Backup Your Bookmarks

Are you in need of a quick and easy way of backing up your Firefox bookmarks? If you are, look no further than the Foxmarks extension.

If you use Firefox on more than one computer, you’ll want Foxmarks. Install Foxmarks on each computer, and it will work silently in the background to keep your bookmarks synchronized. As a bonus, log in to my.foxmarks.com from any computer anywhere to access your bookmarks.

Out of all the alternatives out there, this one rates, at least, in my personal top five. They have been around for a while now, I have never heard a complaint about them and it is totally free. How can you say no to that?

+ Download and Install the Foxmarks Extension for Firefox!

Anti-Paranoia

Feel like somebody is watching over your shoulder? Is Big Brother really out to get you?

If that is the case, you need a healthy injection of Anti-Paranoia into your life.

Takes all your doubts and gives you confidence. Especially if you are working on security, you might get the feeling that your part of something really big and maybe even evil. How can your extension help me? It will pop up calmative messages for you to feel relaxed while browsing the web.

+ Download and Install the Anti-Paranoia Extension for Firefox

Google Utilities

Do you want a Firefox extension that gives you quick and easy access to all of Google’s services? When you look at things like Google’s word processor and RSS reader, you begin to think of these things as applications more than Web sites. The GUtil! Extension treats them as an extended arm of the browser.

After you install this extension it adds a new menu item just for Google and all the products they have out in the market today.

If you are a big Google fan, this could be the best way for you to get into each service you know and love. Horrible name for an extension, but it does get the job done.

+ Download and Install the GUtil! Extension for Firefox!

Yuku Firefox Tool

The Yuku service is pitching itself has being message boards for the Web 2.0 world. Do they live up to that hype? Not really sure. They seem popular, but that is not the business I am in. They do have a mighty nice Firefox extension though.

The Yuku Firefox Extension is an add-on that alerts Firefox users with the latest updates on their Yuku profiles! Get notified when you receive a New Message, a New Comment and when you recieve a New Friend Request!

This extension also claims to make it easy to switch between profiles and navigate the Yuku Web site with quick navigation links. Sounds good to me, what do you think?

+ Download and Install the Yuku Extension for Firefox!

Stealing Content is Bad

I got to go through the fun of getting a splog shut down this weekend because they were copying every post made here on Firefox Facts almost word for word and post for post.

I know a lot of folks have a problem with getting this done – so I have posted what I went through to get it done on my own personal blog (no splogging there!) to hopefully help others in need.

+ Read More About Why You Shouldn’t Steal My Content!

Addons in the Sidebar

Over at the Firefox Extension Guru’s Blog – the guru himself has posted a quick little hack that will help you place your addons and downloads into the Firefox sidebar. If you are not a big fan of the pop up windows they come to you in now, this might just be the solution you are looking for.

The best thing about this is you don’t need to download another extension to get it done. You just have to do some changing around in your bookmarks.

+ View the Tips at the Firefox Extension Guru’s Blog!

Mashup the Web

Do you enjoy mashing up your content from various sources to suit your own needs?

Well I have a tool for you that might make your mashing a little easier to handle. All you need to do is to find the virtual potatoes.

Operator lets you combine pieces of information on Web sites with applications in ways that are useful. For instance, Flickr + Google Maps, Upcoming.org + Google Calendar, Yahoo! Local + your address book, and many more possibilities and permutations.

All of these scenarios are possible due to Microformats, an emerging standard for injecting semantics into HTML.

+ Download and Install the Operator Extension for Firefox!

Best News Reading Extensions

Has a week really passed us by since the last weekly top five? Well this week I figured I would help you stay on top of things with some really good news reading extensions. From the traditional RSS help to even a Digg tool from Netscape – we have a little ‘bit of everything.

Have another you love? Drop in a comment and let me know about it.

Good Search Plugins

I got an E-mail yesterday from a woman who wanted to know where she could find some good search engine plugins to put into Firefox.

She was a beginner and didn’t know which way to turn really. I pointed her towards the same place a point all my friends that want to know a little more about search engine plugins – Mozilla’s official Web site for them.

That is the best place to get started in my opinion. Have any other links that might be a good place for her to begin with customizing that search box in the upper-right hand corner of your browser?