Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 08-03-13

Elliott Spitzer, the New York state Governor, resigns after getting caught in a prostitution ring. Every news outlet is repeating how he spent $80,000 on hookers. How about we take a break from that and look at some cool Firefox extensions?

  • Bookmark Previews: Have you seen the CoverFlow in Apple products? It’s where the album covers gets neatly stacked with the one of interest in the front and the others waiting to be scrolled? Now, you can get the same effect for Firefox bookmarks with this extension. [via CyberNet News]
  • FireVox: It is an open-source and freely available talking browser extension. It is like a screenreader designed especially for Firefox and can be very useful for the visually impaired as well as web developers who test their pages for accessibility.
  • Tree-style Tab: As the name implies this extension can list tabs in a tree style showing you in the order they were opened and the pages they originated from. Check out the options to customize this powerful little extension to your needs. If you constantly find yourself having 15-20 tabs open and have no idea where you got them from, wait to thank me until you have tried this. :wink:
  • gTranslate: Just select on the text and right click and choose the language you want to translate the text to. As simple as that. Check the add-on page for languages supported. [via Brown Thoughts]
  • Multi-Sidebar: I have been showing you how to open Google Talk gadget, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Remember the Milk, etc in your browser sidebar. But, wouldn’t it be nice you could open these sidebars simultaneously say at different sides of the browser. For eg. Google Talk in the right and the Google Calendar to the left? This extension lets you do that as well as remembers the position next time you open the sidebar. Very neat and I love it!
  • Better YouTube: Lifehacker has put together some cool Greasemonkey scripts for YouTube together into a Firefox extension. They have recently added the simple URL hack to view YouTube videos in high resolution to this extension as an option you can turn on.

We saw the release of Firefox 3 beta 4 this week. I love the speed improvements it brings and waiting for some of my favorite extensions to become compatible with it. It’s cool that they offering free t-shirts to the Firefox extension developers to make their Firefox add-ons compatible with Firefox 3.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s list. Do you like sushi? Wait until you see tomorrow’s post.

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7 Responses to “Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 08-03-13”

  1. Brown Baron March 13, 2008 at 7:36 am #

    Thanks for including me buddy! Now to check out the others hehehe

    Brown Baron’s last blog post..Tab Kit Extension For Firefox

  2. Sumesh March 13, 2008 at 10:06 am #

    Multi sidebar and Better Youtube seems interesting.

    Sumesh’s last blog post..Plugins to enhance WordPress tagging

  3. K March 13, 2008 at 12:03 pm #

    Brown.. you are welcome dude! That was indeed a cool find from you.

    Sumesh.. Lifehacker has a whole slew of Better Flickr, better Gmail, etc. extensions if you’d like to checkout.

  4. Troy March 13, 2008 at 12:30 pm #

    Where do you find these things every week K, they’re always so useful!

  5. K March 13, 2008 at 1:09 pm #

    Troy.. thank you so much! You’ve made my day.. :lol: I find ‘em by 2 ways

    Google Reader.. I have over 250 feeds i subscribe to and I just tag posts with a new Firefox extension I haven’t covered as ‘Firefox’.

    And my Gmail inbox where I have set up Google Alerts for the term firefox extension so anything new in the web comes directly to my inbox and again labeled ‘Firefox’.

    So, by the time I sit down to write a post I usually have atleast 5-6 new extensions I can share every week. Now, that I have told you the secret I’ll have to.. nah just kidding. :wink:

  6. Jason@Atlanta Tree Service November 17, 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    I really like the multi sidebar. It has saved me tons of time!

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