Best Salesforce Chrome Extensions in Lightning for Administrators

If you frequently work within the Salesforce Lightning Platform, youโ€™ve probably noticed that there are tons of Chrome extensions for Salesforce that can be installed to ease the life of Salesforce Administrators, Salesforce Developers, and Business Users. But which ones have a proven track record amongst Salesforce Professionals and are actually still working in Lightning Experience?

This post lists the Salesforce Chrome Extensions that my colleagues and I use on a daily basis and are Lightning compatible! So, letโ€™s dive in.

best salesforce chrome extensions

Clear Cache

Clear Cache Settingspage Salesforce

Seriously, when working in multiple Orgs in Salesforce Lightning Experience, you better be prepared to clear your cache a lot ๐Ÿ˜‰ With one click on my toolbar I get this done quickly. The best part is that I can fully customize the settings and have full control over what will be cleared and what not. The last thing you want is that it would clear all your memorized passwords and form data ๐Ÿ˜‰

Quickly clear your cache with this extension without any confirmation dialogs, pop-ups or other annoyances, with a click of a button.

Cookies can either be removed globally, only for certain domains or for everything except for certain domains.

Salesforce Logins by Synebo

Salesforce Logins by Synebo Screenshots

A simple and lightweight plugin I use multiple times a day. Keep track of all your Org Credentials nicely ordered in groups or categories. Login with only one click. Give aliases to your Orgs, note down the Org Id (sometimes we receive notifications from Salesforce telling us that ‘as an admin of Org xyz we need to take action’. Yeah well in those hundreds of Orgs I have access to, which one has that ID that is mentioned? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Salesforce Inspector

Productivity tool for Salesforce administrators and developers to see data and metadata straight from the UI. It gives you a little toggle on the right side of the screen to open the extension. I use it to see and update field data of a record, even if the field is not on the page layout. Super handy ๐Ÿ˜‰
Extension to add a metadata layout on top of the standard Salesforce UI to improve the productivity and joy of Salesforce configuration, development, and integration work.

Salesforce Lightning Extension

Lightning Extension is a library of features created by the Lightning Product Management team at Salesforce. This extension is designed to complement the user experience with continuous productivity feature releases. The biggest benefit the extension provides the Product Management team is that they can make available some features to test and give feedback on before making them part of core salesforce. These features provide end-users with rich enhancements that arenโ€™t available out-of-the-box with Lightning, like Dark Mode or the possibility to hide and show components on the page layout.

Salesforce Lightning Inspector

The Salesforce Lightning Inspector opens up and improves your Lightning Component development, giving you access to a wealth of data about your running applications and components. Although it will be more used by Salesforce Developers, it comes in handy for Administrators too.

With the Salesforce Lightning Inspector you can:

  • Easily inspect and navigate the structure of your components
  • Identify performance bottlenecks by looking at a graph of component creation time
  • Debug server interactions faster by monitoring and modifying responses
  • Navigate the component tree, inspect components and their associated DOM elements
  • Track event firing and handling sequences

Are you using Salesforce Chrome Extensions in Lightning that I haven’t mentioned?
Then, please leave me a comment below if I missed any of your favorites, but keep in mind it needs to be helpful in Lightning Experience (as Classic is more and more fading away ๐Ÿ˜‰ )