Toronto Mike

10 Firefox Add-Ons I Can't Live Without


What 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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