Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 08-09-26

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It’s been a while since we looked at some cool new Firefox extensions. However, I did completely revamp the Top Firefox Extensions listing I maintain and added some much needed new categories so it makes it easier to find the extensions you need.

Let’s look at some more new extensions:

  • FoxTab: FoxTab is a Windows only extension that makes switching tabs via Alt+Tab a visual treat. If you are used to Apple’s coverflow or PicLens picture views, TabFlow will be right up your alley. You can choose from one of 5 different layouts for tabs.
    It is an experimental add-on, so you will need a login at AMO to download it. Plus, a version for Ubuntu and Mac OSX is coming soon.
  • BugMeNot: BugMeNot is an awesome service for those websites that require you to register to see their content. BugMeNot has hundreds and thousands of usernames and passwords for those sites you don’t want to register. This extension makes it even easier to get those. Just right click on username and password field to get those. Sorry, no porn sites!
  • Email This!: You have probably used the Gmail This! browser bookmarklet or other bookmarklets we have reviewed. Email This Bokmarklet Extension  brings this feature not just to Gmail but to plenty of other email services such as Google Apps Gmail, Yahoo and even apps like Outlook Express, Thunderbird, etc.
  • Find In Tabs: Search text across all your tabs with this extension. Clicking on the search result will take you to the tab with the search text in it. Very useful for those like me with dozens of open tabs.
  • Google Preview: Shows thumbnails of websites in the search results in your Google and Yahoo searches. This add-on can be very helpful in identifying a search result if you are looking for a website you have been to before.
  • TinyUrl Creator: I have used the TinyUrl bookmarklet to create TinyUrls but now this extension makes it even more easier to create short easy to share urls.

Firefox 3.0.2 Released

If you are on Windows, you might already have been prompted to update to Firefox 3.0.2. But, looks like Firefox 3.0.3 will be out hot on the heels of 3.0.2 fixing a bug.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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10 Responses to “Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 08-09-26”

  1. Simon@Free Vector Downloads September 27, 2008 at 2:06 am #

    Nice work on getting into 9rules network… very elite.

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  2. BugMeNot is my favorite and it is one of the first addon I install after installing firefox….

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  3. Frank Richard September 28, 2008 at 3:43 am #

    Really great plugins list, thanks for sharing, useful article!

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  4. Chelle@Lose Weight for Free September 28, 2008 at 10:00 am #

    I would be so thrilled if my sites went down because I went over the bandwidth! That would be a LOT of traffic!

    That Bug Me Not plug-in sounds awesome – just yesterday I was getting that while looking at forums and I didn’t want to register because I couldn’t tell if the site really had any relevant information for what I was looking for or not!

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  5. bartolomo September 28, 2008 at 6:58 pm #

    Thanks for the comprehensive list. Been using FF for years. Never go back to IE!

  6. SpungeBob September 30, 2008 at 2:01 pm #

    I downloaded and installed the 3.0.3 and it looks like it is faster then the earlier version [May be it is in response to chrome] and the main thing I would like to mention is that the new version does not pain me for https sites with confirmations like the earlier version did even for verisign site.


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  7. Andrew. Virginia Lawyer. October 1, 2008 at 7:24 pm #

    Another great Firefox extension roundup! I’ve been really happy with Google Chrome, so I’m not in the market for extensions right now. But sadly some sites won’t support Chrome, so I periodically have to fire up the Fox.

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  8. blurnot October 2, 2008 at 6:27 am #

    Hey there, thanks for your recommendations. I like the foxtab extension the most.

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  9. Armen Shirvanian October 15, 2008 at 4:27 pm #

    I think it was only a matter of time before an Email This! would have been created after Gmail This! was present and there was no reason for it to not go larger as far as usage.

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  10. Free Macbook April 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    Great post, there are some really good addons listed there. I am suprised you didn’t include Greasemonkey though?