Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 08-11-13

Firefox 3.1 should be out very soon and it brings out some very nice features. The super fast javascript engine Tracemonkey would be making its debut as well as the new Firefox privacy mode. While we are waiting, here are a few extensions to keep you busy:

  • Juice: By Linkool labs is an intelligent discovery engine that integrates in your browser. It works by creating a pop out sidebar anytime you select and drag pictures, text, video and adds it to its tracking list. And it runs through its engine and shows relevant content.
  • BetterPrivacy: Super Cookies are the order of the data – they are a new kind of undeletable long term cookies being employed by various sites. Commonly known as Flash-Cookies. And this extension can delete those objects that install in special system folders. Install this in auto mode and forget about it.
  • FlyEdit: This experimental add-on (no Linux support) lets you edit images on the fly as you see it on websites. (via Techie Buzz)
  • Integrated GMail: How would you like collapsible panels in your Gmail that lets you get to Google Reader and Google Calendar. That’s what this experimental extension does. If you’d just like to intagrate Google Calendar, GmailAgenda might be a better choice for you. But, you can try them both to see which best suits you. Also, now you can add Google Calendar gadget to Gmail.
  • Domain Lookup: If you favaorite past time is making up domain names and checking to see if they are available, you’ll love this extension. You just select a text and pick your registrar and you easily check for availability. It even cleans up text if it’s a long one.
  • Smush.it: Smush.it is a web application that takes your image url or the one you upload and smushes it into a highly optimized format, saving you a few KBs. Read Stephen Cronin’s smush.it review if this didn’t convince you. This extension brings the Smush.it service to your fingertips.

Firefox 3.0.4 is here

Firefox 3.0.4 is a bug fix release and takes care of a lot of issues that weren’t fixed in Firefox 3.0.3. It includes 4 critical, 2 high and 2 moderate bugs. (via Tech Spikes)

Download Firefox 3.0.4

Firefox Theme of the Week

Today’s theme pick is the Office 2007 Black. I like the clean icons and elegant black/gray colors that aren’t too conspicous. It uses nice transparencies and gradient effect that is very pleasing to the eye. If you have never tried a dark theme this one should convince you. The link has more screenshots if you’d like to see them.

Let me know how you like this one.

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  • http://www.effortlesshr.com/ Aaron@HR Software

    Thanks for Smush.it .. It can come in very handy for a web developer.

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  • http://www.jobsinchina.com/ Stephen@Jobs In China

    Hi K,

    Thanks for linking to my Smush.it post. Much appreciated – I just hope it works as well for everyone else as it has for me!

    Also, thanks for the other tips above – I might try one or two of them, although I think I’m reaching critical mass for the number of Firefox extensions I’m running!

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  • http://www.barbecue-fish.com Jean@Barbecue Fish

    I love firefox and it’s extensions :) My absolute favorite is DownThemAll! I also agree with the other commentator, that Smush.it is a great add-on :)

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  • http://www.debitcardloansuk.co.uk Caroline@debit card loans

    Smush it has been a great time saver, saves me opening up the GIMP every time I need to compress one of my images.

  • http://www.MicroAtxMotherboards.com MATX

    Looking forward to 3.1……have heard it’s pretty slick.

    FYI – the domain lookup link isn’t working for me.

  • http://rackss.org Lis

    K, Good job, thank you. time saver is very great

  • http://www.shankrila.com K

    Stephen, you are very welcome. Now, I am getting addcited to Smush.it especially with the Firefox extension. And you are right about FF extensions. I have a certain point too where I try new extensions but I constantly purge ones I haven’t used in a couple of weeks. This was I can find useful ones and share it here but still keep my browser humming fast. :-)

  • http://www.intowindows.com Tweakwindows

    Nice Firefox plugin updates.Thanks.

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  • http://www.great-wall-of-china.org Kevin@Great Wall of China Facts

    Thanks for sharing this need updated list. I sometimes forget how cool some of this stuff really is! I really want to try out integrated gmail! It sounds really innovative!

  • http://www.jobsinchina.com/ Steve@Jobs In China

    Hi K,

    With the issue of too many Firefox Extensions, I also purge every so often. However, I notice that I often have a group of plugins that I don’t need all the time. For example, I have loads of web development ones, lots of SEO / backlink ones, etc.

    What I really need to do is to work out how to use profiles properly, so I have a different profile, with all the relevant plugins, for each function. I know you have a guide to profiles somewhere, I’ll have to dig it up!

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  • http://www.willandbeyond.com/ Will

    Hmm, Juice could be interesting; I’ll check it out.

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  • http://redneckbarandgrill.com/2008/08/06/beer-gift-baskets-great-gifts-for-any-occasion/ Tim

    The new edition of Firefox sounds great. But are these long term cookies really secure?

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  • http://fununo.info fun info

    Office 2007 Black looks interesting, I’ll try it and thanks for FF 3.1 info, looking for better privacy here.

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  • http://homelessinods.blogspot.com/ Seonewbie

    I like the Web Developer extension. I wonder if it will work in FF3.1

  • http://poputech.com Popular Technology

    I think its the integrated gmail addon that cause the ïnability to activate cookies in FF 3.0.4 (?) i had to disable it because FF keeps on asking me to enable my cookie for like every 10 minutes.

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  • http://frugalcents.wordpress.com Monica

    I found the domain lookup quite important in my day to day job,If you favaorite past time is making up domain names and checking to see if they are available, you’ll love this extension.Then it good for savings in effort researching online

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  • http://josefsurdasy.busythumbs.com/ Zath@Tech News Blog

    I like the Web Developer extension. I wonder if it will work in FF3.1

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