Firefox Extensions I Use

Last Updated: 6/20/2009

With all the different browsers out there, I don’t see myself leaving Mozilla Firefox.  Sure Google Chrome is pretty, and sure Safari is crazy-fast, but as I said on Facebook the other day: “A browser without extensions feels like coding an application in Notepad.”

Add-ons I use and can’t live without:

firefox-extension-ai-roboform-toolbar-for-firefox AI Roboform Toolbar for Firefox

“Allows the use of Roboform in Firefox.”

firefox-extension-better-greader Better GReader

“Preview web pages inline in Google Reader, collapse the header and sidebar for more reading area, add favicons to feed subscriptions and more with Better GReader.”

firefox-extension-delicious-bookmarks Delicious Bookmarks

“Delicious Bookmarks is the official Firefox add-on for Delicious, the world’s leading social bookmarking service (formerly It integrates your bookmarks and tags with Firefox and keeps them in sync for easy, convenient access.”

firefox-extension-download-statusbar Download Statusbar

“View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar – without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing.”

firefox-extension-evernote-clipper Evernote Web Clipper

“This extension provides a toolbar button and context menus to easily add a selection or an entire page to Evernote.”

firefox-extension-facebook-toolbar Facebook Toolbar

“Integrate your Facebook life into your browser…”

firefox-extension-favicon-picker-3 Favicon Picker 3

“Change your bookmark icons! Right-click a bookmark, and select “Properties”, then “Browse” for a new image or paste in a URL.”

firefox-extension-free-download-manager-plugin Free Download Manager plugin

“Free Download Manager integration with Firefox browser.”

firefox-extension-google-gears Google Gears

“These are the gears that power the tubes! :-)”

firefox-extension-google-toolbar-for-firefox Google Toolbar for Firefox

“Take the power of Google with you anywhere on the Web”

firefox-extension-greasefire Greasefire

“Automatically find Greasemonkey scripts on (requires Greasemonkey)”

firefox-extension-greasemonkey Greasemonkey

“Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript. …”

firefox-extension-ie-tab IE Tab

“An extension from Taiwan, features: Embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox…”

firefox-extension-lastpass-password-manager LastPass Password Manager

“LastPass is a free online password manager and Form Filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure. …”

firefox-extension-morning-coffee Morning Coffee

“Keeps track of daily routine websites and opens them in tabs…”

firefox-extension-read-it-later Read It Later

“Read It Later allows you to save pages of interest to read later. It eliminates cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest.”

firefox-extension-stumbleupon StumbleUpon

“StumbleUpon discovers web sites based on your interests, learns what you like and brings you more.”

firefox-extension-twitterfox TwitterFox

“TwitterFox is a Firefox extension that notifies you of your friends’ status on Twitter.”

firefox-extension-wordpress-helper WordPress Helper

“The Firefox extension WordPress Helper helps you working with WordPress by providing useful help and tools.”

firefox-extension-yammerfox YammerFox

“YammerFox puts a small yammer logo in the lower right corner of your Firefox browser. When new messages arrive it pops up a small window with the message.”

Add-ons I use sometimes:

firefox-extension-adblock-plus 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.”

firefox-extension-gdocsbar gDocsBar

“Perfect companion and an “unofficial” extension for Google Docs.”

Add-ons I used like like, but don’t anymore and why:

firefox-extension-better-gcal Better GCal

“Adds collapsible header and sidebar, event title text wrap, colored weekend days, week numbers, and skins to Google Calendar.”

firefox-extension-better-gmail Better Gmail 2

“Add useful extra features to Gmail, like hierarchical labels, an unread message icon on your browser tab, file attachment icons, and more.”

firefox-extension-better-youtube Better YouTube

“A compilation of some of the best Greasemonkey user scripts for YouTube in one interface.”

firefox-extension-cs-lite CS Lite

“This extension will allow you to easily control cookie permissions.”

firefox-extension-google-notebook Google Notebook

“Allows notetaking while browsing.”

firefox-extension-firebug Firebug

“Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse.”

firefox-extension-video-downloadhelper Video DownloadHelper

“The easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites.”