Firefox Tools for Google Reader

Do you use Google Reader a lot?

Ever since Google moved Google Reader over to the newer, cleaner and better design I have been using it to handle all of my feed reading. I have gone from FeedBurner, to Newsgator, to Rojo to Google Reader – so I have tried a lot. Google Reader beats the rest of them hands down.

I just posted my big Google Reader Guide over at my personal blog, Mitchelaneous. There are a lot of Firefox and Greasemonkey goodies in there for you to check out, so please do so. If you know of any good ones that might have missed let me know as well. I did my best to find the best of the best.

Linkification

Want to convert text links into real links?

To view and set options, you can (1) use the Linkification right-click context menu, (2) right-click the status bar icon and click “Options”, or (3) click Tools->Extensions, and double-click the Linkification item.

If you find yourself looking at a lot of links typed out that are not clickable – this is the extension for you. It makes browsing though these Web pages a heck of a lot easier.

+ Download and Install the Linkification Extension for Firefox!

Productive Firefox Extensions

Those wacky (yet helpful) folks over at CyberNet News have come out with another nice list of Firefox extensions that will help you become a little more productive. Hey, we all need help from time to time on this – so this is a nice list for anybody to check out.

Firefox extensions do all kinds of things, but how many that you use actually make you more productive? If you think about it I’m sure that you can come up with a reason for nearly all of your extensions as to why your more productive for using them.

+ Become More Productive Via Firefox Extensions!

Track Your Packages

I really hate waiting for packages because it seems like it ruins my day most of the time. Everybody (other than UPS) seems to forget where my house is or they like to hide the packages somewhere on the property and just tell me, “they were delivered”. Well I have an extension that might help you track packages – but it will not (unfortunately) give the bad delivery services a kick in the rear for you.

This extension makes it easier to track a package when the web page or email does not provide you with a link to the shipping company’s tracking page. Simply highlight the tracking number, right click, and click “Track Package”. It will automatically determine which company’s tracking page to go to.

Right now this extension currently supports: UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, Canada Post, TNT and Purolator.

+ Learn More About and Install the Track Packages Extension for Firefox!

Extensions 101

I got an E-mail the other day from a guy who wanted to know if I knew of a starting spot for people to visit if they were interested in making extensions for Firefox. I had to do some hunting around – but then I found this link via Mozilla’s own Web site:

Extensions are small add-ons that add new functionality to Mozilla applications such as Firefox and Thunderbird. They can add anything from a toolbar button to a completely new feature. They allow the application to be customized to fit the personal needs of each user if they need additional features, while keeping the applications small to download.

There is a lot of good information here to be had. Check it out for yourself, and if you have any more resources please leave a comment and let us all know about them.

Aquamarine Firefox Theme

I always like to see themes that are different takes or variations on some of the default themes we have seen in the past for Firefox. I don’t need a lot of fancy stuff – just give me something that looks good, and I am not embarrassed to have on my desktop.

(PimpZilla folks, I am looking at you! Haha..)

Aquamarine

Aquamarine takes the cake. It is nice to look at and it doesn’t kick sand in my eye with too much to look at.

+ Download and Install the Aquamarine Theme for Firefox!

Cylence Theme – Emerald Variation

Well, ask and somebody will be nice enough to make it for you. Isn’t that how the old saying goes?

Well, that might not be the words exactly but I am just so excited that there is finally an emerald variation of the Cylence theme series for Firefox. The author of the theme Julien Saurin was nice enough to send it my way before it got listed on Mozilla’s Web site as well.

I have been using it for a while, and I think it is the best one yet. Of course, I love green – so that might have something to do with it as well.

Emerald Cylence

+ Download and Install the Cylence Theme -Emerald Variation for Firefox!
+ Check Out All the Other Cylence Themes Out There!

Locationbar 2

I have never seen much editing or tweaking done with the address bar inside of Firefox. Maybe people are afraid of messing with what works? Maybe folks just like it the way it is? No matter what the reason might be – it has not been done before till now. I have been playing with Locationbar 2 today and I have to say it is pretty neat. Some of the features include:

  • Decodes URLs for better readability
  • Hides featureless parts of URLs
  • Reduces the spoofing risks of URLs

+ Learn More About and Install the Locationbar 2 Extension for Firefox!