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screenshotExtension Source Downloader  |  Download Download the source code for chrome extensions via toolbar popup in .zip or .crx formats.

Some of the important features of the Extension Source Downloader addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Extension Source Downloader.

In short, Extension Source Downloader is a lite addon that lets download the source code for all chrome extensions in zip or crx format from browser toolbar popup. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use Extension Source Downloader

  • Has toolbar popup with an input area to add extension URL.

  • Can download extensions in ZIP and CRX formats.

  • Remembers the last valid chrome extension URL and ID.

  • Available for Chrome browser on all operating systems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Extension Source Downloader?

    This addon helps you download the source code for chrome extensions. Please open the toolbar popup and add a valid extension URL in the designated input field (top section). You can also navigate to the chrome web store, find an extension, and then open the toolbar popup. The URL for the active tab will be automatically inserted into the input field. Once the URL is added, the related extension ID will be extracted and written in the - Current extension ID - area. Now, please click on the - Download as CRX - or - Download as ZIP - buttons to start downloading the extension as .zip or .crx formats. Please note that the progress bar in the toolbar popup shows you the current progress for downloading the extension. Once downloading is done, the final file will be downloaded to the default download location on your machine.

  • 2. How can I work with this addon?

    Working with this addon is very easy. Simply add it to your browser and then open the toolbar popup. As mentioned above, you can either add a URL for chrome extension manually in the input field or navigate to the chrome web store and browse an extension. Once the URL and ID are ready in the toolbar popup, you can click on the download buttons (CRX or ZIP) to download the extension to your machine. Please note that the last URL and ID are stored in the memory, so every time you open the toolbar popup, you will see the last data rendered in the URL and ID sections.

  • 3. How can I disable the addon?

    To disable the addon, please head to the extensions page in your browser and then click on the disable button next to the extensions name.

  • 4. Is there a settings page available for this addon?

    No, this addon does not have a separate settings or options page. All you need is available in the toolbar popup UI.

  • 5. Can I download extensions from other stores (i.e. Firefox, Opera or Edge)?

    No, currently this addon is only working with Chrome Web Store. To download extensions from other stores, please try different plugins/websites.

  • 6. Is this addon available for Firefox browser?

    No, currently this addon is only available for the Chrome browser. In the future, it might be release for Firefox and other browsers as well.

  • 7. Does this addon has a history of downloaded URLs?

    No, this addon does not have any history. It only has a memory to store the last valid URL and ID. As mentioned above, every time you open the toolbar popup, the last data will be rendered in the designated areas.

  • 8. Where can I find the privacy policy for Extension Source Downloader?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.

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Submitting Bugs

Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).

Please enter the name of the extension (addon).

Please enter the current version of the extension.

Please be as specific as possible. Basically, describe what happened, what you were doing when it happened, and why you think it is a problem.

Describe the step-by-step process required to reproduce the issue you are reporting. Be specific when describing these steps by providing as much detail as possible.

Please try to leave a link to a screenshot for the specific bug or error report.

Please enter your operating system.

Please enter your browser and its current vesrion.

Please enter your email address.

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