With Firefox 2 and IE 7 released, the war is heating up. Now that both are equipped with tabbed browsing, phishing tools etc, its hard to say which one is better. But one area where Firefox is a clear winner is the unlimited extensions it has. The following are my top rated extensions:
(10) Splash! – What good is a software that doesn’t show a “Loading” page? From Windows to Eclipse, almost every software I use has one (Even Gmail has!). Firefox didn’t have a splash screen. This plugin fills the void.
(9) Tabbrowser Preferences – It gives you more control over tabs. eg. you can create new tab when using the search bar
(8) Foxy Tunes – The ability to control your favourite media player, without leaving Firefox.
(7) Performancing – There are many desktop tools for writing blogs, but not many extensions. This is one of the best Firefox extensions for blog writers.
(6) Cooliris – When you find a link, keep your mouse over it. This extension will give you a preview of what is available in that link. This is really helpful when are you are using some search engine and want to preview the links before loading the page in the window.
(5) Download Status Bar – If you are downloading something and want to know the status of it, don’t have to switch to and look at the Download dialog box every now and then. The status of each download is available in the status bar. When there are no downloads to show, this bar automagically vanishes 🙂
(4) DownThemAll – When you want to download multiple items in your page, this extension helps you. It comes handy when you have too many images in a page and you want to download all/few of them.
(3) Adblock Plus – Firefox does prevents the nasty popups. But what about the in-page ads? Use Adblock Plus. You can configure it to eliminate most of the ad s found in a page.
(2) TamilKey – Very useful when you are in net-cafe. You can’t expect them to install ekalappai. Simply install this pluging and start blogging in Tamil.
(1) Google Browser Sync – This one is really helpful for those who use more than one computer everyday like me. No matter which computer I use, I can add a bookmark when I come across a nice site. This plugin will sync it to all the computers that I use.