Great Mozilla Firefox Add-Ons to Enhance Your Internet Browser Experience
Mozilla Firefox is a great internet browser that works like Microsoft Internet Explorer. Unlike Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox is an open source program. This means that Firefox is much more customizable. There are many add-ons made just to work with Firefox. To find downloads for Firefox, go to the Firefox web page and go to the downloads section. I am going to tell you about a couple I have found quite useful.
1. Browse Faster - Add-on
The Browse Faster add-on is a neat application that has a few features. The feature that really stands out in my mind however, is the auto next page feature. This feature is great for reducing the amount of time you spend pressing next, over, and over, and over when using search engines. For example, when you make a search on Google and scroll to the bottom, Browser Faster will automatically search the next page and display it below the previous. Now you no longer need to click to the next page. Browse Faster will do it for you!
2. FlashCatch - Add-on
Flash Catch is an add-on for downloading streaming media, such as the videos from YouTube. It will add a download Icon right next to the subscribe icon above the video. When you want to download a video, click this icon. Available formats are FLV, MP4, 3GP, HD and Full HD. Now you can save those videos for offline use!
3. Tab Mix Plus - Add-on
Tab Mix plus is an add-on that extends the capabilities of your tabs. Among its futures, the ones that stand out are web page completion bar, duplicate tab option and protect tab option. The web page completion bar will show you how much of the web page has finished downloading. It displays across the middle of the tab for every tab you have open. The duplicate tab option will copy the current tab to a new tab. This is useful when you want to keep a window open but want to click a link within that window. Lastly the lock tab option will lock a tab so you do not accidentally delete it. Great if you are a constant multi-tab user!
4. Firefox Showcase - Add-on
The Firefox Showcase add-on is a utility for previewing all tabs at once. Once installed, grab the "Open Showcase" icon and drop it to your toolbar. To do this, right click an icon on your toolbar, and go customize. Drag out the "Open Showcase" button and drag it to your toolbar. Whenever you have the need to find a particular tab, click that button to show all open tabs.
5. Autofill Forms - Add-on
The Autofill Forms add-on is an automated system for filling in just about any form that requires personal information. It will automatically fill in text for username, E-mail, title, first, middle and last name, street, city, state, zip, country, language, birth day, birth month and birth year, company, phone, and homepage. It is now an easy click away from filling in a whole page of information in just a few clicks!
These are some great add-ons for your Firefox browser. Installing add-ons is an easy way to enhance the way you use the web. Check out the thousands of add-ons that are available for Firefox. You are bound to find some that are just right for you.