Archive | November, 2006

Google Reader Notifier

I think I may have found one of my new favorite extensions for Firefox. I use and I love the Google Reader. It handles all my RSS feeds well, and thanks to it I never miss a beat. This firefox extension shows you how many unread items you have in your Google Reader account.

If you use the Google Reader a lot, this is a priceless pleasure to have in your browser.

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Stay Away From Dangerous Content

We all like to stay clear of things that might be bad for us Online. McAfee’s SiteAdvisor has done a great job in filtering the Web and letting us know what is safe and what might not be so safe. Is there an alternative out there though? Yes there is, and the name of it is WOT.

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Easier Photo Management

If there is anything that I enjoy it is having a tool that makes my life just a little easier. Just like anybody else out there I love my Flickr account. I do wish I had a better way of managing and uploading my photos though. Well look no further, FotoFox looks like it is trying hard to become my new best friend.

FotoFox allows you to easily select, tag, title and upload pictures from your computer to an online photo album. Works with Flickr, Tabblo, 23hq, Smugmug, and Marela. It is still a young extension – and has plenty of room to grow. I do have to say though that it has one heck of a nice head start.

+ Learn More About and Install FotoFox!

Organize Your Tools Menu

After installing a dozen or so extensions, you menus inside of Firefox might start to look a little cluttered. How can you fix this problem? You can either start getting rid of extensions, or you can add one more. Personally I love all my extensions equally – so I am going to pick the second choice and get the Tools Menu Organizer. This will at least help you get the tools menu under control.

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Cache View

Having a problem viewing a Web page that is not there anymore? Maybe it got popular and now it is a little hard to pull it up. Well, that is why cache was created – you silly little person. Now with the extension Cache View you can make good use out of it.

Displays Google’s Cache, Coral’s Cache, Wayback Machine’s Cache, Dot Cache, Tech Guru’s Cache, and Cachebin’s cache of the current tab open via right-click or Tools menu. This was made so that if the site is down in any way, especially the Digg effect and Slashdot effect, you can hopefully view it.

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Christmas Decorations For Firefox

Come on, tis the season man! You know you have been searching far and wide for a holiday related Firefox theme. You might be a little embarrassed about it, but have no fear. There is nothing wrong with getting in the holiday spirit.

Tinseltown is a Christmas theme with holiday imagery including Christmas lights, snow, reindeer, presents and more. This theme is made eve better with great Christmas icons from Watiworks and a semi-transparent URL bar. Get in the holiday spirit with Tinseltown.

Winning my personal award for the best looking holiday Firefox theme is Tinseltown.

Proxy Surfing on Firefox

Now I am not afraid to mention that this whole proxy switching thing never made too much sense to me. Then again, I never feel the need to be sneaky or need to get around anywhere to get my browsing done. For those of you who do feel sneaky or need a work around to browse, I have found the perfect companion for your Firefox browser. FoxyProxy is the way to go.

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Free Extention Writer’s Guide

I am always interested in reading new guides and reviews on how folks can make their own extensions. I guess one of these days I might even try it out myself. My only time is I would have to find the time in the day to do it. The folks over at Extend Firefox have put together a great guide that is worth checking out. If I ever was to write an extension, this is the guide that would help me get it done.

Due to the recent surge in the number of Firefox users around the world, the interest in developing well-written extensions has become a goal of many individuals. Unfortunately, many of the tutorials currently online provide enough information to get users writing simple “Hello, World” extensions, and leaves you hanging on developing more interesting projects. The goal of this tutorial is to provide the reader with the information and resources to write feature-filled, Mozilla-compliant, extensions.

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