Most of you would’ve seen blog recommendations of Firefox extensions anywhere and everywhere. And from anywhere and everywhere you would’ve heard of the all-time-famous Adblock Plus, Web Developer, FireFTP and so on; so there’s no need for me to redundantly talk about them again. In fact, most of the “famous” ones which I use can be found on my list from last year. And funnily enough, what I said from last year is true now:
If I haven’t had what I would call a decent level of self-control, this list would be doubled the length.
From last year’s 21 extensions, I now have exactly 41 dammit.
So this year I’m presenting a handful of extensions I love which (1) aren’t on my list from last year and (2) I don’t see in blog recommendations anywhere and everywhere. In alphabetical order:
- FireGestures: having had Opera as my default browser for over a year before, mouse gestures has become second nature to me while browsing.
- FireShot: the most advanced screenshot-taking extension I’ve come across. Allows screenshots of selected areas, annotations and drawings. No less than “godly”.
- Full Fullscreen: clicking F11 used to keep the toolbar and tabs bar (I think). But now you get to use the entire screen. Used especially when taking full screenshots.
- Google Notebook: Firefox extension for Google Notebook. I use it to save code snippets or random notes.
- GooglePreview: adds thumbnails to Google and Yahoo search results. Useful to see if the websites look legitimate enough. You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but hey, whatever.
- Picnik: easy for importing images into Picnik for quick editing. I really don’t like opening Photoshop just to resize or crop an image.
- Smart Bookmarks Bar: I have so many bookmarks in my bookmarks toolbar they just don’t fit in the “default way”. So I display them as favicons with title appearing on-hover. I find it easier to recognise sites by their favicons and it looks prettier that way too!
- Undo Closed Tabs Button: I just can’t stop clicking this button.
All the above are compatible with Firefox 3. Just shoot me if you have heard of all of them before from other people’s blogs because it would mean I have failed my purpose of introducing not-so-recommended extensions.
And if you haven’t already, check out Appassionato’s Winter Competition 2008!