Best Chrome Extensions to boost GitHub

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on dev.to

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  • OctoLinker

    OctoLinker — Links together, what belongs together

    OctoLinker is a GitHub browser extension that converts language-specific statements such as include, require, or import into links. It is packed with the capability to connect dependencies defined in files such as package.json, composer.json, Gemfile, or requirements.txt to their corresponding GitHub project page.

  • github-awesome-autocomplete

    :octocat: Add instant search capabilities to GitHub's search bar

    Awesome Autocomplete for GitHub, as the name suggests, is a discreet and straightforward Chrome extension that helps to enhance GitHub's search bar, letting you search through repositories and people from the massive bulk of GitHub's database with speed faster than ever.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • algoliasearch-client-js

    ⚡️ A fully-featured and blazing-fast JavaScript API client to interact with Algolia. [Moved to: https://github.com/algolia/algoliasearch-client-javascript]

    This extension continually pulls data about active repositories and users from the GitHub Archive dataset and saves it in two separate Algolia indices - 'users' and 'repositories.' When a user starts a search, the results are received using Algolia's JavaScript API client and presented on the UI which leverages Twitter's typeahead.js library to display the auto-completion menu.

  • codewing

    Next level code navigation for Java and Go on GitHub.

    GitHub Repo | Chrome Store | Website

  • api

    Registry proxy for OctoLinker (by OctoLinker)

    It helps you effectively find a file within your code by calling a plugin based on the file type, which then executes a regular expression on the source code to detect import statements. Meanwhile, it uses GitHub tree API in your browser to resolve related file references. Similarly, it uses the OctoLinker API to resolve the external dependencies using the dependency's name and the registry type.

  • sourcegraph

    Universal code search (self-hosted)

    GitHub Repo | Chrome Store | Website

  • whats-new-github

    See what's new and what's not in your GitHub home feed – for Chrome & Firefox

    Whats-new-github is a simple Chrome plugin that allows you to check the changes in your GitHub feed since your last visit by categorizing them as new or old. This allows you to see your feed in a clean, simple, and easy manner, ensuring that you don't miss any essential updates on the timeline. It decreases distractions and increases focus, allowing you to explore your feed for recent activities from the people and places you follow.

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  • lovely-forks

    💚 🍴 Show notable forks of GitHub repositories under their names.

    Lovely forks is a chrome add-on built to bring your notice to notable forks (i.e., forks with the most stars) for GitHub projects. It helps to keep track of the community-appreciated fork by adding a subscription under the repository's name on the Github page of all projects with a link to that fork.

  • octotree

    GitHub on steroids

    Octotree is an excellent Chrome extension that enhances the GitHub code review and exploration process by introducing a vscode-like sidebar that helps you navigate files efficiently and effectively within a few clicks with tree-based file filtering and multi-tab support.

  • refined-github

    :octocat: Browser extension that simplifies the GitHub interface and adds useful features

    GitHub Repo | Chrome Store

  • github-hovercard

    Neat hovercards for GitHub.

    GitHub Repo | Chrome Store | Website

  • github-file-icons

    🌈 🗂 A browser extension which gives different filetypes different icons to GitHub, GitLab, gitea and gogs.

    GitHub Repo | Chrome Store

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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