I’ve been tweaking all my systems lately and I wanted to share the list of firefox addons I’ve settled in to use. These are all tried and true — no browser-breakers here.
From online research to surfing to social networking to SEO concerns, this is the list of the extras I use on Firefox to keep me humming along. If you want to look up full descriptions of each one, simply go to the Mozilla site and type in the addon name in the search bar for a full description.
- BlueOrganizer – smart browsling extension for Firefox
- Bookmark Duplicate Detector – helps you find, move and remove duplicate bookmarks.
- Bookmarks LinkChecker – extension checks links in your bookmarks.
- Bookmarks Scrollbar – adds a scrollbar to the bookmarks menu.
- ColorfulTabs – Colors every tab in a different color to make them easy to find.
- Delegate Todoist – allows you to delegate gmail emails to todoist.
- Download statusbar – view and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar.
- Facebook Toolbar – integrate your Facebook life into your browser
- MeeTimer – Curb your procrastination.
- removetabs – Remove tabs on the left/right side of selected one.
- SearchStatus – display the Google PageRank and Alexaranking with search-related tools.
- SEOQuake – Quick view of site parameters in search engine results pages.
- SpeedDial – direct access to your most visited websites.
- StumbleUpon – StumbleUpon toolbar.
- Tab Mix Plus – Tab browsing with an added boost.
- Tiny Menu – Replace the standard menu bar with a tiny menu popup.
- Twitterbar – Post to Twitter from your address bar.
- Zotero – The next generation research tool.
Of these, I find Zotero, SpeedDial, Twitterbar, Facebook Toolbar, Tab Mix Plus, Tiny Menu, and Download status bar to be the most actively useful on a daily basis.
I toggle SEO Quake on and off when I’m doing SEO work. (It’s too annoying to have up all the time, but it’s really useful when working on sites.)