ping, HTTP Headers, GeoIP, Nmap, Traceroute, and more.
You can use these tools to troubleshoot and probe your firewalls, servers, and networks from external risks. These tools not only find configuration errors and vulnerabilities but also allow you to check intrusion detection and incident response procedures.
Hide My IP VPN
Hide your IP address and unblock any website you want with Hide MY IP VPN.
All the associated VPN proxy servers deliver high speed, stability, and secure encryption so you can browse content without any fear. At present, the service provider has gateways located in 80 countries for enhanced user experience.
Avail free gateways or upgrade to premium starting at $11.52. Stay protected always because it enables an AI system to detect trial uses from a user’s place. In case it detects someone else using the trial, it removes access automatically.
IP & Domain Information
Wear your investigation hat by using this chrome extension. IP Address and Domain Information is a reliable tool for online investigation.
View complete data regarding the current site like IP address, domain provider, and domain name. In addition to the online investigation, you can utilize such information for SEO purposes as well.
This tool displays IP data like IPv6 and IPv4, location, routing, whois data, DNS, domain neighbors, ASN data, and blacklists. Get domain insights like DMOZ, Alexa rankings, social media information, whois data, domain PageRank, and WOT ranking.
I hope the above tools help you do more within Chrome and save your time in going through the individual tool’s website.