I love Firefox. From its signature "tabbed browsing" to its open source heritage – Firefox has experienced huge growth thanks to the legions of brand believers who have spread the word about Firefox. The Firefox brand has become a badge of honor – just as most graphic designers would never willingly choose to use a PC instead of a Mac, few forward thinking Internet users would choose to use IE instead of Firefox. Yet it isn’t only a belief in the brand that propels people to use it. As Steve Rubel recently posted about, it can also help efficiency in how you work. I have customized my Firefox with lots of extensions to make it more useful for me. And I’m always on the lookout for more. At the moment, here is a list of what’s in my Firefox:
- Google Toolbar – Easily search Google from the Firefox Toolbar.
- del.cio.us Extension – Quick buttons to automatically tag pages and add to your del.icio.us bookmarks
- AI RoboForm Toolbar – Remembers passwords and fills out forms with one click.
- Squidoo Extension – Quick buttons to automatically add pages to your lenses.
- GDirections – Automatically get directions from saved address to selected text.
- Screen Grab! – Takes grab of current screen or image.
- Copy Plain Text – Quick right click to copy text without all the HTML formatting.
- Colorful Tabs – Allows you to have each new tab in Firefox be a different color.
- Furl Tools – Button to save local version of a page into Furl
- CoLT – Right click to save not only link URL, but also link display text.
- IE Tab – Use an imbedded IE engine within a Firefox tab, useful for viewing IE only sites.
- View Source Chart – Makes viewing HTML source code for a page easier by color coding output.
- Amazing Webpage Emailer – Allows you to email a webpage instead of HTML link – to email secure sessions or dynamic pages.
- El Jay Icon Maker – Create 100×100 icons from images on web pages with one click.
- MeasureIt – Use a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.
What’s in your Firefox?