Thursday, January 19, 2012

Best Firefox Addons


Custom Interface

Stratiform
Make your own colour scheme and theme with an easy to use interface.
All-In One Sidebar
Access bookmarks, history, downloads, add-ons and more from a sidebar.
Omnibar
Combine the redundant address and search bars into one, just like in Google Chrome.
Tab Utilities
Feature-packed extensions for getting the most out of your tabs.
Vertical Toolbar
Move icons to the left of the browser to save vertical space


Custom Web

GreaseMonkey
Access to thousands of user-made scripts that make the Internet better.
Adblock Plus
Never see an online ad again. Also useful for blocking malware.
AdBlock Video
Watch videos online without watching ads. Works with Hulu and most networks sites.
Flash Block
Block every and all flash files until you want to see them.
NoScript
The ultimate security extension: only run scripts on sites you trust.
Thumbnail Zoom
See full size images by hovering over thumbnails on Facebook, Amazon and more.
AutoPager
Make websites and blogs keep scrolling forever and ever and ever.


Downloading

DownThemAll
Download all links or images on any website and accelerate downloads.
Download Statusbar
Watch and manage your downloads at the bottom of your browser window.
DownloadHelper
Download and convert videos from a variety of websites around the web.
Ant Video Downloader
Download videos from around the web and watch them, offline, from your browser.
Skip Screen
Avoid the wait pages on Rapidshare, Megaupload, zShare, Mediafire and similar sites.


Reading

Feedly
Your own online magazine, with stories from your favorite sites.
Brief
Simple and elegant RSS reader designed to just let you read.
Readability
Save articles to read later, or read them now without ads and sidebars.
Read It Later
Save articles from the web for reading later, when have time.
EPUBReader
Open and read EPUB (ebook) files in your browser.


Shopping

Invisible Hand
Find the best price out there for anything your search or shop for.
Boo.ly
Search for an item; see a breakdown of prices in the results.
Amazon Add To WishList
Add items you find online to your Amazon wishlist, whatever site you find it on.
Windowshop
Compare prices for over 140 million products. Works in the US, UK and Germany.


Social

StumbleUpon
Click a button; see a random website relevant to your interests. Great time waster.
Shareaholic
Quickly share websites you find with your friends on any social network.
Firestatus
Update your Twitter or Facebook status by clicking a button on your toolbar.
Echofon
Complete Twitter client built into your browser so you can Tweet while you surf.
Rapportive
Social CRM for Gmail. Collects and shows information about your contacts in the Gmail sidebar.
Wisestamp
Add social network links to the signature of your Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail accounts.


Sync

XMarks
Your bookmarks and passwords, synced across all your computers and browser.
LastPass
Securely store your passwords online. Encrypts passwords locally before uploading.
FEBE backup
Backup all of your Firefox extensions so you can quickly install them again.
SurfOn
Easily move any set of tabs from one computer or browser to the next.


Security

HTTPS everywhere
Encrypt your web usage whenever possible to keep your private information safe.
Ghostery
Track the services trying to track you, and maintain your online privacy.
Track-Me-Not
Sends random queries to search engines to obscure your searching habits and protect your privacy.
Better Privacy
Protects against long-term “Super-Cookies” that track you for market research.
Web Of Trust
Shows you which websites can be trusted, based on feedback from millions of other users.


Developers

Firebug
Inspect the web. Find out what code makes up bits and pieces of any webpage.
Web Developer
A cornicopia of web development tools added to your browser.
FireFTP
A full-featured FTP client built into your browser. Upload and download files.
Colorzilla
An eyedropper for detecting colors on the web and other colorful goodies.
SEO Blogger
Discover sought-after search terms for your post as you’re writing.
MeasureIt
Put a ruler on any site to measure the pixel width or height of objects.


Research

Zotero
Collect, manage and cite the sources for your latest project.
Diigo
Bookmark sources, then highlight what’s important and leave notes, all within your browser.
gTranslate
Quickly translate text with Google by highlighting and right-clicking it.
TinEye Reverse Image Search
Find similar images to the one you found with this reverse image search tool.


Others

FasterFox
Tweaks and speeds up your browser, and the entire web.
FlagFox
See flags representing the country any website is hosted in.
User Agent Switcher
Trick websites into thinking you’re using another browser. Perfect for some IE-only services.
Session Manager
Save your current session, including open tabs. Open these sessions later.
Lazarus: Form Recovery
Resurrect information you added to a form only to lose to a browser crash.
NoSquint
Change the zoom settings for text or the entire page. Perfect for high-resolution monitors.