Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 08-04-29

Ah, the good old Firefox extensions. Let’s see what kind of extensions I have been able bring to you in this week’s picks.

  • No-NSFW: Ever accidentally click a link just to see a Not Safe For Work picture with blinking banners around it? This extension is set to help warn you if you are about to view a page not safe for work or all ages. You can help other folks by voting on an unrated page as you come across it.
  • Unplug: Unplug creates links to flash videos, pictures, videos in a separate page so you can easily download the ones you want. It is similar to Download Helper extension and looks pretty good.
  • AutoSlideshow: I have been a long time fan and user of the famous PicLens Firefox extension for viewing pictures from Flickr. Another worthy mention is this AutoSlideshow extension, that creates slide shows from various sources on the Internet like Flickr, Google Image, Facebook,,, wikipedia, yahoo images, etc.
  • Auto Shutdown: Are you the kind of person who religiously shutdown your computer every night? What is you were downloading something that’s going to run past your bed time? Or if you were leaving town but you really don’t want to cancel that big download? This extension let’s you shutdown your computer automatically as soon as the downloads are complete.
  • ReminderFox: This is an extension that brings me warm memories as I had used it in my new to Firefox times. Before I started using an online to-do-list like Remember the Milk. Very useful for managing date based tasks, birthdays or anniversaries. Perfect for thos whoe don’t need a full-blown calendaring application.
  • ScribeFire: Not a new one again but one that has seen some cool improvements. This full featured in-browser blog editor has added support for Flickr images, YouTube videos and improved social network sharing capabilities. Posting to major blog platforms are supported.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s picks and if you’d like to see my past picks, check out any of the links in this series listed below. I am sure you’ll find something that you can use.

I would like to apologize to my readers for my light posting this month. I have been completely swamped with personal work with my parents visiting us this summer. They will be here this Friday and we are so excited as it’ll be their first visit abroad.

Also, I would like to extend my welcome to you, if you have recently made ShanKri-la part of your read. It would just make my day if you dropped by to say hello. Plus, watch out for some cool webapp reviews coming up shortly.

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15 Responses to “Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 08-04-29”

  1. Memo April 29, 2008 at 5:34 pm #

    Didn’t know about Unplug–sounds perfect. Thanks!

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  2. Grant April 29, 2008 at 7:49 pm #

    ReminderFox and Unplug look pretty useful.

    Another great list. Good job!

  3. Tracy Robinson May 1, 2008 at 1:39 pm #

    Just found your site and it looks great. I’m going to spend some time trolling around!

    On topic, I have used the Scribefire extension and like it. I have just recently started using Windows Live Writer because of its integration with NewsGator. Not quite as simple and straightforward as Scribefire, though.

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  4. Forest Parks May 2, 2008 at 9:22 pm #


    I’m looking for a little plugin that would give me an icon or side tab in Firefox where I could store lines of text for easy dragging onto pages! Have you ever heard of such a thing?

    For example I could store my blog domains and just drag the relevant one to a comment section when needed!

    I think I may look into working out how the hell I would write it, if I can’t find it…

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  5. K May 3, 2008 at 8:50 am #

    Memo.. you are welcome.. I like it as well.Grant.. thanks for the kind words! Will be back with more extensions next week. I keep finding these little gems. :-)Tracy, welcome to ShanKri-la and thanks for taking the time to comment! I had used WLW before and still consider it as one of the best Windows application. As you said, ScribeFire could be handy tool for those on Firefox and if you didn’t need the advanced features for blogging.Forest, nice to see you again. I might have a an extension suggestions for you.

    InformEnter – it does not have drag and drop support but you could have your name, email, blog url or any other data saved. Then you activate it with a button in status bar. This will give you a little hover button by the form field and you can click that to choose the data you want filled. Worksvery well for me. It supports multiple profiles – so one for each of your blog, one for personal like filling out shipping address, etc – the sky is the limit.

  6. Fred May 8, 2008 at 10:40 pm #

    Thanks for the auto shutdown plugin. I have a large tendency for downloading large files over night and forgetting to shut down my computer in the morning and then coming home the next day from work and seeing the computer still on.

  7. K May 9, 2008 at 11:56 am #

    Fred, you are very welcome! I find it very useful too when we are leaving for the weekend and want to have it shut down. 🙂

  8. Annie@Sevierville TN Real Estate May 14, 2008 at 10:28 am #

    Great info. I love the FF browser and the many plugins that are available to us to use. I have used many of them but the most recent one that I have downloaded is “FireShot”. Screen capture that saves any portion of a webpage as an image. Also, there is a new beta version of FF out for trial. Pretty cool.

  9. James@custom wire May 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm #

    Unplug is pretty sweet. I’ve been using download helper for a while, but unplug seems like it’s going to win me over.

    I just found out about one today called YSlow, that was developed by Yahoo. It tests your site to see how fast/slow it loads and tells you what you need to do to fix it so that the algorithms won’t penalize you for a slow load time. Not sure if you’ve covered it already, but just giving you a heads up just in case.

  10. Social Drug May 19, 2008 at 9:05 pm #

    Thanks for this, ReminderFox looks like something I’ve been needing for a while…I’m completely hooked on the extensions though, my contextual menu is getting ridiculous

  11. Zath May 25, 2008 at 5:56 am #

    I’ll be sure to check out that AutoSlideShow extension – I’ve used Pic Lens in the past, but found a few annoying bugs with it (it crashed a lot for me), so will see if this one works any better.


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  12. JAB_au May 26, 2008 at 12:16 am #

    Web Developer is a nice one also. Very convenient way to look at the structure of a web page and do lots of web development related activities to your own website.

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  13. Polina May 26, 2008 at 10:34 am #

    What a great post, I am not into using Firefox additional abilities/plug ins, but my husband just loves any extras he can get! the post is bookmarked and will be shared. thank you!

  14. Bay Area Lawyer September 14, 2008 at 2:26 pm #

    The plugins for mozilla are what make it great. There is such a really big developer group out there. I have used most of these plugins and they were really good. Unfortunately though there are some FireFox plugins that have compatibility bugs. Just be careful. I just had to reinstall firefox because fo the same issue

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  15. Jerry Okorie April 8, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    I like the extension, normally I used not extension is fire fox because I thought I don’t need them or they won’t help me but this extension is quit nice.