Extensions add some great functionality to Firefox. Although with thousands available, your web browser can quickly become overloaded. But what if you had to pay for them, which extensions would you really install?
Here’s ten extensions I use on daily basis and have made the effort to installing them on more than one machine on a number of occasions.
Foxmarks - If you use more than one machine (linux, vista, apple etc), get Foxmaks to synchronise your bookmarks between all your machines, acts as a backup too.
CoComment - Create more micro-blogging content with CoComment. Every time you leave a comment on various blogs, YouTube or Flickr etc, have CoComment website produce an RSS feed.
InFormEnter - If your a web developer or blogger I couldn’t recommend this pluggin more, one of my favourite for saving time. I know your browser has smart forms, i.e. remembers what you’d written in pervious forms, but sometimes they become a little overcrowded.
Delicious - I think most people would probably not use delicious if it wasn’t for this extension?
SearchStatus - If your concern about Google ranking of your website’s, like to spy on the competition or concern who you link to then this add-on gives you Alexa and Google Page rank in the bottom right hand side.
Google Notebook - Have quick snippets of text available within your browser, useful for regular used HTML and formulating blog posts. I lke this because I can share text between multiple machines.
Picnik - This extension allows you edit images you find on web pages online (IE and Firefox). When your done you can send them to flick, photobucket or just save them to your desktop. I’ve briefly mentioned this one before.
vtigerCRM Toolbar - This won’t interest 99% of people unless you have the excellent vTiger CRM’s (Customer Relationship Management Software). This toolbar allows us quick access to our CRM to add contacts, leads, notes and task etc.
Web Developer Toolbar - This tool bar provides a loads of features that can make a web developers life alot easier. Some of my favourite features are window resizing for testing on smaller displays, div ordering, line guides and auto form populating.
Text Formatting Toolbar - Recently our company has gone a little Wiki mad. So this toolbar makes inserting wiki code a lot easier. Not into Wiki’s, you can also use it to insert HTML and BBcode.
Your Firefox Extensions
I’d love to know which Firefox extension you can’t live without. You might only have two extension you would pay for or it maybe twenty? You may have a similar list as mine or extensions that do the same job but are slightly better?
To get us started I have tagged a couple of my favourite blogs who generally blog about different things to give us a wider spectrum…
- Education - http://edu.blogs.com/
- Graphic Design - http://www.davidairey.com/
- Enterprise IT - http://theitmanagersjournal.blogspot.com/
- SEO - http://www.pinkhatseo.info/
- Affiliate Marketing - http://www.affiliateblog.co.uk/
- Business - http://www.smallbiztrends.com/
- Web 2.0/Digital Marketing - http://digitalagency.typepad.com/
- Web Design - http://www.randomsequence.com/mrwalker/