With the massive amounts of data that we have at our disposal online, there are times when you just don’t know where to start from. Thanks to some really cool Firefox addons, you can get more out of the web in less time and sweat. The following 5 addons should be of interest to you if you want to enhance your web experience.
As the name goes, this addon shows sites similar to the one you are currently viewing. It opens up either in a sidebar or toolbar and shows as tumbnails similar sites, similar articles to the one you are reading and recent comments or buzz about the subject. I strongly recommend this addon especially to students or anyone doing a serious research work.
With the term social media being the buzzword of the day, we all are on one or the other of the lot: Facebook, Twitter, Myspace among others. With Yoono, “you [can] simplify your online social life by connecting you to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Friendfeed, AIM, Yahoo IM and more…all in one place. Yoono is also the easiest way to share stuff with all your social networks – share links, images and video from the page you’re viewing across all your networks simultaneously.” There is also a cross platform desktop app to make life even more easier. Need I say more to convince you.
For TV lovers, this addon helps you to “watch thousands of TV channels freely available on the internet. powered by the biggest and most up to date database (Google – Wikipedia – YouTube – Torrent – eBay & Amazon Search engines included).”
Yea. The web is filled with loads of people that are just waiting for you to fall into their neatly laid traps for them to make use of your online everything. With this Web of Trust addon, you get to know “site ratings [that] are powered by a global community of millions of trustworthy users who have rated millions of websites based on their experiences. The free add-on works with Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer and is a free download.
The Firefox Environment Backup Extension is simply a class of its own and the only one in the backup category that I know of so far. What it does is it “allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up: it will actually rebuild your extensions individually into installable .xpi files. Now you can easily synchronize your office and home browsers.”
That is just super cool don’t you think? As if that is not enough, you can actually schedule automatic backups on a daily, weekly or monthly intervals. This addon boasts of quite a number of features that are just impressive. I without a doubt, recommend you install this addon to make your life very easy and hassle free when it comes to Firefox backups.
These five addons, I believe, should help make life online a little easy for all of us. Of course I know there are thousands of others out there that you can choose to install and I’d be more than happy to hear which are your picks. Yes I have been hard on Firefox of late, something you probably know if you are a regular reader here. But, when it comes to addons, it is still king.