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.
feedly 1.0b4 -Changes the layout of Google reader into a more magazine style which I admit makes going through my RSS feeds less fatiguing.Firefox 3 sourced browser required.
FireFTP 1.0.1 – FTP client
Gmail Manager 0.5.5 – Gives me notification across various Gmail accounts
Google Notebook 188.8.131.52 – Makes quick notes
Greasemonkey 0.8.20080609.0 – Provides all manor of modifications to various applications via greasemonkey scripts.
Me.dium 184.108.40.20627 – I’ll admit that I just don’t use this social networking service.
meebo 1.1 – Web based multi-platform Instant messenger.Supports Googletalk, Yahoo, Icq, AIM, MSN, Jabber etc.
MR Tech Toolkit (formerly Local Install) 6.0.1 – Default rogue installation safeguard
OPML Support 1.5.2 – For native OPML support
PicLens 220.127.116.1100 – Provides 3D browsing of images in search engines and Flickr. I’ve found this very useful and not just an eye candy enhancement.
StumbleUpon 3.26 – I’ve been on Stumbleupon for ages though probably hold it a little more at arms length after eBay acquired them.
User Agent Switcher 0.6.11 -I hardly have occaision to use this these days but fakes Internet explorer on Windows for any sites that demand IE.
VeriSign’s OpenID SeatBelt 18.104.22.16805 – 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.