Top Firefox Extensions

As we all know. looking for the best Firefox extensions in Official Firefox Add-ons is like searching for  the proverbial needle in a haystack.

I am a Firefox extensions addict and I try a lot of extensions every week. You can see my periodic new extensions in the Firefox Extension Picks series that I feature once in every few weeks.

I uninstall the ones that I don’t like or need and the ones that stick around in my browser make it to this list.

History of this list

I put together this list when I wanted to share these wonderful extensions to my friends new to Firefox. As well as this serves as my own reference when I am setting up a new Firefox browser or for some reason restore my own browser from scratch, this is the list I refer to get my Firefox extension fix. And I hope it will be yours too.

What started as a list of a dozen add-ons is now the most visited page in ShanKri-la featuring 65+ awesome Firefox add-ons. I keep it updated as and when I find the best of the best of Firefox extensions.

Firefox Tips

Here are a few tips for a fun Firefox browsing experience

  • It’s always a good idea to backup your profile, extensions, etc. with FEBE before you try a new extension. Some extensions don’t play well together. (Use FEBE - see below)
  • If your Firefox seems very slow, it could be because you are using a lot of extensions.
  • Remember the Profile Manager option. In Windows, start Firefox from command prompt: firefox.exe -profilemanager
  • Power users can alleviate the overuse of extensions by creating different profiles. I switch between profiles for casual browsing and web development which keeps my Firefox lean and mean.

What type of extensions are you looking for?

I have the created the following categories based on the type of extensions you might be looking for.

  • Starter Pack – If you are just trying out Firefox, here are a few extensions that will introduce you to the power of Firefox.
  • Power User Pack – Aimed at the power users who aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty and who want to squeeze every bit of power from their favorite browser.
  • Usability – Aimed at improving browser usability by modifying Firefox chrome or the built-in features.
  • Productivity – Extensions aimed at improving Productivity while you use the web for your work
  • Fun – When you turn to the web to have some fun.
  • Blogging - Useful for bloggers. Look at the add-ons and you’ll know what I mean.
  • Social Media - Not all bloggers use all Social Media s this category zeroes in on just the Social Media extensions.
  • Web Developer – Aimed at techie’s like myself who either run a website or do some web development.

Starter Pack

If you are just trying out Firefox, here are a few extensions that will introduce you to the power of Firefox.

  • Adblock Plus - Ever been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that
    often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them.
  • Adblock Filterset.G Updater - This is a companion extension to Adblock or Adblock Plus and should be used in conjunction with it. This extension automatically downloads the latest version of Filterset.G every 4-7 days.
  • ForecastBar Enhanced – Mod of the popular ForecastFox that shows weather information in your status bar. This one features enhanced animated radar map as well and I love it!
  • TabMixPlus - Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox’s tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more.

Power User Pack

Aimed at the power users who aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty and who want to squeeze every bit of power from their favorite browser.

  • CLEO package – CLEO is (Compact Library Extension Oraganizer) an extension that helps you create your own extension package (as a .xpi file) from your favaorite extensions (backed up using FEBE). When you want to move your extensions to another computer or three, just copy the custom xpi package you created and open it. Voila! You have cloned your Firefox extensions..
  • Firefox Environment Backup Extension (FEBE) – Schedule and automatically back up everything about Firefox.. bookmarks, profiles, saved passwords, form history, etc. No more fear of re-installing Firefox or breaking it with a new extension. You can even upload your backups to your Box.net account.
  • Foxmarks Bookmarks Synchronizer – Use Firefox on multiple computers? Install this extension, create a Foxmarks account an forget about keeping your bookmarks in sync. Foxmarks will do it for you.
  • Greasemonkey – Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript. Ex. some of the best Google Greasemonkey scripts for Gmail and Google Reader should get you started on your way to becoming a Greasemonkey script addict!
  • OpenSearchFox – Add any website’s search box to your Firefox search bar by right clicking in the searhch box in a website! It doesn’t appear in the Firefox add-ons site anymore but this link takes you to the download page and it works great even in Forefox 3.0.1.
  • Menu Editor – TinyMenu mentioned in the next section helps save real estate but it increases the number of clicks to get to your menu option. Menu Editor lets you completely customize your menus. Hide and rearrange options you don’t need making your Firefox menus work for you.
  • Remove it Permanently (RIP) – Permanently hide content from web pages using the context menu. Very powerful to customeze your web experience. A powerful options panel that lets you fine tune your preferences to your liking.
  • SecureLogin – It uses the Firefox’s built in password manager and disables automatic pre-filling. It highlights the form fields if it detects a saved password and with a customized click or a keyboard shortcut, it fills the username/password as well as signs you in, in one short step. Very useful! I, however, recommend using a more powerful password manager such as Passpack.
  • Stylish – Stylish is for CSS where Greasemonkey is for Javascript. Completely customize the looks of websites with Stylish scripts. Browse UserStyles.org to find the ones you like. One of the popular example is Re-Designed Gmail Stylish script.
  • Update Notifier – If you can’t wait to know when a Forefox extension has been updated so you can upgrade it right now. Also, provides a useful ‘Restart Firefox’ option in its menu to restart with one click.
  • Site Launcher – An experimental add-on thats a must-have for thos who love keyoard shortcuts. Just think Launchy for Firefox. You can launch your favorite sites with just a few hotkeys. Read the full Site Launcher review here.

Usability Add-ons

Aimed at improving browser usability by modifying Firefox chrome or the built-in features.

  • Back to Top – Back to Top helps navigate long pages. Go to the top or bottom of a page with a single click. Using right clicks and control clicks you can scroll a page or line at a time.
  • Download Statusbar – Download and view status of downloads in a tidy statusbar. No more annoying download window blocking your browsing experience. A full view as well as a tiny view for screen real estate usage.
  • Edit Middle – Firefox 3 introduced the Awesomebar. Now whatever you type searches even the middle of the url.
  • HashColoredTabs+ – Adds a colored favicon square for those sites without a favicon. This helps you identify tab contents based on a distinct visual cue.
  • FaviconizeTab – If you are in the habit opening a dozn tabs anytime you are browsing, this can be save you some real estate in your tab bar. You can also preset certain to sites to always show just the Favicon and not the name of the site in the tab.
  • FireGestures – Allows you to execute common commands (like page forward/backward, close tab, new tab) by mouse gestures drawn over the current webpage, without reaching for the toolbar or the keyboard…
  • It’s All Text! – If you hate the little comment boxes in blogs or little text boxes where you need to type a long reply or complaint, this extension is for you. It adds a little edit button to the box and on clicking will take you to your favorite editor and on saving will transfer the content over to the box in the web page. Very handy.
  • Smart Bookmarks Bar – Do you customize your menu bar to save screen real estate? Now you can hide your bookmark names in the toolbar and show just the favicon saving a lot of space. On mouse over, you’ll see the name of the bookmark for those without a favicon.
  • Tiny Menu – Replace the standard menu bar with a tiny menu popup… Save real estate by  customizing the toolbars while shrinking the menu space with this.

Productivity Pack

Extensions aimed at improving productivity while you use the web for your work. Supercharge it now!

  • PDF Download – Allows to choose if you want to view a PDF file inside the browser (as PDF or HTML), if you want to view it outside Firefox with your default or custom PDF reader, or if you want to download it!
  • Better Gmail 2 – A compilation of the best GMail Greasemonkey and Stylish enhancements in one extension from Lifehacker.com. A must have for a power Gmail user.
  • Black Canvas Gmail Signatures – Another must have for the power Gmail user. Lets you create multiple HTML signatures for friends, business and others with live preview.
  • GMail Manager - Allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail
    notifications. Displays your account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail…
  • InformEnter – It adds a small clickable icon (that can be turned off with a right click) next to every form field. You can configure it to fill in semi-automatic mode with any frequently used field values for e.g. not just usernames & passwords, but address, website url, multiple email addresses, phone numbers etc.
  • OPML Support – OPML Support adds OPML import/export functionality to the Firefox Bookmarks manager. OPML is a file type that is widely used to distribute lists of RSS/newsfeeds…
  • Web Search Pro - Search the web the way you like… Lets you add your favorite search engines from their vast repository. Don’t find one you want, you can request and they will add it. To truly understand it, see the kinds of sites you could right to your search bar.

Fun Add-ons

When you turn to the web to have a little fun.

  • Better Flickr – Another great Lifehacker extension that adds the best of Greasemonkey & Stylish scripts just for Flickr. A must have for a Flickr user.
  • FoxClocks – Lets you keep an eye on the time around the world or even just your local time by adding an icon in your statusbar.
  • FullerScreen - Really full screen… You still have access to the tabs and the status bar in this Full Screen mode. Use F11 to toggle between the modes.
  • PicLens – Lets you view pictures in full screen with a single click in various popular sites like Flickr, Facebook, Google Images, Yahoo Images, etc.
  • Woot Watcher – Woot Watcher monitors the Woot! web site, and keeps you updated with the current item, price, and if it is sold out. During Woot-offs, it will also let you know what percent of the item is…

Blogging Add-ons

If you are into blogging, some of these extensions could make blogging that much fun and easy. Check out the add-ons and you’ll know what I mean.

  • Adsense Notifier – Displays your Adsense earnings on the…
  • Copy as HTML Link – Creates an HTML link to the current page using the selected text and copies it. Highly useful.
  • Copy Plain Text – Copies text without the formatting.. no more embedded html in your copied text.
  • Feedburner Subscribers – If you are not displaying your Feedburner chicklet in yoru site, you can keep track of subscribers right from your browser with this extension.
  • FireUploader - Lets you upload  Files, photos videos to online services such as Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, Google Docs, Box.net, Facebook, Webshots, etc.
  • Google Notebook – Add text clippings, images and links to your Google Notebook and share them with friends.
  • Niche Watch Tool This wonderful SEO extension provides you the technical information required to beat your competitor websites in serps.It gives you backlinks number, indexed pages, keyword occurences on the page, page rank, all in anchor, all in title and all in text rank for both domain and webpage information.
  • Screengrab! – Save entire webpages or a particular selection or a frame as images. Excellent tool to get screenshots of different things for blogging. Various image formats like jpg, png, etc. available as well for saving..
  • ScribeFire – ScribeFire (previously Performancing for Firefox) is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog.
  • SearchStatus – Displays Google Pagerank, Alexa, Compete ranking, etc. Fast keyword density finder, highlighting keyword/nofollow, backward/related links, etc.
  • Update Scanner – No RSS in a website? Add the page you are interested in to this extension and get notified right in your status bar when the page has been updated. You could also use a bookmarklet such as Page2RSS to get updates via email.
  • WordPress Helper – A must have for the WordPress power user. It puts the WordPress codex, forums and other WordPress relevant information in your fingertips via the context menu. Also, checkout our Top WordPress Plugins list that features some of the 65+ best WordPress Plugins!

Social Media Add-ons

Not all bloggers use all Social Media so this category zeroes in on just the Social Media extensions.

  • Better GReader – A compilation of Google Reader GreaseMonkey and Stylish scripts that enhances Google Reader.
  • Delicious Bookmarks – Yes, the weird dots are gone in Delicious.com. This is the official add-on for Delicious. Sidebar, tags and all the goodies for a Delicious.com user. (my delicious profile)
  • Digg Toolbar – For the power Digg.com user. Digg, submit content and get notifications of popular content without ever visiting Digg.com.
  • Feedly – A fun social startup webpage extension. It integrates with Google Reader, Twitter, Facebook, etc and gives you a magazine style start page. You can even annotate, share stories and leave comments in blogs right from the Feedly page.
  • Sage RSS Reader – Sage is a lightweight RSS and Atom feed aggregator extension for Mozilla Firefox. It’s got a lot of what you need and not much of what you don’t.
  • Shareaholic – A catch-all extension for social media sites. Supports multiple web 2.0 sites such as StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious, Facebook, etc. If you have a social media sharing addiction, this is just for you!
  • SimpleDelicious – Access to your del.icio.us bookmarks right from your browser menu. It synchronizes your bookmarks seamlessly and makes adding and deleting bookmarks very simple.
  • StumbleUpon – StumbleUpon lets you “channelsurf” the best-reviewed sites on the web. It is a collaborative surfing tool for finding and sharing great sites. This helps you find interesting webpages you wouldn’t think to search for. (my StumbleUpon profile)
  • TwitterFox – One of the earliest Twitter add-ons I used. It’s nice and works well. But, there are a lot of other Twitter add-on options you can choose from.. I prefer using Adobe AIR clients such as Twhirl or TweetDeck for Twitter as they povide more options.

Web Developer Add-ons

Aimed at techie’s like myself who either run a website or do some web development.

  • Aardvark – Powerful and user-friendly selector utility for selecting elements and doing various actions on them. It can be used for cleaning up a page prior to printing it (by removing and isolating elements), for making the page more readable, and (most appreciated by web developers), for analyzing the structure of a page.
  • Colorzilla – Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies…
  • EditCSS – Stylesheet modifier in the Sidebar. Great to save your own custom stylesheet in a browser and view the changes realtime. I prefer Firebug for this but some people might find this handy.
  • Firebug – A must have. Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page… (check out FireBug Lite bookmarklet that works in IE & Opera)
  • FireCookie – A Firebug extension for Firefox that lets you view and manage cookies.
  • FireFTP - FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.
  • FirePHP – Lets you print to your Firebug console with a PHP function call. You need to have the ‘Net’ panel enabled and also download a PHP library from www.firephp.org.
  • FlagFox – Just shows the flag of the country the web server is in for the website you are currently viewing.
  • IE Tab – Switch to IE for ‘those sites’ that work only on Internet Explorer without leaving Firefox. Mark it and it will remember next time you visit those sites.
  • MeasureIt – Draw out a ruler to measure height or width of any element in a web page. A must have.
  • Pallette Grabber -
  • Server Spy – Server Spy indicates what brand of HTTP server (eg. Apache, IIS, etc.) runs on the visited sites. When a tab is selected, the corresponding server name is shown on the right-hand side of the browser’s status…
  • ShowIP – Show the IP address of the current page in the status bar. It also allows querying custom services by IP (right mouse button) and Hostname (left mouse button), like whois, netcraft. Additionally you can copy the IP address to the clipboard.
  • Tamper Data – Use tamperdata to view and modify HTTP/HTTPS headers and post parameters…
  • View Source Chart – * Creates a Colorful Chart of a Web Page’s Rendered Source Code * Displays Source in its Altered State After the DOM has been Manipulated by JavaScript.
  • Web Developer – Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.
  • Xinha Here! – Portable WYSIWYG editor! No matter what site you’re visiting you can launch a WYSIWYG right in your browser.
  • X-Ray – See the tags on a page without viewing the sourcecode. …

Best of Firefox coverage

Firefox is something I care a lot about and here are some of the best of Firefox coverage here so far that might help you. You could also browse other Firefox posts with the Firefox tag.

Hope you enjoyed this list. Check back later to see new additions. If you found it useful, I’d appreciate it if you could take a moment to share this via your favorite social media site so more people can benefit.

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Updated: Aug 21, 2008

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75 Responses to “Top Firefox Extensions”

  1. Keith May 2, 2007 at 1:34 am #

    With all of these add-on’s you should have extEMM

  2. K-IntheHouse May 2, 2007 at 3:13 am #

    Thanks Keith, I will check it out. I am about to revise and update this list soon.

  3. Adrian Fine May 29, 2007 at 12:47 am #

    Another great resource specifically for blogging:
    http://www.blogtrepreneur.com/2007/05/23/101-essential-blogging-resources/

  4. Aaronontheweb (AjaxNinja) September 3, 2007 at 1:19 am #

    Hey there! I saw your comment on my blog about my list of Firefox extensions and I just wanted to say that I read through your list here and added the Copy Plain Text and AdSense notifier extensions. Very cool stuff!

    -Aaronontheweb

  5. K-IntheHouse September 3, 2007 at 2:45 pm #

    Aaron, welcome to ShanKri-la! It’s really great to see you here.

    Glad you found the list useful.. you have given me motivation to update this list!

  6. Nirmal September 27, 2007 at 4:49 am #

    Looks like you have covered all the extensions. :-)
    Good list, stumbled.

  7. K-IntheHouse September 28, 2007 at 1:41 am #

    Appreciate it buddy! I have few new ones I’m about to add to this list!

  8. Joy October 15, 2007 at 8:18 pm #

    Among all the browsers I’ve used, I could say that Firefox is so far the best among them all. I don’t know if I will switch to other browsers but for now I’m content with all it’s features. :wink:

  9. K October 17, 2007 at 11:59 am #

    Joy thanks for taking the time to comment! Obviously, I love using Firefox and experimenting with new add-ons. Hope you found these useful.. also you may want to subscribe to our feed if you’d like to keep up on the periodic Firefox Extensions Picks post I do couple of times a month.

  10. Cool Firefox Extension November 10, 2007 at 4:14 pm #

    Hey what about Youlicit firefox extension? I think it’s really cool the way it delivers related web sites. Probably a great tool for power users. Check it out, and consider putting it on your list if you like it.

  11. Cool Firefox Extension November 10, 2007 at 4:19 pm #

    Just tried out FireFTP–definitely a cool add-on! Thax

  12. K November 12, 2007 at 3:04 am #

    Hi, thanks for the comment! Youlicit sounds like a pretty cool extension. I am installing it right now and will give it a whirl this week. I do a feature post every week and I’ll probably add this in it. Thanks for the heads up! :smile:

  13. Fahad February 4, 2008 at 10:29 am #

    Wow, all these extensions rock and you have neatly categorized them as well! Very helpful indeed!

    Fahad’s last blog post..Check Pagerank of all Internal Pages on your Site

  14. K February 4, 2008 at 1:53 pm #

    Fahad, glad you find them useful man! :-)

    K’s last blog post..Open Remember the Milk in Your Browser Sidebar

  15. immy00100 March 30, 2008 at 7:10 am #

    u covered almost all the good addons good post, i also wrote similar type of post in my blog but quite limited :)

  16. Cool Stuff June 23, 2008 at 10:14 am #

    Wow.. this is a really useful list man.. I do not have time to try them all yet, but I did try to install the Adsense Notifier, and it works great for me.. save me quite some time (for logging into my Adsense account every hour :P ) .. Thanks!

    Cool Stuffs last blog post..Free PDF Editor

  17. Western vs Alternative Medicine August 19, 2008 at 3:19 pm #

    Cool listing, I never know and found all of those stuff. all I know is Google Toolbar for firefox..ha ha ha..

    But, It’s impossible to try it out all…:(..umm never mind
    Thanks

  18. K August 20, 2008 at 9:21 am #

    Western, exactly why I am re-doing this list with a ‘Starter pack’ so people new to Firefox can try just a few good ones and not get overwhelmed by this huge list. :-)

  19. MOin September 2, 2008 at 5:44 am #

    a really nice collection of firefox plugins i like your post and some of your pages are really popular over the web.

    MOins last blog post..Search The Web Visually With Searchme

  20. K September 3, 2008 at 8:41 am #

    MOin, I just re-did the whole list with new extensions that are very popular. Glad you liked it and your comments are very flattering. Thank you.

  21. MOin September 4, 2008 at 10:32 am #

    flattering nopes not really i like your blog since i first saw it 6 months back (i think the author is not the same now) i was running stylusouls.com and now its techiesouls. and i can clearly remember you were the only commenter on my blog then and i can never forget this blog seriously i mean it :)

    MOins last blog post..Search The Web Visually With Searchme

  22. Anurag September 6, 2008 at 12:38 am #

    Thnx for sharing…

    Anurags last blog post..Save “Copy Protected” Photos From Websites/Blogs/Orkut Album.

  23. kouji@haiku poems examples October 3, 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    a really comprehensive list here. i use a few of these, but i try not to have many since my computer’s rather slow.

    koujis last blog post..haiku poem: friendship (loss)

  24. malcolm coles October 6, 2008 at 4:57 pm #

    Hi, the best firefox screengrab program I think is fireshot – it lets you annotate the screenshots, instantly email, save or upload them etc. Only problem is it doesn’t work with Macs. It’s at screenshot-program.com/fireshot.

    malcolm coless last blog post..Pushchairs for tall people: bugaboo cameleon review

  25. Dr.Bruce November 15, 2008 at 9:53 pm #

    This a wonderful list. I already use many of them but was able to find 2 more to try. Wow!

    Dr.Bruces last blog post..What is a Meme and Why do I care?

  26. Brian@Body Detox Tips November 21, 2008 at 4:52 pm #

    Here are the FF extensions that I use. These save large amounts of time.

    SEO for Firefox – This auto displays pertinent SEO info like page rank, backlinks and major directory inclusions. http://tools.seobook.com/firefox/seo-for-firefox.html

    Rankchecker – This simple tool add-on will search the Google, Yahoo and MSN rank for your website. Just type in the search term. http://tools.seobook.com/firefox/rank-checker/

    Download helper – This great tool will download to your hard drive any video that it finds on the web page. This is quite useful if you want to save and view a video for later replay. http://www.downloadhelper.net/

  27. fun info November 22, 2008 at 6:29 am #

    Kind of to late for me to know this great list, but never to late to try it. Thanks

    fun infos last blog post..Nokia N96 Bruce Lee Limited Edition

  28. james November 22, 2008 at 6:18 pm #

    very big list . i don’t think someone could use all those add’ons they will close brouser.
    for me i prefer to use 3 addon :
    webdevloper for editing your theme online
    wot addon for spy protector
    and the last one is flashblock to block unwanted flash junk to slowed my brouser

    jamess last blog post..get traffic by old Fashioned Business Networking method

  29. Jorge S December 21, 2008 at 9:54 pm #

    Great stuff; check out this great Firefox extension: http://www.gethotbar.com. It keep you up to date with the latest topics on the web together with Google Trends.

  30. jane@Cheap local phone service January 3, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    I have been thinking of trying firefox. I just have to back up everything and then try it. I like your list this way i can pick out what firefox extensions i want to try and set it up fast.

    janes last blog post..georgia local phone service provider

  31. Steve@trade show guru January 7, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    hey K,
    You rock! I’ve just bookmarked this post. I switched to Firefox from IE6 about a month ago and don’t know why I didn’t do it a LONG time ago. Extensions rule! Funny thing is, I just installed Adblock Plus yesterday based on another blogger’s recommendation, then I read this post and see it at the top of your list. Small world! Oh well, enough gushing about Firefox already, eh?
    ~ Steve, the firefox-loving trade show booths trade show guru

    Steves last blog post..Trade Show Booths and Duct Tape

  32. K January 7, 2009 at 11:18 pm #

    Hey Steve, glad that you liked it! Firefox rocks and as you can probably see that I talk about it a lot! :-) Glad you bookmarked this post as I always enter the best ones I find in this post. I do try a lot more extensions that don’t make it here though.

  33. Evyta SEO January 9, 2009 at 9:25 am #

    wew…you did hard work I guess. It’s a long list of firefox add ons. Well, I’ve stumble this page coz I want to add it in my bookmark. Thanks for your list, best list I know :)

    Evyta SEOs last blog post..Palestine – Magazine Blogger Template

  34. ray@Atlanta Real Estate January 17, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

    My favorite Firefox add-on is SearchStatus, it’s one of the main reasons that I use Firefox.

    rays last blog post..Over 8400 Metro Atlanta Foreclosures Set For Auction

  35. Marc January 19, 2009 at 8:27 pm #

    I would add also :

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9508

    Enables Firefox to search MSN, Yahoo and Google simultaneously via the http://umibozu.net engine

  36. bisnis online January 22, 2009 at 8:06 pm #

    Wow, I don’t even know some of these plugin do exists! Gotta look for gmail manager for sure. Thanks for sharing these list.

    bisnis onlines last blog post..Stop Hacker dengan WordPress Firewall Plugin

  37. Jerri@How to Have a Boy or Girl January 25, 2009 at 3:09 am #

    Wow, you know everything firefox-no doubt! I need to start using some of these extensions. I mean I use a lot of wordpress plugins but just haven’t gotten in to the extensions yet.
    Thanks for your extensive list I’ll be back to take advantage!

  38. busby enggar tester January 28, 2009 at 2:05 am #

    i love firefox because the plugins
    and these plugins is a must for firefox.

    busby enggar testers last blog post..Busby’s Country VS SEO Tester’s Country (Australia VS Indonesia)

  39. Ways to make extra money February 23, 2009 at 1:56 am #

    Whoa. Right now I’m running 3 extensions, looks like I have some catching up to do.

    I’d consider adding Leechblock, amazing for keeping me on track.

    Ways to make extra moneys last blog post..How To Make Extra Money

  40. lee @ Weddings April 21, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    This is the most comprehensive list of Firefox extensions I have seen. Makes it switching from IE all the more worthwhile.

    Thanks

    Lee

  41. mark May 11, 2009 at 4:24 am #

    Thanks for posting such kind of useful information on extensions.Keep Posted in future as well.Thank you!

  42. Alex May 26, 2009 at 6:28 am #

    Some of the blogging extensions will benefit me a lot, thanks!

    Alexs last blog post..Accessories make the outfit!

  43. Kate Clifford July 24, 2009 at 2:09 am #

    The one thing that makes firefox stand out from the crowd of operas, safaris and such is the Firebug extension, it’s simply GREAT.

  44. jason August 24, 2009 at 5:41 am #

    what I wanted to say that I read through your list here and added the Copy Plain Text and AdSense notifier extensions. Very cool stuff!
    .-= jason´s last blog ..Cheap California Auto Insurance From Local Agents =-.

  45. Pravesh Pushp September 10, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    cool list, thnx

  46. craig November 10, 2009 at 3:23 am #

    Wow, this list is about half of firefox addons, not tops.

  47. kevin December 1, 2009 at 8:44 pm #

    Thanks for the awesome list. This must have taken you quite a while to put together. There are so many great Firefox Extensions out there that I don’t know about. Based on your research I am going to give the Niche Watch tool a try. I am also very interested in the Xihna. Thanks for your hard work.
    .-= kevin@howtoinvestinrealestate.org´s last blog ..Real Estate Investing Tips: Use Your Retirement Account to Invest in Real Estate =-.

  48. keith March 12, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    Great site, thank you. I have not browsed through the new options in firefox 3.6 yet so I am not sure if they added the addon as an option, but I am surprised not to see the homepage addon for new tabs listed here. It has to be the most usable addon available. None the less, great site, I will check back often for more addons.

  49. Craig Galway September 3, 2011 at 5:35 am #

    4 years later, and I still run a lot of these same extensions, though a name or two has changed.  Foxmarks became Xmarks and then nearly disappeared…

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    [...] social bookmarks discovery service. It has been gaining serious popularity and it is one of my favorite extensions. It basically lets you ’stumble upon’ new sites in the categories of your interest and [...]

  2. Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week July 25 2007 | ShanKri-la - July 31, 2007

    [...] Topics Top Firefox Extensions Free software for your computer Cellphone rescues shoppers: FrucallTechnorati Favorites Exchange – [...]

  3. Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 2007-08-29 | ShanKri-la - August 29, 2007

    [...] you enjoyed this week’s roundup of extensions. Here is my usual plug of the Top Firefox extensions post which I am hoping to update this coming long weekend. Popularity: 1% [?] Share this with [...]

  4. Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 07-11-05 | ShanKri-la - November 5, 2007

    [...] great extensions that I come across. Some of the best ones, make it to my more extensive ‘Top Firefox Extensions‘ list. Now, that I am done with my usual plug, we can move to the [...]

  5. 3 Must-See Lists for Top WordPress Plugins, Tweaks & Firefox Extensions - December 10, 2007

    [...] I started out creating my Top Firefox Extensions list. This list serves as a reference for myself as well as anyone else looking for great Firefox [...]

  6. shankrila : Listes d'extension qui marne pour firefox :) Trop classse :) at Business Commando >> Commando d’affaires - April 9, 2008

    [...] Top Firefox Extensions [...]

  7. shankrila : Listes d'extensions qui marnent pour firefox :) Trop classse :) at Business Commando >> Commando d’affaires - April 9, 2008

    [...] Top Firefox Extensions [...]

  8. Free Lightweight & Portable Screen Capture Utility - FastStone Capture | ShanKri-la - August 21, 2008

    [...] I started using an excellent Firefox extension – Screengrab. It worked great for screen captures within my browser. But, I couldn’t take [...]

  9. What Browser Do Your Readers Use? | Pingable.org :: Resources for Web Developers - December 13, 2008

    [...] some firefox tips from thepinkc Top firefox extensions Top Opera Browser [...]

  10. Open Microsoft Office 2007 files on Firefox With OpenXML Viewer - December 13, 2008

    [...] Check some others top firefox extensions [...]

  11. Top & Best 65+ WordPress Plugins | ShanKri-la - December 14, 2008

    [...] One of the things I love about WordPress as a blogging platform is how Plugins extend its functionality hundred fold. Just like how Firefox becomes more than a browser with its 1000’s of available extensions. [...]

  12. Foxmarks Bookmark Sync for IE & Safari | ShanKri-la - February 8, 2009

    [...] is one of the best Firefox extensions out there. Foxmarks lets you create a profile at Foxmarks.com and syncs your bookmarks across any [...]

  13. How to Block Unwanted Links in Your Google Sitelinks? | ShanKri-la - April 21, 2009

    [...] Top Firefox Extensions [...]

  14. Run Web Applications in Desktop with Prism 1.0 | ShanKrila - May 14, 2009

    [...] workarounds to get Firefox extensions working in Firefox, Prism really needs full out support for Firefox extensions. Just Greasemonkey and Stylish add-ons can make Prism so much more useful and I will stop using [...]

  15. Yarp.com - A Great Evite Alternative | ShanKrila - June 2, 2009

    [...] I save it in my Firefox bookmarks and have it synced across all my computers with the Xmarks Firefox extension. [...]

  16. Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 09-06-23 Collections Edition | ShanKrila - June 23, 2009

    [...] the Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week series, Top Firefox Extensions is the place to visit. This is where my most favorite extensions are categorized and ordered and [...]

  17. Firefox Extensions Picks - Adsense Monitor, Adsense Preview, WOT, FoxyRank, Social Media | ShanKrila - September 11, 2009

    [...] a cleaner Facebook experience. You can find out about Greasemonkey Firefox extension [...]

  18. Remember the Milk For Gmail Google Chrome Extension | ShanKrila - December 14, 2009

    [...] use Gmail and Remember the Milk extensively everyday. So, naturally Remember the Milk for Gmail Firefox extension has been such a wonderful tool for [...]

  19. Download Firefox 3.6 Release Candidate | ShanKrila - January 12, 2010

    [...] out some of the Top Firefox extensions I have hand picked and suggest new ones you like. AKPC_IDS += "1911,";Popularity: unranked [...]

  20. Google Chrome Gets Greasemonkey Scripts | ShanKrila - February 3, 2010

    [...] Google Chrome launched extensions and I told myself it will be a while to see all my favorite Firefox extensions to be available in Google [...]

  21. Getting Started With HTML & CSS Using Firebug | ShanKrila - February 9, 2010

    [...] In fact, even after a few years of building websites we find Firebug indispensable in our web development work. And no wonder Firebug is the most popular web development tool for Firefox. [...]

  22. Firefox Picks of the Week 10-03-10 Tabs Edition | ShanKrila - March 10, 2010

    [...] don’t forget to bookmark the extensive Top Firefox Extensions page with neatly categorized uber-popular Firefox add-ons. AKPC_IDS += "2079,";Popularity: [...]

  23. Google Chrome Extensions for Web Development | ShanKrila - June 1, 2010

    [...] and you can find my favorite Firefox add-ons in the Top Firefox extensions page. AKPC_IDS += "2228,";Popularity: unranked [...]

  24. Mozilla Weave Sync Graduates As Firefox Sync | ShanKrila - June 2, 2010

    [...] Sync is going to definitely make it to the Top Firefox Extensions list. AKPC_IDS += "2231,";Popularity: unranked [...]

  25. Firefox Home iPhone App Review | Top iPhone Resource - July 16, 2010

    [...] Firefox as my primary browser on my desktop becuase it can be such a powerful tool with some of the best firefox extensions making it an amazing tool for blogging, web development, productivity and just surfing for [...]

  26. Show/Hide Firefox Address Bar Like Google Chrome | ShanKrila - May 23, 2011

    [...] forget to check out my best Firefox add-ons [...]

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