I just thought I’d have a prune of the various Firefox browser add-ons to weed out the ones I may not be using or may not have updates since the shift to Firefox 3 (or in my case Flock 2.0). Here’s the current state of play. Any suggestions as to what add-ons you find indispensable are most welcome.
Aging Tabs 0.7 – My partner often calls me a tab princess and it’s true I often have an excessive number of tabbed pages open in my browser.Ageing tabs fades the appearance of the least accessed tabs, reminding me that i really should have closed these by now.
BetterSearch 1.20 – The jury’s out on this one as to whether I’ll retain this long term. Enhances searching by adding thumbnails of sites and various related enhancements.
BlueOrganizer 3.4.2 – Certainly in my top 3 of most used add-ons. Saves my bookmarks centrally on-line and allows metadata keywords. Also allows easy bookmarking to various other online sites such a del.icio.us. Also takes a tentative step down a pseudo semantic web search by cross referencing your current search across various on-line sources
British English Dictionary 1.19 – I have to have this to override the US centric Internet experience and sites with built in US-centric spell checkers. Grrr
ChromaTabs Plus 2.1 – A 3rd party update to a much loved previous add-on that wasn’t updated for Firefox 3. Groups browser tabs and colours them for easy reference.
CustomizeGoogle 0.73 – Forces secure options for various Google apps and blocks advertising and some data collection if required.
Gmail Manager 0.5.5 – Gives me notification across various Gmail accounts
Google Notebook 126.96.36.199 – Makes quick notes
Greasemonkey 0.8.20080609.0 – Provides all manor of modifications to various applications via greasemonkey scripts.
MR Tech Toolkit (formerly Local Install) 6.0.1 – Default rogue installation safeguard
OPML Support 1.5.2 – For native OPML support
StumbleUpon 3.26 – I’ve been on Stumbleupon for ages though probably hold it a little more at arms length after eBay acquired them.
VeriSign’s OpenID SeatBelt 188.8.131.5205 – Used with verisign’s ultra secure OpenID service. Now if only we in Britain could use the affordable PayPal USB key with this but as usual we are 2nd class citizens. helps me control my open ID.
Zemanta 0.2.6 – A blogging aid. Lets me quickly insert related links and creative commons images.