50 Best Firefox Extensions for Power Surfing

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Which are the most popular firefox addons and extensions? Here is an attempt to collect the 50 popular and best firefox extensions which make your browsing, downloading and navigation in Firefox as easy as possible, while harnessing the full power and features of Firefox.

Best Firefox Addons, Extensions, Plugins

Firefox Extensions and Addons

These extensions should work on the latest versions of the Firefox. Use the extensions which work best for *your* needs. The fastest way to install these extensions from developer sites is to drag them to the url bar. Look at these top extensions to manage firefox extensions if you decide to install lots of them. When you upgrade to a new Firefox version, some extensions might not work till the AddOn owners upgrade them, use the Nightly testers tools to remove compatibility issues.

Control Firefox Tabs

  • All-in-One Gestures – merges the popular following extensions for management of mouse gestures, scrolling and power navigation. (Mix of Mouse Gestures, Rocker navigation, Tab scroller, History scroller, Link tooltip and Autoscrolling extensions)
  • Tab Mix Plus – More tweaks added to tabs. Ability to select and open muliple links in tabs, open link in a duplicated tab, merge tabs and close tabs from similar domain…
  • Viamatic foXpose – Click on the icon in the status bar to view all the browser windows with a single click.
  • Firefox Showcase – easily locate and select any open browser window in Firefox.
  • Undo Closed Tabs – allows you to undo closed tabs via a toolbar and/or tab bar button or the right-click context menu.

Control Website Links

  • Linky – Lets you open or download all or selected links, image links and even web addresses found in the text in separate or different tabs or windows.
  • Linkification – Allows Firefox to view plain-text URLs and e-mail addresses as actual links
  • IE Tab – can open the current page or a selected link embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox. Very useful for those IE only pages.
  • FirefoxView – Open Firefox with the current page or a selected link displayed in Internet Explorer. Adds “View in Firefox” menu items to the content and link context menus.
  • Paste and Go – lets you paste an URL from the clipboard into the address bar and load it as a single step, either via the adress bar’s context menu or by pressing Ctrl-Shift-V
  • Hyperwords – Interact with all the words on the web, not just links!

Control File Downloads

  • FlashGot – handles single and massive downloads with several external Download Managers.
  • PDF Download – Every time you click on a link, checks if the target is a pdf file and in this case let you choose what you want to do (open pdf file inside a new tab, download it to the filesystem or view it as HTML).
  • ScrapBook – helps you to save Web pages and easily manage collections.
  • DownThemAll! – adds new advanced downloading capabilities to your browser. It lets you download in just one click all the links or images contained in a webpage or refine your preferences using fully customizable filters.
  • Video DownloadHelper – The easy way to download Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites, audio and picture galleries.
  • TargetAlert – provides visual cues for the destinations of hyperlinks in cases of pdf, doc, zip files etc.
  • Download Manager Tweak – modifies the default appearance of the firefox download manager and allows it to be opened in a separate window, the sidebar, or a tab.
  • Download Statusbar – is a browser extension that allows you to keep track of ongoing and completed downloads in a hide-away statusbar
  • FireFTP – is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.
  • Open IT Online – allows you to open your documents and images online without the need of any software to be installed.

Control Webpage Behaviour and Navigation

  • GreaseMonkey – Install user scripts and change the behavior of any web page
  • Image Zoom – Right click on an image and select a zoom option from the popup menu, or, hold down the right mouse button in combination with the mouse wheel to zoom in or out on an image.
  • Fasterfox – Speeds up Firefox by recycling idle bandwidth by silently prefetching and caching all of the links on the page you are browsing. (Some readers said it actually slowed down their firefox – verify yourself)
  • SpellBound – enables spell checking in web forms such as html textarea / input elements (html input password elements are not checked by SpellBound) and rich text form elements. This allows you to spell check forms before submitting them.
  • Taboo – lets you save a page for later (taking a screenshot, and using the Session Saver code to remember scroll location and form fields).
  • AutoCopy – Select text on any web page and it will be automatically copied to the clipboard. Middle click to Paste.
  • Adblock Plus – is an enhanced version of Adblock. Block ads, applets, flash, embedded-media etc.
  • Flashblock – blocks all Flash content from loading on a webpage.
  • Sage-Too – add a lightweight RSS and Atom feed aggregator which integrates with Firefox’s bookmark storage and Live Bookmarks.
  • Pearl Crescent Page Saver – capture screenshots and save full webpages as images easily.
  • Reload Every – adds an option to the context menu to reload the web page you are viewing every so many seconds or minutes. Useful if you keep refreshing some pages often.
  • InFormEnter – adds a small, clickable icon next to every input field in a web form, from where you can select the item to be inserted with your frequently used information such as name, email, address and whatever else you want to be available from the form menu.
  • All-in-One Sidebar – is a sidebar control, inspired by Opera that lets you quickly switch between sidebars, view dialog windows such as downloads, extensions, and more in the sidebar, or view source code or websites in the sidebar. Can be extensively customized.
  • Text size toolbar – Adds buttons to increase or decrease text size or restore default size easily. Useful for those small unreadable font sizes.
  • Reveal – allows you to see thumbnails of pages in your session history and quickly find the page you want.
  • Mystickies – allows you to place sticky notes all over the web and organize them with tags.
  • Xinha Here! – is a wrapper for the Xinha HTML editor that enables WYSIWYG editing in any textarea and text box on any website.
  • Yoono – instantly suggests alternate sites and people who share the same interests while you are surfing.
  • BlueOrganizer – It helps you personalize your web experience based on what you already like, helping you discover relevant new information and save time.
  • PicLens – transforms your browser into a visually stunning experience for finding and viewing online photos and videos.
  • Feed Sidebar – displays the items from your Live Bookmarks in the sidebar.

Control Privacy / Security

  • FoxyProxy is an advanced proxy management tool that completely replaces Firefox’s limited proxying capabilities.
  • NoScript – allows JavaScript, Java (and other plugins) only for trusted domains of your choice. This whitelist based pre-emptive blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities with no loss of functionality
  • CookieCuller – Extended Cookie Manager to protect/unprotect selected cookies.
  • Password Exporter – allows you to export your saved passwords and disabled login hosts using XML or CSV files that can be imported in another browser or computer.

Control Web Searches

  • Google Toolbar for Firefox – Lets you search google and all its services easily. Also powered by Google Suggest (Get query suggestions as you type in the search box), SpellCheck, AutoFill, Pagerank of webpage, access to gmail, WordTranslator etc.
  • CustomizeGoogle – enhances Google search results by adding extra information (like links to Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, MSN etc) and removing unwanted information (like ads and spam).
  • NextPlease! – allows you to assign keyboard shortcuts to jump to next and previous links on search results pages, like Google, Yahoo, Ebay, Amazon, and many other sites.
  • BetterSearch – enhances Google, MSN Search, Yahoo Search, A9, Answers.com, AllTheWeb, Dogpile.com, del.icio.us and Simpy.com bookmarks by adding previews (thumbnails) and Amazon product images and info etc.

Control Your Music / Video

  • FoxyTunes – Listen to music while surfing the Web, and control your favorite media player without ever leaving the browser.
  • MediaPlayerConnectivity – Allow you to launch embed video of website in an external application with a simple click

Control Your Email

  • Better Gmail 2 – a compilation of Greasemonkey user scripts that adds advanced features to new version of Gmail.
  • Gmail Manager – Allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications. Displays your account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets.
  • WebMail Notifier – checks your webmail accounts and notifies the number of unread emails. Supports gmail, yahoo, hotmail etc.

Control Your Bookmarks

  • Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer – Install Foxmarks on each computer, and it will work silently in the background to keep your bookmarks synchronized
  • StumbleUpon – is an intelligent browsing tool for sharing and discovering great websites.
  • Reliby – provides you with Reload all Live Bookmarks functionality.
  • Shareaholic – Share, bookmark and e-mail web pages quickly without leaving your browser.

Control Other Popular Services

  • DictionarySearch – Looks up a user selected word in an online dictionary you selected.
  • Web Developer – Adds a menu and a toolbar with various essential web developer tools.
  • Scribefire – A full featured blog editor that sits right within Firefox and lets you easily post to your WordPress, MovableType or Blogger blogs.
  • Map+ – enables you to quickly view a map of a selected address in Firefox without changing windows or tabs.
  • ChatZilla – is a clean and easy to use Internet relay chat (IRC) client.

This list is by no means complete and you may not agree with my choice, but this is merely an attempt to find the top and best firefox extensions. This post is regularly updated. If there is some favorite firefox extension you use which deserves a mention here, post it in comments. Image by flod

152 comments on “50 Best Firefox Extensions for Power Surfing

  1. Christefano says:

    Here are a few extensions I recommend (copied from my own list of extensions that I find useful):

    I like Add Bookmark Here, which adds an similarly titled menu item to every submenu in the Bookmarks menu enabling easy bookmarking in any folder.

    Then there’s Uppity, which adds an “Up” toolbar button that can be added to the navigation toolbar (and optionally the status bar, too), and makes navigating up a website’s directory structure as easy as clicking the button or pressing Alt-Up (Option-Up on Macs).

    Finally, Tabs Menu adds, appropriately enough, a Tabs menu to Firefox’s main menu bar. This simple feature makes navigating the current window’s open tabs much, much easier.

  2. Richard says:

    I’d recommend the Perfomancing extension for blog posting, and the Xinha Here! for adding WYSIWYG editing to any web form.

  3. m3mn0n says:

    Great post!

    I’ve installed a few extensions from your listing.. some of which I never knew existed! :)

  4. Mooby says:

    lovely, thanks

  5. Anonymous says:

    u forgot antipagination, very cool with scrapbook fro offline browsing.

  6. Anonymous says:

    If you want to format a webpage for printing, you can remove clutter by using these two extensions – Nuke Anything Enhanced and Aardvark. Also, similiar to Paste and Go is Fetch URL. Xinha is WYSIWYG editor for commenting in blogs (its the tool I’m using to post this comment). Also, for bloggers is Performancing for Firefox, a full featured blog editor. Rounding off, I would like to add QuickNote, an extension that adds Opera’s Notes feature.

  7. tim says:

    Let me be the first to say THANK YOU! Many very useful things here. Question: These DO add to the boot up time of Firefox, am I right? Takes up more system resources?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Viamatic foXpose is a brilliant extension to get an overview of your tabs

  9. Anonymous says:

    What? POTO Sidebar is not in there?! :D

  10. Steven Grimm says:

    The first extension I always install is PasswordMaker from www.passwordmaker.org — it is a password generating extension that generates a different password for each web site you visit (based on a single master password) so you no longer really care if some web site has lax security and a hacker steals its password database.

  11. Anonymous says:

    You should check out chipmark, it is an excellent bookmarking tool.

  12. Jim says:

    I recommend ietab over ieview anytime…

  13. Jeff says:

    all can be found on the mozilla site. They’re good for developers. Also I like OpenNewWindowFromHere

  14. Josh says:

    I was using bookmarks syncronizer for a bit, but had troubles with it. Then I found FoxMarks (in beta) which gives me access to all my bookmarks in the same structure as my menus, and should (I haven’t tested this yet) sync my PC at work to match.

  15. naz says:

    From the same person who brought Disable Target For Downloads, Context Search is another must-have tool for me, and should be for anyone who frequently uses the Mycroft search services.

  16. igLoader says:

    You forgot one, well strictly not an extension but a plugin non the less : http://igloader.com

  17. HeartBurn Kid says:

    I’d like to recommend MR Tech’s Local install in place of Restart Firefox. It has the “Restart Firefox” functionality, plus other functions to help manage extensions (such as alphabetical sorting of the extensions list, ability to override compatibility checking, auto-generation of plain text or HTML lists of installed extensions, etc.). Really a very nice piece of work.

  18. Anonymous says:

    FilterG is great but it too powerful, can cause you not to see some of the image that website have it own that are not ads

  19. Jeff Carlsen says:

    Don’t forget conQuery. Adds your search engines to the context menu when a word is selected.

    And menu editor. It allows complete customation of Firefox’s menus.

  20. saurab says:

    i love the new performancing for firefox extension. it makes blogging while switching between tags so easy….. i also love the Sage RSS feed reader extension.

  21. Anonymous says:

    y would u install, load and use 4 different extensions if Tabbrowser Extension (http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/tabextensions/index.html.en) does all of them for you?

  22. Anonymous says:

    You might want to change your link from Adblock to Adblock Plus. Adblock is no longer updated and is completely useless on the new versions of Firefox, afaik.

  23. IPTV says:

    Yeah, Performancing is antoehr “must-have” extension

  24. Anonymous says:

    For most people, Platypus (platypus.mozdev.org) is a useful adjunct to Greasemonkey.

  25. Anonymous says:

    I just wish they’d fix the Search Web rightclick so that it actually worked right… putting quotes around the selected text so every phrase you search for doesn’t put half the Internet in the results, and every name you search for doesn’t grab every geneology page.

    As far as additional addons go… that long unused blue bar at the top would make a dandy place to put a newsticker, like on the bottom of the screen at FoxNews.

    I never ever want to open a link in a new window, I wish I knew how to drop that option out of the rightclick list…

  26. Anonymous says:

    browster.com – IE/Firefox-plugin software allows pop-up previews of webpages, and helps in browsing and loading pages faster.

  27. indi majjanno says:

    Folks !

    What about Save Page As ?

    I gonna nutz searching good or serviceable extension for Firefox 1.5.

    Nothing works.

    One works but bunks midway. When you copy web page or it’s text, the Save Page As tab doesn’t

    work when u right click to use it.

    Don’t tell me Scrapbook or Slogger or Toolbar Enhancements. My great FF was dead the next

    minute with these.

    I had to scratch it and reinstall back to life.

    The whole / holy FF 1.5 community including it’s fathers who had gone bonkers about this great

    browser seem to have forgotten about simplifying SAVE PAGE AS.

    Everybody saves. I save. You save and the globe saves.

    Any wonder boy here ? ? ?

  28. indi majjanno says:

    Folks !

    What about Save Page As ?

    I gonna nutz searching good or serviceable extension for Firefox 1.5.

    Nothing works.

    One works but bunks midway. When you copy web page or it’s text, the Save Page As tab doesn’t

    work when u right click to use it.

    Don’t tell me Scrapbook or Slogger or Toolbar Enhancements. My great FF was dead the next

    minute with these.

    I had to scratch it and reinstall back to life.

    The whole / holy FF 1.5 community including it’s fathers who had gone bonkers about this great

    browser seem to have forgotten about simplifying SAVE PAGE AS.

    Everybody saves. I save. You save and the globe saves.

    Any wonder boy here ? ? ?

  29. Anonymous says:

    Tab X isn’t necessary with the existance of Tab Mix Plus, as TMP allows the addition of the X to each tab, while also removing it from the main Tab Bar.

    I have my ‘X’ set to appear only upon rollover.

  30. Great list. Here’s my contribution:

    X-Ray | Displays the HTML tags around the content on a webpage, letting you see how the document was constructed without having to go back and forth between the sourcecode and the rendered page in your browser.


  31. withinreason says:

    Groowe toolbar firefox extension,has them all ,Yahoo,Google,Dogpile,etc. you name it,it has it..

  32. Anonymous says:

    Tab Browser Extensions

    This extension will do what tabbrowser preferences, tab mix plus, unclosetab, tab x, and duplicate tab all do, plus alot more.

    I never understood why this is not on the mozilla site…it it one of my favorite extensions. Check it out.

    Nice list…keep up the good work!

  33. Dave says:

    This tool enables you to add a custom search engine to Firefox with one click. You can include 1-25 sites.

    Mozilla Firefox Custom Search Engine.

  34. Anonymous says:

    first of all, the tabbrowser preference is broken. you can’t middle click the bookmark into a new tab anymore. i’ve emailed the author and he doesn’t respond. this only applies on brand NEW installs of FF1.5.

    secondly, many users still rely on the ‘favorites’ folder for all their bookmarks and thus far, there hasn’t been a bookmark extension uses the fav folder like IE does. it should be fairly simple to write, if i only had the time! i’d hate to synchronize it everytime i add/remove a bookmark! the closest one is syncmark but 1.5 broke compatibility. i was using it for a while.

  35. Rene L. says:

    ScreenGrab should only be recommenced for Firefox 1.0.x users who have Java installed.

    Firefox 1.5 users should use Pearl Crescent Page Saver instead.
    It uses the brand new Canvas feature instead of Java to save the viewable portion or the whole page with one mouse click.
    Additionally you can use “firefox -savepng http://www.mozilla.org/” to save a screenshot from the command line.
    Pearl Crescent Page Saver works like a charm and is localized in cs-CZ, de-DE, en-US, es-ES, fr-FR, it-IT, ru-RU, sk-SK and sl-SI.

  36. Anonymous says:

    i found a very cool extension for filtering web sites it’s called ProCon, you can find it in the firefox extension site

  37. shantanu says:

    Scribe : Open and save form entries as files.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Excellent find on the Forecastfox Enhanced. I love the ability to pick a URL for the radar image. Ive never liked the Accuweather radar images. Now I can pick my local news station to get the image, I can pick the display size of the image and animate it.

    Great find and great work on the part of the author.

  39. Nice list! May I humbly suggest Hyperwords? http://www.hyperwords.net

  40. Umbert says:

    Firefox Showcase, one of the extendfirefox contest finalists. Better than foxPose and Separe and from my point of view even better for navigating through Tabs and Windows than Reveal.

  41. ks says:

    I am surprised in a “constantly updated” site, that gmail delete button is still listed as it has been included in Gmail for some months. So this extension now only creates a redundant Delete button.

  42. Earle says:

    here are MY Firefox extention choices
    1-click weather,accessibar,deskcut,view in i.e. [though LORD knows why,lol],plugins [gotta have these !],image zoomer,i.e. tab [once again,lol],g-mail manager [mutiple g-mail accounts,handy],always remember yahoo password,yahoo e-mail previewer
    my Firefox Center
    with much more on Firefox
    Earle Allen Jr

  43. I maintain a list of extensions designed primarily for Web Developers.

  44. Anonymous says:

    TamperData is handy for Web Development.


  45. Anonymous says:

    Best screen capture extension (Firefox 1.5, no Java): Pearl Crescent Page Saver

    Best search engine ordering extension: Search Engine Ordering

    Best crash recovery extension: Crash Recovery

    Best automatic currency conversion extension: ViewMyCurrency

  46. Anonymous says:

    Would like to add cookiepie, a recently added extension.
    It can be downloaded here
    Now is easier to open different gmail accounts on each firefox tab.

  47. Anonymous says:

    I’ll suggest TimeTracker, to keep track of time using Firefox.
    It should go in the “Control myself” category :)

  48. Neezar says:

    Thanks for your post, it is help me to choose extension

  49. Richie says:

    very helpful!

  50. dani says:

    finally..I found it.. :0 tq

  51. In the ‘Control your Bookmarks’ category I would add Jeteye. Finally a way to easily group links and images in a taggable and searchable way. I’m totally hooked!

  52. Fun list, thanks. I’ve got several of these excellent extensions and I must say that my supercharged Firefox is one of my most important productivity tools! I’d add the new coComment extension to this growing list. Helps me keep great track of my blog comments.

  53. Jade File says:

    Thanks for taking time to compile a very useful list.

    You should definetly add permaTabs to the “control firefox tabs” section.

  54. Thank you! This has been very helpful!

  55. Jen Morris says:

    I miss Foxy Voice, which doesn’t work for FF 1.5. Does anyone know of another FF text-to-speech extension? Thanks!

  56. Suman Paul says:

    As a web developer my best friends are
    Web Developer
    CSS Viewer
    CheckPage links

    etc …

  57. Diviner says:


    Thank you alot, it’s very useful for me :)

    Good Luck

  58. dash says:

    nice blog! keep it up!

    btw anather handy extension is
    Searchbar Autosizer:

    with it you can alter the default size of the firefox’s searchbar.

  59. DMD says:

    Everybody … is there any extension to auto open many link from lists … ?

  60. Alex Iskold says:

    Checkout the blueorganizer extension from adaptiveblue. Like one of our users said: Its like your bookmarks in high definition!



  61. JoopZonnet says:

    Please do add Firebug. It’s unmissable!

  62. lee says:

    Finally I found it, I was looking for the InFormEnter for my firefox but didn’t remember the name.

  63. colbert says:

    this a really extensive list. thanks… I am going to try some of them. My fav is the tab mix plus that saves my tab sessions. I also want to add Mouseless Browsing as a good extension that allows you to surf without a mouse if you have RSI.

  64. smn says:

    can u suggest me a firefox plugin for capturing online web flash animations? i think firefox loses here with IE.

  65. CharlieJ says:

    Well, you didn’t miss ANY of my favorites. AND, I picked up a few new ones to try. THANKS for the post!

  66. chrisH says:

    diigo is a killer — a big time saver for me

  67. Luis says:

    P2P for Firefox.


  68. Andreas says:

    Thanks for these, I tend to use the web developer toolbar, google toolbar and all in one side bar. Give them a wirl!

  69. Lee says:

    Nice list thanks… You missed a freind of mines extensions off..



  70. Shadow says:

    Another extension that I really love is Super DragAndGo.
    Its a really great extension that lets you drag a link and automatically open it in a new tab. When you are done, just close the tab with your mouse gestures and you are right back to where you started. Works on images too.

  71. mwrivs says:

    Thanks. Thought I had them all, but realise I missed a few essentials…

  72. zafar says:

    Very good list plus if you look at the comments, you can find few more!

  73. Hi,

    I like 2 extensions form Firefox.

    1. Html Validator (it have an internal validator and it can validate your source like w3.org)
    2. Search Status (it is a litlle extension what check your webpage rank from Alexa and Google)


  74. mike says:

    absolutly wicked

  75. WTJ says:

    undotab can’t be use in ff 0.9 above

  76. gamingexpert13 says:

    tab mix plus includes the functionality of Sessionsaver, undoclosetab and Tab X.

    one of my favorite extensions is easyGestures. it’s a mouse gestures extension but it has a gui so it makes it so much easier. i have like 8 different actions defined that i use regularly and about 7 more that i use once in a while. with regular mouse gestures (which i used to use) it is much harder to remember and perform that many actions with the speed and ease of easyGestures. it is also very customizable and lets u launch bookmarks or local programs or custom scripts, lets u transform it into a circular or linear menu with regular, little or no icons. theres a lot more options but u get the idea.

    other extensions i like are:
    CoLT (Copy Link Text)
    enhanced bookmark search
    googlebar lite
    iget (start a download from an address)
    Nuke Anything Enhanced
    popup alt attribute (like in ie)
    show image (like in ie if an image fails to load)
    Super DragAndGo (drag a link to open in new tab, drag a text link to open the address or drag a word to search)

    (all found on the mozilla site)

  77. Great list. Thanks!
    I have installed a few extensions from your listing, some of which I never knew existed! :)

  78. graham says:

    I would recommend foxyproxy over switchproxy; I’ve used both and foxyproxy has much more functionality – there’s also currently a way to implement proxy based on ip, and it’ll be integrated in the next version.

  79. om19 says:

    The Diigo tool bar is also pretty cool~~

  80. Linux-box says:

    Really nice list, thanks!

    Firefox Extension Backup Extension (FEBE) and Fire Encrypter are also nice extensions.

  81. iman says:

    I would recommend foxyproxy over switchproxy too.

  82. Leon says:

    Thanks for the list! I use some of them myself.

  83. Michael says:

    Great list. Thanks for providing such a useful resource.

    One suggestion please update the list according to latest extensions.

    Thanks in advance.

  84. sat says:

    performaning’s pluin for blogs is the best ever i liked. Any ways i prefer to use flock browser over firefox.

  85. SteveO says:

    My all-time top extension is Cooliris, for previewing links on a page in a separate window. Even though I don’t use Firefox on a regular basis, I sometimes fire it up specifically to use this plugin.

    It is faster than actually following the link, which saves me a lot of time, especially if the link is not especially useful.

  86. Seth Wagoner says:

    Please consider our Interclue addon for your next update to this list. Try it, I think you’ll like it.


  87. Bethan says:

    So glad I found this, have installed a whole bunch haha
    Thanks for putting this together :)

  88. Sushi Dating says:

    Great Post! I already installed some of the useful extension. Thanks!

  89. macdet says:

    again, thx.

    this will be my first site every day :)

  90. guest says:

    firebug is much better than Web Developer

  91. I guess Youlicit Firefox extension can fall under “Control Web Searches”. It’s a great tool for finding similar websites based on the one you’re on. You can save your findings as well just like Del.icio.us, but Youlicit takes to the next level by providing you relevant websites so you won’t have to search as much. I find myself using Youlicit at least twice a day to find something that I want to sort through in Google results. I’m sick of Google’s outdated results, to be honest.

  92. Opps! I meant to say, “…I DON’T want to sort through in Google results…”

  93. matelot says:

    maybe it’s time to update the list ????

  94. sam says:

    Thanks…very useful…keep on going!

  95. ty ty boo says:

    proxies dont work anymore can someone give meh sumthin else non related to proxy? pleeeeze:)

  96. LnsazpP says:

    Thanks .. testing all extension ;D…

    Greetings S

  97. Simon says:

    Please consider our iMacros for Firefox for your next update to this list. I use it daily!https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3863

  98. Gilad says:

    Also Quick Translation
    The most easy to use translation add-on.

  99. dennis says:

    nice list — these belong on my site; you should visit it and participate – you could contribute a whole lot; otherwise, i’ll do it myself. don’t worry about being too thorough, all site members can edit entries..think digg meets wiki.


  100. archer says:

    What plugin(s) do I need to install to be able to “clip” stuff from youtube, send it to my email add, hdd or wherever so I can play it instantly and not have to wait for it to slowly download?

  101. Andres Narvaez says:

    Yea, for Web Devs: Firebug!!!! Also, YSlow to see how to improve a site’s performance.

  102. FireFox Rocks but there should be three or so leading browsers on the web with each having a 30% share of the market. We shouldn’t be trying to take over IE’s reign we should just be trying to dampen it down somewhat so that there is no market leader.

  103. Neo says:

    What about the following extensions?
    Piclens: very very good. turns a borrrrring image search into a superb experience. must have add-on.

    Stumble Upon: good for discovering new websites.

    FlagFox: feel safer in the most secure browser. know where a web site’s server is!

    Net Usage Item: measure ur broadband usage.

    Cooliris Previews: for the people who like less windows and tabs.

    Just got to the following site and search for the above extensions. sorry i could not get the links.

  104. iusMateo says:

    OMG! You combine all this extensions in one browser and you get….

    Opera =O

  105. Morbus says:

    @ iusMateo

    Ahah, poor Opera. It has much less functions that Firefox with 4 or 5 extensions. TabMix Plus, NoScript, Secure Login, FlashBlock and All-in-one-Sidebar, then you go with Autofill Forms and DownThemAll!, you get Opera, more or less, then you go with 50+ must have extensions (most of them not counted here) and you Opera 15.5 or something. Since they still are on Opera 9.5, it’ll take them a LONG time to get to Firefox.

  106. This is the best collection of the firefox extensions I have ever seen.

    Great Job..

  107. it systems says:

    If you need to do any css style sheet changes then editcss is a must. http://editcss.mozdev.org/

  108. nikogaug says:

    I think Google Toolbar isn’t a good idea if you want to be secure about your privacie life. all the bar you install on any navigator is watching where you go, what you like, and where you live.
    With that, Google can influence you choosing his services because he knows how to speak to you.
    Soory for my english.

  109. Delta says:

    FasterFox is a damaging addon for a few reaons.
    It words by downloading data from links on the page you are browsing. That can include links which will perform actions, such as posting on forums or purchasing items (this will not usually occur in a well coded site, but it has been reported to happen).
    It also loads content from people’s website continually, and becomes hugely expensive to the website owner due to the amount of bandwidth being used.

    I would probably be a good idea to remove it from the list.

  110. I like Go Green Label….For environment!

  111. web design says:

    Awwww….what about stylish?

  112. Simply select any text on your screen, and you can get the search results immediately in Google (text, image, video, …), YouTube, Maps, Amazon, and more. No need to open new window (tab), unless that is what you want (see below).



  113. Krazd says:

    Great list! Firefox > IE

  114. androo says:

    NICE collection i currently use some but plan to use a few more from the list..!

  115. Thanks for this directory of extensions. I have tried some of them that i didnt know existed. Awesome.

  116. Niko says:

    This is my list of favourite Firefox add ons: http://www.driftingdots.com/float/fireaddons.html

  117. Sylvie says:

    I suggest OutWit Hub. It allows you to:
    – extract data tables such as the CNN or Forbes’ rankings and export them into a pretty Excel spreadsheet,
    – download tons of pictures, mangas, wallpapers,
    – grab and find numerous documents of the topic you want on google or other search engine,

    You can find somes reviews at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7271


  118. godofserpents says:

    Is there a plugin which auto corrects typing in the browser? like the auto correct in word.

  119. Tree Style Tabs is a much better way to do what Separare tries to do IMHO.

  120. godofserpents says:

    I’m still looking for something that auto corrects any text I type into a text box….. Anyone?

  121. dot says:

    why can’t I download the video as I used to in firefox2? I have to copy the link to internet explorer then download the video.

  122. trent says:

    TopicInsight is a new cool search helper addon. I really recommend it. Very easy to find related web pages. I mean not only similar pages, but other ones too. Even those ones you’d never find the other way. It is still in the sandbox, but I had a chance to try it. It’s actually very useful.

  123. physco219 says:

    Nice job!

  124. DarkBlood says:

    the best extension “cookies manager”, It’s fully customizable.


  125. Kenneth says:

    Nice List!
    I recently wrote my own list on my blog. You missed a couple of my favorites including FireBug!!

  126. Benoit says:

    FireGestures… best mouse gestures extension imho. Combined with autoHideStatusbar and Stumble, you can have a really neat fullscreen surfing experience. (You can use FireGestures to open tabs, cycle between them, close them, open Google or any webpage, save bookmarks, etc… You can even a custom script to ‘stumble’ with a single flick of the mouse!).

  127. Instead of Stealther, I use Distrust. I don’t know if stealther works okay, but Distrust works very well. You click the distrust ‘eye’, and nothing get’s saved anymore, till you click it again, and then you are returned to the web site which you were visiting before (when your boss/teacher comes in xD)

  128. Jeremy says:

    last.fm is great. so is stumble upon, but I think that was in your list.

  129. d says:

    I have to mention BlueDot.
    I use faves to save (one link at a time) link and post a quick note about it that I can retrieve from another computer later. Linkwad or Galleropa is for saving multiple tabs. Faves has a more active user group than mogda, yoono, etc.
    ScribeFire/Performancing is excellent for research notes, but unless one has set up a blog, confined to one computter.
    Once again, go visit http://faves.com/home …

  130. Marc says:

    I would add also :


    Enables Firefox to search MSN, Yahoo and Google simultaneously via the http://umibozu.net engine

  131. Mony says:

    Though I have used some of the add ons you have listed. This is a huge list. Thanks a lot

  132. Ofir Baruch says:

    I found something I use , Scribefire Rocks!
    Great list…

  133. Roberto says:

    My top FF add-ons are not on this list. Check the below ones which I believe are the best.
    -Any Color
    -Image Assistant
    -Line Marker
    -McAfee SiteAdvisor
    -QuickPage Zoom
    -Windows Update

  134. Hikari says:

    Interesting list!

    Do you know any extension that lets us open pages source codes in external apps? I’d like to open it on Notepad++, to have lines counted and highlights!

  135. Dicerox says:

    I may be silly, but i really like the “Colorful tabs” addon!

    Also i recommend one called FEBE (not here though) thta can backup your addons booksmarks and such…

    Firefox rules! ;D

  136. Geode says:

    I did not see an ad blocker – i use adblock plus

  137. Tomas says:

    I like web to PDF converter for Firefox, allow to save web pages to PDF directly from browser.


  138. ikoder says:

    I would also recommend
    WebRank Toolbar – Google Pagerank, Alexa, Compete and Quantcast Rank 1.1

    A toolbar which will give you automatically website rank and pages indexed in various search engines. It is a tool for SEO and website analysis too. It includes:-

    1. Google Pagerank
    2. Alexa Rank
    3. Compete Rank
    4. Quantcast Rank
    5. Pages indexed in Google
    6. Pages indexed in Bing
    7. Pages indexed in Yahoo

    And click on each button to get more information about rank or pages indexed.

  139. lektire says:

    thanks man, this helped me so much, i m looking for something like addon “reveal” and you show it here
    thannnnks man, keep good work! :)

  140. Vinayak says:

    Whenever you gets the updates of Firefox (for only browser),most of the time there is chance of incompatibility of any of your favorite add-on.
    So here is simple and effective hack for this problem…

    Check this link out for more detail & simple explanation along with images
    Make Any Add-on Compatible To Any Firefox: ProBlogBooster

  141. ebay toolbar says:

    Take a look at FoxyBay http://www.foxybay.com, if you search eBay regularly this plugin is for you.

  142. Nice list, I was searching for firefox addons then I found your site…extremely useful..thanks for sharing it :)

  143. John Ddenz says:

    I like “PageSlices addon for Firefox”. Very powerfull implementation WebSlices ideas.

  144. bonvoyage says:

    Cool, I want to some functionlity in my website too here a firefox user can make this experience

  145. Adrian says:

    I also recommend ietab over ieview..just my opinion guys.

  146. miguel says:

    Just an addition since you mentioned “extended status bar” as being a previous feature of opera:
    “Reload Every” was an opera (exclusive) feature as well. I used opera for a long time since the early versions when it had an ad banner in the menu bar +/-.
    Opera had (has?) a button which changed the layout(?) of the page like background color, fonts and almost everything else like we wanted plus the integrated ones. Was it CSS’s? It was very good for me because I could read much better but I’m so used to FF I don’t want to go there and have 2 browsers. I wish FF had something like that because I don’t know what to search for in the ad ons. Cheers!

  147. Deepak says:

    Controlling firefox tabs extensions are the coolest one…

  148. robb says:

    Great list – all the more so since it was initially posted in 2005 and many of the recommendations are still actively developed and continue to provide terrific functionality. I’ve been using quite a few of the ones listed, but there are a few that I think I’ll add to my ever expanding add-on bucket.

    Someone mentioned FEBE as a backup tool, now Chuck Baker has released 2 great companion add-ons, CLEO that can create an XPI add-on package of all of your add-ons and OPIE that allows you to import and export your installed extension preferences so you can easily migrate them to other computers.

    Some other add-ons I like:

    – MinTrayR – minimize FF to tray
    – Stay-Open Menu – let’s you keep drop-down menus open even after you move you mouse away
    – Stop Autoplay – disable autoplay of embedded music /movies
    – Ghostery – blocks 3rd party web bugs
    – Daily Dilbert (speaks for itself)
    – BarTab – already mentioned but a great tool


  149. Vinayak says:

    This is really nice post works well and easy to configure…thanks for all info..

  150. TechBead says:

    Great Firefox extensions :)

  151. nur alam says:

    I used opera for a long time since the early versions when it had an ad banner in the menu bar +/-.
    Opera had (has?) a button which changed the layout(?) of the page like background color, fonts and almost everything else like we wanted plus the integrated ones

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