By AN Jay on September 25, 2009

13 Excellent Firefox Add-Ons That Are Absolutely Useful

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As we all know that Firefox is the fastest growing popular web browser and its growing more and more every day. There are too many handy options provided by the firefox and this is the main reason for its popularity. You can easily find lots of free download able extensions and add-ons that are available on the internet for firefox, we also featured few of them before and there demands are increasing. In this post, I am listing down 13 Excellent Firefox Add-Ons That Are Absolutely Useful.

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Better Gmail

Better Gmail

You can add useful extra features to Gmail, like hierarchical labels, an unread message icon on your browser tab, file attachment icons, and more.

Automatic Save Folder

Automatic Save Folder

This add-on will open the File Browser at the right location, using simple filters on the downloaded file. The filters are based on filenames and hosted domain’s name.

DownThemAll

DownThemAll

DownThemAll is all you can desire from a download manager: it features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 400% and it allows you to pause and resume downloads at any time. is fast, reliable and easy-to-use! It lets you download all the links or images contained in a webpage and much more: you can refine your downloads by fully customizable criteria to get only what you really want.

SkipScreen

SkipScreen

Wherever you need to click through ads or wait for countdowns, SkipScreen will be there to make your life easier. SkipScreen automatically clicks through the hoops to get to the content you want. You can skip unnecessary pages on sites like Rapidshare, Megaupload, zShare, Mediafire, and more.

Video DownloadHelper

Video DownloadHelper

DownloadHelper is a tool for web content extraction. Its purpose is to capture video and image files from many sites. Just surf the Web as you are used to, when DownloadHelper detects it can do something for you, the icon gets animated and a menu allows you to download files by simply clicking an item.

FastestFox

FastestFox

With FastestFox, you can browse faster and save time by speeding up common tasks. Get faster, parallelized downloads, convenient shortcuts and more.

CyberSearch

CyberSearch

Perform Google searches and see results right from the Firefox 3 address bar. You can search Google Web, Local, Videos, Blogs, News, Books, Images, and Patents. Plus you can restrict some types of Google searches to specific sites.

Firebug

Firebug

Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.

Easy YouTube Video Downloader

Easy YouTube Video Downloader

Easy YouTube Video Downloader will add buttons on youtube video page to download YouTube videos in FLV, 3GP, MP4 and HD quality.

ImTranslator

ImTranslator

ImTranslator includes Online Translator in 1640 language combinations for Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simp.), Chinese (trad.), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, TTS (Text to Speech) for English, and many more. Virtual Keyboard for more than 40 languages and Russian Decoder. It has Interface localization in 11 languages and other multilingual tools.

PDF Download

PDF Download

PDF Download by Nitro PDF Software is the leading tool for handling, viewing and creating Web-based PDF files and is enjoyed by millions of Firefox users every day. The browser extension removes the pain you can experience when you encounter PDF files online, reducing browser crashes, speeding up the display of a PDF’s content, and letting you convert any (unsecured) Web page into a high-quality PDF that’s great for archiving, printing and sharing.

Screengrab

Screengrab

Screengrab saves webpages as images. It will capture what you can see in the window, the entire page, just a selection, a particular frame… basically it saves webpages as images – either to a file, or to the clipboard.

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.





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Comments

This blog is very informative.
I learn much.

seen’em all before but good list. i have a noob question. for an app like downthemall, what are some purposes for downloading all the links on a website/webpage?

Firebug – the best from these plugins.

I use DownThemAll and after your post started to use Better Gmail.

Nice list.
I was preparing last night something similar (Useful Firefox Addons) for my blog and going to be complete and post it today later.

Using half of the add-ons.
Good suggestions!

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Great list. Screengrab is good. Another add-on that I really like is Billeo. It’s a free browser plug-in that manages passwords, saves receipts and auto fills forms. Very Handy!!

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