We all love Firefox for the sheer number of extensions that can be added to it. There are plenty of brilliant yet unpopular extensions that have been written about before.
This time around, let’s peep in and check out some recently developed addons for Firefox â€“ most of them are experimental versions that require you to sign up to the Firefox addons site to download and use them (If you don’t want to create an account there, use any of these credentials to login to the site). If some addons are incompatible with your Firefox version, follow these steps to make them compatible.
I’ve spent a good amount of time downloading and installing all these extensions. Some of these addons do have rough edges since they’re just in their nascent stages. Try them at your own risk.
1. FindList â€“ Download
Makes the Ctrl+F find box remember your previous searches. It can save upto 15 old searches. Highly recommended if you frequently research on the internet.
2. SiteLauncher â€“ Download
You can use this addon to quickly open your favourite websites by pressing a hotkey combo (this opens up the launcher) and another unique shortcut key. You can add as many sites as you wish and associate any character on your keyboard with any site. Highly customisable and has good looks.
3. Tweet Reveal â€“ Download
If a twitter profile link is found on a webpage, a small twitter icon appears in the address bar. When clicked, this icon displays their @twitter username which takes you to their twitter page. Just like autodiscovery of RSS feeds, this addon lets you autodiscover twitter users.
4. orbFirefox â€“ Download
If you’re a fan of the orb in MS Office 2007, check out this addon that merges the menu and title bars into an orb button that shows the main menu when pressed. The shortcut for the orb menu is Ctrl+M.
5. Youtube Videos to MP3 â€“ Download
How many times have you viewed your favourite song clip on Youtube and wanted to download it to your computer as an MP3 file? This addon adds a â€˜Convert and Download as MP3′ link near Youtube videos. Clicking on the link takes you to a page from where you can download the MP3 version. You’ll have to be patient because the conversion takes some time.
6. HTML2PDF â€“ Download
If you often save copies of web pages for offline viewing, why not try out this extension that converts .htm web pages to PDF format in a matter of seconds? Just click on the status bar icon to convert the current web page into a PDF file which you can then save on your computer.
Want to tell us about any new Firefox addons that you’re using? Use the comment boxes and shout out!