As you probably know, Mozilla Firefox is the open-source and (in my and many others’ view) superior Internet browser. If you’re still using Internet Explorer, now’s the time to change. You’ll be happy you did–these folks are.
One great aspect of Firefox is the multitude of free, easy-to-install extensions which add functionality to your browser. I rely upon a number of these extensions, so I thought it’d be worth making another silly year-end list about my favourites:
5. Greasemonkey – It’s kind of a meta-extension, enabling all sorts of DHTML or ‘user scripts’ that can modify a page’s behaviour.
4. Performancing – A nify WYSIWYG blogging interface for Firefox. It works smoothly with my installation of MovableType. Unfortunately, the WYSIWYG interface currently doesn’t correctly render paragraph tags in the HTML, so I still have to manually embed them. If that worked, this would probably be at #1.
3. SpellBound – A spell-checker for online forms. As regular readers know, I don’t use it consistently, but it’s very useful and accessible via the right-click menu.
2. Adblock – Can I get an amen? Granular control over when and how you want ads blocked.
1. SessionSaver – How did I do anything in my browser before this badboy? I’m an idiot, so I frequently close tabs (or the entire app) before I want to. If you close Firefox (or if it crashes), it’s a pain to reconstruct the six tabs that you had open. SessionSaver always returns me to a state exactly as I left it.