15 Must Have Firefox Add-ons or Plugins

Firefox Add-ons or plugins are used in Mozilla Firefox web browser to provide additional functionality.You can also read about Top Firefox add-ons for gmail users. Today I will discuss about 15 Must Have Firefox Add-ons or Plugins.


1. Zemanta:

This extension is specially made for bloggers. Zemanta helps you enhance the look and feel of your blog by adding relevant pictures, text and videos. This extension also works with WordPress, Blogger etc. You can add your relevant posts to your blog with needing WordPress plugin.

2. Web Developer:

This extension is a hit amongst the web developers who constantly want to customize the look and feel of the pages. With this extension you can highlight outlines, disable and delete cookies, manipulate form and much more.

3. Mozilla Accessibility Extension:

This extension provides a toolbar that gives the person with disabilities to access the net in a better way. With a blend of carefully designed tool, the disabled person can have a good browsing experience. Developers can use it to determine whether their site support functional web accessibility.

4. FireBug:

This extension is the Firefox’s internal debugging system. The extension has JavaScript DOM validator and inspector which highlights any errors or bugs that might have crept in it. Another useful feature is the AJAX inspector that is disabled by default, this inspects the web services that are running between Firefox and Web Servers running AJAX applications.

5. NetVideo Hunter:

This extension can be used to play and download any video from any video sharing sites like YouTube, Metacafe, etc. The extension features an in-built player that previews the videos before you download. You can also enjoy videos in HD mode as well.

6. LinkChecker:

This extension points out any dead links on website. The color coding scheme will tell the status of the link. Red for broken, Yellow for forbidden, Green for okay and Grey for any skipped link. The extension works only for links and fails for email ids.

7. SEO Quake:

This is basically an SEO program that allows users to view the statistics of the page on the fly. The extension comprises of three parts: SEO Toolbar,Seobar and Search Engine Result Pages (SERP’s).

8. Web Rank:

This extension give details like Google Pagerank, Alexa rank, Compete and Quantcast Rank, pages indexed and backlinks in Google, Bing and Yahoo.

9. Execute JS:

This extension is an excellent alternative to the running of JavaScript right within the browser itself. A console is provided which shows the results of any script run in the page. A history of snippets can also be maintained also and shortcuts can also be formulated for frequently used elements.

10. PageTweets:

An extension that shows you all the latest events in the world of Twitter in a neat left sidebar.

11. Integrated Gmail:

This extension shows all the Google services in the single place. When you open Gmail, the extension shows the Labs, Calendar and other services in the same place. Find friends on Twitter and Facebook with this extension.

12. Shareaholic:

This add-on is for those who share their links with friends and family. The add on works for more than 60 social networking services and sites. This makes sharing online faster and easier.

13. Screengrab:

This extension is used to save web pages as images rather than as a HTML file. Just capture the part you want and leave rest to Screengrab to do work for you.

14. FireFTP :

A FTP Client for Firefox which provides an easy access to FTP servers.

15. PDF Download:

With PDF Download do whatever you want with your PDF files on the Web. You can regain control and eliminate various browser issues and much more.

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Akshay is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to write about Technology and Gadgets. He is very passionate about blogging and has been blogging since 2009. You can follow him on twitter @akshayable.

Comments (6)

  1. 15 Plugins will it not make my browser slow??
    And I hardly use FireFox but best in all of them is FireBug..

  2. cyberbob says:

    Nice article i think without add on and plugins browsers is nothing and i like screen grab because while when I’m writing my article this help me a lot in grabbing snapshot……and web rank is also another cool one …..i suggest all reader to try these …

  3. Satish says:

    wow man 😀 really cool i think most of them suite my lifestyle 😀 Thanks for sharing man. i seriously use some of em now. as i was using only 2 before 🙂

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  5. Julia says:

    great list, i am currently in love with even though it seems a bit beta 😉

  6. Hey Akshay, great post and some great add-ons worth checking out, keep up the great work.

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