Favourite FireFox Add-ons

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Everyone has their favourites and I’m no different.  Even though I don’t even use Firefox itself as the main browser, I use Flock  -an enhanced social networking derivative of Firefox 3.0 ; that in itself isn’t to everyone’s taste.

Flock is compatible with the majority of the add-ons and I begun to enjoy and benefits from the variety these bring; adding great functionality and richness to the browsing experience.

The order of favourite is rough, but certainly I know which ones I find are an essential part of my working environment.

I currently have 9 installed, and a couple more not in use at the moment.  These are categorised alphabetically and in terms of function group in the same way as the add-ons page.

My quick Must have list:

Better Gmail 2


Fast Dial




The add-ons site has been improved with a selection of add-ons recommendations for a variety of profiles (user types) – this is via  fashionyourfirefox 


Add-on Category

Add-on Name & Value Verdict

Use or Description




As yet undecided – it’s very new to my set up. Could be very useful if I sort my blog roll, the ajax and context relevant nature is appealing.


In page blog reader shows posts from your favorite blogs about anything you’re browsing, and shows you summaries you can open read posts without leaving the web page you were on.



Very useful for keep track of time in a variety of timezones, nice and discreet too. Better than vista gadget bar options!


Lets you keep an eye on the time around the world – or just your local time – by putting small clocks in your statusbar.

Better Gmail 2
Must have
Love the bells and whistles it provides, the in page  Google calendar and reader is very useful.
Add useful extra features and skins to Gmail, like hierarchical labels, macros, file attachment icons, and more.
Very useful
Excellent picture viewing through “3D wall” browsing environment.
Full-Screen, 3D — Cooliris transforms your browser into a visually stunning experience for searching, viewing, and sharing online photos and videos through a  “3D Wall”.
IE Tab
Very useful A recent discovery for me, but looks useful switching in viewing through IE in one browser – obviously great for web devs
Embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox…
Evernote Web Clipper
Very useful helps store important or useful web content or references within Evernote
Provides a button and context menus to easily add a selection or an entire page to Evernote. Works on Windows, Mac & Linux.

Fast Dial

Must have

In tandem with Foxmarks -my shortcuts to access frequent sites are always there!


Fast Dial replaces blank tabs with a panel of thumbnails of your favorite sites.



Must have

My bookmarks are safe forever, and accessible on any of my devices and even from igoogle! Great service!


Keeps your bookmarks and (optionally) passwords synchronized. Foxmarks also keeps your data backed up and safe . If you’re away from your computer, you can access your bookmarks online via my.foxmarks.com.


Must have

It improves downloading no end – consider using with



The first and only download manager/accelerator built inside Firefox!


Must have/Very useful

It improves your working environment no end provided you enjoy listening to music while you work or browse.


Fire.fm is your direct access to the extensive music library on Last.fm. Listen to music related to your favorite artist, and discover new artists, music and use Last.fm’s social network in the process. Access your favorite stations by just typing a few letters into the location bar.


As yet undecided – have not had much cause for use yet.


FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.

Open IT Online

As yet undecided & currently disabled  – perhaps because I’m too used to have a copy locally.


Open IT Online allows you to open your documents and images online without the need of any software to be installed. It supports Google Docs, Google Apps, Zoho, ThinkFree to edit/view documents and Snipshot, Bilder Editieren, Picnik to edit/view images.
not available directly… need to be an RTM user
Available as a gadget (with Gmail Labs) or Firefox extension (connect your tasks with your mail, contacts, and events in Gmail).

Must have (but FF ext is disabled)

I used to use the Firefox extension but have now switched to the Google gadget from Gmail Labs


Remember The Milk is probably best online task management service out there


If you have a favourite add-on for Firefox or Flock why not let me know which one and why.


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