15 of our favorite Chrome extensions — from color pickers to accessibility checkers — that will boost the efficiency of your design process.

1. Colorzilla

Colorzilla is an advanced color picker and color-related suite of tools:

  • Eyedropper (get the color of any pixel on the page)
  • CSS Gradient Generator
  • Webpage Color Analyzer (get a color palette for any site)
  • Color History of recently picked colors.
Colorzilla toolset.
Colorzilla color picker.

2. Site Palette

Site Palette generates a color palette from any website and allows you to share it with others.

Site Palette generator.

3. Fonts Ninja

The easiest way to identify fonts on web pages. Hover over any text element to reveal the styles applied.

Using Fonts Ninja to identify font.

4. Image Downloader

Explore and download any image on the web page. You can filter images by width, height, or URL.

Using Image Downloader on Reddit page.

5. SVG Grabber

Grab all the SVG images and icons from a site.

SVG Grabber

6. Page Ruller

Measure distances (in pixels) on a webpage. Extension draws a rectangular ruler when you move your mouse on the page. The ruler has width, height, start and end all labeled with corresponding metrics in pixels. When you move your mouse, the rectangle changes its size and all the numerics are updated.

Using Page Ruller to measure the callout.

7. Window Resizer

This extension re-sizes the browser’s window in order to emulate various resolutions. You can set the window’s width/height, window’s position, preset icon (phone, tablet, laptop, desktop) and even the option to apply the new dimensions to the entire window or just to the viewport.

Using Window Resizer on the web page.

8. CSS Peeper

CSS Peeper is a CSS viewer tailored for Designers. You can extract CSS and build beautiful styleguides.

CSS Peeper

9. Dark Reader

This eye-care extension enables night mode by creating dark themes for websites on the fly. Dark Reader inverts bright colors, making them high contrast and easy to read at night.

Using Dark Reader on the Wikipedia web page.

10. Go Full Page Screen Capture

Take a full page screenshot of your current browser window. Click on the extension icon (or press Alt+Shift+P), watch the extension capture each part of the page, and be transported to a new tab of your screenshot where you can download it as an image or PDF or even just drag it to your desktop.

Using Go Full Page Screen Capture to capture current page.

11. Awesome Screen Recorder

Use this tool if you want to share your screen for purposes like reporting technical issues, creating product demos, or crafting how-to tutorials.

Awesome Screen Recorder

12. Loom

With Loom you can record your screen and instantly get a link to share with anyone. It’s the fastest and easiest way to screen capture and stay connected with your team.


13. Hover Zoom

Zoom images/videos on all your favorite websites (Facebook, Amazon, etc). Simply hover your mouse over the image to enlarge it.

Hover Zoom on Amazon.

14. Daltonize

Simulate color blindness directly in chrome.

Using Daltonize on Bing.com.

15. Color contrast checker

Check the contrast between different color combinations against WCAG standards. Compare the contrast ratio of 2 colors, background and foreground, within a webpage against level 2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Color contrast checker

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