Mac's Power Tools
About this Collection
Power, Organizing, Security and Fun in a complete collection based upon years of experience in tweaking the Firefox Experience.
20 Add-ons in this Collection
Blocks annoying video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, banners and much more.
Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads, and supports websites by not blocking unobtrusive ads by default (configurable).
Collector's Note I've been using Adblock Plus for so long, I forgot what life was like with internet ads. With this addon, most internet ads are automatically removed from your browsing. This greatly cleans up web pages and increases the speed at which you can browse since your computer no longer will be wasting bandwidth downloading these ugly ads.
Greasemonkey by Anthony Lieuallen, Aaron Boodman, others
LastPass, an award-winning password manager, saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device.
Collector's Note The Ultimate BEST Firefox addon ever created. This is the one addon I cannot live without. LastPass hosts & secures all of your passwords, online or otherwise. It even fills forms for you as well! This cloud is secure as no one at LastPass can access your passwords, only you can. One password to rule them all. And it just keeps getting better.
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 Ok, this is a must-have addon as well. It stores all of my bookmarks both online & offline. If you ever use more than one computer, how do you retrieve your bookmarks? If you have this addon, there is no need to worry. It syncs your bookmarks to their server so they can be retrieved anywhere. Even if the addon is not installed one one computer, you can simply go to their site and find your treasured bookmarks there. It works with passwords too, but you can't beat LastPass for that.
Integrates location bar and search bar into one. Shows search and url suggestions. Quickly switch search engine using search keywords. Provides different auto-complete popup styles for compact displays.
Collector's Note Combines the search bar with the address bar and works flawlessly. Type in your url or just a random search term into the same bar! Making life simpler, one addon at a time.
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Collector's Note Yes, sometimes I download files from those file-sharing sites. I have no patience in waiting several minutes to retrieve my files, so that's where this addon comes in. It automates the retrieval process and does the waiting for me. Once you click the link to get a file, it waits for you and then downloads the file when it is ready.
Automatically find user scripts on Userscripts.org (requires Greasemonkey or Scriptish)
Collector's Note Works hand-in-hand with Greasemonkey...in fact, you are required to have the other addon for this one to function. On any website, simply right-click on this icon to see the greasemonkey scripts available for the particular website you are currently on. Try it next time you're at Google or Facebook.
Select text and it's automatically copied to the clipboard. Also pastes on middle click.
Collector's Note Select some text and it will be automatically copied to your clipboard for easy pasting. Saves time from right-clicking and choosing copy!
View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar - without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing.
Thanks Tekzilla for your awesome review! Click here to see their video: http://youtu.be/BUDqWrJ-Vao
Collector's Note No more download popups. Now you can see the status of all your downloads at a bar at the bottom of the browser. Easy to open & easy to clear out the finished ones.
A complete redesign of popular Google services, Google Redesigned changes the appearance of popular Google services.
Collector's Note Is Google Reader, Gmail, or Calendar too plain for you? Are the google themes too junky to use? This addon applies the perfect theme to these 3 Google apps making them beautiful. Don't use Gmail without it!
AutoPager automatically loads next pages when you reach the end of a page. It works on a ton of sites,Google,Yahoo..
It works well with most other add-ons adblock plus, WOT and most of the greasemonkey scripts.
You can also try AutoPagerLite.
Collector's Note Why do most sites force you to click on page after page to see the full article? To view more ads, that's why. With AutoPager, it appends the next page to the current page so that you can just scroll down to see the full article. This is quickly becoming an essential addon.
Add useful extra features to Gmail, like hierarchical labels, an unread message icon on your browser tab, file attachment icons, and more.
Collector's Note You need more power in Gmail, this addon will give it to you. It adds many of the best greasemonkey scripts into 1 addon for Gmail. Each script can be turned on or off within the addon.
Replaces short urls with the originals so you can see where links actually link to.
Collector's Note Those cryptic short url's have their purpose (http://bit.ly/apoisdjfpo, etc), but I don't like not-knowing where a link will take me. This addon does the work for me by converting the cryptic link into the actual link.
Collector's Note Why I am here? The geek in me needs this extension. Sometimes I help in testing out betas of addons and this gives me add'l error data. Kind of the behind the scenes view of how Firefox operates. Useful for developers and testers, not as much for others.
Improve relevancy by up to 40% on Google and Yahoo! by automatically digging out results from as deep as page 100.
Collector's Note This is like adding adrenaline to google search. Based upon your searching, it locates extra links that you will probably find useful. You can also add the latest twitter comments based upon your search terms.