easily download and save chrome extensions to your computer - the official version from Chrome-Extension-Downloader.com
This is the official version from chrome-extension-downloader.com
How does this extension work?
Right click on an extension-link and select the context-menu item "Download Chrome Extension".
Another way is to open a chrome extension in webstore. Now an icon appears in the address bar to download the extension. Just click on it.
How does Chrome-Extension-Downloader work?
Even Chrome has to connect to a server and download the extension for installing it into your Chrome Browser.
The URL for getting the extension directly is the following:
You have to replace the 4 tildes (~~~~) with the ID of the extension you want to download.
For example if you want to download Google Maps you can find the extension on https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-maps/lneaknkopdijkpnocmklfnjbeapigfbh.
The extracted ID of Google Maps is lneaknkopdijkpnocmklfnjbeapigfbh.
The direct download URL for Google Maps will be https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx?response=redirect&x=id%3Dlneaknkopdijkpnocmklfnjbeapigfbh%26uc.
The downloaded file will always be named as extension_[version].crx.
In our example with Google Maps it is extension_5_2_7.crx,
because the current version of Google Maps is 5.2.7.
What is Chrome-Extension-Downloader doing?
◆ Check if it's a valid Chrome Web Store url
◆ Parse the ID of the given URL
◆ Check if the given ID is valid
◆ Parse the name of the extension from Chrome Web Store
◆ Send the extension file with corrected filename directly to you.