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mayjune 7Jul2009 03:46

Firefox Must Add-Ons
 

Introduction



To my first article. Its about Add-ons in firefox...

A lot of us use Firefox these days, and some maybe just using plain firefox. Although its pretty good even then, you can spice it up and make it a lot more useful with add-on features...

I am listing here few of the add-ons I would recommend you to use

Note - All are working in firefox 3.5...

Addons



1) Auto Pager

Firefox Description - AutoPager automatically loads next pages when you reach the end of a page. It works on a ton of sites,Google,Yahoo.. It works well with most other add-ons adblock plus, WOT and most of the greasemonkey scripts. Add AutoPager Refinements since 0.5.2.2

My Review - This Is the best thing you will ever download! If you read a lot of pages, and you are tired of clicking and then going to next page, this is it! It works with go4expert, techmafias and virtually every site you will visit. Use it for two days, my gurantee you will fall in love with it... Highly Recommended!!

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4925

2) BabelFish Instant Translation

Firefox Description - Most easy, highly customizeable, and fast Firefox translation extension: Provides two translation services and additional access to Google's dictionary!

My Review - Pretty good, Easy to use... If you use sites which has language you can’t understand, this is very handy. It has an auto detect feature, thus you don’t have to know which language it is, It will do it for you.

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7004

3) Better Gmail

Firefox Description - Add useful extra features to Gmail, like hierarchical labels, an unread message icon on your browser tab, file attachment icons, and more.

My Review - I really forgot what it use to do, I have it for so long, but unread message icon is helpful specially when you have lot of tabs opened, as it gets your attention.

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6076

4) Colourful Tabs

Firefox Description - The most beautiful yet the simplest add-on that makes a strong colorful appeal. Colors every tab in a different color and makes them easy to distinguish while beautifying the overall appearance of the interface. An essential...

My Review - Simple, Useful, Download it. Makes it easy to sepearte different tabs...

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1368

5) The Cooliris 3D Wall

Firefox Description - The Cooliris 3D Wall -- Simply the fastest and most stunning way to browse photos and videos from the Web or your desktop. Effortlessly scroll an infinite "3D Wall" of your content from Facebook, Google Images, YouTube, Flickr, and hundreds more.

My Review - Looks stunning no doubt!!!! Download it just for the kicks...

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5579

6) Download Helper 4.5

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

My Review Very useful, convert option is quite useful, as it does it on its own, no need to worry.

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006

7) Downthemall

Firefox Description - The first and only download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox!

My Review A MUST!!!

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/201

8) FoxTab

Firefox Description - FoxTab is a 3D tabbed browsing extension. With 6 attractive layouts to choose from, flipping between opened tabs becomes easier and more enjoyable than ever before. Use the grouping and filtering features, and start experiencing tabbed-browsing in a whole new way.

My Review - I personally found it irritating, it looks cool no doubt, but it slows things. It depends on you, if you like graphical stuff this is for you... I personally didnt like it so much. Plain old tab is good for me :p

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8879

9) Google toolbar for firefox

Firefox Description - Add buttons to the Toolbar to search your favorite sites. Bookmark frequently visited pages and access them from anywhere. Search smarter with instant suggestions as you type in the search box. Share web pages with friends via blog or email.

My Review - Recommened. One feature that is very useful, add bookmarks to google (by signing up) rather on firefox. Then you can access your bookmark from any computer around the globe, thus you carry your bookmark with you. Very helpful other wise too. Recommended!!!

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6249

10) Google Preview

Firefox Description - Inserts preview images (thumbnails) and popularity ranks of web sites into the Google and Yahoo search results pages.

My Review - I didn’t really found it that useful, as you can’t really judge a site by its cover ;) But still gives you a snapshot of it before you hit it

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/189

11) No Script

Firefox Description - 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.

My Review - I don’t know I got irritated. A lot of people liked it, but I personally found it annoying to allow scripts to run. It does its job well I guess, but too well for me. Give it a try I would say...

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

12) Read It later

Firefox Description - Read It Later allows you to save pages of interest to read later. It eliminates cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest.

My Review - Very useful, a lot of times you wanna save it for later but not clutter your bookmarks, this is for you. It also allows offline reading mode... Recommended if you read a lot of things

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7661

13) Showip

Firefox Description - Show the IP address(es) of the current page in the status bar. It also allows querying custom information services by IP (right mouse button) and hostname (left mouse button), like whois, netcraft. Additionally you can copy the IP address to the clipboard.

My Review - Simple Clean. Easy To Use. If knowing IP’s of different adds you do a lot, its for you, pretty neat...

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/590

14) Smooth Wheel

Firefox Description - Scrolls the document smoothly when scrolling the mouse wheel (or using keyboard arrows).

My Review - Wow, now scrolling is sooo much better! A must for anyone!!!!

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/357

15) Split Window

Firefox Description - This splits the content area of the browser window as you like.

My Review - Ok ok....good if you have to compare two things or read two things at a time..

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes:1/2

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4287

16) Sql Inject Me

Firefox Description - SQL Injection vulnerabilites can cause a lot of damage to a web application. A malicious user can possibly view records, delete records, drop tables or gain access to your server. SQL Inject-Me is Firefox Extension used to test for SQL Injection vulnerabilities.

My Review - Thumbs Down!!! Even the sites I found had vulnerabilities it showed none!!! I don’t know you guys put it to test and let me know if it worked, Showed so much promise but I don’t think it lived upto it....

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - 1/2

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7597

17) WOT

Firefox Description - WOT, Web of Trust, warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. Protect your computer against online threats by using WOT as your front-line layer of protection when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory. WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites - green to go, yellow for caution and red to stop - helping you avoid the dangerous sites. Surf safer and add WOT to your Firefox now.

My Review - Really recommened. Lets you know if a site can’t be trusted. Lives upto its name!!

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3456

18) XSS Me

Firefox Description - Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is a common flaw found in todays web applications. XSS flaws can cause serious damage to a web application. Detecting XSS vulnerabilities early in the development process will help protect a web application from unnecessary flaws. XSS-Me is the Exploit-Me tool used to test for reflected XSS vulnerabilities.

My Review - Made by the same people who made sql inject me , so I don’t think its good... check and let me know if it works...

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - you decide as i haven't tested it yet...

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7598

19) Firefox Showcase

Firefox Desciption -
Find the Showcase menu in the 'View' menu (just under 'Sidebar'). The default shortcuts are listed there. Those may be changed using the Keyconfig extension. New buttons will be available when customizing the toolbar.

Showcase can be shown as a window, tab or sidebar. Also, it has two modes: global (which will show thumbnails for all tabs of all windows) and local (thumbnails only for the current Firefox window).

Just click the thumbnail of the browser you want, and it will be shown to you automatically. You may also right click in those thumbnails to perform the most usual operations on them. Multiple thumbanils can be selected by using left click and holding down the Control key, or using the same selection actions you would use in your system. Mouse middle button can be used to zoom a thumbnail. Use Control-F in Showcase to use the find bar.

My Review -
There always comes a point when we have just way too many tabs, this comes very handy then to directly jump that tab rather then pressing "tab" key and finding it. Very useful and a MUST!!

Firefox Rating - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:
My Rating - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1810

20) G4EF Tool-bar Made by SaswatPadhi - Firefox MUST Add On for G4EF members..

My Review -
A must for G4EF users as it'll allow you to surf the site fast and easy. For more details check the link

My Rating - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - http://www.go4expert.com/showthread.php?t=18425

Themes



1) In the Dark

Firefox Description - A dark, simple, monochrome skin. Title inspired by Beatdrop. For Firefox 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5.

My Review - If you love black, or read a lot In dark, go for it...

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6284

2) Harley Davidson

Firefox Description - The Harley Davidson Theme!

My Review - Love bikes? download it. Looks nice...

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4511

3) Scribblies Kids

Firefox Description - A fun theme that kids like. The juggler juggles his balls while pages load.

My Review - have kids? or in kiddish mood? go for it ...though I never found that juggler on my page... :p

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/275

4) Walnut for firefox

Firefox Description - Walnut (with icons from art.gnome.org) for a wooden look and feel. Walnut is a complete skin redesign so that all windows, widgets, panels, and even the addons have a wooden look and feel. Check Walnut2 for a more polished and smoother look!

My Review - For Wooden Finish Lovers...

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/122

5) Nasa Launch

Firefox Description - Dark theme for Firefox. Inspired by the night launch of STS-116.

My Review - One of the most downloaded one... need I say more?

Firefox Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

My Ratings - :yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4908

Others



If you have more add-ons to add, please share with us.

ps - Check out keyboard shortcuts for firefox, very useful....

Thank you, Have a nice day... :)

shabbir 7Jul2009 11:06

Re: Firefox Must Add-Ons
 
Nice ones

indiansword 8Jul2009 05:11

Re: Firefox Must Add-Ons
 
nice collections. Appreciate it, might get handy every time i format my computer

naimish 8Jul2009 06:50

Re: Firefox Must Add-Ons
 
Download and keep it as collection ;)

mayjune 11Jul2009 19:13

Re: Firefox Must Add-Ons
 
New Add On :D

Firefox Showcase

Firefox Desciption -
Find the Showcase menu in the 'View' menu (just under 'Sidebar'). The default shortcuts are listed there. Those may be changed using the Keyconfig extension. New buttons will be available when customizing the toolbar.

Showcase can be shown as a window, tab or sidebar. Also, it has two modes: global (which will show thumbnails for all tabs of all windows) and local (thumbnails only for the current Firefox window).

Just click the thumbnail of the browser you want, and it will be shown to you automatically. You may also right click in those thumbnails to perform the most usual operations on them. Multiple thumbanils can be selected by using left click and holding down the Control key, or using the same selection actions you would use in your system. Mouse middle button can be used to zoom a thumbnail. Use Control-F in Showcase to use the find bar.

My Review -
There always comes a point when we have just way too many tabs, this comes very handy then to directly jump that tab rather then pressing "tab" key and finding it. Very useful and a MUST!!

Firefox Rating - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:
My Rating - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1810

shabbir 11Jul2009 19:25

Re: Firefox Must Add-Ons
 
I used to be using it before but after the uninstall did not re-install it

SaswatPadhi 11Jul2009 19:32

Re: Firefox Must Add-Ons
 
So, my toolbar is not on the list :(

Just kidding :p

mayjune 11Jul2009 21:05

Re: Firefox Must Add-Ons
 
@saswat - good you reminded me, There you go....

Firefox MUST Add On for G4EF members..


G4EF Tool-bar Made by SaswatPadhi

My Review -
A must for G4EF users as it'll allow you to surf the site fast and easy. For more details check the link

My Rating - :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

Link - http://www.go4expert.com/showthread.php?t=18425

:)

SaswatPadhi 11Jul2009 23:15

Re: Firefox Must Add-Ons
 
Yipeee ! :happy: Rating 5/5 !!

@ mayjune : When you want to add new addons, you can PM shabbir to append them to your article. That way, the addon list will always be "complete".

xpi0t0s 12Jul2009 03:10

Re: Firefox Must Add-Ons
 
I have Linky, Flashblock, DownThemAll and Session Manager.
Also I route Firefox through Privoxy for advert blocking and protection from other nasties.


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