Monday, June 05, 2006

My Favorite Firefox Extensions

UPDATE: I'm liking coComment! It actually works well and I haven't had a speck of trouble with anything. I like it when that happens! I'm currently tracking five conversations, four of which haven't been active since the first few.
Dwight's TechBlog has a link to Claus Valca's Grand Stream Dreams blog where Claus's list of favorite Firefox extensions reside. I know, it's beginning to sound like a social disease of some sort, but here's MY list, modest though it may be....

BlogThis 0.3
Adds right-click access to Blogger's BlogThis popup.

Clippings 1.2
Saves and manages frequently-entered text for pasting later. Text can be pasted from Clippings into forms and input fields without the hassle of retyping or repetitive copying and pasting. Perfect for forms, web mail, blog entries, wiki editing and forum posts.

Close Button 0.3
Adds a Close Tab button to the toolbar. This is especially handy if you put your tab bar at the bottom, but want a Close Tab button in the top right, where you'd find it in most well behaved Windows programs with child windows. I don't use this one a whole lot.

coComment (I'm testing this one to see if I like it, thanks Claus!)
This extension allows you to activate coComment! from the right-click context menu and reduces your onscreen movement time so that you dont have to move all the way from the comment text box to the Bookmarks and then back to the Submit button. (That's a terrible description, it's better to read about it at Claus's!)

Colorful Tabs 1.4
The most beautiful yet the simplest add-on that makes a strong colorful appeal. Colors every tab in a different color and makes them easy to distinguish while beautifying the overall appearance of the interface. Mostly eye candy for old ladies like me!

DictionarySearch 1.5
Looks up a user selected word in an online dictionary. I love it and use it constantly since I can't spell worth a flip!

Google Toolbar for Firefox 1.0.20060515W

IE View Lite 1.2.7
This is a cut down version of IE View by Paul Roub, which is 47.4 KB. All the same UI and features are there. It has a right click menu item to open a page in IE and a list of sites to always open in IE. Everything's just been rebuilt from the ground up to be smaller and more efficient.

McAfee SiteAdvisor Firefox Extention 21.0
The McAfee® SiteAdvisor Firefox Extension protects you from a variety of online nuisances and security threats such as spam, adware, spyware, viruses, and online fraud through color indicator overlays in your search results and in your status bar. Excellent extension for the googlehearted like me!

ReminderFox 0.9.6
ReminderFox is a Firefox extension that displays and manages lists of date-based reminders and ToDo's. ReminderFox does not seek to be a full-fledged calendar system. In fact, the target audience is anybody that simply wants to remember important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc) without having to run a fat calendar application. I like this one and use it all the time since my browser is loaded almost all the time!

StumbleUpon 2.78
StumbleUpon lets you "channelsurf" the best-reviewed sites on the web. It is a collaborative surfing tool for browsing, reviewing and sharing great sites with like-minded people. This helps you find interesting webpages you wouldn't think to search for. This one is more fun than a sack of bananas, especially when you are bored. I've found some fun things that, for sure, I wouldn't have found otherwise.

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