Hello, everyone, its been a long time since I posted something (almost two months). So, as you all know Firefox 3 is out (been quite a while, I know ;)), here is a list of extensions I use on Firefox 3, and according to me they are the best…so…that’s why the title 😉 and btw…I love firefox, and so I love to customize it to my needs…here’s the list, enjoy 🙂
Adblock Plus – Filters advertisements in web pages. Highly recommended if you want an ad-free internet 😉
Better Gmail 2 – As the name suggests, it makes Gmail better with some tweaks and scripts (you need Greasemonkey with this one). If you’re a gmail power user, then this extension is a must.
CustomizeGoogle – This extension makes some changes in the google search results. Like it makes available links to other search engines as well, so if you can’t find anything in google, then just click on the search engines name (just above the search results) with which you want to search. It also filters google’s advertisements in the search results page. Really nice extension, and highly recommended by me 🙂
Video Download Helper – It enables the download of videos and embedded media from web pages. It supports websites like YouTube etc. and it also supports download of picture galeries. A good alternative of this is the Unplug extension.
FavIcon Picker 3 – This little extention enables the use of FavIcons in your bookmarks via the bookmark’s properties dialog. Just right-click a bookmark and select properties and then select the favicon by clicking the ‘Browse’ button.
FireGestures – A highly recommended extension. It enables you to use your mouse to do things like Opening and closing a tab and to open a new window of Firefox. Really useful and highly configurable. You can use your own custom gestures. Check it out 😉
FlashBlock – This nifty little extension saves a LOT of time and bandwidth too. As the name suggests, it blocks out all the flash in a webpage and replaces it with a placeholder, so that you can click on that little button and the flash will start to load. This is HIGHLY recommended for all those peeps who don’t want to get distracted while surfing the web. Its a good idea to combine this with the Adblock Plus extension, they make a killer combination (they kill ads you see 😛 ).
ForecastFox – This enables Firefox to display your countries weather conditions in the bottom of your firefox window. A really cool and nice way to show the weather, it also shows a little map of the weather activities of your country.
StumbleUpon – THE best extension if you’re feeling bored and have nothing to do. Just click on the ‘Stumble’ button and you are taken to really interesting websites of your interests (which you select when you install this extension and you can add or remove your topics of interests later too). Highly recommended by me 🙂
Sxipper – This is a really handy addon. It saves the passwords for your websites so that you don’t have to remember them and type them again and again. It is much better than the built-in Firefox password saver and it also learns your habits 😉 Try it, Highly Recommended.
WOT (Web Of Trust) – It warns you of dangerous websites. It checks for a website if it is dangerous or not and warns you. If you wander the web and visit some kind of ‘dangerous’ websites then this extension if for you. May you not get caught in some phishing trap 😛
Alright, so this sums up all of my extensions. I know, I don’t use many extensions, but I only use those extensions which I think that they will be of any use to me 😉 .
More to come soon, I will write about the tweaks I use in Firefox to speed it up and make it more friendly (for me 😉 ).
PS: If you have any extensions that you like and would like to recommend it here, please free to do so in the comments. If I like it, I will surely include that in the list above.
Have fun 🙂