10/17/2010

9 Most Useful Firefox Aps

In no particular order I present to you the apps I couldn't live without.

 
1. FoxyProxy - For all the brothas out there this app can be useful to hide behind. You can even use it here if you know what I mean. And if you don't know what I mean then don't worry about it, this might not be useful to you.


2. ReloadEvery - This app refreshes the page at any interval you specify, great for use in forums, ebay and anything you need to keep up to date with.


3. IE Tab - Some pages just don't look the same in Firefox as they might in Internet Explorer, so instead of closing 1 browser to open another and double check the compatibility of a web page you could just click this little button and view things from a different perspective.

4. Download Helper - Hear a song / see a video you like but can't find a download button for it? Look no longer, DL Helper finds embedded media and makes it extremely easy to download, in fact the only thing I've found it doesn't work on is Pandora.

5. Screengrab - "Prt Scr" is a keyboard button that copies an image of whatever your monitor is seeing, this is kind of like that but better. It can save the entire web page without having to scroll down taking multiple screen shots every so often. This is great for students taking online tests...just email your answers to a friend an spare them the time...but I swear I've never done that.

6. Greasemonkey - This is like the app that supports mini apps. Average people write scripts wherever some small tweak is needed to enhance browsing experiences. Imagine this as a platform to find amazing 3rd party apps.

7. FEBE - This app creates a backup of every other apps' data that you have installed in Firefox, simply so you don't loose them.



8. NoScript and 9. Adblock Plus - Between these 2 apps I have eliminated almost every ad that I've come across on the web, saving time to access web pages and saving me frustration about hearing that I won another damn free Apple iPod...These are extremely easy to use; see an ad, right click, and never see any other ad from that server ever again.




These apps make the internet damn near perfect to browse. Hope y'all enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. I use most of these already but there are some new ones I havent heard of, thanks!

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  2. Same as sknroiws. Never heard about few of them. Thanks :)

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  3. NoScript + ABP definitely improves your browsing experience greatly. Thanks for the tip on Screengrab though; sounds great even for non-cheating purposes haha

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  4. firefox is awesome because of all the add-ons and developer support but i use chrome just because its faster for me

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  5. Thanks, I didn't know about some of these. Awesome!

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  6. TY for the info. I love it

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  7. great recommendations! screengrabber is amazing

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  8. I use a lot of these myself, following you. check out my blog when you get the chance! :D

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  9. I'll add one: FireFTP
    Awesome for updating sites w/o using the control panel.

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  10. use to use firefox but it kept crashing, might switch back over to it, these sound pretty good ;)

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  11. @LJ, looks cool. im going to download and test it

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  12. good list i had only a few on there

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  13. #5 is the best... lol... so funny, that explanation.

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  14. ive used foxyproxy before... gonna have to try it again. :)

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  15. I have been meaning to get some of these but i was too lazy. Thanks for putting them all in one spot!

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