My Ten Favourite Firefox Add-Ons

firefoxI recently wrote about Adblock, the most necessary of all the Firefox Add-ons I use. In the comments, someone asked me which other Firefox Add-ons I use for work and/or play.

Here are my ten favourite Firefox Add-ons.

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.

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.

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

TwitterFox - For reading and writing Twitter tweets.

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.

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.

Forecastfox - Let's me know the current Toronto weather, the high for the day and tomorrow's expected weather.

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.

Honourable mentions go to Extended Copy Menu, Google Gears, Firebug, FoxyTunes, LinkChecker and Better Gmail 2.

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I have ForcastFox installed, but that's it. I have used many other ones, but they bog it down WAAAAY too much.

April 7, 2009 @ 9:31 PM


thaks Mike! this is fab info!

April 8, 2009 @ 9:20 AM


Thanks Mike. I tried TwitterFox last nite around 10:30 and I'm as addicted to it as can be. I love it. Gotta try a few of the others listed here soon.

April 9, 2009 @ 11:50 PM


Glad that I'm not totally out to lunch. I've got a few of those, although you do have a bit of a 'webpageguy' slant to your list. :)

I will def get Adblocker and I do like SmushIt too.

September 10, 2009 @ 9:31 PM

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