October 15, 2006
top ten add-ons
I've had this post in draft for about 3 months now and just can't seem to finish it. I can't finish it because I honestly haven't found 10 add-ons that I've kept installed for any length of time. Now that Robert's posted his list, I feel like I should get mine up.
- Resizeable Textarea: This is one of those rare cases when I think an extension should just be built in to Firefox. It's a simple, out of the way when not in use, extremely useful add-on that makes text areas resizeable. You just grab the corner and drag -- just like you do to resize windows. No preferences. No bells and whistles. No keyboard modifiers. Just a simple little utility that makes the web work better.
- Google Browser Sync: It's not something I need often, but it's been extremely helpful when I want to move my Firefox profile from one machine to another (especially from one platform to another.) I also use it as a sort of profile backup tool.
- Pinstripe for Firefox: Kevin Gerich has updated Pinstripe for Firefox 2 and it looks great. The thing I like most about this theme is the tab strip. I'm actually rotating between the new Firefox 2 theme and Kevin's updated Pinstripe theme but even though I've only had the updated Pinstripe for just under 3 weeks, I'm quite sure that I'm going to keep it around.
- Wikipedia (EN) Search Plug-in: I can't understand why we're shipping a Creative Commons search plug-in and we're not shipping Wikipedia. It's a shame -- but an easily remedied one :-)
And that's it: A "top five" list.
What add-ons do you use regularly? What add-ons would you like to see developed? How many add-ons do you have installed total? When you tell others about Firefox, do you tell them about add-ons too?
Posted by asa at 10:49 PM