Top 10 Must have Firefox Addons
Add-ons have a major role in making Firefox one of the most popular web browser. It add bells and whistles to Firefox. Here are some interesting Firefox add-ons.
DownThemAll is a Mozilla Firefox extension that adds new advanced download capabilities to your browser. dTa is easy-to-use,powerful,fast and reliable. By using DownThemAll you can download all the links or images contained in a webpage and refine your downloads to get only what you really want. DownThemAll features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 4x and number of parallel connections at any time. You can pause and resume downloads at any time. Once of the best feature is the ability to add meta links or mirrors manually to download a file from different servers at the same time. DownThemAll is open-source and freeware.
Primary goal of Adblock Plus is blocking advertisements while browsing. This add-on thus allows you to regain control of the Internet and view the web the way you want to. For removing advertisements, it will block all requests made for ads. Since it blocks from the root we can save bandwidth.
Adblock Plus contains over forty filter subscriptions in dozens of languages which automatically configure it removing online advertising and blocking all known malware domains. Adblock Plus also helps you to customize your filter by providing a variety of useful features like context option for images, block tab for Flash and Java objects and a list of blockable items to remove scripts and stylesheets.
DownloadHelper allows you to download and convert web videos directly from your browser with minimum effort. While surfing the Web , when DownloadHelper detects, the icon gets animated and a menu allows you to download files by simply clicking an item. You can download anything from YouTube, MySpace, Google videos, DailyMotion, Porkolt, iFilm, DreamHost and others.
For instance,just go to the YouTube page,you can now directly download the video on your file system. You can automatically convert the downloaded movies to your preferred video format too. Video DownloadHelper gets stronger with every new version.
FabTabs introduces a new option to color your Firefox Tabs for identifying and distinguishing different websites. This extension takes a small screenshot of the currently opened website, finds out the most commonly used color from that screenshot, then applies that unique color to the tab. The standard tab color is thus replaced and you can now easily identify the websites by just looking the color of the tabs.
Are you an active blogger? Then I think Awesome Screenshot ‘ll be really awesome for you!!!. Awesome Screenshot is a screen capture add-on that captures the entire page or crop any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text,erase sensitive information, save to Local or upload to awesomescreenshot.com and get a shareable link.
Creates a personalized menu of your choice. You can organize your Firefox Menu by creating toolbar-box, sub-menus and split-menus. And there by you will be able to make a menu with a list of options that you frequently in need of. Bookmark Items, History Items, Configuration(about:config), Restart can also be added to the Personal Menu.
Are you fed up with switching between the tabs just to check whether there is an update or not ? Use the Tab Badge add-on and see the number of new items at a glance.
Tab Badge adds a small badge to your tabs to notify you about your new messages, e-mails or new items in your RSS feed. It is displayed even when the tabs are pinned. If you have opened Facebook,Twitter, Gmail, Google Reader, or any such website you can see the count without opening each tab. Tab Badge works only in Firefox 4 or greater
When the satus bar from Firefox 4.0 was removed, Mozila did not find a new home for all the items. Some of them who found new homes may be moved to the place where you might not like. Progress/links/status in the location bar were newly introduced during the development of Firefox 4.0, but unfortunately they were not in the final release.
Status-4-Evar aims to solve these problem by bringing back the missing items like status text, progress bar and download status items, thus providing you with more control over the built-in Firefox features. These toolbar items can be customized. Extension preferences controls the behavior of the tool bar items and other additional settings.
This extension can also act as a replacement for the Fission extension. Apart from the tool bar items, there are preferences to show links, status, and progress in the location bar.
Blank Your Monitor + Easy Reading
Blank Your Monitor : A typical web page will have a black text over a white background. In order to invert the usage of white and black colors, BYM provides a simple mechanism to change color. A white pixel uses energy like a black dot on a piece of paper uses the ink of you pen. BYM gives you a white text over a black background. You can save a little amount of energy, if you have a CRT monitor.
Easy Reading : ER provides a simple mechanism to isolate and highlight the text for easy reading. Select the text, right-click, select the “Easy Read” entry in the context menu or press Ctrl-Alt-Z. You will get a new tab filled with the selected text (white text over a black background). ER uses the color combination defined for BYM.
InstantFox Quick Search combines Firefox address bar with search box. It provides automatic suggestions and instant results.