Need a new way to navigate through a Web site? Maybe your mouse is broken and you don’t have another six laying around like I do. What would you say if I told you I had an extension that would allow you to navigate through the Web by numbers? No, this is no public access children’s program. This is a Firefox extension that can come in handy if you find yourself without a mouse.
The folks at Picture2Life offer a really unique Web 2.0 experiance. They allow you to edit your photos Online using the tools they provide. It is like having a dumbed down version of Photoshop right in your browser. They also now have a new Firefox extention that will help you with the editing process. Once you are done editing, you can right-click the image and export it to Flickr or Imageshack.
I am always interested in seeing what type of projects people are starting up surrounding everybody’s favorite browser, Firefox. Chris sent this one my way, and I do have to say it is pretty interesting.
So, I’ve decided to start a little project. It’s officially called The Firefox Screencap Project. The aim is to get Firefox users to take a screencap of their Firefox. Here’s what you do: take a screencap of your browser and submit it to me at katyggls at yahoo dot com, along with a short description of what’s going on in your Firefox, including a list of the extensions you have installed, the name of the theme you’re currently using, and anything else you want us to know about how you run Firefox. Include a link to your blog or webpage, and I’ll post your screencap, your description and a link to your blog here at Kate’s Rambling’s And Wanderings.
I am going to send in my screenshots as soon as I can get them done. I think you should do the same. Seeing how other folks are using Firefox might even persuade you to try something new. Check out more about the project over at Kate’s Rambling’s and Wanderings.
If you spend a lot of your Online time reading blogs or news stories, it can sometimes become hard to track where you are in an article and where you are going. I remember in school we used to use highlighters to help us keep track of where we were reading. The Paragrasp Firefox extension takes that to a whole new level.
Well I have to say this headline caught my eye as well, so I did a little further reading and found a very interesting view from one side. Personally, I’m not sure if Firefox should celebrate the victory just yet.
The Browser Wars was the ongoing battle between Internet Explorer (from the blood-sucking programmers at Microsoft) and everyone else. Everyone else includes a bevy of web browsers from front runner Firefox to Opera, Netscape, and Safari. All of these competitors offer great alternatives to Internet Explorer but have fallen short in adoption due to Explorer’s monopoly-like control in most computers that run Windows.
Are you big enough fan of the movies that you need a dedicated toolbar for Firefox? If so, look no further than the Movie Toolbar extension. The developer of this extension says that it is, “the extension for movie buffs”. After you install it, you automatically get movie news, reviews, and box office stats directly in your browser. Also it includes a search box that lets you easily search for movie information from different movie Web sites.
SlimSearch handles quick and simple searches via your right-click menu. After you have installed the extension, all you need to do is highlight what you need to search and select your method of searching. Right now SlimSearch supports: Google, Google Images, Google News, Froogle, Google Local, Google Maps, Google Video, Wikipedia, Internet Movie Database, and Netflix.
Cloning might be a hot button topic in the world today, but as far as I know it is still safe to do within your browser. Have you ever wanted to duplicate one of your Firefox tabs? We all navigate through the Web in different ways, and the Duplicate Tab extension tosses one more into the mix. This extension allows you to clone a tab along with its history.
Personally I never really got into the whole Slashdot thing. Sure, I read it from time to time. Most of the time though, it just confused the heck out of me. I guess some of it was a little over my head. Well, if you have ever used Slashdot and figured you wanted a few more tools to help you navigate the Web site, then you need the Slashdotter Firefox extension.
A round up of the round ups might sound a little anal to some. CNet has put together three volumes of the “best of Firefox” as far as extensions go. All three lists have useful extensions, some I have tackled and some I have yet to try. Here is more Firefox extension love than you can shake a stick at.