11 Extensions That Power My Firefox

by on December 5, 2007
in Firefox, Softwares




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I always want to share my experience with different things. This time, it’s about different extensions I use with my Firefox. First, let’s take a look what Firefox is.

Firefox is the next generation browser which is more faster, secure and fully customizable to surf the web. As of October 2007, Firefox has 14.85% of the world’s market share in Web Browsers. It comes for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The current stable version available for download is 2.0.0.9, which was released on 1 November 2007. Download here. That’s enough, I guess… Eh? :D

Firefox Extensions

Using extensions (add-ons) with Firefox can enhance your browsing experience by 200%. I also use many extensions to get the most out of it. Below is a list of extensions I use:

1. Boost for Firefox

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Boost is an extension for Firefox which customize your Facebook experience with custom skins, 30+ special features, selectable options, pop-up notifications, an integrated toolbar, custom album viewers, hidden access and a lot more! Download here.

2. Download Statusbar

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With this little extension, you can view and manage your downloads from a tidy status bar at the bottom, without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing. It auto hides itself when not in use, and you can even pause downloads and resume them in your next session. Get yours from here!

3. FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)

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FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up — It will actually rebuild your extensions individually into installable .xpi files. Now you can easily synchronize your office and home browsers. Read the full review or download it.

4. FireFTP

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FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers. Plus it has some really cool advance features like directory comparison, syncing directories while navigating, SSL encryption, search/filtering, integrity checks, remote editing, drag & drop, file hashing, and much more!

5. Google Browser Sync

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Google Browser Sync for Firefox is an extension that continuously synchronizes your browser settings – including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords – across your computers. It also allows you to restore open tabs and windows across different machines and browser sessions.

6. Google Notebook

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With Google Notebook, you can browse, clip, and organize information from across the web in a single online location that’s accessible from any computer. Planning a trip? Researching a product? Just add clippings to your notebook. You won’t ever have to leave your browser window. If you note down every small thing, then this one’s for you. :)

7. Greasemonkey

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Greasemonkey allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript. Read a brief review here or download it.

8. Screengrab!

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Screengrab saves what u can see in the window, the entire page or just a selection, a particular frame. It can save whole pages as images.

9. StumbleUpon Toolbar

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Channel surf the internet with the StumbleUpon toolbar to find great websites, videos, photos and more based on your interests. StumbleUpon learns what you like and makes better recommendations. With StumbleUpon you can also connect with friends and share your discoveries, meet people that have similar interests, and check out what other people are discovering.

10. User Agent Switcher

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User Agent Switcher adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of the browser. You can have multiple user agents and select which one to use with the help of the menu. No need to manually change the user agent :) I basically installed this to bypass the MegaUpload slot limit, but the trick doesn’t work anymore. lol

11. WML Browser

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WML Browser allows you to simulate WAP browsing by viewing WML (Wireless Markup Language) pages in Mozilla, SeaMonkey or Mozilla Firefox. Unfortunately, WBMP (Wireless Bitmap) images are not supported.

My Disabled Plugins

I also have few more extensions, but are disabled.

1. Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus filter ads from web-pages.

2. Better Gmail

This extension is a compilation of the best Greasemonkey scripts available for Gmail. It doesn’t work with the new Gmail, Gina Trapani says that she is currently worknig on the new version.

3. CoRank It!

CoRank It! is a social bookmarking service similar to Digg.

4. Gmail Skins

Gmail Skins doesn’t work with the new Gmail version. I’m still waiting for an update. It has skins and some other extra features for Gmail.

5. ImgLikeOpera

ImgLikeOpera allows you to load only the images that you want in Firefox browser (similar to Opera). This extension is very useful for non broadband users.

These were the extensions that power my Firefox. What extensions do you use? Do share them with me.

Bonus!

firefox-wallpaper

Yesterday, I found this very cool Firefox wallpaper. I hope you guys like it :) Download it from here.

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