Wappalyzer for Chrome
is a lightweight add-on that enables you to identify eCommerce platforms, advertising networks, analytics and other important technologies used in the websites you are visiting.
Given the nature of the utility, you need to have
installed on your computer. The installation is a quick process that entails adding the add-on from the Chrome store and then restarting the browser. The add-on can be found in the upper right corner of the browser and it integrates seamlessly into the web browser’s streamlined interface.
The extension is also designed to collect information on hundreds of web applications, organic data that is afterwards aggregated through the add-on. Not only does this help you get valuable insight into the software industry, but it can also lend a hand to developers who may be looking for new potential customers.
The idea behind the extension is to display the platforms used by various websites, such as advertisement networks, analytics, blogs, build/CI systems, cache tools, CDN, database managers, e-commerce, editors, font scripts captchas, CMS, comment system, databases or document management systems, just to name a few.
Functionality wise, the tool is as simple to use as it looks. Therefore, if you are browsing the web and find various web design elements you like or want to add to your website, then all you need to do is click on the icon. The add-on displays a list of the technologies used in no particular order.
Regardless of whether you are just curious or perhaps you want to create a website just as smooth and optimal as the ones you are visiting, Wappalyzer for Chrome can help you find out the technologies behind the sites you like.