It’s no secret that there is a vast array of fantastic time-saving and helpful Salesforce Chrome extensions out there. But how do you separate the ‘wheat from the chaff’?
For me, Salesforce Chrome extensions are a big part of my working life as they support my productivity in a variety of different ways. From plugins and password managers like LastPass, to extensions like OneTab (to save your computer’s memory), there’s a Chrome tool for everything!
Salesforce is no exception, as there are many great Salesforce Chrome extensions to choose from to help you in your role. This post will focus on admin and developer Chrome extensions, ranked by popularity (installations and ratings), as well as ease of use.
Ranking Salesforce Chrome Extensions
For 2022, we have reviewed the top 4* and 5* Chrome extensions for Salesforce Admins and Developers, ranking them based on functionality, ease of use, star rating, number of users, and user reviews.
By far the most popular and well-used Chrome extension for both admins and developers, Salesforce Inspector adds a metadata layout on top of the standard Salesforce UI to improve the productivity and joy of Salesforce configuration, development, and integration work.
Check out the video below to see how easy it is to access everything through the extension; access field API names and export data, view field values that are not on the page layout without querying, and navigate through related records and objects.
Bonus: You can even manually edit, import, and export data.
This enables you to quickly search through your instance’s Apex classes, triggers, Visualforce pages, and more.
The ORGanizer Chrome extension allows you to forget about your Salesforce.com username and passwords and helps you to recognize Salesforce.com tabs from various orgs on your browser. You can set individual labels, colors, and even quick links for your orgs for easier navigation.
Note : An alternative Chrome extension with 30,000+ users which will help get your Salesforce credentials in order is Salesforce Logins by Synebo. The functionality is free, you can add all your credentials either manually or through importing them, and you can even choose to be logged out after a certain amount of time.
A powerful suite of Salesforce Developer tools, including Query Editor, Fields definition, ERDs, Page Layout, and more.
This extension is sure to become a favorite fast, as it really is the simplest safeguard for a user with administrative permissions in Salesforce not to make changes in production by mistake. Each org will have its own color cloud in the browser, so you know exactly which sandbox or instance you’re in without having to check the URL.
Note: You can literally choose any color you’d like, so regardless of how many production orgs, sandboxes, and developer editions you have going on, colors won’t repeat unless you want them to.
Extension shows the API field names on detail pages directly under the label
., and works for both standard as well as custom fields.
A Chrome extension to improve the usability of Salesforce change sets. Adds last changed date and allows sorting, searching, validation, and comparison with other orgs.
Salesforce only allows you to refresh dashboards daily, weekly, or monthly. With Enhance Salesforce Dashboard, you can now have “up-to-the-second” real-time information and set auto refresh frequency/duration.
Salesforce Admin Check All is an extension that enhances the Salesforce Setup pages by adding “check all” checkboxes to various checkbox lists. This enhanced functionality helps make some setup tasks more efficient by potentially saving administrators from having to manually check each checkbox in a list individually.
Mass create, mass update, mass clone, and mass delete on any list view. Supported in both Classic and Lightning.
Salesforce Mass Editor is a simple but powerful Chrome extension.
Using the advanced “quick find”, you can get your code with fewer clicks. You can also search any string in your code.
By using this extension, you can search your code components in your Salesforce instance including: Apex Classes, Triggers, Visualforce Pages, etc.
This extension improves the Salesforce formula editor including: Syntax highlighting, Field and Metadata autocomplete, Live snippets, documentation, and real time error display at the bottom of the dark mode formula editor.
This extension helps you get to any Salesforce page quickly by simply typing what you need to do. *Update: Salesforce Navigator appears to have been replaced by Salesforce Navigator for Lightning.
The Salesforce Community Page Optimizer (Developer Preview) analyzes your lightning-based community/apps and identifies performance optimization opportunities. Use the information to refine your design and improve performance for your members.
This extension compares any two objects or their records (could be from the same org or different orgs) and highlights all the differences found.
Boost your admin and developer productivity on Salesforce.com with Boostr! This app includes the ability to search when adding items to a change set, as well as filter, add a checkbox in the admin area to uncheck/check all fields, and a whole lot more.
Extract SOQL queries with their execution counts from Debug Logs of Salesforce. Helps you analyze the “Too Many SOQLs” error.
This extension is a simple-to-use and efficient productivity booster, all hidden under the right-click option. It can easily copy the record Id (both 15- and 18-character), create queries and – here’s the cherry on the top – export all picklist values for all fields on the object you’re navigating from.
If you want to ensure that a user can access Salesforce without requiring a verification code or security token, you need to whitelist their IP.
If you have a lot of IPs to whitelist, or you want to whitelist dynamic IPs, or if you simply want to disregard this requirement altogether, use this extension.
Helps you get Salesforce.com Ids from records and links over to your clipboard.
Click on the scissors icon to clip the Id to your clipboard, click it to get the 18-character version, then click it again to get a cleaned version of the URL in the address bar.
Adds hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) to your Salesforce record page.
The Salesforce Simplified Chrome extension is made for Salesforce Developers – easing their daily life by sharing useful, accessible data points on top of the UI.
When you are working on any module, you need data that has been recently created or modified handy. This allows you to work faster, saving time and avoiding unnecessary clicks.
Quickly distinguish which sandbox you’re working in by setting up a distinctive header for each.
When you’re working with multiple sandboxes, it can be easy to lose track of which one you’re in – avoid making changes in the wrong sandbox by adding a distinctive custom header to the sandboxes you work with regularly.
This Chrome extension allows Salesforce professionals to obtain the package.xml easily, from both inbound and outbound change sets, as well as export the test coverage report.
Save time and easily find differences between two Salesforce profiles from the Salesforce Setup page, with the added possibility of downloading a difference report.
There are so many more Chrome extensions out there which may just become the next productivity booster for Salesforce professionals. Be sure to share your personal favorite in the comments below!