Friday, August 29, 2008

Addons for Firefox and I.E.

Looking for some good Firefox extensions? Try these out for size......

  • Adblock Plus - Tired of advertisements on webpages? Use this to remove 95% of online ads.
  • Adblock Plus Filterset G - An addon for Adblock that automatically updates the anti-ad list.
  • BugMeNot - Ever try to visit a link on someone's site that requires registration? This bypasses registration with preconfigured registrations that allow you to access the site. Right click to activate.
  • Download Statusbar - Moves downloads to a dock at the bottom of the browser window.
  • FavIconizeTab - You know those favicons(icons that show up in the address bar) you see on certain websites? You can have them show in the tab, and set certain websites to show just the icon instead of the full page name. This is very handy if you view multiple pages.
  • FirefoxView - This is a sneaky little plugin. It actually adds a menu item into Internet Explorer, so that if you are in I.E., you can right click on a link and view it in Firefox.
  • Fierr - This replaces the standard error message you get when a webpage is unavailible (also known as 404 error) with a more helpful message, and some functional buttons as well. Back - Reload - Search.
  • Flagfox - adds an icon in the bottom right corner of the browser with a flag, showing what country the website you are viewing is in.
  • Flashblock - Turns off Adobe Flash on websites. You can right click the icon that shows instead of the flash, and select it off or on for preferred sites. I HIGHLY recommend this one, as some sites can enable malicious code within flash. Turn it on for sites you trust.
  • Forecastbar Enhanced - Adds local weather icons to your browser that give you the forecast whenever Firefox is opened. Gives Alerts, watches and warnings from
  • You can also download other icon sets from their website here.
  • FoxLingo - Ever go to a website, and find out it is in another language? Well fear not, Foxlingo will fix that. You can set it to automatically translate into English, or any language you prefer. Currently supports 46 languages.
  • IE Tab - Have a website that doesn't load properly because it was coded for Internet Explorer only? This addon will automatically switch rendering engines within Firefox. In other words, you can set it to open certain sites, and that site will think you are using I.E., even while you are still in Firefox.
  • More Tools Menu - This unclutters your TOOLS menu, and adds another menu option - More Tools. Of course, a handy thing to have if you start adding some of my suggestions listed here.
  • Morning Coffee - One of my favorites. This adds an icon to the toolbar that, when clicked, will automatically open your favorite websites in individual tabs. You can even set what pages load by day. One click, and you can now browse the news, and online comics you preset. Think of it as the newspaper with your morning coffee of the 21st century.
  • Redirect Remover - This one is a good one to have if you are like me and hate seeing links like (http://www.alternatepageididntwanttosee/index.php? The reason for this is it speeds up the browsing and also shows you the true link.
  • Remove It Permanently - This is another good one. With this, you can eliminate a lot of useless addons or graphics, or advertising on websites you don't want to see.

And to show that I am not an Internet Explorer hater, here is another tool for Internet Explorer only.

IE7 Pro
-Includes Tabbed Browsing Management, Spell Check, Inline Search, Super Drag Drop, Crash Recovery, Proxy Switcher, Mouse Gesture, Tab History Browser, Web Accelerator, User Agent Switcher, Webpage Capturer, AD Blocker, Flash Block, Greasemonkey like User Scripts platform, User Plug-ins, MiniDM, Google sponsored search,IE Faster and many more power packed features. You can customize not just Internet Explorer, but even your favorite website according to your need and taste using IE7Pro.

1 comment:

Durham Bull Pen said...

Great add-ons! Thanks for posting them. I'm definitely going to add a few of these and check them out.