Sunday, June 29, 2008

GOOD extensions for Firefox 3

Have been migrating my favourite browser Mozilla Firefox from version to 2 to version 3 weeks ago. It seem to be more features and 'upgrades' from the earlier version but the most headache thing is that many of the extensions I used is not compatible with this version yet!

In order to optimize the usage of this version, I had found some good extensions that can be used with Firefox 3.0.

1. Googlepedia

Shows you a relevant Wikipedia article along with your search results. Clicking links in the article will trigger new Google searches, making it a very useful research tool...


This is a good extensions for those who always seek for Uncle Google on their research especially thru Wikipedia.

2. FoxMark Bookmark Synchronizer

If you use Firefox on more than one computer, you'll want Foxmarks. Install Foxmarks on each computer, and it will work silently in the background to keep your bookmarks synchronized. You can also log in to to manage your bookmarks from any computer.

3. FireFTP

FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.

4. IE Tab

IE Tab is an extension for the Mozilla Firefox, Flock and SeaMonkey web browsers. IE Tab allows users to view pages using the Internet Explorer rendering engine from within Firefox. This may be useful for viewing pages that only work in Internet Explorer (e.g. Windows Update) without exiting Firefox. Pages viewed through the IE Tab extension will be recorded in Internet Explorer's history, cache, and so on, as if they had been viewed directly in Internet Explorer. It appears to function by calling the installed version of Internet Explorer on the user's computer, and then running the output within a tab in Firefox.

5. Scrapbook

ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and manage the collection. Key features are lightness, speed, accuracy and multi-language support. Major features are:  Save Web page, save snippet of Web page, save Web site (In-depth Capture)  etc.

6. MeasureIt

Draw a ruler across any webpage to check the width, height, or alignment of page elements in pixels.

7. GSpace 

Gmail gives you nearly 7 GB of free storage. With Gspace, you can turn some or all of that into free online storage of files that you can access from anywhere.

8. FlagFox

See a flag in the status bar that tells you what country the server is in for the website you are on. You can then look up more detailed information on the server, giving you some extra security in case the site is a fake


9. Broadband Speed Test and Diagnosis

This extension includes a set of tools for broadband users. It can measure the bandwidth of Internet connections and perform diagnostic tests (connectivity, ping and traceroute etc).

10. Facebook Toolbar

The Facebook Toolbar for Firefox is a free extension for Firefox that lets you extend your Facebook experience into your everyday browsing.

11. Google Preview


Inserts preview images (thumbnails) of web sites into the Google and Yahoo search results pages.

12. Webmail Notifier

Get notifications of new email in your status bar for services such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and more.

13. Reload Every

The Reload Every extension adds an option to the context menu (the menu you obtain by right clicking on the web page you're currently viewing) to reload the web page you are viewing every so many seconds or minutes. You can also access reload every by using the dropdown menu next to the reload button on the toolbar  This can be handy if you have a page with for example sports scores, news or stock quotes and want to refresh them automatically.

14. Color Zilla

An extremely handy tool for Web developers to let them see the RGB and Hex values of any color on a Web page.

15.  PDF Download

PDF Download relieves the pain experienced when encountering PDF files on the Web. Whenever you click on a PDF file, PDF Download lets you know before trying to open it, and then offers you choices such as downloading, opening, or converting it straight to HTML.

16. Meebo

Instant messaging across all major IM networks like MSN, Yahoo!, Goole Talk etc. built right into Firefox.

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