A Look at the Best Mozilla Firefox Extensions

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 in Uncategorized
A look at the Best Mozilla Firefox Addons
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Mozilla Firefox continues to be one of the most popular web browsers, and for good reason. It has a vast library of add-ons and extensions that enhance and customize one’s experience online.

It’s certainly not exaggeration when one says that there is literally something for everyone when it comes to Firefox extensions. The library of Firefox add-ons includes everything from shopping and gaming add-ons to those that revolve around bookmarking, download management, language support, privacy & security, photos, music, web development, and much more.

If you are looking for a way to make your experience with Mozilla Firefox even more enjoyable, be sure to browse through the huge library of add-ons and extensions. You are bound to find something that suits your fancy. You might even discover something you never thought you’d need, but suddenly can’t live without.

Here are just a sampling of some the best Firefox extensions:

Adblock Plus

No one truly likes ads on the internet. They’re intrusive and annoying; plus, everyone can remember at least one time they’ve fallen victim to an expanding banner ad that was impossible to close. With Adblock Plus, you have the opportunity to control your internet viewing experience by blocking troublesome ads. This is a must for any users who have to resist the urge to throw a chair through a window each time an ad disrupts their time on the computer.

Ad Block Plus Firefox

Easy YouTube Video Downloader

Ever watched a video on YouTube that you wish you could save? Or that you wanted to re-edit yourself? With the Easy YouTube Video Downloader, you have the ability to download YouTube videos in just one click. Convert your favorite videos into M4A, AAC, MP3, MP4, FLV, and MPEG formats with great sound quality.Easy Youtube Video Downloader Firefox Add-OnPrice Comparison for Firefox – WindowShopper

This add-on is a must-have for the avid internet shoppers out there. Price Comparison for Firefox, developed by Superfish Team, allows users to click on any product image and instantly get price comparisons, better deals and the ability to see similar items. Rather than jumping from site to site in search of the best deal, Price Comparison for Firefox compiles all of it (over 140 million products to be exact) in one place.

Window Shopper Firefox Add-onPinterest Right-Click

Pinterest is the newest social network to take the world by storm, allowing users to share their favorite content by pinning it to an online board. With the Pinterest Right-Click Firefox add-on, you have the ability to easily share your favorite photos and videos on the web – simply right-click on the image and you’ll be creating a new pin in seconds. As Pinterest continues to grow in popularity, the Pinterest Right-Click add-on is a must-have.

Pinterest Right Click for Firefox - Addon

Google Shortcuts

Are you a Google addict? The Google Shortcuts add-on for Firefox displays all Google services as buttons or as a dropdown menu next to your address bar, making all of your favorite Google products instantly accessible. Whether you love Gmail, Google Maps, Google Calendar, or just about everything that Google creates, this Firefox add-on saves time and space in your browser. Note: This add-on is also available for Google Chrome here.

Google Shortcuts Mozilla addon

Bonus Add-on: Personas Interactive

This bonus Firefox Add-on is a hat-tip to our own development team. The Brand Thunder team has developed the Personas Interactive extension for Mozilla Firefox. This add-on allows your to enjoy your favorite Firefox themes & personas with one click installs. Previously, Firefox had a limit of 8 personas, but the Personas Interactive add-on allows you to install as many personas as you’d like. You can also personalize your personas the way you would like. There are a number of other enhancements that Personas Interactive allows you to do with your Firefox themes. A post by TechCrunch covers the main benefits.

Personas Interactive Add-on

More Top Firefox Add-ons

  • Greasemonkey – Customize the way a web page displays or behaves, by using small bits of JavaScript.
  • Firebug – Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse.
  • No Script – Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.
  • Fire FTP – FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP/SFTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP/SFTP servers.
  • Web Developer – The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to a browser.

Firefox Add-on “Best” Lists

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