Flagfox Delivers More URL Snooping Tools

Flagfox Add-on for FirefoxYou know, from an add-on called, Flagfox – I do not really expect much.  So it shows a country flag depicting the location of the current website’s server location.  That is neat and all, but not really helping me become a more functional website browser.  What you might not know though is there is more to this simple add-on that just flags.

Now, don’t get me wrong – it does still display the flag as I mentioned above, but there are so many other neat features this add-on delivers that I never knew about until I tried it.  Some of these include:

  • Site safety and malware checks
  • Finding similar sites and reviews
  • Automatic translation to your language
  • SEO and web development research
  • Diagnostics like pings and traceroutes
  • Whois and DNS information
  • Page code validation
  • Quick URL shortening
  • Copying a server’s IP address or other info
  • or you can create your own custom actions!

If you looked over this add-on before because you thought you could probably live without knowing where a server is located – please give it another shot.  It delivers much more than you would ever think from an add-on that is based around such a simple idea.

You can pick up FlagFox for Firefox from the Firefox Add-ons website.

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One Response to Flagfox Delivers More URL Snooping Tools

  1. Niraj Nov/22 at 11:44 am #

    for a long time it has been my favorite tool for posting links to twitter … combined with a GM script which automatically shortens any URL in the twitter posting-form, Flagfox is the most convenient such tool.