Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy

Essential Firefox Add-ons

I was chatting with a friend last night about Firefox. We were talking about our favorite add-ons that make the experience that much better. In case you’re new to using the popular Mozilla browser, or if you want to spice things up, you should take a minute to check out what’s available.

I’ve posted a screen capture below of all of the add-ons that I’m currently using. My favorites are FireFTP, my ftp client of choice; Foxmarks, an incredible way to sync up your bookmarks across multiple computers; RSS Ticker, an add-on to create a scrolling ticker of your favorite feeds right in your browser; and Screengrab, which can capture an entire webpage (including what’s beneath the fold).

My favorite Firefox extensions

What are your favorite Firefox add-ons?

Dave

http://www.davemadethat.com

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  • I posted my Firefox plugins list a couple of days ago (it's @ http://henman.ca/blog/2009/03/07/firefox-plugins/) and there's some overlap with your list. You've reminded me to check out Morning Coffee – I've been using Firefox to just remember open tabs but sometimes I don't want/need to keep a page open all day, just so it's there the next morning.

  • Thanks Paul, I'll check it out.

  • Jerad

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  • Evernote and Forecastfox

  • In addition to a lot of the add-ons above, I'm a big fan of Better Flickr (adds some editor-like features to text fields), Link Alert (ads a small icon to the cursor based on the linked file-type), TinyURL Creator (one-click TinyURLs to your clipboard), TabMixPlus (greater control over tab behavior), Uppity (simply navigates “up” a directory level from the current URL).

    I also use IETab on my Windows machine because some web programmers out there still think we all use IE.

  • Great tip, thanks. I need that Flickr one.

    Cheers.

  • Power Twitter: if at work using Firefox, unable to install any program to your computer, like TweetDeck, and the only way to communicate is via Twitter.com website. It's Twitter.com on Steroids. ;)

  • As a mostly-Opera user, I've found FireGestures makes Firefox almost entirely liveable. It lets you use mouse gestures to close tabs, go back/forward a page, etc. A lovely add-on — actually it's the only one I really use, since I only use Forefox for a few things.

    But I might have to grab Screengrab — that sounds very useful.

  • Oh yes, I forgot about Power Twitter. I deleted it a while ago, but I need
    to give that another try.

    Cheers,
    D

  • Screengrab is great. FireGestures sounds pretty cool too.

    Thanks Andrew.
    You're comment has been approved. :-) It only seems to be you that Disqus
    keeps holding for moderation. Are you using 15 different emails to post
    comments? Weird.

    D

  • Just this one, I'm pretty sure. Perhaps it disagrees with Opera 9 somehow.

  • Blocked again. Sorry man, it's got to be Opera.

    Poor spelling and extreme brevity brought to you by iPhone.

    http://www.davemadethat.com

  • blisshome

    Let me count the ways: AdBlock Plus (I'm sometimes shocked when I see how many ads there are on web pages when viewed without this gem), NoScript (for the js paranoid control freak), IE Tab, Greasemonkey, Duplicate Tab, FireFTP, SQLite Manager (great for adding bookmarks to bookmark folders), Firebug, Web Developer…

    Also, thanks for the great PodCamp Nashville this past weekend. Your efforts (along with those of all the organizers and volunteers) are greatly appreciated.

  • Thanks for the tips and nice feedback.

    Cheers!

  • Hey Dave, thanks for starting this discussion! One of the coolest I've found is TinEye. With a simple right click you can do an “image search” to find that image and variations of it across the Internet. As a photog buff, I love it. Professionally, I can search an image to find out if a photo on a client's website (or an entire website) is being used without authorization by someone else. I found out that my client who sells Eden Pure Heaters had his entire site duplicated on URL that…well, liked the letter x.

  • Thanks for the tip. I'll check that one out for sure.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • williyamb

    Ecommerce Web Design It lets you use mouse gestures to close tabs, go back/forward a page, etc.I've been using Firefox to just remember open tabs but sometimes I don't want/need to keep a page open all day, just so it's there the next morning.