July 28, 2008

Essential Firefox Addons

Everyone is talking about Firefox these days, I thought I must share some of the best add-ons that I use regularly with Firefox.So have a look at them and start customizing your Firefox so that you can do most of the things without leaving Firefox.


Adblock Plus - Tired with ads ? then go for this Firefox add-on. Adblock Plus enables you to block ads.If you wish to enable ads for a particular site then you can create an exception.The only drawback of Adblock Plus is the exception filter creation needs a little knowledge.(Example exception filter - add @@|http://nextdoornerd.blogspot.com to add an exception for this particular site,remember you have to do this manually). You can learn to write Adblock Plus filters from http://adblockplus.org/en/filters. It is a nice how-to article on how to write custom filters.

Download AdblockPlus

DownThemAll - This is one of my favorite Add-on, this is a cool and easy to use complete download manager.DownThemAll even supports download resuming and queuing.

Click here to get DownThemAll


StumbleUpon - Go check it out, a cool add-on helps you discover Web sites based on your interests.This is a useful site when you are bored and looking for something to browse or when you want something funny or informative to browse through.

Get StumbleUpon


PicLens - It is an awesome add-on that transforms your Firefox into a next generation Image and Video viewer with their stunning new Image wall.(hey if you have Google desktop installed then you can use PicLense to show your offline Images to your friends,and see them say WOW!)

Download PicLens



PrintPDF - Installs a driver printer on your machine and lets you print your web pages to pdf files (Mac users, you already have this feature!).

Download PrintPDF

GSpace - This add-on allows you to use your Gmail as an online storage space.So now you can upload files from your hard disk and access them from anywhere.

Get GSpace from here

ScribeFire - If you are a regular blogger then this is a cool add-on for you,You can blog without leaving Firefox.You can even drag and drop text from web pages and take notes using this add-on.

Download ScribeFire

ChatZilla - Love your old IRC chat ? , then here is an add-on.ChatZilla - An easy to use IRC client add-on for your Firefox.Now you can chat without leaving Firefox.

Download ChatZilla

PDF Download - Did you ever think of downloading web pages as PDF files ?. Here is a very useful add-on that help you download web pages as PDF files.

Download PDF Download

FoxyTunes - 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

Sage - Don't want to leave your browser for reading your favorite rss feeds ? here is a handy plugin with some cool features and easy to use interface for handling feeds.

Download Sage

Zotero - Easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Download Zotero

ColorfulTabs - Colors every tab in a different color and makes them easy to distinguish while beautifying the overall appearance of the interface.


Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer - If you use Firefox on more than one computer, you'll want Foxmarks. Install Foxmarks on each computer, and it will work silently in the background to keep your bookmarks synchronized. You can also log in to my.foxmarks.com to manage your bookmarks from any computer.


Just drop a comment here in case of any doubt or suggestions.

[this post will be updated frequently with more better plugins as I come across them.. :) so don' forget to check this out]

1 comment:

suresh said...

zotero might be very useful..thanks