Plugins/add-ons help your browser perform specific functions like viewing special graphic formats or playing multimedia files. Plugins are slightly different from extensions, which modify or add to existing functionality.
Here is a list of some best and useful firefox plugins/add-ons.
- Adsense Notifier : Displays your Adsense earnings on the statusbar.
- FireFTP : FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers.
- CoolPreviews : CoolPreviews (formerly known as Cooliris Previews) gives you the power to browse and share Web links and rich media faster. Just mouse over any link, and the preview window immediately appears to show you the content.
- FlashGot : Download all the links, movies and audio clips of a page at the maximum speed with a single click, using the most popular, lightweight and reliable external download managers.
- Adblock Plus : Ever been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them.
- Video DownloadHelper : The easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites. This works also for audio and picture galleries.
- Flash Video Resources Downloader : Download videos from Youtube, Google, Metacafe, iFilm, Dailymotion, Pornotube & all the rest of the popular online flash video sites.
- WebShots : Webshots is a Firefox extension that allows you to capture screen shots of web pages. This is great for saving a specific page for future reference, sharing a web page with a friend, and more!
- whos.amung.us Users Online Counter : Shows how many people are currently on your website.
- Alexa Sparky : Sparky is a free Firefox browser plugin built by Alexa, that accompanies you as you surf, providing useful information about the sites you visit without interrupting your Web browsing.
- WOT : WOT, Web of Trust, warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. Protect your computer against online threats by using WOT as your front-line layer of protection when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory.
- IE Tab : IE Tab – an extension from Taiwan, features: Embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox.
This is a great tool for web developers, since you can easily see how your web page displayed in IE with just one click and then switch back to Firefox.
- StumbleUpon : StumbleUpon discovers web sites based on your interests, learns what you like and brings you more.
- Firefox Universal Uploader : This extension allows to upload/download files from your favorite websites using a simple interface. Below is the list of all websites supported by Fireuploader.
- TwitterFox : TwitterFox is a Firefox extension that notifies you of your friends’ status on Twitter.
- Answers : 1-Click Answers TM will save you even more time with AnswerTips that instantly deliver the information you are looking for. Just point at any word, hold the Alt key (Ctrl in Linux) and click. Upon letting go, an AnswerTip in the form of a pop-up.
- FireGestures : A customizable mouse gestures extension which enables you to execute various commands and user scripts with five types of gestures.
- Fast Dial : Fast Dial replaces blank tabs with a panel of thumbnails of your favorite sites.
- Web Developer : Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.
- iMacros : Automate Firefox. Record and replay repetitious work. If you love the Firefox web browser, but are tired of repetitive tasks like visiting the same sites every days, filling out forms, and remembering passwords, then iMacros for Firefox is
the solution you’ve been dreaming of.
- NoScript : The best security you can get in a web browser! Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.
- ScribeFire Blog Editor : ScribeFire is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog.
- Roboform Toolbar : Add RoboForm Toolbar to Firefox. It is the top-rated Password Manager and Web Form Filler that completely automates password management and form filling.