If there is one thing that I love about the SFDC Community, it’s their willingness to give back. If you’ve been to Dreamforce at least once, then you’ll know that the entire community is incredibly supportive and helpful. This is further proven by all of the amazing Salesforce Chrome extensions that the community has contributed in the hopes of making Salesforce users’ days more productive. Here are the top Salesforce extensions to help you work better and faster in 2020.
To start with it, here are few brilliant Salesforce Chrome extensions to quickly login to the platform.
When you have many Salesforce accounts, instances and a lot of users to cater to, logging and logging out multiple times would be annoying. These Salesforce browser extensions will simplify it for you.
Thanks to this extension’s security token support, you can escape those pesky verification codes and quickly sign on with one-click login. You can also import and export credentials by copying login information to a clipboard or generating a session login link. Stored data is synced to Chrome automatically, and passwords/tokens are protected by encryption, making this a secure option for managing multiple accounts.
This here is a useful Salesforce Chrome extension for both Admins and Developers alike. It will help you log in as any user in your organization quickly and easily. On click, it will give you a pop-up of all the users on the listing page, and from there you can select to login as any specific user. When you log out, it will take you back to the first page you were browsing, before you logged in as the other user.
Great news – as of 2019, this Salesforce Chrome extension works in Lightning.
No need to remember logins and passwords with Salesforce ORGanizer. You can even store your security token to avoid being slowed down by verification codes. If you often work in multiple orgs at once, you’ll love the option to assign a color to each org, which is then automatically shown on the relevant browser tabs. ORGanizer also has a Login As a function that allows you to toggle between multiple users.
Many reviewers swear by ORGanizer for managing changesets. With this extension, you can export a changelog that allows you to remove items just by clicking remove. This saves a ton of time as you do not have to click next for every single item in the changelog.
Before we get into extensions that solve and improve specific parts of Salesforce, let’s look at some of them that have a lot of functionalities that you might like to have.
Whatfix on Salesforce is a nifty extension that will help in guiding and training users efficiently on the platform via interactive walkthroughs. The extension is a free version for individuals to train themselves on Salesforce. It includes a widget called “self-help” which lists all the walkthroughs on Salesforce created on Whatfix Community. On-click, the interactive walkthrough will launch in real-time and virtually handhold you through completion of each task.
5. Boostr for Salesforce by mattsimonis
Known for providing many functions that users believe should come standard in Salesforce, this extension speeds up both admin and developer work. Boostr allows you to search when adding items to changesets, display the API name next to field names when editing a fieldset, and check or uncheck all items in a column, along with many other time-saving features.
Navigation and searching are generally difficult in sophisticated CRM’s like Salesforce. But with the right tools, even the most complex of tasks can be simplified.
Navigating in and around Salesforce is not too easy. Salesforce Navigator is one such Salesforce extension that makes it seem like a breeze. Just type in what you need to do and the extension shows you how to get to it.
7. Salesforce Advanced Search by Yasir Arafat
Save yourself hours of frustration with this advanced search Salesforce Chrome extension. Search for text, keywords, or field APIs in any of the following components:
Plus, you can choose to show or hide API names without being forced to refresh the page.
This is one of the most useful Salesforce extensions. It will enable you to quickly access the multiple menus on Salesforce using hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts). To see the complete list of hotkeys, click here.
If you are still inspecting each element to find its metadata, then these extensions will relieve you of it, once and for all.
This neat extension helps you look at your metadata without inspecting data on the Salesforce UI. It’s a huge time saver for developers who constantly need to lookup field requirements, field type, API names, etc.
As the next step to Salesforce Inspector, this extension allows you to compare any two object or its records and highlights all their differences. It helps in identifying miss fields, change in formula, data type, value mismatch, etc.
11. Salesforce Enhanced Code Searcher by Shubham Bhatt
Access your code with fewer clicks with the Salesforce Enhanced Code Searcher extension. The enhanced version makes it possible to search custom fields and tooltips, as well.
Say no more to lengthy Debugging rituals. Here are some of the best Salesforce Chrome extensions that will make you love debugging all over again.
Put an end to lengthy debugging processes. These extensions will accelerate and simplify things like reviewing bug logs and addressing errors.
12. Apex Debugger by Motiko
This Salesforce Chrome extension streamlines Apex debugging. Press Shift + w anywhere in Salesforce and this extension will bring up your logs. From there, you can quickly search the latest logs, filter logs to minimize debugging noise, and delete logs.
You can now easily analyze ‘Too Many SOQLs’ error with this nifty Salesforce extension. SOQL Extractor and Analyzer for SalesForce extracts the SOQL queries with their execution counts from the Salesforce Debug logs on a single click. It will provide you with information on the count, objects on which the queries are executed, statistics and also helps in optimizing your application’s performance.
14. Log Machine by Gourav Bhardwaj
Analyzing the Salesforce debug log is effortless with this handy extension that highlights key sections and provides tips for avoiding errors. An update to the extension made the Code Unit and Method Entry/Exit clickable, so you can go directly to the component with a single click. Plus, the Color Index has a checkbox that can be used to filter the log to see only specific content, such as errors or user debug.
These extensions are comparatively tiny and have specific use cases. But the fact is, sometimes it’s the little things that make a huge difference.
Salesforce Admin Check All is a simple extension that will potentially save you a lot of time and irritation. It will allow you to ‘Check All’ checkboxes on setup pages, instead of clicking on each of the checkboxes individually. It may seem like a small solution, but this extension could save you from quite a bit of tedious clicking.
16. Grey Tab by Chris Peterson
Grey Tab is an open source Salesforce extension that will help you view the data of a field on the currently viewed record. It works much like a lookup tool that will give you the details that you need about the fields. It also can be used to get the Salesforce session information from your browser cookies.
Salesforce only allows you to refresh Dashboards daily, weekly, or monthly. With Enhance Salesforce Dashboard extension, you can have real-time updation of your dashboards. The extension allows you to set auto refresh frequency/duration. It also allows you to increase the dashboard columns to 7 from the default 3 columns.
Although I have already mentioned many Salesforce Chrome extensions that would be useful to developers, these here are the ones that will make your production smoother, faster and more efficient.
18. Salesforce Id Paster by cleandata4good
Salesforce Id Paster is a tiny extension that will save you buttloads of time in data entry. It redirects your current Salesforce page to the one whose SFID is in your clipboard with a keystroke (default is Ctrl+Shift+Y). It is especially useful to those users who constantly export and import data in and out of the Salesforce database. Bonus – this extension has been updated and is now Lightning-enabled!
19. Salesforce.com Sandbox Favicon Extension by Joe Ferraro
Do you work across both Production and Sandbox environment in the same browser? Then this Salesforce extension will help you differentiate between both. The Sandbox Favicon Extension adds an “S” to the standard Salesforce.com cloud favicon for all sandbox tabs in a Chrome window. Making it easier to keep a track of the environment you are working on.
Much like previous Salesforce Extension, this one will allow you to override the standard Salesforce favicon with one colored based on the org. It automatically updates the icon for Salesforce based on the instance. It also adds the separate icon with an “S” for Sandbox instances. If you use more than two orgs and sandboxes, then this is going to be a must have browser extension for you!
This useful extension makes searching for Salesforce components quick and easy. With it, you can find and jump to Apex classes, Visualforce pages, Apex triggers, etc., and get the required code within a few clicks. It also has a autocomplete suggestions that will help you find the particular code that you need to find.
This extension enhances the formula editor to include syntax highlighting, tabbing, find and replace and parenthesis matching. It is a great add-on to the native formula editor and helps a lot while creating complex formulas.
Adding and tracking contacts can eat up a lot of time, as can communicating with prospects and leads. These extensions help cut down on time spent searching for data, chatting with customers, and tracking activity within Salesforce.
Step up your email game by automatically pulling Salesforce data into Gmail. With this Salesforce Chrome extension, you can create and update leads, manage contacts, create opportunities, track cases, and more – all without leaving your Gmail inbox.
According to Clearbit, this extension can save you up to two hours of manual research and data entry every day. With only a few clicks, you can turn an email address or domain name into a prospect or company profile in Salesforce. Adding additional data to existing contacts, segmenting leads, and researching new prospects are faster and less complicated with Clearbit for Salesforce – Lite.
Link your WhatsApp and Salesforce contacts with Whatslly so that all of your customer relationship conversations happen in the same place. This Salesforce Chrome extension allows you to review contacts’ data, create leads, and even record chats through the WhatsApp desktop app and sync that activity with Salesforce.
26. Chatter Monitor by Fronde
Everything you can do in Chatter – view your newsfeed, leave comments, post status updates, unfollow and follow users, etc. – can be done through Chrome, thanks to Chatter Monitor. This extension is a great alternative to the Chatter desktop app because it works across all systems without the need for additional software. You can even manage multiple Chatter accounts at once right within your browser.
The DocSend Salesforce integration allows you to sync all DocSend data right back to Salesforce. With a Salesforce-enabled link, you can view completed activities logged by the corresponding lead, opportunity, or contact.
Save yourself some headaches with these extensions that make viewing data in Salesforce a little easier on your eyes.
28. Salesforce Lightning Compact Styler by Martin Krchnak
The long layout of Salesforce Lighting can be a bit tiresome to scroll through, especially on smaller screens. This Salesforce Chrome extension compacts the UI into a more streamlined view.
Gain an additional 1-2 inches of screen space when building schemas with the help of the Salesforce Schema Builder Expander. The extension hides the sidebar and top header sections while in schema view so that you have more room to visualize as you build.
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