The Internet is full of smart tools these days, but only if you have the patience to go out and find them. So what if you could turn your browser into a little black book of awesome shortcuts, organizers, alerts and blogging assistants? Well, you can. Read on to learn about the 100 Firefox add-ons you need to create a truly brilliant browser that will make your life oodles easier.
Stop forgetting birthdays, eBay deadlines and more when you use these smart alert systems that also notify you of things you never thought to consider.
- WeatherBug 22.214.171.124: Get severe weather alerts and more weather support here.
- WorldCoolers 1.002: With this add-on, Firefox will keep you updated on global warming news and more.
- ReminderFox 1.9.1: ReminderFox organizes your date-based reminders and task lists and alerts you when deadlines loom.
- Ghostery 1.4.0: With this alert, Firefox will tell you when web sites are watching your activity online.
- eQuake Alert 3.0.1: If you live in an earthquake hotspot, use this alert to notify you of impending natural disasters.
- Yapta: Get updates on falling air fares with Yapta.
- Price Protectr Toolbar: Monitor prices and find coupons with this little add-on.
- Coupon Digger 1.3: Coupon Digger 1.3 alerts you of coupons and deals as you shop.
- Amber Alert 0.4.2: Let your Firefox browser track Amber alerts with this tool.
- eBay Sidebar for Firefox: Stay on top of your choice eBay bidding with this alert.
Get one-click blogging support with these add-ons.
- ScribeFire Blog Editor: Sync Firefox and ScribeFire to more quickly post to your blog.
- Apture Editor Plugin: Use this add-on if you’re a Blogger or Typepad user who wants to easily embed multimedia into your site.
- Mahalo Share 4.0.3: With this add-on, you can quickly share your blog posts across 12 different services.
- Zemanta 0.5.7: Get ideas for what to write on your blog when you use this add-on that works with Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Blogger, WordPress and more.
- easyComment 1.1: This tool lets you automatically fill out blog comment forms.
- monkiri 1.0.1: Grab and post content from the web to your blog.
- Clupedia Toolbar: Tune in to what people think about different topics so that you can more effectively comment on them.
- LinkSensor 1.0.2: Amp up your page views by adding this tool to your account. It refers readers to similar posts on your blog via a pop-up balloon.
- StumbleUpon: Quickly add your posts to StumbleUpon with this button.
For photo sharing, organization and uploading, check out these fun add-ons.
- FacePAD: This add-on downloads your Facebook friends’ photo albums quickly.
- Canvas: Canvas is a smart add-on that lets you add photos from your files or the web to your browser theme.
- Flickr: Search Flickr right from your Firefox toolbar.
- GPhotospace 1.0.16: Store and share photos by syncing Firefox and Gmail.
Music and Video
This list of Firefox add-ons will make it easier for you to find and share music and videos.
- FoxMediaCenter 2.0.1: This Linux add-on features an integrated TV recorder, media and playlist manager and more.
- TV-FOX 1.1.3: Watch TV from your Firefox browser here.
- musicbasket 1.1.1: Manage and search audio downloads from mp3.baidu.com and music.yahoo.com.cn.
- Song.ly 1.1: Share music links on social sites like Twitter.
- Video Bookmarks 0.7: This multitasking add-on lets you share, backup, organize and download videos from any site.
- LastVid Search: With LastVid Search, you can search music and music videos by artist, track or album.
Information and RSS
Catalog all of your news sites, RSS feeds and favorite websites with the help of these tools.
- TidyRead 0.3.2: Ignore all of the ads and junk on the side of websites when you use this add-on, which extracts the articles and important content.
- Read It Later: Save pages you’d like to read but don’t have time to until later.
- RSS Ticker 2.0.3: View your RSS bookmarks and feeds like a stock ticker.
- NewsAddict: NewsAddict adds the latest news stories to your status bar.
- Brief 1.2: With Brief, your Firefox displays feeds seamlessly and with one-click tagging support.
- Sage: This streamlined RSS feed reader works with Firefox Bookmarks, supports various languages, reads RSS and Atom feeds and more.
- In the News: This truly awesome tool finds related, updated news stories according to the text you highlight in Firefox.
- NBA Scoreboard 2009: Get the latest NBA scores in your browser.
- Politics and news, brought to you by The Huffington Post 1.1.1: Keep up with news from The Huffington Post.
- NowPublic: Highlight newsworthy content on the web to get first-hand, eye-witness accounts of the story.
Network directly from your browser on sites like LinkedIn.
- warichu bar 1.1.00: This social annotation tool lets you jump in the conversation and meet other social-minded surfers.
- LinkedIn Companion for Firefox: View profiles, bookmark profiles and search LinkedIn from your browser.
- Yoono: Use Yoono to keep all of your social networking accounts in one spot.
- SynergyShare: Share websites with any of 50 different social networking sites.
- Headup: With Headup, you can highlight and click to find content related to your interests and friends.
Favorites and Bookmarking
Manage and share all of your favorite websites with these toolbars and sidebars.
- LiveClick 0.3.4.0: Use LiveClick to add feed reading, notifications and more to your Live Bookmarks.
- Shareaholic for Firefox: This tool lets you share links across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and more.
- Clipmarks 3.5.1: Use this version of Clipmarks to save text, images or video on clipmarks.com and then post it on your blog or share it on social media sites.
- My Portal 1.0.7: Prioritize your bookmarks with this tool.
- reKommend: This sidebar makes it easy to recommend favorite websites and pages with friends.
- Enhanced Bookmark Search: Weed through your bookmarks list with this tool.
Contacts and Communication
Stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues when you have these add-ons nestled in your browser.
- Email the Web 2.12: E-mail any web page to any person you want with this add-on.
- A Contacts Manager: Manage contacts in your Firefox browser here.
- SMS Sidebar: Send SMS messages from any web page with this sidebar.
- HelpCaster Click to Talk: Use this tool to use voice communication from your PC to registered phone numbers.
- Firefox 123 FlashChat: Live chat securely and quickly from Firefox.
- Laurenson UC Plugin: This experimental plugin features highlight-and-dial and click-to-dial capabilities.
Make the web even easier to navigate with these tools.
- URL Fixer 1.5: This button fixes your URL typos.
- ReloadEvery 3.0.0: Automatically refresh web pages every so many minutes or seconds.
- Easy DragToGo 126.96.36.199: Now you can do more with drag-and-drop features, like view images, open new tabs, and more.
Access dictionaries, calculators and other reference tools right from Firefox.
- United States English Dictionary: Install this add-on to check the U.S. English Dictionary. Nearly 21,000 weekly downloads.
- Graphing Calculator Toolbar: Turn your browser into a graphinc calculator that can manage up to 5 equations.
- Dictionary Lookup Extension: This tool looks up highlighted words from web pages.
- Bible Refalizer 0.1.4: This smart tool finds Bible references on a web page and then adds the hyperlink to an online Bible.
- Cite This! 0.13: Your Firefox browser will generate Harvard Reference System-style citations for websites when you use this add-on.
- See on Dictionary.com: Here you can see definitions in a new tab after highlighting an English word on a web page.
These tools will let you manage your budget, look up stock quotes and more.
- Firebux: Firebux links with Buxfer to give you alerts on spending and budget tracking, lets you track IOUs, automatically downloads transactions, and more.
- Ticker Tool 1.23: This tool connects you to Google Finance, Yahoo! Finance and sec.gov.
- Stock Mashup 1.0: This tool combines charts, news and more from Yahoo! Finance and Google News.
- Exch 1.4.4: Compute currency conversions here.
Organization and Productivity
Let Firefox help you stay completely organized and on the ball with these add-ons that leave just enough room for fun.
- The Browser Highlighter: This add-on points out the important stuff on a web page.
- e Information Organizer: Here you can add notes, to-do lists, appointments, bookmarks and more to your organizer, from any web page.
- GTDInbox: Turn your Gmail into a GTD machine.
- MyCalendar 0.5: Manage your own reference calendar with this tool.
- Panic 0.3.6: Panic opens up a responsible-looking tab so that you look like you’re working, even if you’re playing around.
- MyLog 0.1: MyLog lets you save, comment and tag web content.
- Procrastato 0.7.0: Procrastinate for only a specified amount of time when you use this tool, which “checks up on you” after you spend too much time on certain kinds of websites.
- Email Discipline: With this app, you can block yourself from checking e-mail or social media sites too often.
- Foxden: Tile multiple web apps on one page so that it’s easier to multitask.
- Gmail 188.8.131.52: This app organizes and tags your Gmail.
Business and Jobs
Look for jobs and access business tools with just a click or two.
- Craigzilla 0.9.8: Sync up Firefox and Craigslist.
- Business.com: Quickly access all the tools and resources on Business.com.
- Search4Jobs 1.0: Here you can collect Monster Jobs feeds.
- YellowBot Locl Search: Look up business hours of operation, phone numbers, maps and reviews.
- WiseStamp: Customize your e-mail signatures to include or exclude all kinds of information.
- Indeed Job Search: Search Indeed Jobs here.
When you take Firefox on the go, use these tools to find businesses, maps and more.
- TripSync 3.0: Book travel from your browser with TripSync.
- Multimap Toolbar Button: Quickly access maps of any local businesses.
- Lonely Planet: Get reviews, vacation ideas and more from Lonely Planet’s Firefox add-on.
- Ultimate Guide to Driving in Europe: Learn about driving rules, insurance requirements and more for European driving.
Searching and Surfing the Web
The Internet is all about searching, after all. These add-ons will enhance your search and surf experience in ways you never thought possible.
- A PurpleBunny!: Use this add-on to read and write comments about the web page you’re on.
- KnowMore Extension: Learn more about the environmental and social impact of the companies you’re searching for online.
- LinkExtend 1.0.1: Get more information about websites for the sake of online safety and company ethics.
- UltraBar 0.1: Add your own search engine to your toolbar with UltraBar.
- SmarterFox: Browse Faster: This tool speeds up actions like searching, visiting favorite sites and more.
- CustomizeGoogle: Customize your Google search experience with this add-on.
- SaveURI 0.3.2: Save current URLs and not the general URL for the page.
- Notefish: Organize and share notes and clips from the web.
- Twitter Search: Access the real-time Twitter search with one click.
- Select Search 3.0: By right clicking on selected text, you can conduct searches for Google Maps, jobs, compare prices, find movies, search health information, and more.