10 Great Firefox Add-ons

As a Firefox user (get Firefox if you haven’t already!!!), I have collected a ton of Add-ons for my browser. They range in usefulness from “barely used” all the way to “totally useful and essential”. Here are my favorites (in no particular order):

  1. Colorzilla - Allows you to retrieve a hexadecimal color code for any color on any website using an “eyedropper” tool.
  2. Google Notebook - Allows you to save scraps of text and URLs to Google’s servers for later retrieval.
  3. IE View - I don’t really care for IE Tab.I prefer IE View. What this useful plugin does is it adds an option to your context menu that opens the current page (or targetted link) in Internet Explorer (luckily I’m finding this less useful :D ).
  4. MeasureIt - Webmasters will find this one useful. Activate this and you can measure the pixel dimensions of anything on any page. Unbelievably useful.
  5. Remove It Permanently - Make anything you don’t like vanish from any online page. It won’t be back (unless you want it again).
  6. Scrapbook - Save a copy of any webpage to your computer with this useful extension.
  7. SEOpen - Check PageRank, backlinks, alexa rank, anything about any website.
  8. Stylish - Don’t like Google’s white background? Tired of all that orange on CNet? Try Stylish, a Firefox add-on that allows you to apply custom CSS stylesheets to any page on the web.
  9. Web Developer - A webmaster’s ultimate browser toolbar. You can do an insanely huge amount of things that will be useful during the development of a web site. A couple examples are resizing the window to a precise size, disabling CSS or JavaScript, validating your code, etc. One of the best Firefox Add-ons ever.
  10. Dummy Lipsum - I don’t use this one too often. When building a web layout it’s often useful to generate some meaningless “dummy text” (often resembling “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…”) to fill out content areas. This add-on generates dummy paragraphs and lists for you.

That’s all, folks. Happy browsing!