It used to be that I tried a new Firefox browser from Mozilla became a standard tool for how I do business and generally access the web, I’ve focused less on trying new things and more on tuning the environment I have. I then replicated that environment across the various computers I use with the various operating systems on them.extension every day. Since the
I don’t use Firefox exclusively. I’m a software guy and I love to try new things, so I certainly have Chrome, and on the iPhone andI use ‘s Safari browser. I’ve played with Opera but never stuck with it. Firefox is the browser I use when I need to know that things will work and look right.
I’ve decided that I am going to spend a little time each day for a few days and check out what’s been going on in the Firefox extension world. Before I do that, however, I want to list the extensions I do use now to establish the baseline.
- Adblock Plus: I’ve tried to live with website ads, especially when I experimented with them here, but they were just too annoying. This addon removes most of them and there are subscriptions to keep your blocked list up to date.
- ColorfulTabs: This makes my tabs appear in different pretty colors. Not essential, but it really improves the user interface experience.
- Diigo: I use Diigo to save and publish the daily links that appear in my blog, and this is their official addon to make it easy to capture those bookmarks.
- Firebug: This addon is a great too for debugging web pages when things go wrong. I mostly use it for figuring out why CSS isn’t doing what I thought it should.
- OptimizeGoogle: This cleans up some behavior in various apps, makes some more secure, and gets rid of even more ads.
- Xmarks: This synchronizes my bookmarks across multiple browser types across multiple computers and devices.