Building a Custom Chrome Extension for Business

What are Chrome extensions?

Chrome extensions are browser extensions that customize the look and feel of the Google Chrome browser. They can add custom buttons or menus, change the look and feel of the browser, or track browsing history.

What are some things that a Chrome extension can do?

Chrome extensions can do a variety of things in the business context. Here are some examples of what you can do with a custom Chrome extension:

Add custom buttons or menus to existing websites, allowing you to add in custom functionality such as data exports or custom actions. The most common use case is to automatically extract data from a website as your users interact with it, and send that data to a database by way of an API. Another common use is to use AI-assisted writing and grammar tools to increase productivity.

Customize the look and feel of websites. For example you could build an extension to organize the data in a different way, or to make the website more readable by adding a night mode or font size options.

Track browsing history. This could be used for marketing purposes to see what kind of websites users are visiting, or for security purposes to identify potential malicious websites.

What can they NOT do?

Things that a Chrome extension cannot do include:

  • Change the behavior of the browser
  • Access sensitive data
  • Filter emails

Can we make a custom Chrome extension for our business?

Yes, it is possible to make a custom Chrome extension for business. If you are familiar with Javascript, it may be possible to create the extension yourself. Creating a Chrome extension is not as difficult as it sounds, and Google helpfully provides a Getting started guide to help you get started.

You can also choose to hire a developer to create a custom Chrome extension for your business. This may be a good option if you want to create a more complex extension, or if you don‘t have the time or resources to create the extension yourself.


  • CRMs/ERPs
  • Payment Gateways
  • Accounting Systems
  • Lead Managements Tools
  • Web Apps
  • Legacy Systems
  • E-Commerce Systems
  • Freight/Shipping Systems
  • Social Media
  • Email Services

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