10 Firefox Add-Ons I Can't Live Without

firefoxWhat we once referred to as Firefox Extensions are now known as Firefox Add-ons. Call them what you want, I love them regardless. Many of them, in fact, play a key role in my day-to-day life.

Here are 10 Firefox Add-ons I simply can't live without.

Adblock Plus - You know those ads you see all over the place when surfing the web? I don't. I haven't seen them in years and I don't miss 'em at all.

ColorZilla - If I need to quickly know the hexidecimal code for any colour on any web page I visit, this tool tells all. It's awesome.

Google Browser Sync - Manage one set of bookmarks and see them from any computer in the world.

Greasemonkey - What can I say about this one? There are many great scripts that customize the way a webpage displays.

IE Tab - Need to test a page in IE? This add-on lets you do that in a Firefox tab. It's also useful for those sites that just don't work in Firefox.

MeasureIt - Draw out a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.

Sage - This is my RSS reader.

Screengrab! - This is an old favourite that didn't work in Firefox 2 but was recently updated. It's nice to have it back as it lets me easily save or copy screen caps.

Tabbrowser Preferences - This gives you more control over Firefox's tab behaviour. For example, I have it automatically open _blank targeted links in a new tab.

Web Developer - An absolute must for any author of web pages, this add-on lets me easily resize the browser, view the CSS, edit the CSS and HTML in Firefox and a billion other web author tasks. Irreplaceable.

Honourable mentions go to Copy Plain Text, Download Statusbar, Firebug, Fission, Forecastfox, FoxyTunes, Google Toolbar, LinkChecker, Make Link, PDF Download and UnPlug.

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Pretty solid list! Most of those are on my top 10 list as well.

Check out Firebug (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1843). It is an excellent web developer's tool!

April 6, 2007 @ 9:32 PM

Mike Boon

Firebug should have made my honourable mention list - my mistake. I'm adding it now.

April 7, 2007 @ 11:45 AM

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