Last year I named the top Firefox add-ons for 2007. This time around, I have accumulated several add-ons which I believe should have been included in that list but which I had not bumped into last year. Why darkhorse? Well most of them I did not notice at first glance, but whew! What a blunder. Check this list, these extensions simply rocks!
Fission: Fission combines address bar and progress bar (Safari style). Very nice eye candy indeed.
Fancy Numbered Tabs: Replaces the close tab graphic with numbers to help with quick tab navigation via CTRL + [1-8] or Alt + [1-8]. Easy swapping by using the ctrl key. Looks great too.
Googlepedia: Shows you a relevant Wikipedia article along with your search results. Clicking links in the article will trigger new Google searches, making it a very useful research tool… When you start using it, browsing google will entirely be in a new level.
Disable XPI delay: Disables default delay when installing… Yeah, those delays suck big time!
QuickRestart: Ever needed to restart Firefox after enabling or disabling an extension, switching to a new theme, or modifying configuration files (such as userChrome.css or user.js)? Finally the best way to restart.
Split Panel: Open panel to left, bottom or right (left,middle or right click) with current URL from Split on context menu (right click on page) of the tab’s page. It lets you focus on one page and still gives you the reason to check on other tabs.
Tiny Menu: Replace the standard menu bar with a tiny menu popup. Nice for kiosk browsing.
Menu Editor: Customize application menus… Pretty slick.
Extended Copy Menu: Provides the option to copy selection as plain text or html. Very good for blogging.
Download Helper: The easy way to download Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites. This works also for audio and picture galleries. I actually replaced Ook with this. Sorry Ook!
Download Status Bar: View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar – without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing. Lets you stay in one window.
Customize Google: CustomizeGoogle is a Firefox extension that enhance Google search results by adding extra information (like links to Yahoo, Ask.com, MSN etc) and removing unwanted information (like ads and spam). All features are optional and easily configured. Very nifty for checking the other engines and eliminate those pesky ads!
Colorful Tabs: The most beautiful yet the simplest add-on that makes a strong colorful appeal. Colors every tab in a different color and makes them easy to distinguish while beautifying the overall appearance of the interface. I don’t remember the day I did envy this!
Better Gcal: Adds collapsible header and sidebar, event title text wrap, colored weekend days, week numbers, and skins to Google Calendar. Just like a swiss knife for Gcal.
Better Gmail2: A compilation of the best Greasemonkey enhancements for the NEW Gmail interface, compiled into one extension. This gem is gmail’s new version. Never leave home without it!
Woot! What a list. Keep them coming and flowing! Forget IE. Yeah, that’s the way to do it. 🙂