Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 09-12-01 Contest Edition

Firefox hosts a great contest with every major release of Firefox versions for extension developers.

Now, Mozilla has announced the winners for the Extend Firefox 3.5 contest!


Best New Add-on

Grand Prize Winners (3)

  1. FireFound by Chris Finke
    Find lost or stolen laptops and phones with a simple and secure Firefox extension
    FireFound is an extension for Firefox and Firefox for Mobile that uses the Geolocation API to send your machine’s location to a secure server. If your laptop or phone is lost or stolen, you can simply log into a server and see where it was last powered on. All data is encrypted, so only you can see this information.
  2. Multifox by Jeferson Hultmann
    Easy identity management
    Ever had to deal with logging in and out of websites to use multiple user id’s? Multifox provides a streamlined interface for managing your logins within a single Firefox session.
  3. Voyage by Hsiao-Ting Yu
    Visually explore your browsing history
    The aptly named Voyage lets you travel through your browsing history in an innovative and fun way. You can integrate Voyage with your Twitter login to see how your browsing history relates to your tweets.

Runners up (6)

Best Updated Add-on

Grand Prize Winners (3)

  1. Smart Find by Antonio Gomes
    Find words in a page, even if you don’t know the spelling
    Smart Find enhances the default “Find” feature of Firefox by matching words phonetically. So if you don’t know how to spell “Schwarzenegger”, you won’t have to.
  2. Book Burro by Jesse Andrews
    Find great deals on books
    If you shop online for books, Book Burro helps you find the best deals. It even searches libraries so you might not even have to buy!
  3. Speed Dial by Josep Del Rio
    Quickly dial up your favorite websites
    Create presets for your favorite webpages and keep them at your fingertips with Speed Dial.

Best Game & Entertainment Add-on

Grand Prize Winner (1)

  1. Destroy the Web by Jose Enrique Bolaños
    Turn any webpage into an arcade game
    With Destroy the Web, an innocent looking toolbar button turns any webpage into a shoot-em-up video game. With a pulse pounding soundtrack and high scores for every web page, Destroy the Web is a fun way to take a little break during the day.

Best Shopping Add-on

Grand Prize Winner (1)

  1. Grocery List Generator by Captain Caveman
    Keep track of which items you need from the grocery
    Ever had to substitute coriander for parsley in a recipe? With Grocery List Generator, you’ll never forget an essential again. With an online database of recipes and an easy to use interface, you’ll have a plan next time you go shopping for food.

Congratulations to the winners of the Extend Firefox 3.5 contest! Now, I have plenty of new add-ons to try and experience.

What a great way to start December, eh?

[via Mozilla blog]

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One Response to “Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 09-12-01 Contest Edition”

  1. Clay Franklin December 4, 2009 at 3:17 am #

    Thank you so much for the FireFound idea. I can hardly wait to share this with my son.
    .-= Clay Franklin´s last blog ..10 Easy Ways to Improve Web Analytics =-.