Useful Firefox add-ons found through Lifehacker and Mozilla.
Collector's Note Lets you view and manipulate the guts of a web page to see how the HTML and CSS affects the displayed content. If you don't monkey with HTML or CSS, you don't need this add-on.
Direct access to your most visited websites
Collector's Note Your home page looks like a speed dial for websites. You specify the sites you visit most often. Saves time.
Xmarks is the #1 bookmarking and open tab add-on. Keep your bookmarks, and open tabs backed up and synchronized across computers and browsers. Mobile phones with Premium access. Utilize LastPass to sync passwords!
Collector's Note This syncs all your bookmarks and passwords to a secure server. If you download Xmarks to another computer, it will then sync all your bookmarks and passwords so that they are the same on both computers. Very convenient for working from home, business travel, etc. There are security features like a PIN and bookmark-only syncing.
When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at any time, even without an internet connection.
Collector's Note Super sweet add-on that lets you bookmark web pages for reading later. You'll get a little icon in the top right of Firefox that will keep all of your "Read It Later" bookmarks in a tidy place. Using Xmarks, these bookmarks can sync across multiple computers.
Email This! will send your recipient the link, title, & highlighted text of the page you are viewing using GMail, Google Apps GMail, Yahoo, and Stand-Alone Mail Clients like Outlook Express, Thunderbird, & More!
Collector's Note Right-clicking on any web page and choosing "email this" will generate a new email with the current page's URL and title already in the email. Just choose the recipient and hit send. Very fast way to share news, etc.
View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar - without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing.
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Collector's Note Shows you the status of a download without opening a pop-up window. The status appears in the lower left of Firefox.
Text2Link is a simple and easy-to-use way to copy the text of a link, or to open URLs and send emails to addresses not marked-up as HTML links.
Collector's Note If a website lists a URL but doesn't hyperlink it, you can highlight the URL, right-click, and hit "open URL as new tab". This avoids having to copy URL, open new tab, paste URL, hit enter. Time saver.
This add-on is a modified version of Tabs Open Relative (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/1956) combined with dikrib's fix.
Tabs open to the right of the current one, external links open according to browser.link.open_external.
Drop files into attachment boxes instead of browse for them or type in the filename. Drop multiple files and fill all the entries. In some websites it allows to add new upload files: in Google Mail is possible to drop the files directly over the...
Collector's Note Drag and drop files into "browse for file" fields instead of using Windows Explorer to find the file. Works with most but not all file browsers.
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