Firefox Add-ons challenge

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by genach13, May 4, 2008.

  1. genach13

    genach13 Guest

    Hello all!

    Firstly, I must admit my addiction to Firefox - i have many bits and pieces that I use aka extensions/add-ons.

    This is my TOP 10:
    Google Notebook
    WebMail Notifier

    But there's always time to discover new ones :) so this is why I'm asking you, if you use Firefox, which add-ons are your favorites?
  2. cyber

    cyber OSNN One Post Wonder


    I am more of a web developer, and I love

    Web Developer
    Google Notebook
    Fire uploader
  3. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    cyber and genach13:

    can you provide links and/or descriptions for the plugins you guys use?

  4. genach13

    genach13 Guest

  5. SkyFuser

    SkyFuser Techtard in Training Political User

    California. I'm paranoid
    Adblock Plus - block adds
    DownloadHelper - downloads streaming videos and other links you clicked on
    Foxmarks - multiple computer bookmark synchronizer
    Open Download - run .exe files from Firefox
    Right-click Link - Click links that're not hyperlinks
    Update Scanner - searces pages for updates (useful if they don't provide RSS or Atom)

    I will provide links to them in a bit.
    I have those addons on every computer. Can't function properly without them :D
    Last edited: May 4, 2008
  6. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    thanks guys.. just trying to help you guys create more valuable posts as I'm assuming most of you found your way here due to the contest :)

    Sky: when you come back for the links, you can edit your existing post to put them in.
  7. Oldenbear

    Oldenbear Virtual Teacher

    I found the IE tab to be very useful. Unfortunately it hasn't been updated to support Firefox 2.
  8. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    IE Tab works with Firefox 1.5 through 3.0beta3

    What makes you think it doesn't support Firefox 2?
  9. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

    Ottawa, Ontario
    Application: Firefox (2008040413)
    Operating System: WINNT (x86-msvc)

    Total number of items: 52

    - AboutPlug 1.4
    Adds link to about:plugins to menu Help
    - Adblock Filterset.G Updater
    Synchronizes Adblock with Filterset.G
    - Adblock Plus
    Ads were yesterday!
    - Better GCal 0.2.2
    Enhances Google Calendar with Greasemonkey user scripts.
    - Better Gmail 2 0.3.5
    Enhances the new Gmail interface with Greasemonkey user scripts. Only compatible with the NEW Gmail interface.
    - Better GReader 0.2.3
    Enhances Google Reader with Greasemonkey user scripts.
    - Better YouTube 0.4.2
    Enhances YouTube with Greasemonkey user scripts.
    - BlockSite 0.7
    Block websites you don't want to visit ever again!
    - CLEO 3.3.1
    Create multi-addon install package (Cleopack)
    - ColorfulTabs 2.0.11
    Colorful Tabs colors every tab in a different color and makes them easy to distinguish while beautifying the overall appeal of the interface.
    - Compact Menu 2 2.0.4
    Duplicates the menubar on the toolbar as a menu of menus.
    - CustomizeGoogle 0.72
    Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam.
    - CuteMenus2 2.1
    Iconifies your menus and popups with XP skin.
    - Define Word 0.8.2
    Look up definition of selected text
    - Download Statusbar
    View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar
    - Extended Statusbar 1.2.7
    A Statusbar with Speed, Percentage, Time and loaded size (like Opera's one)
    - Extension List Dumper 1.13.1
    Dumps a list of the installed extensions.
    - Extension Manager Extended
    Use the extension manager to view the id and the folder of an extension.
    - Fasterfox 2.0.0
    Performance and network tweaks for Firefox.
    - Favicon Picker 2
    This extension adds UI for replacing bookmark icons.
    - FavLoc 1.1
    Easily download to commonly used locations.
    - FEBE 5.3.1
    FEBE - Backup your Firefox data
    - Fission 0.9.5
    Progress bar in the address bar (Safari style).
    - Flagfox 3.2.3
    Displays a flag depicting the location of the current server
    - Font Finder 0.5a
    Get all CSS styles of selected text.
    - Forecastfox 0.9.6
    Get international weather forecasts and display it in any toolbar or statusbar with this highly customizable extension.
    - Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer 2.0.45
    Synchronizes your bookmarks across machines.
    - Gmail Manager 0.5.4
    Gmail accounts management and new mail notifications.
    - GooglePreview 3.11
    Inserts web site previews in Google and Yahoo search results.
    - Greasemonkey 0.7.20080121.0
    A User Script Manager for Firefox
    - IE View Lite 1.3.2
    Cut down version of IE View by Paul Roub.
    - ImageHost Grabber 1.3.6
    Downloads all the images hosted on many of the popular free image hosts.
    - Java Console 6.0.06
    - Java Console 6.0.03
    - Java Console 6.0.04
    - MinimizeToTray
    Minimizes Mozilla windows into the system tray
    - No Go Buttons 0.1.1
    Remove Go buttons from the Address and Search bars.
    - Nuke Anything Enhanced 0.68.1
    Allow hiding of almost anything via context menu
    - Organize Status Bar 0.5.2
    Organize your status bar icons.
    - Password Exporter 1.1
    Export and import your saved passwords.
    - Personas for Firefox 0.9.2
    Themes, skins, fur coats and more.
    - Restart Firefox 0.3
    Restart Firefox with ease
    - Searchbar Autosizer 1.3.7
    Expand the searchbox as you type
    - Smart Bookmarks Bar 1.4
    Hides bookmarks' names in the bookmarks bar.
    - Stylish 0.5.6
    Customize the look of websites and of the user interface.
    - Tab Mix Plus 0.3.6
    Tab browsing with an added boost.
    - Tools Menu Organiser 0.1.3
    Remove unwanted Tools menu items.
    - UI Tweaker (Formerly Toolbar Cleanup) 1.7.0
    This extension allows you to tweak various aspects of the browser's UI.
    - Update Notifier
    Notifies you when updates are available for your extensions and themes.
    - URL Fixer 1.4.3
    Fixes common misspellings in URLs entered in the address bar.
    - Usage Counter 0.2.1
    Tells you how much time you have spent using Firefox.
    - Web Developer 1.1.5
    Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.
  10. gardenia

    gardenia OSNN One Post Wonder

    Hi there: Didn't know there were so many FF addons, the only one I use is the smiley addon :)-
  11. inghamc

    inghamc OSNN One Post Wonder

    Between work and personal servers, desktops, notebooks, internet tablets and phones, I access the Web from any number of browsers, OSes and devices on a given day. I decided long ago that anywhere, any-device access trumps my privacy paranoia for most of my data, and with reasonable precautions the list of exceptions continues to shrink. My bookmark and RSS feed collections were among the first casualties here.

    Digg and might have larger communities, but in my experience Google Bookmarks/Reader plugins are more ubiquitous across browsers and devices. For Firefox this makes GMarks and/or Google Bookmarks Button one of my first installed add-ons.

    is not only one of those clever ideas I wish I had come up with, but its implementation is also fantastic. In exchange for letting know what blogs you read and trust, and (when the add-on toolbar button is enabled) what URLs you're visiting in your current session, you'll get notified as you surf when a page or site you're visiting was blogged about by someone who's opinion you care about, with a chance to read that entry without leaving your current page.

    Add-ons that tweak colors and settings are great, but add-ons like BlogRovr (and the already-mentioned Adblock Plus and Stylish) enhance the content being browsed, and therefore make Firefox my surfing/research/development browser of choice :cool:
  12. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

    Ottawa, Ontario
    There are over 1000's of addons, my list is a bit over the top, even though I use each one almost every day, most people would not. But I do have most of the common ones people do use.