If you are new here, welcome to our (almost) weekly Firefox Extension Picks. I scour the Internet for some of the best firefox extensions that might be of interest to my readers and share them here in a bite-sized digest every couple of weeks. I think this schedule gives me and my readers to try some of these extensions for a couple of weeks, uninstall and get ready to try some more new ones.
As a Firefox fan would tell you, the key to this fun exercise is to uninstall extensions that you don’t absolutely need and those that you don’t use. A good rule of thumb I use is, if I don’t use an extension for atleast 2 weeks then I don’t really need it.
There are some exceptions as with any rule of thumb like the FireFTP extension. I might go without using it for 2 weeks, but I know I’ll need it.
Here are some more Firefox Extensions that you might find useful:
- Tabs Menu: If you’d like to see your open tabs in a menu format in your toolbar, this is the extension for you. I don’t see myself using it as I just cycle through my open tabs with Ctl+Tab keys but I can see it useful for those with more than 10-15 tabs open at a time to quickly see the full titles of tabs in a menu.
- SnapBack: Safari browser has an excellent feature that lets you mark a bookmark when you are surfing through different websites and then come back to the marked one easily. With this extension, now you can tell your Safari using friends that you can do it too in Firefox.
- Firefox Configuration Mania: If you like tweaking your configuration, this extension let’s you have at it!
- Shareaholic: Are you a social network addict? Do you share everything you come across with your friends in various networks? This extension lets you share articles, websites with yoru friends in major networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Reddit, Mixx etc in one single click from your Firefox browser.
- StatusBars: Is your status bar full of icons and overflowing that you can’t see an url when you mouseover it? This extension lets you have multiple statusbars with your custom set of icons.. one for daily stuff like weather, gmail notifier, stock ticker, another one for web development & SEO stuff, etc.
- HighlightAll: In ShanKri-la, when you search for specific words you get results with words highlighted in colors so you can easily spot the phrases you are looking for. HighlightAll extension lets you do this for any webpage with a simple keyboard shortcut that you can customize. You can turn off the highlighting with a simple click on the browser. If you are a developer, this extension works even in source code view!
Hope you enjoyed this week’s picks and if you didn’t find that enough check out the other posts in this series as an old post doesn’t mean anything when it comes to Firefox extensions. There are a lot of hidden gems in it.
I will be turning 30 in a week and I am planing on a post to let you in a little bit on my personal side.