I have tried many Firefox extensions – listed here are the 9 best add-ons; I recommend them to everyone.
At a glance, I will review and link to the following nine add-ons:
- AdBlock Plus
- Adblock Filterset G. Update
- Better Gmail 2
- Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer
- Tiny Menu
AdBlock Plus – AdBlock Plus has changed my internet browsing – I carry Firefox on my USB key, so I rarely use a browser without AdBlock Plus. I really don’t see many more adverts anymore; this is a MUST for all Firefox browsers. Keep it updated with the Adblock Filterset G. Updater.
Adblock Filterset G. Updater – As stated above, Adblock Filterset G. Updater keeps AdBlock Plus up to date with new websites and definitions, so you are always up to date with the newest advertising companies.
Better Gmail 2 – If you use Gmail, this extension is a must. You can apply themes, lose the Google Adsense to the side, remove the Invite box on the left, and much more–a great extension for all Gmail users.
DownThemAll! – Ever wanted to save all the Videos, MP3s, pictures etc from a website on to your hard drive? This add-on will take care of that for you.
Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer – This is essential if you use more than one computer – like most of us who work in an office do. With this add-on, you can access your bookmarks from any copy of Firefox.
Fullerscreen – Do you want to browse at full screen, but still have quick access to the address bar? This is the extension for you. Maximize your browsing potential!
Greasemonkey – You can customize the most popular pages on the internet such as: Facebook, MySpace, iGoogle etc. Download this add-on, visit UserScripts.org, and download scripts to use with this extension. This is a great way to get rid of adverts, or sections of the website you don’t want to use.
StumbleUpon – You probably found this site using StumbleUpon. If you did not… and you don’t have StumbleUpon, go get it now. Browse your favorite genre’s of web pages by taking recommendations from people with similar interests — all at the click of a button.
Tiny Menu – Finally, a great extension to maximize your Firefox browsing area – use tiny menu to make the menu… tiny. See below. A small picture, but you can see that I can fit everything: Menu, URL bar, Bookmarks, Search box, and my StumbleUpon toolbar all on one row.
If you have any other extensions you feel I missed, please let me know.
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