From 9–5 to a Successful SaaS Product!
On a warm June evening in 2022, I was sitting with a childhood friend in a rooftop cafe alongside the Yamuna river, which is quite rare in Delhi’s bustling cityscape. Having just resigned from my job two months ago, I wanted to build something with the hope of never returning to a traditional 9-5 🥲.
So, we discussed startups, ideas, and building products. But, truth be told, we felt stuck, out of groundbreaking ideas, or so it seemed. That night, I came home, gave an idea, “an all-in-one browser extension for web development,” a thought, and started coding foolishly without any plan for validation or distribution. That was the night SuperDev Pro began to happen.
The concept was born out of my own frustration. Back in 2021, I was wrestling with 10+ browser extensions to inspect, edit, and refine websites. But all these extensions lacked something, and had some bugs and inconsistent UI. I needed something better, so I decided to built it myself.
Building this extension was a challenging journey, especially as a first-time browser extension developer, and that too while Chrome API was undergoing significant changes. I spent months diving into MDN and Chrome API docs to figure out how browsers work and read about almost everything CSS.
After working on the extension for 3 straight months, 7 days a week, 14 hours a day 😬, I launched it on ProductHunt, completely free. It was a hit, ranking 8th, with 217 upvotes and 50 comments. Within two months, we trended in Japan due to a tweet (100k views) by a prominent handle and gained traction in Korea thanks to a blog post by a well-known website, leading to thousands of installs.
February 1, 2023, marked a significant milestone 🎉: the launch of SuperDev Pro’s paid version. From day one, free users began converting to the paid version. I also launched SuperDev Pro on a few more platforms and built a fantastic website that improved our conversion rate by 4x. It’s been a year since launching the paid version, and the goal of avoiding a traditional 9-5 job has been achieved.
Over the past 19 months, SuperDev Pro evolved from a personal necessity into a robust tool that addresses the daily challenges developers and designers face with over 12,000 lines of code and more than 110 updates. Seeing it used by 2000+ developers with paid users from 28+ countries is incredibly fulfilling.
Used by Thousands
SuperDev Pro is used by 2000+ awesome folks around the world to deliver world-class websites. See what they have to say.
Excellent addition to toolkit
The user experience is intuitive and easy to navigate. An excellent addition to my toolkit.
Makes job much easier
That’s great! It will make every designer and developer’s job so much easier 💪.
This plugin is awesome and really easy to use.
Quite handy tool
Quite handy tool! Picking colors and Text Edit are my favorites :)
Going to love this
Developers and designers are going to love this!
Can replace multiple tools
Wow, this looks cool, it can actually replace multiple tools I use. Thank you!
Extremely useful features for me as a designer. Great job!
Life saver for coders
The extension is a life saver and would improve dramatically production times for developers and coders. I use it daily and purchased the PRO for this reason.
Wow, this is a super user-friendly widget for designers! Can’t tell you how much UI/UX designers hate using the browser console.
Very useful for nerds
I am so excited to use this. It looks great and is very useful for us nerds.
Like the way it works
A really potent tool for designers and developers, I really like the way it works.
Whole toolkit in the browser
Promising! With all its features, it’s like having a whole toolkit right in your browser.
Great extension for developers
Great extension for frontend developers. Page ruler is an amazing feature.
Awesome addition to toolbelt
An awesome addition to a developer or designer’s toolbelt. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will definitely get some value from this.
Very useful extension
Great work. As a developer, I can really say that this is a very useful extension.
Love this tool
Love this tool! As a developer, I must have tried it and it is awesome.
It’s packed with features that make my life much easier and more efficient.
Build beautiful websites faster
SuperDev Pro has been extensively used while building this website, so if you love this website, you will love SuperDev Pro too. Join web developers and designers from 28+ countries who have already said goodbye to tedious debugging with Inspect Element.