Google Chrome usually steals the show when it comes to the best web browser for a desktop computer. Google Chrome is one of the excellent browsers that incorporate extensions. If you are a web designer or photographer, then there are few best extensions available on the Chrome web-store to improve your productivity.
Let me ask you a simple question, how many fonts do you see daily? You might come across hundreds of fonts on new websites. Sometimes, we come across a new font that we want to use, but we don’t know the font name.
This is where the Chrome font identifier extension kicks in. Chrome Font identifier extension can easily detect fonts from any images in no-time. In this article, we will share some of the best Chrome extensions that could help you identify fonts.
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List of 10 Best Chrome Extensions To Identify Fonts
It’s worth noting that there is plenty of font identifier extension available out there, but mentioning all of them is not possible. So, in this article, we have listed only the best font identifiers.
Whatfont is one of the best and top-rated chrome extensions available on the web-store. The great thing about Whatfont is that it can quickly identify fonts. Users need to click on the Whatfont icon and then point the cursor at the word. Whatfont extension will instantly show you the font name. Clicking on the letter opens a nifty infobox filled with font details like size, color, weight, etc.
2. Font Finder
Although Font Finder is made for web developers, it can be used by a regular Chrome user. If you want to know the font used in any webpage, you need to select the font, right-click and select the ‘Find fonts in this frame’ option. The font finder extension will automatically show you every detail about the font. Another unique feature is replacing font type on the live web page, enabling users to test out specific fonts before finalizing one.
Fontanello is for those searching for an easy way to display the basic typographic style of the text just by right-clicking on it. It’s an extremely lightweight chrome extension that shows enough details about the font you are about to pick. Fontanello throws some lights on the fonts’ essential details like the text style, typeface, weight, size, color, other CSS styles, etc.
FontScanner is a little bit different compared to all others listed in the article. Instead of readily identifying fonts in the Chrome browser, FontScanner performs a scan and generates a list of font files that it detects on a page. That means it just helps developers and designers to find the font-family names set of each element. FontScanner needed to be used with other font identifier extension like WhatFont to grab more details.
According to the Chrome web store listing, WhatFontIs maintains a database of over 600,000+ fonts. It uses its huge database of fonts to identify your selected font. The great thing about WhatFontIs is that after identifying the font, WhatFontIs suggests more fonts that look similar to those you are searching for.
6. Style Scout
Although not famous, Style Scout is still one of the best free font identifier extension that you can use. The free Chrome extension lets you identify fonts used in any webpage or photo. Apart from that fonts, Style Scout is also capable enough to identify the color codes.
As the name of the chrome extension says, WhatRuns is a chrome extension that will help you discover everything that’s used on a website. It can quickly identify the frameworks, analytics tools, WordPress, plugins, fonts, etc.
8. Font Picker
Font Picker is one of the best and lightweight chrome extension to identify font details from any website. The user interface of Font Picker is clean and straightforward, and it shows every detail about the font that it detects. The chrome extension is not much popular, but it’s one of the best in its section.
Fontface Ninja is an all-in-one chrome extension to explore fonts within a website. It does not just identify the fonts, but it also lets you try, bookmark, and buy them directly. Web designers and webmasters heavily use the chrome extension to recognize fonts used in any website.
10. Webfonting it!
Well, if you are searching for a simple to use yet useful font finder extension for Google Chrome, then Webfonting it! might be the best pick for you. The extension is pretty much similar to the WhatsFont extension that has been listed above. To identify the font, right-click on the font, and it will give you the name, font size, color, etc.
Yes, all of the extensions listed in the article can identify fonts from webpages.
These extensions are 100% safe to use. All of the extensions were available on the Chrome web store.
So, these are the best Google Chrome extensions to Identify fonts. If you know any other font identifiers like these, let us know in the comment box below. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.
This post was written by Amarnath Chakraborty and was first posted to TechViral
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