Firefox Extensions: Picks of the week July 18 2007

Does the palm of your hand itch if you don’t try some new Firefox extensions every week? If yes, you have come to the right place. It’s time for another batch of Firefox extensions that have been popping up around the web.

I compile a short list of extensions I like every week and a few of these make it to my evolving Top Firefox Extensions post (check under Reference tab). Some make it immediately and some I wait until I try it a few weeks before adding it to the coveted list.

  • Imagebot: Another Firefox extension that helps mass/batch uploading pictures. This extension supports uploading to ImageShack or Photobucket. Very helpful if you use either of these image services. Check out FireUploader in last week’s picks if you are looking for an alternative.
  • Operator: Operator offers a peek into the next generation Firefox which will support Microformats. Check it out if you speak hCards, hCalendar, geo, etc. If you’d like to learn about it, here is a link to a great article.
  • Google Global: Do you switch between different country localizations in your searches? You can now do this with a right click without going to a different URL. Search on Google, right-click to switch country. As a bonus, it also has an option to turn off personalized search in the new search. [via The Wrong Advices]
  • DownloadHelper: This is heavenly for a person downloading videos, images YouTube, MetaCafe, Google Videos, etc. You get an option to downloading all the videos and images in a page or just the ones ou selected. [via Brown Baron]
  • 2 Pane Bookmarks: As the name implies, 2 panes open up in the sidebar. The top pane shows the folders and the bottom pane, the contents. [via Lifehacker]

Hope you enjoyed this list. Check back next week for more extensions or if you haven’t yet, check out the Related Posts links below for more Firefox Extensions.

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5 Responses to “Firefox Extensions: Picks of the week July 18 2007”

  1. Brown Baron July 19, 2007 at 4:22 am #

    I want to try most of the ones you listed in all the extension posts. I’m trying to do it one at a time hehe.
    Thanks for the mention 🙂

  2. Kyle Eslick July 19, 2007 at 3:46 pm #

    Gah! Why do you do this to me?

    Now I have to keep trying different extensions and slow down my browsing. 🙂

    Out of curiosity, how many extensions do you run at one time?

  3. K-IntheHouse July 20, 2007 at 8:50 pm #

    You are very welcome, Brown! I do try every one of these extension before I write about them. It’s so much fun, isn’t it?

    Kyle, I’m with you about the slowness. I sometimes think it’s a trade-off between performance and functionality. With all these extensions Firefox becomes more than just a web browser. I am hoping Firefox 3 will be better at handling all the extensions i throw at it.

    I sometimes reach the 40 mark but I try to keep it around 30. But, I make use of a lightweight profile with 5+ extensions for casual browsing and use a power profile with 30+ for my other needs.

  4. Kyle Eslick July 23, 2007 at 2:55 pm #

    Having a lightweight profile is good.

    Firefox 3.0 won’t do anything to improve extensions because they are 3rd party. As long as they aren’t made by Mozilla, they will be poorly coded and cause memory leaks and such. 🙁

    I generally roll with 10 or less, but since switching to Flock I’ve noticed there aren’t many I can’t live without.

  5. K-IntheHouse July 26, 2007 at 2:58 am #

    That’s right Kyle.. the performance woes are mostly from extensions. But Firefox is getting better at memory management with every release.

    I try to trim mine down but I keep trying new extensions.. 🙂