Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool

Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool

Develop and Debug Chrome Apps & Extensions.

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What is Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool?

The 'Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool' is a handy tool for developers, designed to enhance the efficiency of building and debugging Chrome Apps and Extensions. It provides various features such as viewing permissions, launching, packing and uninstalling an app/extension, among others. However, this tool is now deprecated and automatically uninstalls when installed.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.24 (1,355)
Version: 0.1.19 (Last updated: 2023-03-28)
Creation date: 2014-06-09
Manifest version: 2
  • management
  • developerPrivate
  • activityLogPrivate
Size: 118.78K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

Note: This item is now deprecated and will uninstall itself when installed.

The Chrome Apps Developer Tool helps developers build and debug Chrome Apps and Extensions.

The features include:

  • Separate view for unpacked apps/extensions
  • Inspect views for inspecting app/extension pages using dev tools
  • Reload an app/extension
  • Launch an app/extension
  • View permissions
  • Pack an app/extension
  • Uninstall an app/extension
  • Load an unpacked app/extension
  • Search for app/extension

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Simple windowed version of the Extensions page
  • Easy to pack added extensions in the web browser
  • Better than going to the extensions page itself
  • Causes crashes with manifest V3 extensions
  • Seems to delete source file on importing extensions, making them unable to import again
  • Button 'load unpacked' does not work
  • The app is deprecated
  • Doesn't support packing an app not on the list
Most mentioned
  • manifest V3 crash issues
  • deprecated by Google
  • 'load unpacked' button not functioning
  • deletes source file on import
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Risk impact

Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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