My list of 5 best Firefox Extensions

Firefox Extensions definitely adds value to Firefox. Infact, extensions have played a vital role in the popularity of Firefox.
In this post, I am putting up a list of 5 best Firefox Extensions. These are the extensions that i have been using since sometime now.

1.) Scrapbook:- Helps you to save Web pages and organize the collection.

Scrapbook

  • ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and easily manage collections. Key features are lightness, speed, accuracy and multi-language support. Major features are:

    * Save Web page
    * Save snippet of Web page
    * Save Web site
    * Organize the collection in the same way as Bookmarks
    * Full text search and quick filtering search of the collection
    * Editing of the collected Web page
    * Text/HTML edit feature resembling Opera’s Notes

2.) GmailManager:- Allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications.

GmailManager
GmailManager displays your account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets.

3.) DictionarySearch:- Looks up a user selected word in an online dictionary.

DictionarySearch

DictionarySearch allows you to select a word, right-click on it, and choose Define.A definition provided by Dictionary.com then appears in another tab. This is a very easy way to learn the meaning of new words from within Firefox.

4.) About This Site:- One-click access to web site metadata.

AboutThisSite

About This Site gives One-click access to web site metadata – traffic, related and linked pages, and more – added to the Tools menu and context menu.

5.) FoxyTunes:- FoxyTunes is a Firefox add-on that allows you to control your favorite media player without ever leaving the browser.

FoxyTunes

FoxyTunes lets you listen to Music while surfing the Web. It lets you control almost any media player and find lyrics, covers, videos, bios and much more with a click right from your browser.

Supports WinAmp, iTunes, Yahoo Music Engine, Pandora, foobar2000, Windows Media Player, Xbox Media Center, Musicmatch, Quintessential, J. River, jetAudio, XMPlay, MediaMonkey, Media Player Classic, Sonique, wxMusik, Real Player, XMMS, Noatun, Juk, Amarok, Music Player Daemon, Rhythmbox and many other players.

Just click on the orange note and select your player.

This was all about my list of Firefox Extension. Do write about the extensions you should have made it to the list.

More Firefox reads:

Yoono and Firefox.. the way to go

MeasureIt: A must have firefox add on for Pro’s

DownThemAll: Must have Firefox Add on.

Better Gmail is in…Install it now

Microsoft Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin

Create a firefox search plugin: Tutorial

Cheers,
Vaibhav

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6 Responses

  1. Hey Vaibhav,
    I would also add:
    a. “Google AdSense Add-On”
    b. LinkedIn addon
    c. GreaseMoney[Helps us modifying the scripts when using Blogger] and
    d. FireBug[Helps find the loading time of each element in a page , which would help us quickly find the culprits that take more time :)]

    -Himanshu Sheth

  2. I love the dictionary look up extension. It can be a bit slow sometimes, not sure why. FoxyTunes interface needs better looking buttons I think, but it does exactly what it’s made for, which is enough for some, I guess. Oh you should check out Youlicit (youlicit.com) firefox extension! It’s a great tool for finding similar websites based on the one you’re on. You can save your findings as well just like Del.icio.us, but Youlicit takes to the next level by providing you relevant websites so you won’t have to search as much. I find myself using Youlicit at least twice a day to find something that I don’t want to sort through in Google results.

  3. Sweet list Vaibhav, a personal favorite of mine though, is the web developer toolbar. As a designer I couldn’t live without it.

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