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My Ten Favourite Firefox Add-Ons


I 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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