Handy R&D Utilities
About this Collection
Using the Internet for research and informations sources is a valuable assess. This collection add-ons allows for more productive searches.
13 Add-ons in this Collection
DuckDuckGo is the search engine that doesn't track you. This add-on makes DuckDuckGo your default search engine and includes some other useful features.
Collector's Note Although this search engine isn't a replacement for Google searches ...yet, it is a very handy alternative to use for specific searches and within a particular context.
Make any pages' search functionality available in the Search Bar (or "search box")...
Collector's Note The Add to Search Bar is an add-on that allows you to add and manage preferred search engine attach to your browser search bar. Very handy to quickly select the appropriate search engine for a specific search task. For example: You could add, use or select a thesaurus search engine to quickly locate synonyms for a particular word.
Between simple tweaks such as placing the findbar in the top corner, to the powerful "Find in All Tabs" tool, it has everything to make the Find Toolbar a powerful and accessible research tool!
Collector's Note Search engines such as Google and DuckDuckGo brings the content and web pages to your doorstep (browser window). But quite often, finding terms or keywords you are looking for in a website or on a web page can be a frustrating effort. This where this extension is pretty nifty, you can search and highlight terms on a web page and locate what you are looking for much quicker.
After you installed this addon to your Firefox, bookmarks are opened in new tab always.
Collector's Note When clicking and opening bookmarks, by default, the browser opens the bookmark page in the existing tab/window. This can be frustrating, specially if you still would like to refer back to the page. The Open Bookmarks in New Tab is an add-on that reset browser defaults to open all bookmarks in a new tab.
Expands the context menu's 'Search for' item into a list of installed search engines, allowing you to choose the engine you want to use for each search.
Collector's Note It often happens that while one is reading material on a website, some word or terms maybe a bit unclear. The Context Search add-on allows one to select the text and with 'n right click, easily select to search for additional information and/or explanation by using your favourite search engine.
Instant access to the best websites related to the site you are browsing!
Collector's Note When searching for information on the web and identifying a website/page that suit your requirements the best. You could use the Similar Sites - Find The Best Related Websites add-on to locate websites carrying similar contents/topics. This add-on is handy to easily double check facts and resources regarding a specific topic, for example.
This provides separated "Bookmarks" Sidebar panel like Opera.
Collector's Note Bookmarking pages for later reference, can easily develop into a lengthy reference list, which is difficult to navigate and to find the reference you are looking for. The 2 Pane Bookmark, display bookmarks and references list in an easy to navigate dual pane window.
Places a "Manage Folder" item on the context menu of bookmark folders, which opens the "Places Organizer" expanded to that folder.
Collector's Note Bookmarks is a convenient and easy way to record and store references to website resources that one often refers to. However, it is sometimes a frustration to update and maintain these bookmark references. The Manage Folders add-on, allows one to do easily and effectively maintain Bookmark folders and references.
Clears the search bar after you perform a search, getting the old query out of the way. Useful for quickly pasting text into it, or for keeping your most recent query hidden.
Collector's Note Clear Search 2 is a simple add-on that clears the search bar after launching a search. A very simple add-on, but it saves time by eliminating repetitive selecting and deleting keystrokes, especially when you do many searches during a session.
An addon for Firefox which enhances Google, Bing, Yahoo! and Yandex search with all their international flavours by adding previews (thumbnails) and additional functionality.
Collector's Note Allows you to select the search engine(s) that you would like to use alongside the add-on BetterSearch. BetterSearch provides more details on website listings in search result. What is especially handy and helpful is the social media indicators related to each search result. BetterSearch also have options to tweak search result displays to suit personal requirements and needs. Provide more information on search result items, which allow one to apply more productive filtering techniques to locate sources one is searching for.
Quickly replace an existing bookmark
Collector's Note It frequently happens that one, on a later stage, identifies a page which is a more appropriate resource reference and would like to replaces the existing bookmark reference with it. Unfortunately, it could be a frustrating while, before you can do so successfully. This gap is filled by the Replace Bookmark add-on, which allows one to effectively replace outdated bookmark references with more relevant and up date bookmark references.
Search the definition of the highlighted text at Google...
Collector's Note The Define add-on, allows you to quickly and easily search for a definition of the selected text on Google. This is quite handy when one isn't quite sure what is the general acceptable definition of the word or term in question.
This extension allows users to select where are loaded the results of the search bar...
Collector's Note Doing searches on the internet, by default, display search result in the active tab. Sometimes, you would like search result to be displayed on a new tab. The searchOnTab add-on, provides the option to set the browser to display search result on a new tab by default.