Which Firefox plugin's do you use?

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Hi Warriors

Dont you hate when Internet explorer crashes!

Ive finally had enough! and i have decided to convert to firefox.

I have heard there are many plugin's for firefox, so i wanted to start a thread to find out which plugins are recommend for us in the IM scene and any plugin's that help you out on a day to day basis.

Im sure there will be many different preferences for your specific needs, so a quick review would probably help other people reading this thread. And if you have the download link that would also help.

Thanks for all your input, and i hope 2010 is going well for you so far.

Kevin
#firefox #plugin #plugins
  • Profile picture of the author erb2
    I personally use SEOQuake toolbar but i wanted to add to this question as a newb myself and ask - a lot of people say this and other IM data fetching plugins are no use. is this right? and if so what's a better way to obtain the sort of data you get with these plugins (PR, domain age, backlinks, indexed pages, etc)?
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy Trump
    I use downloadhelper a lot for saving streaming marketing videos to add to my swipe file.
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    • Profile picture of the author George185
      I use Quirk Search Status to tell me PR, Alexa ranking and dofollow link status. There are a lot of other options with the plugin too. The best part is that it is out of the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Million
    I use a lot, but my favorites are SearchStatus (highlights nofollow links, as well as displays page rank and tons of other useful stats) and the Amazon S3 plugin.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin Hislop
    thanks for the reponses so far, i have found reminderfox which help you organise reminders etc.

    Does anyone know of an addon that will swipe webpages and places in a pdf were the links are clickable?
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  • Profile picture of the author bizousoft
    SearchStatus is the alternative to the NoFollow SEO plug in of Firefox and that is what I always use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    SeoQuake is my fave.
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    • Profile picture of the author erb2
      Originally Posted by Marhelper View Post

      SeoQuake is my fave.
      Ive heard mixed reviews about how accurate this is - i use it myself as it does pretty much all of what the seo info plugins listed above do.

      does anyone know how much to trust seoquake as a plugin? cause if its accurate id second that its the fave
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  • Profile picture of the author lonestar164
    It's not a plugin, but TechSmith (makers of Camtasia) make a handy little program called SanIt that does exactly what you asked about and more--captures the entire webpage by automatically scrolling down the page and saving it in a variety of formats, including PDF with the links still active. They use to have a 30 trial. Don't know of any Firefox plugins that do that.

    Since you're just now switching from IE, you might also want to download the Opera browser as well. Some would say as good or better than Firefix, but not as much plugins available. I have several email accounts and where different hats so I have Opera to open to one of my email accounts, though Firefox is my most used browser. Stopped using IE years ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author lonestar164
    As far as plugins for Firefox, I couldn't live without:
    LastPass...saves passwords and either fills them in or automatically logs me in
    DownloadThemAll...downloads all links on a page that fit criteria you set (.zip, .mp3, .mp4, etc.)
    BetterGmail
    BookMarkThisPage+
    SEOQuake
    SEO for Firefox
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    • Profile picture of the author michael_nguyen
      Originally Posted by lonestar164 View Post

      As far as plugins for Firefox, I couldn't live without:
      LastPass...saves passwords and either fills them in or automatically logs me in
      DownloadThemAll...downloads all links on a page that fit criteria you set (.zip, .mp3, .mp4, etc.)
      BetterGmail
      BookMarkThisPage+
      SEOQuake
      SEO for Firefox
      That plug in is a great time save. I can't rate it enough. Remember to occasionally export the data.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    AI Roboform Toolbar, Element Properties 6, FlashGet Extension, Smart Bookmarks.
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  • Profile picture of the author BSco
    I only use a few for IM.

    IM Add-ons:
    NoDoFollow - Highlighting DoFollow and NoFollow, useful when building links.
    Swoosty SEO Tools - Shows the PageRank and Alexa Rank

    Other Add-ons:
    Google Gears - Useful for some websites
    Fasterfox - Speeds up the web browser and page loading
    Greasemonkey - A couple of useful scripts to help me get around the web easier
    British English Dictionary - My spelling is appauling so I use this ^^
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  • Profile picture of the author aa411853
    A cool plugin I've started using is ScribeFire. Can grab content and post easily to my blogs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Clint Butler
      Originally Posted by aa411853 View Post

      A cool plugin I've started using is ScribeFire. Can grab content and post easily to my blogs.

      I am going to have to check that plug-in out, never heard of it before.

      My favs are SEO Quake
      Wordtracker SEO Blogger
      X-Bookmarks
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      • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
        Originally Posted by Clint Butler View Post

        I am going to have to check that plug-in out, never heard of it before.

        My favs are SEO Quake
        Wordtracker SEO Blogger
        X-Bookmarks
        Man you are awesome!

        Some of my plugins

        Search Status
        Affiliate Window Quick Links
        Quick Proxy
        Google Page Speed
        YSlow
        Firebug
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheila Atwood
    I like Morning Coffee. It uploads all of the Websites I like to visit every day. Then I can quickly search them and make comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Dyson
    My favourites are:

    - Firebug - helpful for web designers/coders as you can see the code of a page and also great when you are trying to tweak/change code on a site like a wordpress blog

    - 1Password - this isn't a free plugin, but is awesome for remembering all your passwords if you're on Mac

    - Google Global - allows you to see the google search results for different countries (very helpful for checking rankings or competition in foreign markets)

    - SEOQuake - for SEO information

    - S3 Firefox Organizer - allows easy upload to any Amazon S3 account through firefox (also ensures your s3 boxes are secure and all content can't just be grabbed if someone finds out your s3 box id)

    Most of these can be found just by going to "Add-Ons" in firefox and then you can find the plugins you want

    ~James Dyson
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    My Favorites are:

    -> ScreenGrab (For full page screenshots)
    -> SearchStatus by Quirk (for SEO and Domain Background checks)
    -> FireBug (For Bug fixing in Html/CSS code)
    -> Download Helper (To download the videos I wish to watch again.)

    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author bizwebwriting
    One of my favorites is Foxit Reader (PDF reader) - replaces the ever so slow Adobe PDF Reader.

    Btw, I find that FireFox can randomly crash too, not just IE. A few times it happened for me, it had to do with my Firefox Addons. All I have to do is find the plugin that caused this and deleted it.

    Tiffany
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Graham
    Originally Posted by kevin Hislop View Post

    Im sure there will be many different preferences for your specific needs, so a quick review would probably help other people reading this thread. And if you have the download link that would also help
    Hi Kevin,

    "All software sucks - its just that some sucks less"

    This was a from the 90's

    Too many people are on the "you have to use firefox" bandwagon, but i'll tell you what; on about half my sites 80% of the visitors use IE.

    Sure it has its problems, FF does too - why do you think there are so many addons for it; the more you add, the slower it gets! Im not saying either is perfect, in fact, its a good thing there is choice nowadays.

    For speed, you wont beat Chrome (my preferance) - i got fed up of firefox being far too slow to use. I dont think id ever use IE except to test my sites in order to see what my visitors see - and they are the most important thing - arent they? :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author Bosco
    I'll have to come back to this thread and take notes. I'm a sucker for
    a good firefox plug in.

    What's interesting to me is how you constantly hear marketers sing the praises
    of firefox, but of all the non marketers who are computer geek squad types, all
    I hear is IE. (I go with the marketers.)

    I use:

    no/do follow (Backlinks, of course)

    fireftp (Gets me on my website in an instant)

    clipmarks (Can clip 1000 characters of any page and post it on the 'net. Helps to get
    indexed plus gives another SE possibility)

    xmarks (Saves your bookmarks so you can access them from any computer)

    digg for firefox (For making quick digg bookmarks)

    realplayer record plug in (For making copies of videos. loved it for youtube, but hasn't
    been showing there lately)

    paypal plug in
    (Let's you pay sites that don't accept paypal, by giving you a
    mastercard number for that transaction)

    noscript (For added security. marketers hate it when their viewers have this but I love
    using it. I never had any idea when I was on a site I was giving access
    sometimes to dozens of third party sites. Not any more. When I need to give
    a site access, like aweber or a site to allow me to see a video, I control it
    individually. It's not safe running java and having all these sites have a go
    at your system.)
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      Originally Posted by Bosco View Post

      What's interesting to me is how you constantly hear marketers sing the praises
      of firefox, but of all the non marketers who are computer geek squad types, all
      I hear is IE. (I go with the marketers.)
      I do not know a single "geek type" person that ever chose IE over firefox - most are not chrome, but even so .... seriously?
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      Roboform Toolbar, Better Privacy, Corel IE Tab, Firebug, HTML Validator, and Web Developer...
      I love my Firefox and the addons!
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
        FireShot: captures screenshots of entire web pages.
        SEO Books: SEO Toolbar. Awesome.
        Adsense Notifier: Shows your daily earnings on the bottom right.
        Instant Tweets: Posts to Twitter from your address bar.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin Hislop
    Thanks everyone for posting, im sure this will help fellow firefox users.

    I have added a couple already, loving it cant believe i stayed with IE for so long!!!

    Cheers
    Kev
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    I like foxit reader.
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    I use SeoQuake, Web Developer, Xinha Here, and Flashblock. All very useful to me.
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    Adblock Plus - remove advertises on websites so page loads a lot faster.

    Fasterfox - improves firefox loading speed.

    NoDoFollow - highlights nofollow and dofollow links.

    SEO Status PageRank/Alexa - shows PR and Alexa rank of the website

    Text Link - this one is my favourite. Allows to open website even if it is not a link. Lets say: warriorforum.com I just need to double click the words and warrior forum will open in browser
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    SEO for Firefox
    S3 Fox
    FireFtp
    Adblock Plus
    Roboform
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    xmarks.com, The best bookmark backup I've ever used. If you add a bookmark it automatically syncs your online bookmark storage and then you can sync another computer to them.

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    I love using sharethis, it really helps a lot if u want to bookmark certain useful websites.
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    firebug, seoquake, nofollow and roboform
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  • Profile picture of the author arklove
    great Thread i just switched to fire fox as I found my Gmail email account runs alot faster and it even gives me a few extra buttons in my Gmail account that were not there whilst i was using safari!
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetM39482
    1Password.
    Sparky.
    SEO for Firefox.

    That's it. :-)
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    NoScript !!! Definitely. Recommended by Security expert Steve Gibson & premier computer security training organization SANS.
    Roboform -- not free, but Mike Filsaime convinced me to use this, and I've never been sorry.
    Session Manager -- still don't like FF's session manager support, so I'll continue to use this plugin.
    BetterPrivacy -- deletes "LSOs" -- aka flash cookies -- but I don't think LSO is limited to flash.
    BarTab -- I JUST discovered this -- and I am SOOOO thrilled. Let's say Firefox crashed. Let's say you had open various youtube videos, Frank Kern sales videos, training videos, etc. Do you know how LONG it takes for you to get your browser back? Too dang long. This extension only loads the pages as you click on the tab, and not before. NO MORE 20 different voices yelling at you!
    DownThemAll! -- unfortunately, it won't download stuff sold thru RAP for some reason -- but for everything else? Awesome. Got 40 pieces to download on that new product you just bought? No problem! Just open up DTA and you can select what you want to get downloaded and then be on your way. (Note that the preferences defaults to removing each successful download from the list on closing -- you may want to change that, if you forget where and even WHAT you downloaded.)
    Tree Style Tabs -- you can put the tabs on the left, the right, the top or the bottom. Also some slick additions. While it's been a part of firefox add-ons for a long time, recently it came up as "experimental" -- I don't know why. The developer, piro, has some other tab-related extensions worth looking at.
    ColorfulTabs -- just tried out ChromaTab -- but didn't seem to operate the way it's advertised -- perhaps that's because of noscript.
    Webdeveloper
    Firebug

    -- these two on some profiles. (I have a LOT of firefox profiles -- I generally run multiple instances of Firefox -- which takes a little bit of configuration -- but it's cool! I frequently use different themes to tell the difference between them, but I'm starting to use a different scheme, as I have more profiles than there are themes that I would want to use.)

    PLUGINS I turn off:
    Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
    Skype Extension for Firefox
    PayPal Plugin (except for one Firefox profile, where I keep it on.)
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    Google Global and FireFTP are my favs and just can't do without them.
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