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Top Google Chrome Extensions for Graphic Designers & Marketers

Google Chrome Extensions

Have you ever wanted to know exactly what font was being used on a website? Have you ever needed a screenshot of a full webpage? Have you ever needed a free stock photo for a blog post you just wrote? Keep reading to find out our top 6 favorite Chrome Extensions that we use every single day here at Clockwork. Hopefully, you’ll find them as useful as we do!

Fontanello

This free browser extension lets you display the basic font styles of text on any webpage by right-clicking it. Fontanello makes it super easy to inspect typography on a webpage. It shows you information about typeface, weight, size, and color.

Fontanello Screenshot Shows Font Style Of Text On A Webpage

 

GoFullPage

Capture a screenshot of your current page in its entirety. This is the simplest way to 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 where you can download it as an image or PDF or even just drag it to your desktop.

 

 

Eyedropper

Eyedropper is an open-source extension that allows you to pick colors from web pages, using a simple color picker. It makes it super simple to grab any hex color from any webpage without having to dig into the back-end code. It also saves your personal color history so you can access your recent discoveries.

 

Grammarly

As its name explains, Grammarly checks not only spelling but grammar mistakes as you type. It happens instantly and encourages you to adjust the way you write. It can even detect things we normally might mix up such as there/their, a/an, or repeating a word. It’s even helped me to learn grammar rules I didn’t know were rules.

 

Unsplash

Unsplash has one of the world’s largest free stock databases, and their imagery is well-curated and beautiful. They have a simple to use search feature in their chrome extension, all you need to do to save a photo is drag it to your desktop or right-click it and ‘save image as…”. You can even click the name of the photographer and see what other work they have posted to the site. Even though attribution isn’t required, Unsplash photographers appreciate it as it provides exposure to their work and encourages them to continue sharing, like me 🙂

Unsplash Free Stock Photo Search In The Browser

 

Page Analytics by Google

If you have access to your firms’ analytics it can be really helpful to be able to see on your webpage what items are being clicked on the most. The Page Analytics Chrome Extension allows you to see just how people interact with your web pages. Use these insights to optimize your website layout, improve user experience, and increase conversions. When you view a web page for which you have Google Analytics access, you’ll see: Google Analytics metrics: Pageviews, Unique Pageviews, Avg time on page, Bounce Rate, and %Exit, Number of active visitors, in real-time, In-page click analysis: (where users click)

 

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