Saturday, February 21st, 2009 | Author:

and my Personal Rating (PR) out of 10 😉

I use Firefox so most of these won’t apply to non-FF users. Con todo, I’d be very very interested to hear what other addons my friends, subscribers, and random websurfers find interesting or useful to them. Have your say and let us know why you love the addons you love. 🙂

Personally, I prefer addons that aren’t intrusive. Ideally, an addon must have a minimal interface and give me a measurable benefit for me to keep it installed.

Cacheviewer – 7

This is a GUI front-end for the Cache Firefox keeps of the last few pages and media. I’ve found this addon more interesting than useful right now so I’m probably going to remove it soon.

ColorfulTabs – 9

I love the colours. The tab colour-grouping doesn’t work very well when you reach about 30 tabs though… :-/

descargar StatusBar – 10

I prefer having everything in Firefox in a single window in tabs. Having a download box in a separate window is a big no-no for me. It also saves screen real-estate since it is very minimal. 🙂

video DownloadHelper – 10

Video DownloadHelper mira para streaming media – especialmente á procura de calquera gran contido que está a ser descargada. Cando fai clic na icona, que mostra os fluxos actualmente a descarga e dálle a posibilidade de cola-lo como un “normal” descargar.

Sempre que non sabe se FF vai fallar ou o poder vai corte, Prefiro gardar unha copia para o meu escritorio e eu pode, entón, ver o vídeo sen usar máis ancho de banda para descargar o vídeo de novo. tamén, no traballo, cando a xente me enviar ligazóns a YouTube ou outros medios, Eu normalmente non molesta vendo ata moito despois – no meu propio lecer ou durante un descanso.

Expiry Canary – 9

This neat and minimal addon tells you if the SSL certificate for the site you’re currently viewing is soon going to expire. If your own site has an SSL certificate, I recommend you use this addon to help avoid your site’s SSL certificate expiring due to a simple lack of notification or miscommunication.

Fasterfox – 8

Fasterfox adds some network optmisation options. Some of the options could make your corporate network admin a little mad with you though. 😉

Firebug – 9

Para desenvolvemento web e experimentación con páxinas. Impresionante para probar pequenos anacos de código, así como a depuración de páxinas.

FoxClocks – 6

errtells you the time in other time zones. o.O Was useful for a short timenow its redundant since my head is working it out faster than I can glance. rm -f

FoxyProxy – 9

Impresionante a navegación en páxinas específicas a través de servidores proxy específicas. This is useful for when some sites are blocked or the SAIX Transparent Proxy servers aren’t working properly. 🙂

Eu uso iso para encamiñar un tráfico ao longo servidores proxy que prefiro non pasar por rutas estándar. Its also very flexible. Se ten máis dun servidor proxy dispoñible e aquel que xeralmente usan súpeto funciona mal, só pasar á seguinte. 🙂

Greasemonkey – 10

Right now, I use this only for the GooglemonkeyR script. This script reformats Google‘s search results to your specifications and also has an option to show small thumbnail of the pages Google links to. Greasemonkey can do a lot more and there are plenty of scripts readily available for many many sites.

Live HTTP headers – 8

I’ve used this a few times to diagnose gzip compression issues with IIS web servers. Not much else to say though: It works.

Live PageRank – 10 (so faronly installed it yesterday)

This addon seems simple enough. It gets the PageRank from Google and shows it in the tray.

NoScript – 10

NoScript é impresionante en anuncios de bloqueo. É un pouco irritante no primeiro desde que ten a whitelist todos os sitios que lle gusta – but in the long run it is soooo worth it. 🙂

resucitar Páxinas – 10

Moi útil para navegar a un sitio web e el pasa a ser para abaixo. Se o sitio é estático-contido orientado, entón iso fai máis doado para atopar rapidamente os contidos que o seu caché en liña.

Tab Mix Plus – 8

Awesome for if you have more than 7-or-so tabs.

ShowIP (using a version modified for work purposesdisplays company server’s canonical name when browsing) – 10

I cannot imagine the hell I’d have to go through to identify a server without this plugin. Okay, I can. Used to have to do this all the time. I eventually scripted it but I can’t find the original script. Here’s my 60-second attempt at recreating what was in that script:

$ cat /etc/hosts | grep `dig A $hostname @mycachingnameserver | grep . | grep -v "^;"`
$ dig -x `dig A $hostname @mycachingnameserver | grep ^$hostname | grep A | \
  awk '/[.]/{print $5}'` @mycachingnameserver | grep . | grep -v "^;"

Web Developer – 9

I used this once to diagnose some issues with a page. I don’t do much web development so I’m going to remove this one. Its no comment on its capabilities since I believe this is a top notch add-on if you’re doing a lot of web development work.

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6 Responses

  1. 1
    Al 

    Foxmarks rocks! http://www.foxmarks.com/
    Synchronised bookmarks at work and at home.

  2. 2
    Tricky 

    Foxmarks looks very nice indeed. I’m a little wary of sharing my passwords (or bookmarks for that matter) with another organisation. I see mention of a feature to use your own web space instead of using foxmarksserver so I’m investigating further. 🙂

    Their wiki shows what’s necessary to set it up on your own server. I’ll give this a bash.

  3. 3
    Craig 

    “Eu normalmente non molesta vendo ata moito despois – at my own leisure or during a break.

    Oh u such a little worker bee ey?

  4. 4
    Tricky 

    lol.

    The real excuse is that DSL is slooooooowwwwand vid sites are rate-limited at the office. I’d rather watch it in perfect harmony from my local disk than in a browser window. 😛

  5. 5
    Craig 

    haha fa sure. 🙂

    Rate limit now? Them dsl guys going overboard still? is fetty safie still around?

  6. 6
    Tricky 

    I’ve decided to turn this post into a page. 🙂

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