There are so many extensions around today for freelance graphic designers I bet you don’t even know where to begin. So we did the hard work for you, and have whittled down all the best chrome extensions for those in the freelance graphic design world to just five essential apps that every design professional must have.
Bounce is a quick and easy way to share ideas on a website. Bounce lets people quickly add feedback about a website and toss that back and forth with other people. For most creative people, asking for feedback is difficult, but as feedback is a necessary part of designing this takes the pain out of the task so everybody in a team is better off.
Tape is a tool for developing a pixel-perfect website. It lets you put down guides that snap intelligently to a the page content (and stick to it if it moves on scroll or resize), and helps you easily measure positions and sizes of elements. It knows about borders and padding, and will even snap to the baseline of text and all guides can be quickly toggled on and off with a single keystroke. It also won’t interefere with other websites unless you click on the Tape icon.
Evernote is one of the best productivity apps out there. Use Evernote to save your ideas and inspirations and then easily access them from anywhere at anytime. This is a must for any designer as you will never again forget anything. You can create task lists and attach images, audio, pdfs and any file type to any note that you have made. Evernote is also great as you can organise your notes with keywords which makes finding them again a doddle.
Eye dropper is an open source extension which allows web and graphic designers to pick colors from any web page and allows you to sample that color for your own page, giving you quick color ideas and code to go with it.
Install Eye Dropper
This chrome extension does exactly what it’s name suggests. Just highlight some text and what’s the font will tell you the exact name of any font. It’s as easy as that.
Install What’s the Font
What are you waiting for? Get on to the chrome web store and see what these extensions can do for you and your graphic design career.