Firefox, perhaps more than any other browser available – including Internet Explorer, Safari ,chrome and Opera – can be highly personalised at the touch of a button, simply by adding little programs, known as “extensions”, to your browser.
In recent weeks, there have been new or old extensions have been updated, which are more useful. And it is because of these extensions, I spent more time in Firefox, than Chrome (despite its recent update).
Here is a list of the 5 most recent extensions I have installed. For some of these extensions (like the first, GCalPopup), will need an account with Mozilla.
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GCal Popup is a Firefox extension for Google Calendar users too lazy to open a new tab when they want to enter a new appointment or check their calendar. Once the plugin is installed, you’ll see a little calendar icon in your status bar. Click it and your Google Calendar will pop up, over the top of whatever page you happen to be visiting. Click the close button and it will go away.
If you’re already logged into your Google account you won’t even need to login to Google Calendar when the window pops up.
This is listed as an experimental plugin, which means you’ll need to register for a Mozilla account and login before downloading. But the add-on seems to be stable enough and hasn’t caused my computer to burst into flames.
Read it Later allow us to save pages you visited, for later reading. I mean, we can create a list of items that are in the day, and maybe not have time to read at the time (and perhaps we do not want to save our favorite) and then we can read it anywhere.
Read it Later is a famous Firefox add-on that lets you create a reading list from interesting links. Once it’s installed, you can right-click on any web site or link to save it to your reading list.
The updated Read It Later extension adds a Greasemonkey-esque feature to your Google Reader feed list that places a check mark next to your feed items to the right of the star. As you go through your feeds, the posts you check will be automatically added to your reading list – the saved list of items you can access at anytime at readitlaterlist.com.
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3. Tab Mix Plus
Tab Mix Plus, gives much better control over the tabs in Firefox. For example, we can change the order in which Firefox open new tabs (by default, Firefox sends new tabs on the right, and with Tab Mix Plus, we can mimic the effect of Chrome, which opens on the side of the current one).
Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox’s tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager with crash recovery that can save and restore combination’s of opened tabs and windows.
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The Send to Google Docs Firefox extension adds an entry to your right-click menu to send supported file types directly to Google Docs. simply right click on the link and select send to Google Docs to open the document in Google Docs.
Foxmarks has already been with us for good weather, but since the recent upgrade,it has become one of the first extensions that I install.
If you use Firefox on more than one computer, you’ll want Foxmarks. Install Foxmarks on each computer, and it works silently in the background to keep your bookmarks and (optionally) passwords synchronized. Foxmarks also keeps your data backed up and safe from computer failures.
Once you have Foxmarks up and running you’ll be able to access your bookmarks from any computer either through synchronization, or with the web interface.