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Textarea Cache

Text Area Cache ReviewWant to automatically save the text you type into any textarea in Firefox? Textarea Cache is a fantastic add-on for Firefox that lets you do it. This extension save the content of a WYSIWYG editor or textareas (like you see in the comments here). This is really handy if you do a long comment or post in one of these boxes and the browser  caches or the webpage dies.  Now you can bring your text back from the dead.

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Universal Print

Universal Print ReviewPrint all the tabs!

The Firefox extension, Universal Print, provides Firefox with four printing modes: print this tab, print all tabs, print select tabs or print preview.  These are definitely options I wish I had with the default Firefox installation. It is nice to know I can now print multiple tabs without having to jump to each one to start the process over again, and again, and again.

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Text to Voice

Text to Speech ReviewWant to give Firefox the power of speech? Text to Voice is a very cool add-on for the Firefox browser that lets you select text and have it spoken to you.  It is almost like we are living in the future, hu?  Select text, click the button on the bottom right of Firefox window and this add-on speaks the selected text for you. Isn’t it brilliant? Audio is downloadable.

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HootBar

HootBar Review for FirefoxI am a big fan of HootSuite, it is a great tool to kind of aggregate all your social networking needs. The HootBar extension for Firefox will let you post messages to Twitter and other social networks right from the Firefox address bar. Additional features include more customization options and allows you to post to all the social networks that HootSuite supports: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Foursquare, WordPress and more.

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Unblock YouTube with ProxTube

Unblock YouTube

Tired of seeing YouTube blocked? In some countries – I am told – YouTube videos are totally blocked.  That is not exactly fair, is it?  Thankfully though, if you find yourself in one of these places – you have ProxTube to help save the day.  This add-on will unblock YouTube videos.

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eCleaner

eCleaner ReviewWant to clean up the mess that an extension leaves behind after it has been uninstalled? eCleaner is the add-on you need to download and install into Firefox. This add-on can be used to clear all those preferences left by extensions after uninstallation, all those garbage which some developers do not care on clearing themselves on their add-ons and which later or sooner will make Firefox to load slower.

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Thumbnail Zoom Plus

Thumbnail Zoom PlusTired of squinting at the screen when you see a picture? Sure, with most thumbnails you could click them to go see the picture at a better resolution.  What if though, I could save you that step? Thumbnail Zoom Plus is a Firefox plug-in which shows a full-size image popup when you hover over a thumbnail or image link.

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Add Achievements to Firefox

Cheevos for FirefoxHave you ever thought that using Firefox would be more fun if it had achievements? You know, the type of rewards you get when playing a game – such as “dead eye” when getting your one hundredth headshot in a first person shooter.   Cheevos for Firefox will add such a system to the browser.

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Automatic Temporary Email Generator

Less Spam PleaseNeed a way to generate a temporary email address? These can come in handy if you need to provide your email address to sign up for something, but you don’t want them to send you tons of spam. The extension, Less Spam Please, will generate a disposable, reusable and anonymous real mail address when you need it.

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Save Text to File

Save Text to FileSave Text to File is a Firefox add-on that allows you to save highlighted text to an external text file. This is one of those features you never realize how handy it will be until you start using it.  I often like to save ‘bits of articles and other things I read to go back to it later.  This makes saving that information in a new location all that much easier.

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