More Reasons Why Firefox is My Browser
I love Firefox. Not in the star crossed lovers walking down the beach somewhere in the tropics, but I do really love this browser. I am that tech nerd that when fixing my not so computer savvy friends’ computers that installs Firefox on their computers and then tells them that they are so outdated for using Internet Explorer. Nethackz seems to agree with me because recently they posted an article about 15 new add ons that cannot be missed.
The article which covers various add ons (some that I already have and love by the way) and some new ones that could be interesting to take for a spin. I love Firefox for the add ons, and one of the big reasons is that there are so many.
Personally, I use a fair amount of add ons, but most of the time they are work related and not really for fun related purposes. Some of the add ons I cannot live without when it comes to day to day life is the spell checks in various languages. I would be lost without the Swedish spell check, because even if you are bi lingual, spelling is never easy, even in your native tongue. Quick Locale Switcher is an excellent add on and has gotten better and better with each release. It is easy to read and one of the major perks is that it does not just have one dialect of a language. One of the drawbacks with the new version is that when you switch a locale, you have to close Firefox and restart it again.
I do use a couple of the add ons that are in the article. One of them is WebMail Notifier. This tool is handy and saves me from having to log in and open new tabs to look and see if I have e-mail. It supports a wide range of the well known e-mail hosts and it even have features to notify you of new mail. Another big plus is that it is discreet and located in the lower right corner of your window.
Download Status Bar is also a must have. It gets rid of the annoying window that pops up each time you download a file (or torrents in my case a lot of the time) and moves the information to the bottom of your window. It is also easy to remove clutter. Something I like when I use the internet. I have been using this one since its first release and have never had a problem.
Fasterfox is another great addition. I like that it shows how long it takes to load a page up, and actually helps a lot when I am connected to tricky internet connections. For some reason when I am using this, I have a lot less problems with slower loading pages.
FireFTP eliminates the need to download an FTP client. It is really great if you want to upload content to a website and do not want to open up another program to do it.
One of my most commonly used however is the search engines. I love that Firefox had a large selections that one can add to the search engine feature located in the upper right hand corner of the browser. One that I love to use is Wikipedia because I love to look up things I read about or hear about during the day. Here you can find a ton to add that can fit almost any users’ needs.
If you have not used Firefox, it is something I can recommend. If you have it, it could be time to check out some of the new add ons that they have to offer. You might find something new and fun that you did not know was out there.