Firefox Extensions I use
I thought it would be useful for posterity to document which add-ons to Firefox I’m currently using.
Bookmark Duplicate Detector
Does what it’s name says - keeps your bookmarks free of redundant entries.
Let’s you find out what colour something is on the current web page.
Download manager (I’m using 1.0b2) which makes big files downloading a lot faster. Not 100% compatible with all sites, so you do need to resort to the built-in manager sometimes.
The best web page debugger and inspector.
Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer
I use this to synchronise my bookmarks between work and home.
I don’t use this as much as I once did, but there are some pages out there that unfortunately only render in IE.
One of those nice productivity enhancers - it modifies the cursor when you hover over a link to indicate what the target file type is. Notice in the image below how it tells me that this is a link to a Word Document.
Let’s me launch LiveWriter to blog about the current web page.
Roger’s fantastic add-on that makes debugging ASP.NET applications so much easier.
The original web developer toolbar. Firebug supercedes some (but not all) functionality so I don’t use this as much as I used to.
Requires Firebug and gives you a “performance report card” of the current web page.
I haven’t mentioned DOM Inspector or Talkback, as they both come with Firefox.
Categories: Web Browsers