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.