You 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.