9 Best Chrome Extensions Built by Indie Makers – Hacker Noon

In 2018, we have seen lots of new product launches by indie makers. The ecosystem around indie makers are growing rapidly and small communities like work in progress, women in make, indie hackers, maker mag, maker’s kitchen inspiring more people to become indie makers. The trend of indie makers is unstoppable. The more products will launch by indie makers in 2019.

Google Chrome has become the most extensively used browser in trend. With the available Chrome DevTools, plugins and add-ons it has been an easier way through web development. This time we are focusing on the chrome extensions built by indie makers and offered in the web store to explore. Check out these best chrome extensions:

1. Free Online Programming Courses

Quick Code for Chrome is an extension that serves free online programming courses in new tab of the browser everyday. With this extension, you can get updates on free online courses related to:

  • Various programming languages
  • Web development
  • Front end development
  • Mobile apps developments
  • Blockchain
  • Machine learning
  • Database
  • Data science

2. Weather Extension

Weather Extension is a browser extension (Chrome|Firefox|Opera) created to satisfy your desire for a quick way to check the forecast right in your browser. It is from Tim.

The extension has over 133,000 users all around the world, and it’s been translated into 12 languages. Features available in this extension are:

  • Powered by Dark Sky API
  • Multiple Language Support
  • Geo/Custom locations
  • Choose Fahrenheit or Celsius
  • Hourly forecast
  • 5 day forecast
  • 12h/24h time format
  • Weather Alerts

3. Year Progress

Mubaris Nk created this extension by keeps you motivated with its features and structure. With this extension, you can:

  • Keep track of your growth with progress bars.
  • Replace the (boring and white) new tab page with (fun and colorful) motivation.
  • See exactly how much % of the day, week, month and year has progressed every time you open a new browser tab.
  • Enjoy beautiful new image on every tab or gradients if you like.
  • Get new motivational quotes on every tab.

4. Teeny Breaks

Teeny Breaks is a Chrome extension created by Anne-Laure Le Cunff for showing you one mindfulness tip based on science every time you open a new tab. This extension brings to you:

  • Science-based tips for mindful breaks.
  • Mindfulness tips in each new tab you open so you can make the most of your short breaks, all backed by scientific research.

5. Mute Intercom

Mute Intercom is a free Chrome extension that blocks annoying notification sounds from Intercom widgets. Created by Wojtek Witkowski

6. MultiNewTab

From Alexander Sideris, With this free chrome extension you can:

  • Use multiple ‘New Tab’ chrome extensions at the same time.
  • Use multiple ‘New Tab’ extensions without manually enabling and disabling them.

7. Rubber Ducky

Rubber Ducky is a psychology-based technique that keeps you focused and conscious to find solutions faster.

Can’t decide what flavour of coffee to pick today? Trying to understand a bug in your code? Want to find a way to make your car autonomous? Can’t figure out how to use a new gadget? Talk to rubber ducky! Gleb Sabirzyanov created this amazing extension.

8. Gif Picker for Product Hunt

Built by Ben, GifKitty lets you express more by adding gifs to your comments on Product Hunt.Cheer the makers by adding a gif. Make them smile or make them cry, it’s totally up to you.

9. Athena

Athena is a free chrome extension for highlighting text and taking notes on PDFs and web pages. Your articles and highlights are automatically organized into one place. This extension is from jonas max sota.

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