TOP 10 Chrome Extensions for UI UX Designers

It's not easy being a designer, you have to be creative, organized and updated all at the same time. While there are many UX tools available in the market, the not-so-talked-about browser extensions have their own part to play. These extensions can prove to be quite useful and help you stay more organized as well as updated with the design world.

Let's look at some of the most popular UI UX Chrome extensions for designers:

1. UX Check

UX Check is a Chrome app that helps designers to improve their website's UX by identifying usability issues without the actual  involvement of users. As a designer, you're not alien to heuristic evaluations, this extension helps you to create your own heuristic list and run an evaluation using that list.

Price: Free for personal & commercial use
Install here

2. CSS Peeper

Are you constantly finding yourself digging codes and struggling with the inspect tool for Chrome? Try switching to an easier tool, CSS Peeper that helps you to extract CSS without having to 'dig' the code. 

Price: Free to install

3. UI.Vision RPA

is a free open-source browser extension for Chrome as well as Firefox that can be extended with local apps for desktop UI automation. UI Vision can be used for a number of different uses such as browser automation, web testing, web scraping, screen scraping and so on.

4. Awesome Screenshot and Screen Recorder

This is a multipurpose extension that not only helps you to take screenshots but also to record a video on the screen. You can either take a full page screenshot or capture only a selected area, as per your requirement. 

Also having a screen recorder is quite handy for designers as it helps in better communication within the team. The plugin is free to install and available for both Chrome as well as Firefox. 

5. UX Radar

A free plugin available on the Chrome store that helps designers to test the usability of their website. It comes with a sequence of targeted questions that helps you to identify and address areas of improvement. Get more information about UX Radar here

Price: Free

Available in English as well as Deutsch

6. Site Palette

Site Palette is a handy tool for UI designers and frontend developers. It is used to extract colors from any website. 

Price: Free to install

7. + Flip It

Designers are creative professionals and there's no shortage of creative ideas on the internet but would you go bookmarking every web page that you consider useful? A better way to save anything that you like on the web is by saving it to Flipboard using one single click. 

Price: Free to install

8. Dark Mode

Switch all websites to dark mode using a single extension. Here's an example:

9. Muzli 2

If you thought that designers need to coup up in one room to brainstorm their next best design, think again! We need to follow the design trends, get inspired from others work, and keep ourselves updated with the latest news in the UX UI world. 

This extension is only available for Chrome users as of now, that brings you the freshest design, UI, UX and interactive news and shots from around the web.

10. Smuuvr

Here's a free extension that every web user can benefit from! It actually helps to improve and enhance your favorite websites like YouTube, Amazon, Trello, WordPress, +more. It's a great plugin if you want to experience smoother UX. 

So, those were the top 10 browser extensions for UI UX professionals. We have also done a round up on Chrome as well as Firefox extensions for designers in general. You must check them out too! There are some great finds in it. We hope that you found this post useful, please feel free to share it with other friends and spread the word. Are you using a specific extension related to UX that we have not covered here? Let us know in the comments below!

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