Every new computer means a new Firefox download and set up. I don’t know how fans of other browsers get by without the seemingly endless list of add-ons available for Firefox. My recipe for Firefox convenience has changed a bit recently – here are the add-ons that made it to my current environment:
- Delicious (always – but with everything removed other than the “Tag” toolbar button)
- My Morning Coffee
Set up daily, weekly, weekday links that open at the click of a button.
Adds a sidebar showing your twitter stream (you & friends), as well as a post box to easily tweet whenever the urge strikes while browsing.
- Read Later
This is a new one that hasn’t had much use yet. Adds toolbar and address bar buttons that mark current page for later reading (when you don’t have time). I find that I never get back to this type of reading though …
- Maholo Share
Toolbar button submits current page to a variety of services (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, delicious) – account information is saved in the plug in so that you don’t have to login every time you want to share.
Opens an FTP service in a new browser tab – amazing. And it works!
A staple in any webber’s browser – takes full page screenshots.
- Video Download Helper
Haven’t used this much as I don’t do a lot of video but I’m hoping it will help save videos to hardrive when otherwise not easy to do so …
- Google Reader Watcher
Keeps a live count of feed updates on your Google Reader account visible in status bar – kind of depressing, but it helps me keep on top of it, somewhat.
A total curiosity … clocks the amount of time spent on each website. Tag websites by “work” “procrastination” etc and then set up alerts to remind you that your daily procrastination limit has been reached.
An essential social media/SEO monitoring tool
- Google Notebook
Google has shut down this project but anyone with a pre-existing account can still use the plugin – I find it great when researching online (for keeping notes and citations etc)
Easy one-click sharing of current page to Twitter