Monday 6 September 2010

Usefull firefox plugins

The Firefox Web Browser is the faster, more secure, and fully customizable way to surf the web. Moreover, it has got thousands of extensions to improve and optimize various aspects of this cool web browser. So lets talk about some useful extensions you will want to have with your firefox browser.

1) Customize google( If you use Google, this extension will save you hours of your time over the long run. Download this extension, go to options, and enable streaming search results. You will never ever have to press the Next button after seeing every 10 search results. This will increase your productivity at least 2 times when searching because in the same time it would have previously taken for you to click on the Next button and wait for more results, you now will already have seen the next 10 results, decided what to do and moved on. Extremely useful extension.

2) Fasterfox( Loads faster web pages by prefetching parts. Renders a small page timer counting in seconds.

3) Performancing ( Excellent extension for bloggers, Performancing, allows you to instantly blog comments you made to any of the major blog systems, or even your own (if your blog supports Moveable Type or WordPress).

4) WebDeveloper ( My personal favourite, it is a Very useful extension for web developers. It creates a toolbar menu with 100s of useful options.

5) NoScript: An absolute must have security addon for your browser, NoScript gives you the power to specify the sites you trust and only those sites will be allowed to run active content like Javascript, Java code and other executable code. The addon thus protects you from cross-site scripting attacks and clickjacking attacks.

6) FoxyProxy: FoxyProxy automatically switches an internet connection across one or more proxy servers based on URL patterns and switching rules defined by you.

7) Facepad: I was thinking of trying to develop a facebook photo downloader addons and I found one to be already existing on the net. This addon allows you to download whole photo album of your friends. My previous post on this is availabe HERE

8) Adblock Plus: It will filter out hundreds of ads when you surf webpages. Webpages will load cleaner, faster, and will have almost zero ads. If you support the blogger you are reading, you can turn off adblock plus for sites you support with one click.

You will be able to get all these addons from the official mozilla's addons site.