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. However, 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… :-/

Download 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 amaona akukhamukira media – makamaka kufunafuna zosiyanasiyana lalikulu limene pokhala dawunilodi. Pamene inu alemba pa chizindikirochi, izo zikusonyeza inu mitsinje panopa-otsitsira ndi kumakupatsani mwayi ima pamzere ngati “wabwinobwino” Download.

Popeza inu konse ngati FF ati osaitanidwa kapena mphamvu ati adule, Ndikufuna amakonda kupulumutsa bukuli kompyuta wanga ndi ndiye amaona kanema popanda kugwiritsa ntchito bandiwifi kwambiri download kanema kachiwiri. komanso, kuntchito, pamene anthu nditumeni limasonyeza kuti Youtube kapena zipangizo zina, Nthawi zambiri musavutike kuonera mpaka zambiri pambuyo – munthawi ndekha kapena pa yopuma.

lotha Canary – 9

Izi addon bwino ndi kochepa akuti ngati Kalata SSL malo iwe panopa kuonera posachedwapa ati kumwalira. Ngati malo anu ali ndi satifiketi SSL, Ine amalangiza ntchito addon ino kuthandiza kupewa malo anu SSL satifiketi pomaliza chifukwa choti ndi yosavuta zidziwitso kapena 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

Chitukuko ukonde ndi kuyesera masamba. Zozizwitsa kwa kudziyesa zidutswa pang'ono za malamulo komanso debugging masamba.

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

Zozizwitsa kwa kusakatula masamba osiyanasiyana kudzera maseva enieni tidzakulowereni. This is useful for when some sites are blocked or the SAIX Transparent Proxy servers aren’t working properly. 🙂

I ntchito njira zina magalimoto pa maseva tidzakulowereni kuti ine kulibwino osati kudutsa njira kusakhulupirika. Its also very flexible. Ngati muli oposa tidzakulowereni makina amene alipo ndiponso amene inu kawirikawiri ntchito mwadzidzidzi akupitiriza m'kuphethira ndi, basi kusinthana kwa wina wotsatirawo. 🙂

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 ndi zozizwitsa pa kutsekereza adverts. Ake kopweteka pang'ono poyamba popeza muli ndi Zovomerezeka malo onse mukufuna – but in the long run it is soooo worth it. 🙂

kuukitsa Pages – 10

zothandiza kwambiri ngati sakatulani kwa malo ndipo cicitika kukhala pansi. Ngati malo silikula zili wokonda ndiye zikhale zosavuta kupeza mwamsanga zili ngati zake Losungidwa Intaneti.

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 

    “Nthawi zambiri musavutike kuonera mpaka zambiri pambuyo – 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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