50 Recommended Firefox Extensions

I came across this list of 50 recommended Firefox loyal users, or Mac Chrome to-be ones. And while I haven’t gone through all of them, the ones that caught my attention, or I am enjoying already are:

1- ColorZilla: One of the reasons I still open Firefox is to get the color of a certain element on a web page.

2- DownThemAll: The best download manager I have for downloading multiple files from a site at once, and with full bursting speed. Don’t expect to enjoy convenient browsing however meanwhile :).

3- Firebug: if you’re a web developer, this is simply a must. period.

4- FireFTP: Convenient and quick way to FTP to your server from within the browser. Though for large files, I would pick a stand alone FTP client.

5- Fireshot: This doesn’t only make taking screen snapshots easy. It allows further editing and annotations. For bloggers, and debuggers who want to share screen erros extremely useful. No need to launch a separate app to do little photo editing. There is a Pro commercial version of it as well.

6- IETab: This is a common statement. I only open IE when Firefox can’t open the website. Well, this plugin allows you to keep IE shut down for good.  It would simply open the IE window inside a Firefox tab, allowing you to even do Microsoft update through it.

7- Web Developer: Set of tools for web developers to help altering, editing, and viewing various types of page info, like image sizes, element names, etc. You can even do resize for pages, and go through the CSS files and edit them. 

8- Pencil: Sketch and prototype tool to create mockups of screenshots. While tempting, it didn’t work for me as I hoped it would. Try it out and see.

9- Cooliris: he extension that would transfer your browser into a 3D Wall easy way to navigate the web. Extremely useful for photos and videos, though have been crashing frequently with me recently. By my whole PC isn’t really in one piece anymore.

I wouldn’t prepare a top 50 Firefox extension list my self and leaveout Cooliris. The extension that would transfer your browser into a 3D Wall easy way to navigate the web. Extremely useful for photos and videos, though have been crashing frequently with me recently. By my whole PC isn’t really in one piece anymore.

Don’t ignore the remaining items, and don’t get tempted to try them all. Never feed your browser more than it can eat :)

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  • http://www.Rayey.Com MrMMM

    Nice list,
    I wouldn’t leave
    - Pray Time!
    -Del.icio.us
    -Hyperwords

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    MrMMM: Thanks. I personally haven’t tried any of them. At least not regularly :)

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    Hyperwords seems interesting :)

  • http://mbhtech.blogspot.com MBH

    AdBlock Plus, ftw!

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    MBH: Do Ads really annoy even in Firefox? Maybe I should try it and see. Thanks :)

  • http://macaholiq8.blogspot.com MacaholiQ8

    FootieFox is essential! :D

    I kinda prefer Foof over AdBlock.

  • http://www.pinkcubes.com Pink Cubes

    I think I’m the only one who doesn’t use FireFox! :S

    But I didn’t like the Linux FireFox version, I felt it was way too complicated.

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    MacaholiQ8: Is it :). I’ll tell my bro about it then.

    Pink Cubes: Do you use Knoquerer then or what? I don’t see much difference in Linux version of Firefox in terms of usability, but rather stability and performance compared to Windows or Mac versions.

  • JIMC

    I thought I saw Cooliris on the list!

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    JIMC: Ohh… Sorry, how did I miss it from the list. Thanks. Post fixed :)

  • http://www.tonehealth.org tone health

    I see many new tools listed here. I will try few of them for sure. I lov firefox.

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    tone Health: So you’re likely to love Firefox more now then :)

  • http://www.zdistrict.com Marzouq

    I have most of these extensions, but not too many or Firefox will eat up the cache!

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    Marzouq: Yeah… there is a kind of invisible cap on number of plugins.

  • http://cute-nemo.blogspot.com nemo

    downthemall is really great … Im using it now!

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    nemo: Yeah it is super. I open Firefox sometimes just for it :)

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