As part of a “thank you” to the authors of the Firefox plugins I use, here is a list of the ones I currently am using. Feel free to share the ones you are using in a comment; I always enjoy finding out about new ones that may be helpful or fun.
- Adblock — A very handy tool that can block nearly any unwanted element from showing up in webpages (ads, background music, flash, or even images of any kind).
- SecurePassword — Adds a button to the toolbar that allows quick access to a random, secure password, useful for having one password for each site instead of re-using the same at many sites.
- Checky — Adds links to several HTML validation services to the context menu for easier website development.
- ColorZilla — Another development tool, this one adds an eyedropper tool for getting a color off of any element of a webpage.
- Greasemonkey — A tool which allows custom user scripts to be installed which affect either all webpages or only certain ones. An example would be installing a script which adds a “Delete” button to Gmail’s inbox, which it currently lacks.
- Objection — Removes Local Shared Objects set by Flash MX programs, simmilar to removing cookies set by websites.
- textareatools — Adds several tools to the context menu for use in text input areas. These include Find, Convert Case, Datestamp, and more.
- Gmail Notifier — An unobtrusive little tool that sits in the status bar which monitors your Gmail inbox and alerts you to new emails.
- Style Sheet Chooser — If a website has multiple style sheets set up that users can select from, this plugin enables that option in Firefox.
- mozcc — Detects and provides easy access to any Creative Commons licensing that a website may have.
- Fasterfox — Allows several tweaks to be made to Firefox’s operation and configuration which make Firefox download and display websites faster.
- Google Suggest — Adds Google Suggest functionality to the Firefox Search bar when Google Search is selected.
- Google Toolbar — The official one from Google, not the open source Googlebar. I like seeing what the PageRank of sites I visit (or develop, especially) are.
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