Firefox Add-ons challenge

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genach13

Guest
#1
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:
Forecast
gDocsBar
FoxyTunes
FireFTP
Google Notebook
PicLens
meebo
WebMail Notifier
Twitbin
Zotero

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?
 

fitz

Woah.. I'm still here?
Staff member
Political User
#3
cyber and genach13:

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

Thanks.
 

SkyFuser

Techtard in Training
Political User
#5
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
 
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fitz

Woah.. I'm still here?
Staff member
Political User
#6
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.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#9
Application: Firefox 2.0.0.14 (2008040413)
Operating System: WINNT (x86-msvc)

Total number of items: 52

- AboutPlug 1.4
http://www.jasnapaka.com/mozilla/aboutplug/
Adds link to about:plugins to menu Help
- Adblock Filterset.G Updater 0.3.1.3
http://www.pierceive.com/
Synchronizes Adblock with Filterset.G
- Adblock Plus 0.7.5.4
http://adblockplus.org/
Ads were yesterday!
- Better GCal 0.2.2
http://www.ginatrapani.org/workshop/firefox/bettergcal/
Enhances Google Calendar with Greasemonkey user scripts.
- Better Gmail 2 0.3.5
http://www.ginatrapani.org/workshop/firefox/bettergmail2/
Enhances the new Gmail interface with Greasemonkey user scripts. Only compatible with the NEW Gmail interface.
- Better GReader 0.2.3
http://ginatrapani.org/workshop/firefox/bettergreader/
Enhances Google Reader with Greasemonkey user scripts.
- Better YouTube 0.4.2
http://www.ginatrapani.org/workshop/firefox/betteryoutube/
Enhances YouTube with Greasemonkey user scripts.
- BlockSite 0.7
Block websites you don't want to visit ever again!
- CLEO 3.3.1
http://customsoftwareconsult.com/extensions
Create multi-addon install package (Cleopack)
- ColorfulTabs 2.0.11
http://www.binaryturf.com/
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
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/108029/author/
Duplicates the menubar on the toolbar as a menu of menus.
- CustomizeGoogle 0.72
http://www.customizegoogle.com/
Enhance Google search results and remove ads and spam.
- CuteMenus2 2.1
http://varun21.googlepages.com
Iconifies your menus and popups with XP skin.
- Define Word 0.8.2
http://www.mertner.com/allan
Look up definition of selected text
- Download Statusbar 0.9.6.1
http://downloadstatusbar.mozdev.org/
View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar
- Extended Statusbar 1.2.7
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1433
A Statusbar with Speed, Percentage, Time and loaded size (like Opera's one)
- Extension List Dumper 1.13.1
http://sogame.awardspace.com/
Dumps a list of the installed extensions.
- Extension Manager Extended 2.6.3.2
http://extended.spanglerco.com/
Use the extension manager to view the id and the folder of an extension.
- Fasterfox 2.0.0
http://fasterfox.mozdev.org/
Performance and network tweaks for Firefox.
- Favicon Picker 2 0.3.4.3
This extension adds UI for replacing bookmark icons.
- FavLoc 1.1
http://favloc.fligtar.com
Easily download to commonly used locations.
- FEBE 5.3.1
http://customsoftwareconsult.com/extensions
FEBE - Backup your Firefox data
- Fission 0.9.5
http://mozilla.zeniko.ch/fission.html
Progress bar in the address bar (Safari style).
- Flagfox 3.2.3
http://flagfox.servehttp.com/
Displays a flag depicting the location of the current server
- Font Finder 0.5a
http://www.bendodson.com/extensions/
Get all CSS styles of selected text.
- Forecastfox 0.9.6
http://forecastfox.mozdev.org/
Get international weather forecasts and display it in any toolbar or statusbar with this highly customizable extension.
- Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer 2.0.45
http://www.foxmarks.com/
Synchronizes your bookmarks across machines.
- Gmail Manager 0.5.4
http://www.longfocus.com/firefox/gmanager/
Gmail accounts management and new mail notifications.
- GooglePreview 3.11
http://ackroyd.de/googlepreview/
Inserts web site previews in Google and Yahoo search results.
- Greasemonkey 0.7.20080121.0
http://www.greasespot.net/
A User Script Manager for Firefox
- IE View Lite 1.3.2
http://www.graysonmixon.com/extension/
Cut down version of IE View by Paul Roub.
- ImageHost Grabber 1.3.6
http://cybormatt.googlepages.com/
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 0.0.1.2006102615+
http://minimizetotray.mozdev.org/
Minimizes Mozilla windows into the system tray
- No Go Buttons 0.1.1
http://camp.virtualventures.ca/~peterss/extensions/nogobuttons/
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
http://yellow5.us/firefox/osb/
Organize your status bar icons.
- Password Exporter 1.1
http://passwordexporter.fligtar.com
Export and import your saved passwords.
- Personas for Firefox 0.9.2
http://people.mozilla.com/~cbeard/personas/
Themes, skins, fur coats and more.
- Restart Firefox 0.3
http://extensions.jedbrown.net
Restart Firefox with ease
- Searchbar Autosizer 1.3.7
http://searchbarautosizer.mozdev.org
Expand the searchbox as you type
- Smart Bookmarks Bar 1.4
http://remy.juteau.free.fr
Hides bookmarks' names in the bookmarks bar.
- Stylish 0.5.6
http://userstyles.org/stylish/
Customize the look of websites and of the user interface.
- Tab Mix Plus 0.3.6
http://tmp.garyr.net
Tab browsing with an added boost.
- Tools Menu Organiser 0.1.3
http://camp.virtualventures.ca/~peterss/extensions/toolsorganiser/
Remove unwanted Tools menu items.
- UI Tweaker (Formerly Toolbar Cleanup) 1.7.0
http://www.supernova00.biz/firefox-downloads/uitweaker/index.html
This extension allows you to tweak various aspects of the browser's UI.
- Update Notifier 0.1.5.3
http://www.longfocus.com/firefox/updatenotifier
Notifies you when updates are available for your extensions and themes.
- URL Fixer 1.4.3
http://www.chrisfinke.com/addons/url-fixer/
Fixes common misspellings in URLs entered in the address bar.
- Usage Counter 0.2.1
http://www.undermined.org/projects/view/2
Tells you how much time you have spent using Firefox.
- Web Developer 1.1.5
http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/
Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.
 

inghamc

OSNN Newbie
#11
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 del.icio.us 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.

BlogRovr
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 blogrovr.com 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:
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#12
Hi there: Didn't know there were so many FF addons, the only one I use is the smiley addon :)-
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.
 

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