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If you’re not already using it, hopefully you’ll be aware of the Firefox web browser. One of it’s killer features is that you can add “extensions” to expand it’s functionality. For the next two weeks I’m going to post a list of extensions that I think you should use. This week, I’ll post up extensions I use that are just generally useful. Next week, I’ll post up extensions that are for your privacy and security.
Here we go with the useful Firefox extensions:
This is a download manager for Firefox. Firstly, you selectively scrape all of the content from a page. Secondly, it also accelerates your downloads by using multiple threads.
This extension allows you select various locations around the world and display the local time for all those locations.
This extension allows you to back up your bookmarks remotely. They have also just added the same function for your Firefox password manager, although I haven’t yet decided if I’m comfortable using this. The best part of this is that when you’re away from home, you can access all of your bookmarks via a web interface (so you don’t need to be able to install the extension elsewhere to access your bookmarks).
This extension allows you to blow up an image (without altering text size). All you do is hover your cursor over an image, hold down the right button and roll your mouse wheel.
- Linkification *****
This is the one of the most modest yet everyday-useful extensions out there. Linkification will scan the page you’re on, looking for possible links, and will create hyperlinks on anything that hasn’t been already linked. This can save you a lot of time. For instance, if someone posts a web address without making it into a link, you have to copy & paste it to the URL bar (sorry, “Awesome Bar”). Linkification saves you this trouble by converting this to a hyperlink allowing you to simply click.