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30 FireFox Add Ons to do just about anything

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1. Fast Dial

Fast Dial is a great FireFox add-on and a feature that you all have probably seen in Opera already. Fast Dial replaces blank tabs with a panel of thumbnails of your favorite sites. So  whenever you open a new tab it will show you the list of websites you have added. From there simply click the thumbnail to open the website immediately. Plus point for Fast Dial is that it allows you to add up to 100 websites with the customization options.

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Download : Fast Dial

2.  ImageShack


Another add-on that really comes in Handy is the ImageShack Firefox add on. When you’re browsing the internet there are lots of websites you come across and there are certain pictures that you really like. A good way to collect all the pictures is by installing this add on. Simply Right click on any image and click “Transload Image to Imageshack”. Once done those pictures will be uploaded in your Picture Gallery before you know it.


Register on Imageshack, click tools and get the toolbar.

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3. StumbleUpon Toolbar


Bookmarking  becomes really easy with Stumbleupon Toolbar. Once it’s installed in your browser simply click “I Like It” from the toolbar and consider it as a bookmark in your profile. Plus it’s also a good way to promote any article you like.


Start Stumbling

4. ClipMark

img361/6361/clipmarks7ov6.jpgClipmark allows you to capture Text and Videos exactly how you want others to see instead of simply copy and pasting links. All these clips will be saved on clipmarks.com and can easily be syndicated to FriendFeed, Twitter, Facebook or other sites. You can also post anything you clip directly to your blog like Blogger, WordPress, Typepad and more.

Download : Clipmark

5. Blogger Bar

This Firefox Toolbar allows you to Search Blogger, and Blogger Profiles and includes a “Blog This” function, which allows you to Blog a link, and information about the current page you’re on. Brings the power of Blogger into a single toolbar.


Download : Blogger Bar

6۔ TwitterBar


It seems like everyone who there uses Twitter. TwitterBar allows you to post to Twitter from Firefox’s address bar. That definitely saves lots of time. A small unobtrusive grey icon sits to the right of your address bar; clicking on it will post your tweet, and you can hover your mouse over it to see how many characters you have left.

Download : Twitterbar

7. WordPress Sidebar

Since we’re on the topic here’s a very helpful add on that allows you to log in to your wordpress account from the sidebar of your browser.


Download : WordPress Sidebar

8. Adsense Notifier

Add on publishers really can’t stay away from. It allows you to check your Adsense earnings on the status bar and it automatically updates the status every now and then. You don’t have to login to your account again and again to see if you got more clicks or not. Unfortunately it’s not available for Firefox 3 yet but we’re expecting anew update soon so till then hang on!


Download for older versions : Adsense Notifier

9. JustBlogIt

JustBlogIt is a  Firefox extension to allow easy right-click posting to a weblog. From any website your new blog post is only a right-click away. What I like about JustblogIt is that it supports posting to a variety of weblog system types and is not specific to just one. You can also use the custom setting to add any weblog type you want.


Download : Justblogit

10. Universal Uploader

FireFox extension that allows you to upload/download files from your favorite websites using a simple interface. Currently it supports

  • Box.net
  • Flickr
  • Picasa
  • Youtube
  • Facebook
  • Webshots
  • Omnidrive
  • Smugmug
  • SmeStorage
  • Google Docs
  • Snaphappi (new), a digital photo processing website
  • Adobe Share (new)
  • Slideshare (new) (Share your presentations online)

and its growing


Download : Universal Uploader

11. Create short URLs

If you’re annoyed with really long URLs like then this tag is for you. Just right click on the page and click wapURL and you will be presented with a short URL. This is great if you need to send text messages or emails. When you use the short URL the key passed is looked up against our database and the user in then redirected to your requested URL. I have seen a lot of guys using it now a days. It’s pretty popular among the social media guys


Download : Create Short URLS

12. FastDic

FastDic extension provides a fast way to look up word in dictionary. Hold the Alt,Ctrl or Shift keys and click any word in web page. Then word is automatically selected by extension and word’s meaning page is open in new tab,new window or sidebar. This is a really helpful add on.

Instruction of how you can install it in Firefox 3

“To make it work in Firefox 3+ To make it work in Firefox 3+: 1. Go on the ‘See All Versions’ page 2. Right click on the latest version, then ‘Save Link As…’ 3. on your computer, open the saved .xpi file with WinRar or something similar 4. extract the ‘install.rdf’ file from the archive and open it in Notepad 5. change em:maxVersion 2.bla bla to 3.* 6. replace the ‘install.rdf’ file in the archive with this modified version 7. drag the modified .xpi on Firefox and install it”

Dictionary pages can opened in 4 flavor
· to New Window : Dictionary page is open on small window (450 X 358)
· to New Tab: Dictionary page is open on a new tab window
· to SideBar: Dicionary page is open on FireFox’s side bar
· to New Window : Dicionary page is open on window (700 X 500)
· This can be configured on Options dialog


Download : FastDic

13. FireShot

Fireshot is great add on that gives you the ability to capture web pages in the form of screenshots. You can then edit it, add annotations and upload to free screenshot hosting, save  as PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP, print copy to clipboard, send to external editor or e-mail it.

It’s also possible to choose whether you want to capture entire web page or take screenshot of only visible part of the web page.


Download : FireShot

14. DownThemAll

DownthemAll is a power Firefox extension that that adds new advanced download capabilities to your browser. It’s probably one of the best download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox. It assists you in downloading multiple files from a page with just a few clicks. I must say it is one popular Firefox add on because there are 315,650  weekly downloads and 17,721,691 total downloads so far.


Download : DownThemAll

15. Digg

One of the very regular extensions that that allows you to interact with Digg.com and see information about the web page you are currently viewing while you use Firefox. You can

  • View new stories
  • View Popular, Upcoming, Top, and Hot Stories
  • Friends activity
  • Discover New Content on the Web

The extension allows you to see whether or not the web page you are currently viewing has been submitted to Digg. If the page has not yet been submitted to digg, the extension allows you to submit it.


Download : Digg Add on

16. FoxyTunes

This add on is for the people who like to listen to music while they’re surfing the internet. FoxyTunes lets you control almost any media player and find lyrics, covers, videos, bios and much more with a click right from your browser.


Download : FoxyTunes

17. GreaseMonkey

GreaseMonkey is a must have add on. Greasemonkey is the necessary extension to run the ceaseless stream of Greasmonkey scripts that allow you to customize sites from Facebook to Gmail. Hundreds of scripts, for a wide variety of popular sites, are already available at http://userscripts.org. You can write your own scripts, too. Check out http://wiki.greasespot.net/ to get started.


Download : GreaseMonkey

18. Webmail Notifier

It allows you to check your emails without logging in to the actual website.  If it really gets frustrating for you to log in to the website each time just to see if you have received any new email or any unread mails left. You don’t need to worry about it anymore. With WebMail Notifier you will be able to check emails  without logging in to the actual website. WebMail Notifier checks your webmail accounts and notifies the number of unread emails on your statusbar. It currently support

If you want other webmail provider, you can make your own script  but you need to be enough knowledgeable to change the user scripts.

Download : Webmail Notifier

19. DownloadHelper

DownloadHelper is a way to discover many sites showing Web videos  from all around the world. It not only let you download videos from the internet but it also allows you to convert them to many different formats. Just surf the Web as you are used to, when DownloadHelper detects it can do something for you, the icon gets animated and a menu allows you to download files by simply clicking an item.


Download : DownloadHelper

20. Meebo

I simply love this add on.  It’s your one stop to instant messaging across all major IM networks built right into Firefox. It works great with  AIM, Yahoo, Msn and Gtalk. I guess that is all we need.


Download : Meebo

21. Del.icio.us Toolbar

It is a great way to bookmark your favorite links.  It integrates your bookmarks and tags with Firefox and keeps them in sync for easy, convenient access. It offers

  • Search and browse your Delicious bookmarks
  • Keep up to date on your Network and Links For You
  • Access your bookmarks from any computer at any time
  • Keep your bookmarks organized using tags
  • Share your bookmarks with friends or anyone on the Web
  • Import your existing Firefox bookmarks


Download : Del.icio.us

22. Facebook

Its time to join the 600K fellow Boost users and customize your Facebook experience with 300+ facebook skins, 30+ special features, selectable options, custom album viewers, video downloader and more!


Key features

  • Autopoke and EZPoke options
  • Test the New Facebook Layout
  • Hidden Album Access
  • View all photos of a user
  • Hide/Show all applications
  • Auto-refresh homepage
  • Rollover any picture for full size view
  • Hide all applications and related info
  • Ability to load all album images in one page
  • Hundreds of Skins
  • Selectable Features – Use only what you want!
  • Quick Access Options Icon in Status Bar
  • Skins for school banners
  • Rollover all profile pic thumbnails
  • Auto-Login with saved password
  • One-click pokes
  • 3 Supercharged Album options
  • Skinned banners


Download : Facebook toolbar

23. DictionarySearch

A great add on that allows you to highlight a word, right click it, select define and get a definition in a new tab.


Download : DictionarySearch

24. FireGestures

FireGestures is a Firefox extension which enables you to execute various commands with five types of mouse gestures:

  • Mouse Gestures (Move mouse with holding right-click)
  • Wheel Gestures (Scroll wheel with holding right-click)
  • Rocker Gestures (Left-click with holding right-click and vice versa)
  • Keypress Gestures (Mouse gesture with holding Ctrl / Shift key)
  • Tab Wheel Gestures (Scrolling wheel on the tab bar)

They have a good record of 69,089  weekly downloads and 1,938,829  total downloads


Download : FireGestures

25. Google Toolbar

You all must be familiar with this extension of Firefox.  Google toolbar for firefox allows you to add buttons to the toolbar to seach your favorite sites. You can bookmark frequently visited pages and access them from anywhere. Search smarter with instant suggestions as you type in the search box and share web page with friends via Blog or Email


Download : Google Toolbar

26. Next Image

Next Image is one incredibly useful Firefox extension. This plugin adds context menu items for navigating forward and backwards through a group of images. Simple hold shift and press right or left and it increments the URL one digit up or down. It’s useful when going from page to page or picture to picture as long as they’re in series. It specially comes in handy when you’re on your laptop.

Download : Next Image

27.  Adblock plus

If you easily get annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page then this add on is for you.  Just install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them.


Download : AdBlock Plus

28. BugMeNot

An excellent extension that allows you to bypass compulsory web registration via the right-click context menu. Don’t want to register to read an article? BugMeNot gives you other people’s logins.


Download : BugMeNot

29. HideBad

This one specially goes out for those naughty people out there. Lets just pretend you’re not only going to use it in your office so that your Boss doesn’t know what you’re doing. HideBad quickly closes tabs that you do not want others to see. Also clears your history and such at your discretion and replace the current tabs with safe ones. It can clear the following at the user’s choice:

  • History
  • Recently Closed Tabs list
  • Saved form info
  • Saved passwords
  • Download history
  • Cookies
  • Cache
  • Searchbar

Download : HideBad

30. FireFTP

It has to be one of my favorite add ons. FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers. It includes more advanced features such as: directory comparison, syncing directories while navigating, SFTP, SSL encryption, search/filtering, integrity checks, remote editing, drag & drop, file hashing, and much more


Download : FireFtp


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    There is also BeeFree. It’s at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/57131

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    You should also check out Glydo. It’s a firefox addon that discovers news, videos, tweets, and other content related to what you are viewing right now. It’s a great way to browse. You can try it from Mozilla’s addons site or from http://www.glydo.com.

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