By AN Jay on May 2, 2011

Top Ten Of The Best Add-ons That Can (REALLY) Rock Your Firefox 4

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There are many Firefox add-ons out there for designers and developers, but getting by good ones (which works with Firefox 4) is not that easy. That is why I am sharing Top Ten Of The Best Add-ons That Can Rock Your Firefox 4. Read each entry in the list and see which one suits your needs best.

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KwiClick delivers search results from your favorite services directly to you, so there is no need to open new tabs or go back and forth between pages. KwiClick helps you complete tasks more efficiently.

Awesome Screenshot

You can capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, blur sensitive info and it has one-click upload feature to share.

Tab Scope

Tab Scope shows a popup on tabs and enables you to preview and navigate tab contents through popup. It’s major features are real-time preview of tab contents, navigate (Back/Forward/Reload/Stop) through popup, scroll pages or frames in preview with mouse wheel, click links or buttons directly in preview, automatically show preview for tabs opened in background.

Apture Highlights

Apture Highlights is a free tool, built from the ground up to let you take the power of Google search, and the richness YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and Wikipedia with you to any site. Just highlight a phrase on any site to reveal the web’s best content without ever leaving the page. It’s fast, powerful, and fun to use.


You can sSearch via your addressbar with shortcuts – e.g. simply enter g searchword to search with Google (instant results appear as you type!), g » Google (or try “i” or “m”), e » eBay, a » Amazon, y » Youtube, w » Wikipedia, c » Calculator, f » Weather.

Thumbnail Zoom

It’s a free browser add-on that shows a floating panel with the full size of a thumbnail when hovering over an image or thumbnail from the sites like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Amazon, Picasa, Flickr, LinkedIn, Hi5, Twitpic, deviantART, PhotoBucket, Tagged,, Wikipedia, YouTube, DailyMile, IMDb, Imgur,, Google Images and few more.


This was created to allow easy tab switching in full screen mode and in Firefox 4 with tabs all the way at top. You can switch, close, undo close, jump, new, duplicate, and zoom tab control all through just your left, right, and scroll mouse buttons.


FoxySpider is your personal web crawler. It can crawl into a given web site and retrieve what you really want (video clips, images, music files, etc.). FoxySpider displays the located items in a well-structured thumbnail gallery for ease of use.


QuickFox Notes is a multi-tab note taking add-on for Firefox that uses the integrated bookmarks system or a single sqlite database to store notes. Therefore, if you already have either a bookmarks synchronization add-on (e.g: XMarks) or a file synchronization software (e.g: Dropbox, SugarSync, Syncplicity), your notes will be synchronized automatically.

Drag & DropZones

Drag & DropZones is a brand new and innovative way to search the internet. Extending the Firefox Search Engine manager window, you simply drag a Search Engine onto 1 (or more) DropZones to link them. Once you are all set up, you can just drag some text or a link on any website to activate the Drag & DropZones. A stylish transparent grid (in the color of your choice) with all your Search Engines will be displayed over the site you where viewing, and the DropZone you are currently hovering above will be highlighted. Just Drop the text on any of the DropZones and your search will be performed the way you where used to.

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OK, wow, I never really thought about it like that before.

wow..nice post..and I was getting a new science

Would be nice if you could search directly in the nav bar like with Chrome.

But InstantFox is a worthy alternative for sure. I can get used to typing the g :P

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wow, its nice, thanks for you share!

Dear admin..Really thanks lot for all these

I love Firefox addon’s they make life so much easier! Although I don’t have any of the ones you’ve put in your top ten. I think the ones I would find most useful are Apture and FoxySpiders. My favourite addons for Firefox are Firepicker, Measureit, Yslow and the one I couldn’t live without Firebug! For all of those developers who sit there using a piece of paper to make sure things are lined up on your website check out FoxGuides, it works like Photoshops guides!

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