loving Firefox

July 31, 2007

I switched my Internet browser to Firefox recently and looking  back, I’m wondering how I lived without it.   PCWorld rates it the top browser in it’s 100 Best Products of 2007. (Actually, it’s the only browser that made the top list.)

Firefox has some really amazing tools. I’m a sucker for customization, and Firefox had me hooked the minute I discovered all the amazing add-ons. Add-ons are small pieces of software that can add new features or tiny tweaks to your Firefox.

Mashable has two great lists of add-ons including “40+ Firefox Add-ons for High Speed Blogging” and “50+ Firefox Add-ons For Security and Privacy“.

Some of my favourite add-ons include:

Twitterbar — allows you to post your Tweets from the Firefox address bar. You can also post sites you are “currently browsing” to your Twitter.

Clipmarks — With Clipmarks, you can clip the best parts of web pages. Whether it’s a paragraph, sentence, image or video, you can capture just the pieces you want without having to bookmark the entire page.

WordPress — quick access to my WordPress blog.

LinkedIn Companion gives you immediate access to your Linkedin network

… and my top Firefox add-on?

The del.icio.us Bookmarks, of course!    It integrates seamlessly into Firefox, and allows you to search your del.icio.us bookmarks from within Firefox.  (You can even view all your bookmarks alphabetically , which you can only do with tags in del.icio.us!)


To learn more, browse the del.icio.us Quick Tour.

Firefox is easy to install, and you don’t have to uninstall that “other” browser.


One Response to “loving Firefox”

  1. I’ve been using Firefox for a few years now, and add-ons seem to be the big feature that still keeps me frustrated every time I have to use IE. IE7’s tab feature is nice, but Microsoft’s browser has been more of a reactive offering, and not really very creative. Firefox can do everything IE7 does, but also offers a ton of additional functionality on top of that.

    Glad to hear you’ve switched over to Firefox!

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