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. Heoi, 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… :-/

Tikiake 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

titiro Video DownloadHelper mō te tarere pāpāho – titiro mō tetahi ihirangi nui e kei te tīkina. A, no te pāwhiri koe i runga i te icon, whakaatu reira koutou nga awa tēnei wā-tikiake me homai e koe te kōwhiringa ki te tūtira reira ano te “noa” download.

Mai kore koutou e mohio ki te kei te haere FF ki topa ranei kei te haere i te mana ki te tapahi, Hiahia hiahia ahau ki te whakaora i te tārua ki toku papamahi me ka taea ahau tiro i te ataata, kahore te whakamahi i atu hōkaiipurangi ki te tiki ano te ataata. hoki, i mahi, ka tukua te iwi hono ahau ki youtube atu pāpāho ranei, Ahau e kore te nuinga e whakararuraru i matakitaki noa nui i muri i – i toku ake watea ranei i roto i te mea kiano i matao.

Expiry Canary – 9

parau koutou i tenei Arono tau, me te iti ki te hohoro te haere i te tiwhikete SSL mo te pae e tiro ana koe i tēnei wā ki te pau. Ki te he tiwhikete SSL koutou ake pae, tūtohu ahau whakamahi koe i tenei i Arono ki te āwhina i te karo tiwhikete SSL o tou pae te pau tika ki te kore ohie o te whakamōhiotanga miscommunication ranei.

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

Hoki te whanaketanga tukutuku me te tamataraa ki ngā whārangi. Awesome mō te whakamatautau paraire o te waehere iti me te patuiro whārangi.

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

Awesome mō te tirotiro whārangi motuhake i roto i ngā tūmau takawaenga motuhake. This is useful for when some sites are blocked or the SAIX Transparent Proxy servers aren’t working properly. 🙂

whakamahi ahau i tenei ki huarahi etahi waka mo tūmau takawaenga e ahau e kore e hiahia kaua e haere i roto i ara taunoa. Its also very flexible. Ki te whai koe e wātea ana neke atu i te kotahi tūmau takawaenga me te tangata koutou te nuinga o te whakamahi i ohorere haere i runga i te kemo, tika te whakawhiti i runga i ki te tangata i muri. 🙂

Greasemonkey – 10

Right now, I use this only for the GooglemonkeyR hōtuhi. 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

Ko Awesome i ārai Pānuitanga noscript. Ko tōna he irritating iti i te tuatahi mai koe ki te whitelist te pae katoa rite koe – but in the long run it is soooo worth it. 🙂

faatia whārangi – 10

Tino whai hua hoki ki te tirotiro e koe ki te pae, me te tupu te reira ki te kia iho. Ki te ko te pae pateko-ihirangi-hāngai ka hanga ngāwari te reira ki te kitea hohoro te ihirangi tenei ki te ona keteroki ipurangi.

Ripa 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

    Foxmarks rocks!
    Synchronised bookmarks at work and at home.

  2. 2

    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

    “Ahau e kore te nuinga e whakararuraru i matakitaki noa nui i muri i – at my own leisure or during a break.

    Oh u such a little worker bee ey?

  4. 4


    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

    haha fa sure. 🙂

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

  6. 6

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

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