Favorite Firefox Plug-In

kinnon —  December 21, 2006 — 2 Comments

It’s time for some technology – a brief respite from church marketing.

I’m a true Firefox evangelist, in spite of its rather buggy 2.0 release, advising everyone I know to switch from Safari or any iteration of IE. I use it 100% of the time on my Mac Pro and about 90% on the PowerBook. (Because I’m too lazy to transfer a few of the Bookmarks from Safari.) Here are my four favorite plug-ins:

  • Xinha Here! – it’s my writing tool of choice when commenting on other blogs. Xinha Here! is a full featured WYSIWYG html editor. Available with a right click of the mouse in Firefox in any text entry box.
  • Forecastfox – the standard question from my kids as they leave the house is, “what’s the temperature outside, Dad?” I glance at the bottom of my open browser, tell them the temp in ºF or ºC and give them the weather forecast for the next 24 hours.
  • Cooliris – sometimes you just want to know where a link will take you, without actually going to that page – Cooliris adds a small blue box beside HTML links when you mouse over them – and allows you to quickly preview the page in a Cooliris window – and then email that page anywhere if you so desire. Watch all it’s features in a tutorial video here. (I updated the plug-in from an earlier version to 2.1 while writing this post and love the new features – especially Cooliris search.)
  • Google Toolbar – I’ve only recently begun to use the Google Toolbar, but really like how it handles Bookmarking.

I’d love to know what your favorite plug-ins are.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

2 responses to Favorite Firefox Plug-In

  1. Bugmenot is great, it lets you sign in to those “you must register first” sites like nytimes.com and such.

    “Download statusbar” is a good one too, especially if you hate the FF download manager like I do.

    If you’re a web designer, IETab is good, as well as the “web developer toolbar”.

    Finally, TabMixPlus is great. If you’re like me, and have about 15-20 tabs open at any given time, TMP lets you have multiple rows of tabs instead of squeezing them all into 1 row, or worse, having to scoll to get to tabs.

    link to nathanrice.org

  2. That would be Performancing for Firefox

    Performancing for Firefox is a full featured blog editor that sits right within Firefox

    * Works with all major blog software
    * Easy WYSIWYG Editing
    * Trackback, Technorati and Del.icio.us support

    Once installed, just hit F8 or click the little pencil icon at the bottom right of your browser window to bring up the blog editor and easily post to your WordPress, MovableType or Blogger blogs.


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