Sunday, July 31, 2011

10 Essential Firefox Add-ons

Firefox has still got the majority of market share when it comes to web browsers. And no wonder, it has got a vast variety of Add-ons to choose from. Here is an alphabetic list of 10 essentially important Add-ons that would make your life easier on the web.


1-ClickWeather

1-ClickWeather for Firefox enables users to quickly view current weather conditions including regional Doppler radar maps (with severe weather alerts, when applicable) and/or international satellite maps and up to 5 days of forecast information within the browser and allows for instant access to detailed and customized weather content including hour-by-hour and 10-day forecasts and user-selectable video synopsis of weather conditions for the next 72 hours by On-Camera Meteorologists from The Weather Channel through clickable icons. All weather data is provided by weather.com.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1-clickweather/


Unfortunately though, for Firefox 4/5, you need to fix it to make it work. But it's quite easy, and it's definitely worth it, see here:

http://www.tuxgarage.com/2011/08/fix-1-clickweather-add-on-for-firefox.html

Adblock Plus

Annoyed by adverts? Troubled by tracking? Bothered by banners? Install Adblock Plus now to regain control of the internet and change the way that you view the web.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/


All-in-One Sidebar

AiOS lets you open various windows as sidebar panels, and quickly switch between them. So it put an end to the window chaos! In addition to bookmarks and history it opens dialogues such as downloads, add-ons and more in the sidebar.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/all-in-one-sidebar/


Brief (RSS Feeds Reader)

Brief makes reading RSS feeds as easy and intuitive as it gets. Designed to have exactly the right set of features, it is powerful and simple at the same time. Feeds are presented on a seamless, interactive page which let's you bookmark and tag items with a single click.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/brief/


DownThemAll!

DownThemAll is the first and only download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox.

DownThemAll is all you can desire from a download manager: it features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 4x and it allows you to pause and resume downloads at any time.

DownThemAll is fast, reliable and easy-to-use! It lets you download all the links or images contained in a webpage and much more: you can refine your downloads by fully customizable criteria to get only what you really want! Be in full control over your downloads, dedicated speed and number of parallel connections at any time. Use Metalinks or add mirrors manually to download a file from different servers at the same time.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/downthemall/


Flashblock

Flashblock takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with Macromedia Flash content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to download and then view the Flash content.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/

FoxyProxy Basic/Standard

FoxyProxy is an advanced proxy management tool that completely replaces Firefox's limited proxying capabilities. It offers more features than SwitchProxy, ProxyButton, QuickProxy, xyzproxy, ProxyTex, TorButton, etc.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/foxyproxy-basic/
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/foxyproxy-standard/


NoScript

The best security you can get in a web browser!
Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/


Video DownloadHelper

The easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites.
This works also for audio and picture galleries.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/


Xmarks Sync

Xmarks is the #1 bookmarking add-on. It takes only a moment to get up and running with Xmarks. After you install the add-on, click on the notification to set up Xmarks and start backing up and synchronizing your bookmarks. Install Xmarks on each computer you use, and it seamlessly integrates with your web browser and keeps your bookmarks safely backed up and in sync.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/xmarks-sync/

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