Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 08-03-20

Today marks the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumnal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. In layman’s terms, the Sun will cross exactly over the Earth’s equator today. This will mean that the night and day will be about the same length all over the world!

Now on to the main intent of this post. We have been seeing a lot of action lately with Firefox. Firefox 3 Beta 5 seems to be slated for release on Mar 27. While we await the release of Firefox 3, lets look at a few awesome extensions.

  • FirefoxView – If you use IE and Firefox together for reasons like some websites just don’t work on Firefox but would still like to open your links in Internet Explorer in Firefox, this extension adds context menu option in IE. Earlier, I showed you how you can open a link in IE in whatever browser you have set as default. This one works well if Firefox is your default browser. (Thanks HitMeWithIt)
  • Vertigo – If you have a widescreen monitor, you will love the extra few vertical pixels you can gain by having the tabs vertically in the side. It doesn’t seem to work well with the combination of Tree Style Tabs featured in last week’s picks but it could be some other add-on messing with it too.
  • Prism for Firefox 3 – When we start using Firefox 3 (if you haven’t already), we can split web applications right from within Firefox 3 with a simple click with this handy extension. You can read my Mozilla Prism review and how I use it as a GTalk alternative for Linux/Mac.
  • Wesabe Uploader – If you use the excellent personal finance tool, Wesabe, you’ll appreciate this Firefox uploader that works in Windows, mac & Linux. You can add accounts and use this extension to automatically update your account trabsactions in Wesabe. It provides a cool desktop sidebar dasboard to view your recent account balances, transactions, charts, etc in a quick glance. After a recent over-draft charge, I have gone back to using Wesabe & Mint side by side to keep a tight handle on my finances.
  • Microsoft Activities for Firefox – Microsoft Activities is one of the much touted features in the upcoming Internet Explorer 8 release. It is similar to Operator extenion in Firefox with a bunch of differences. Read this post to get some more information on it. [Download version 0.3 here]
  • WebSlices in Firefox – Another IE 8 feature that lets you see a custom tiny version of a website you are interested in and stay updated. This is now available in Firefox via this Firefox extension.

What is the world coming to? We are seeing Firefox extensions for features coming in Internet Explorer! I am not looking to start a flame war. But, if Firefox made Microsoft get up and start making its browser better after years of lethargy, I am all for it.

We are the winners, in this case. 😛

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One Response to “Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 08-03-20”

  1. immy00100 March 30, 2008 at 7:12 am #

    i never knew about firefoxview and vertigo both the plugins are very useful. gona give it a try