180+ Best Addons (With suggestions)

by ChessWriter

219 Add-ons in this Collection

Adblock Plus by Wladimir Palant

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 4,194 reviews

18,534,047 users

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 Hi there ! I have created this list after trying atleast 1700 different addons none of whch were 'themes'. This list is the distillate of my work. It contains addons that are useful for daily surfing. I have deliberately excluded addons for web developers from this list. In this list, you will not find any of the funky addons that stupid teenagers use to clutter their browser. It contains only the best addons of each type. Some of them are very rare. I have added my own comments where I thought they were necessary. I will keep updating this list further as I try new addons and I welcome any suggestions from you. Hope you find this list helpful............................ 4 points before you read further: 1.If you use bookmarklets, then you will not need number of these addons. If a bookmarklet is available that does the same job as an addon on this list, I have mentioned that in my description of the addon. 2.If you do not know how to use addons, I strongly recommend that you learn about bookmarklets by reading this very good article on PCMag : http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1436751,00.asp 3.In this list, I have included many addons that do the same thing and explained the differences between them so that you can make a choice that suits your needs. By no means am I suggesting that you should install(and enable) all 166 addons at the same time. Use your brain when you read further. 4. If you do not want to read too much and are familiar with a lot of these addons, then see another smaller collection of addons that I've created with 45 addons only. It is named "The Only Addons you need", and contains the 45 addons that I always keep enabled. If you use that list to install the addons, I suggest that you still read the description of those addons from this collection. Here is the link to the other collection named "The Only addons you need" : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/collections/ChessWriter/al/....................Now to speak about Adblock Plus. The positives - many people consider it indispensible because it blocks most of the irritant advertisements you see on the internet. The negative - Mozilla has declared Adblock as one of the 20 addons that slow down firefox the most at startup. My recommendation - Use one of either Adblock or NoScripts to achieve the right balance between blocking annoyances and keeping browser speed good. If, however you are already using very few addons the you may keep both Adblock plus and NoScripts. To summarise, it is your personal taste which should dictate which one of those two addons you like more. I personally use only NoScripts. Read my comments on NoScripts to make a more informd decision.

Video DownloadHelper by mig

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 4,151 reviews

6,239,103 users

The easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites.
This works also for audio and picture galleries.
Collector's Note Not recommended if your internet connection is slow. If you use 'FlashGot' addon on this list, then also you don't need it. best option - Download it, but keep it disabled until you need it.

Ghostery by Felix Shnir, José María Signanini

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 808 reviews

1,088,509 users

Protect your privacy. See who's tracking your web browsing and block them with Ghostery.
Collector's Note Indispensible. Increases browsing speed by stopping websites like facebook, google plus and about 800 other such culprits from showing you a like or share button on every website you visit. The difference it will make to your browsing speed will be instantly noticeable. You probably do not need it if you're using NoScripts. Even though Mozilla people say that NoScripts slows down firefox, I still use NoScripts because it blocks a lot of nonsense from the web. But if you fing NoScripts' slowness bothersome or you find its settings hard to understand, then install Ghostery and forget. You don't need to make too many settings with Ghostery. Ghostery blocks about 800 odd common annoying scripts that run on various webpages, like for example, the "share on facebook" button you find on nearly every page these days.

FlashGot Mass Downloader by Giorgio Maone

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 424 reviews

1,354,732 users

Download all the links, movies and audio clips of a page at the maximum speed with a single click, using the most popular, lightweight and reliable external download managers.
Collector's Note Just look at the sheer number of people who have installed FlashGot! Very useful to have when you want to download multiple files using a download manager software like IDM(Internet Download Manager) or Orbit Downloader. But it has been included by Mozilla in the list of 20 addons that slow down firefox at startup. I recommend that you download it but keep it disabled till you need it. Also you need to download a 'download manager' software with it, I recommend 'Internet Download Manager' or 'Orbit Downloader'. Both of them are equally good and can be found at download.com

Web of Trust - WOT by WOT Services

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 1,300 reviews

1,342,425 users

Find out which websites you can trust. WOT adds intuitive traffic light-style icons next to search results and URLs to help you make informed decisions about whether to visit a site or not.
Collector's Note Do not use this addon, if your Internet connection is slow. (I mean as slow as Internet is in 3rd world countries)

Stylish by Jason Barnabe

Restyle the web with Stylish, a user styles manager. Stylish lets you easily install themes and skins for Google, Facebook, YouTube, Orkut, and many, many other sites. You can even customize Firefox and other programs themselves.
Collector's Note Customise the appearence of your firefox any way you like it [Note : It is not the same as personas/skins]. Using it, I have reduced the height of my bookmarks bar, addon bar, tab bar. I have moved the firefox button from the top left to the bottom left on the addon bar. I have completely customised wikipedia so that it has a grey background with bigger and better font, bigger images whenever I visit it. [I use the following 'styles' with it - GENERAL STYLES: Hide bookmark bar's icons, Reduce height on bookmark bar, display keyword field on bookmark dialog, Addon bar - Slim addon bar, Full find in QuickFind ; WIKIPEDIA SPECIFIC STYLES: Readable EN Wikipedia, Wikipedia Serif, Wikipedia- font size medium ; GMAIL SPECIFIC STYLES: google tahoma, Gmail - Add labels to toolbar icons, Website: Enhancer - Google ; GOOGLE SEARCH SPECIFIC STYLES: Google (Search results) - widen results, google tahoma, Website: Enhancer - Google]

Flashblock by Philip Chee

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 869 reviews

1,047,045 users

Never be annoyed by a Flash animation again! Blocks Flash so it won't get in your way, but if you want to see it, just click on...

iMacros for Firefox by iOpus

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 335 reviews

299,105 users

Automate Firefox. Record and replay repetitious work. If you love the Firefox web browser, but are tired of repetitive tasks like visiting the same sites every days, filling out forms, and remembering passwords, then iMacros for Firefox is the soluti...

LastPass Password Manager by LastPass

LastPass, an award-winning password manager, saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device.
Collector's Note Along with Roboform, the most secure password storage service available. The reason Autofill is not on this list is because LastPass can also fill forms, so Autofill is not needed. btw Lazarus can also do the same. Must have addon.

Flagfox by Dave G

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 566 reviews

895,163 users

Displays a country flag depicting the location of the current website's server and provides a multitude of tools such as site safety checks, whois, translation, similar sites, validation, URL shortening, and more...
Collector's Note Adds many many functions without slowing Firefox down even one bit. And you can add more functions to it from their website. Must Have Addon. [You can have many of its functions if you use bookmarklets, but Flagfox is convenient because it obviates the need to search for and install many bookmarklets]

Tab Mix Plus by onemen, Gary Reyes

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 2,129 reviews

1,179,860 users

Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox's tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager.
Collector's Note A must have addon, but has too many settings, which can be hardwork. There are a lot of other addons in this list which you will not need if you take the time to change settings for TabMix Plus according to your own preferences. A Truly Indispensible addon that I strongly recommend________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________If you want to use the same settings that I am using for Tab Mix Plus follow these instructions 1.Copy the text that you see after the instructions 2.Go to desktop and create a text file(*.txt) where you paste the text you just copied. Save the text file as TabMixPluspreferences 3.Open Tab Mix Plus options and press 'Settings' at the bottom left corner 4.Select 'Import Settings' 5.Select the file TabMixpreferences that you have saved earlier 6.Presto! you're done _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Here is the Text you need to paste to create a TabMixPluspreferences.txt file________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________tabmixplus browser.link.open_newwindow=3 browser.link.open_newwindow.override.external=-1 browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction=2 extensions.tabmix.linkTarget=false extensions.tabmix.enablefiletype=true extensions.tabmix.opentabforLinks=0 extensions.tabmix.singleWindow=false extensions.tabmix.loadOnNewTab=0 extensions.tabmix.newTabUrl= extensions.tabmix.selectLocationBar=true extensions.tabmix.openNewTabNext=false extensions.tabmix.openTabNext=false browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent=true extensions.tabmix.openTabNextInverse=true extensions.tabmix.openDuplicateNext=true extensions.tabmix.lockallTabs=false extensions.tabmix.lockAppTabs=false extensions.tabmix.opentabfor.bookmarks=false browser.tabs.loadFolderAndReplace=true extensions.tabmix.opentabfor.history=false extensions.tabmix.opentabfor.urlbar=false browser.search.openintab=true extensions.tabmix.middlecurrent=false browser.tabs.loadInBackground=true browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground=false extensions.tabmix.loadNewInBackground=false extensions.tabmix.loadDuplicateInBackground=false extensions.tabmix.loadUrlInBackground=false extensions.tabmix.loadSearchInBackground=false browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInBackground=false extensions.tabmix.loadBookmarksGroupInBackground=false extensions.tabmix.inversefocusLinks=false extensions.tabmix.inversefocusOther=false extensions.tabmix.tabs.warnOnClose=true browser.tabs.warnOnClose=true extensions.tabmix.protectedtabs.warnOnClose=true browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab=false extensions.tabmix.keepLastTab=false extensions.tabmix.replaceLastTabWith=0 extensions.tabmix.newTabUrl_afterLastTab= extensions.tabmix.focusTab=2 extensions.tabmix.mergeAllWindows=true extensions.tabmix.mergePopups=false extensions.tabmix.placePopupNextToOpener=true extensions.tabmix.closeOnSelect=true extensions.tabmix.warnOnclose=true extensions.tabmix.undoClose=true browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo=10 extensions.tabmix.undoClosePosition=true extensions.tabmix.undoCloseButton.menuonly=false browser.ctrlTab.previews=true extensions.tabmix.lasttab.tabPreviews=true extensions.tabmix.lasttab.showTabList=false extensions.tabmix.lasttab.respondToMouseInTabList=true extensions.tabmix.disableF8Key=true extensions.tabmix.slideDelay=10 extensions.tabmix.reloadEvery.onReloadButton=false browser.tabs.animate=true extensions.tabmix.newTabButton=true extensions.tabmix.newTabButton.position=2 extensions.tabmix.hideTabBarButton=true extensions.tabmix.hideAllTabsButton=false browser.allTabs.previews=false extensions.tabmix.tabBarSpace=false extensions.tabmix.hideTabbar=1 extensions.tabmix.tabBarPosition=0 extensions.tabmix.tabBarMode=1 extensions.tabmix.tabBarMaxRow=3 extensions.tabmix.clickToScroll.scrollDelay=150 extensions.tabmix.currentTab=false extensions.tabmix.unreadTab=true extensions.tabmix.otherTab=false extensions.tabmix.extraIcons.locked=true extensions.tabmix.extraIcons.protected=true extensions.tabmix.extraIcons.autoreload=true extensions.tabmix.progressMeter=true extensions.tabmix.noprogress=false extensions.tabmix.tabs.closeButtons.enable=true extensions.tabmix.tabs.closeButtons.onLeft=false extensions.tabmix.tabs.closeButtons=1 extensions.tabmix.tabs.closeButtons.delay=50 browser.tabs.tabClipWidth=140 browser.tabs.tabMinWidth=100 browser.tabs.tabMaxWidth=250 extensions.tabmix.flexTabs=false extensions.tabmix.titlefrombookmark=false extensions.tabmix.mouseOverSelect=false extensions.tabmix.mouseOverSelectDelay=250 extensions.tabmix.tabFlip=false extensions.tabmix.tabFlipDelay=250 extensions.tabmix.enableScrollSwitch=false extensions.tabmix.reversedScroll=false extensions.tabmix.selectTabOnMouseDown=true extensions.tabmix.middleclickDelete=true extensions.tabmix.useFirefoxDragmark=true extensions.tabmix.dblClickTab=0 extensions.tabmix.dblClickTabbar=1 extensions.tabmix.middleClickTab=2 extensions.tabmix.middleClickTabbar=10 extensions.tabmix.ctrlClickTab=22 extensions.tabmix.ctrlClickTabbar=0 extensions.tabmix.shiftClickTab=5 extensions.tabmix.shiftClickTabbar=0 extensions.tabmix.altClickTab=6 extensions.tabmix.altClickTabbar=0 extensions.tabmix.dblClickTabbar_changesize=true extensions.tabmix.newTabMenu=true extensions.tabmix.duplicateMenu=true extensions.tabmix.duplicateinWinMenu=true extensions.tabmix.detachTabMenu=false extensions.tabmix.showMergeWindow=false extensions.tabmix.pinTabMenu=true extensions.tabmix.moveToGroup=true extensions.tabmix.renameTabMenu=false extensions.tabmix.copyTabUrlMenu=false extensions.tabmix.reloadTabMenu=true extensions.tabmix.autoReloadMenu=false extensions.tabmix.reloadAllMenu=true extensions.tabmix.reloadLeftMenu=false extensions.tabmix.reloadRightMenu=false extensions.tabmix.reloadOtherMenu=false extensions.tabmix.undoCloseTabMenu=false extensions.tabmix.undoCloseListMenu=false extensions.tabmix.closeTabMenu=true extensions.tabmix.closeAllMenu=false extensions.tabmix.closeSimilarTabs=false extensions.tabmix.closeOtherMenu=true extensions.tabmix.closeLeftMenu=true extensions.tabmix.closeRightMenu=true extensions.tabmix.docShellMenu=false extensions.tabmix.freezeTabMenu=true extensions.tabmix.protectTabMenu=true extensions.tabmix.lockTabMenu=true extensions.tabmix.bookmarkTabMenu=true extensions.tabmix.bookmarkTabsMenu=true extensions.tabmix.openLinkHere=false extensions.tabmix.openInverseLink=true extensions.tabmix.openAllLinks=true extensions.tabmix.linkWithHistory=false extensions.tabmix.autoReloadContent=true extensions.tabmix.closeTabContent=false extensions.tabmix.duplicateTabContent=false extensions.tabmix.duplicateWinContent=false extensions.tabmix.detachTabContent=false extensions.tabmix.mergeWindowContent=false extensions.tabmix.freezeTabContent=false extensions.tabmix.protectTabContent=false extensions.tabmix.lockTabContent=false extensions.tabmix.tabsList=false extensions.tabmix.undoCloseListContent=false extensions.tabmix.undoCloseTabContent=true extensions.tabmix.optionsToolMenu=true extensions.tabmix.sessionToolsMenu=true extensions.tabmix.closedWinToolsMenu=true browser.warnOnRestart=false browser.warnOnQuit=true browser.startup.page=1 browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash=true browser.sessionstore.interval=15000 browser.sessionstore.privacy_level=0 browser.sessionstore.postdata=0 extensions.tabmix.sessions.manager=false extensions.tabmix.sessions.crashRecovery=false extensions.tabmix.sessions.onStart=2 extensions.tabmix.sessions.onClose=0 extensions.tabmix.sessions.onStart.loadsession=-1 extensions.tabmix.sessions.onStart.askifempty=true browser.startup.page=1 extensions.tabmix.sessions.restore.overwritewindows=true extensions.tabmix.sessions.restore.overwritetabs=true extensions.tabmix.sessions.restore.saveoverwrite=true extensions.tabmix.sessions.restore.concatenate=false extensions.tabmix.sessions.restore.reloadall=false extensions.tabmix.sessions.save.history=true extensions.tabmix.sessions.save.permissions=true extensions.tabmix.sessions.save.scrollposition=true extensions.tabmix.sessions.save.protected=true extensions.tabmix.sessions.save.locked=true extensions.tabmix.sessions.save.selectedtab=true extensions.tabmix.sessions.save.closedtabs=false extensions.tabmix.sessions.onStart.sessionpath= extensions.tabmix.unreadTabreload=true extensions.tabmix.reload_time=15 extensions.tabmix.custom_reload_time=90 extensions.tabmix.filetype=xpi zip rar exe tar jar gzip gz ace bin doc docx xls xlsx mdb ppt iso 7z cab arj lzh uue torrent /&disp=attd&/ php\?attachmentid=.* php\?act=Attach&type=post&id=.* /download.(php|asp)\?*/ extensions.tabmix.sessions.menu.showext=true extensions.tabmix.disableIncompatible=true extensions.tabmix.hideIcons=false extensions.tabmix.disableF9Key=true extensions.tabmix.styles.currentTab={"italic":false,"bold":false,"underline":false,"text":true,"textColor":"rgba(0,0,0,1)","bg":false,"bgColor":"rgba(236,233,216,1)"} extensions.tabmix.styles.unreadTab={"italic":true,"bold":false,"underline":false,"text":true,"textColor":"rgba(204,0,0,1)","bg":false,"bgColor":"rgba(236,233,216,1)"} extensions.tabmix.styles.otherTab={"italic":false,"bold":false,"underline":false,"text":true,"textColor":"rgba(0,0,0,1)","bg":false,"bgColor":"rgba(236,233,216,1)"} extensions.tabmix.styles.progressMeter={"bg":true,"bgColor":"rgba(170,170,255,1)"}

User Agent Switcher by chrispederick

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 195 reviews

448,434 users

The User Agent Switcher extension adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of a browser.
Collector's Note When a website insists that you use another browser to access it, this addon fools it into believing that you have switched to another browser and lets you access the website.

FoxyProxy Standard by Eric H. Jung

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 286 reviews

384,772 users

FoxyProxy is an advanced proxy management tool that completely replaces Firefox's limited proxying capabilities. For a simpler tool and less advanced configuration options, please use FoxyProxy Basic.

ImTranslator - Google, Microsoft Translator, TTS by Smart Link Corporation

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 373 reviews

526,433 users

ImTranslator provides access to the online translation powered by Google Translate, Microsoft, Babylon for 66 languages. It includes dictionary, text-to-speech, back translation.
Complete Video Tutorial: http://youtu.be/UwK6529XZIQ
Collector's Note The most powerful translation addon available. But there is really no need for it if you use gTranslate or Translate this(other addons in this list)..The translation addons on this list are ImTranslator, FoxLingo, Translate this and gTranslate. These 4 addons vary in terms of thoroughness and speed. The more the thoroughness and reliability of the translation, the lesser the speed. So arranging them in decreasing amount of thoroughness and increasing speed we get -- ImTranslator>FoxLingo>Translate this>gTranslate. For a casual user like me who simply wants to understand a foreign page, 'Translate this' offers good balance and convenience of use. [Im Translator and Fox Lingo both are on the list released by Mozilla of addons that slow firefox down at startup]

QuickJava by Doug G

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 200 reviews

286,038 users

Allows quick enable and disable of Java, Javascript, Cookies, Image Animations, Flash, Silverlight, Images, Stylesheets and Proxy from the Statusbar and/or Toolbar. This is great for increasing security or decreasing bandwidth.
Collector's Note Not recommended for the average user. Hide HTML, CSS, Javascript, Java elements on a page with one click on the button.
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