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Search in Sites with CyberSearch

I am always looking for a way to search the site I am on, and now thanks to CyberSearch – there is an easier way to do just that.

CyberSearch add-on for Firefox

Having just installed the CyberSearch extension, I can tell you my new favorite feature is the ability to search the current web site you are surfing via Google. 

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Track Your Stocks from Within Firefox

Stock Tracking in Firefox

Looking for a way to keep your eye on your stocks? 

Sure, there are a number of different web sites that will do this, but adding this functionality to Firefox would be even cooler.  StockFox is the best lightweight stock ticker you can integrate into the Firefox browser.

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Archive Your Reusable Text for Later

Save text to be pasted later again and again!  Do you find yourself typing the same snipits of information over and over again?  Maybe it is a form you need people to answer, or perhaps it is just your e-mail signature.  With Clippings, an extension for Firefox, you can quickly archive all your most used blocks of text to be used anytime.

Once you have this add-on installed, you can save frequently entered text for later really easily.  All it takes is two mouse clicks and your text is there.  Just right-click in the textarea, select clippings and then select the name for the text you wish to paste in.

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Make Your Firefox History Like a Tree

View Your Browser History in a Tree Diagram

Tree diagrams are awesome.

Firefox is even more awesome.

What happens when you mix together this much awesomeness?

You get the History Tree add-on for Firefox.  What does it do to your browser? You can use it to find any page you have visited quickly and easily. It also shows your browsing history as a tree of tabs, with thumbnail screenshots of the web pages in every tab you have opened.

Usage Note: This is an experimental add-on, only for Windows at this time.  So you will need to login to the Firefox Add-ons site to grab it or click the check mark box next to Let me install this experimental add-on.

This is a great Firefox add-on if you spend a lot of time navigating through the pages you just visited.  Pickup the History Tree add-on for Firefox and check out a different view of the pages you have visited.

Easily Download Music and Videos from YouTube

Download videos or music for free!

The extension, NetVideoHunter, promises you a world of easy to download videos and music from any YouTube-like video sharing web site.  With it, you can download media from places such as YouTube, MySpace, Google Video, Metacafe, Dailymotion and more.

One more nice feature that comes with this add-on is that before you download any video or music, you can play it in a built-in media player.  It has both fullscreen and video smoothing capabilities too, to make your viewing experience just that much better.

Here is a video tutorial on how to get the most out of NetVideoHunter:

Now, truth be told – there are a lot of extensions out there that promise to make content downloading easy and painless, however many fail in a number of ways.  NetVideoHunter however, has yet to disappoint.  If you have your own favorite media downloader for Firefox, feel free to share!

Strip Everything but the Content with TidyRead

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Want to remove all the clutter from your favorite site to read, and get right to the text?  TidyRead, an extension for Firefox, removes all the extra stuff from a web page or article that can make reading on the Web difficult at times.

This browser add-on does a simple, yet effective, job of stripping away the extra content from news or blog article pages, leaving you with nicely formatted text to enjoy.  Since the new version is overlaid on top of the old version, switch between the two is very easy.  You also have the options to customize it to suit your own reading style too (white on black, black on white, white on green, ect).

Well worth trying out, if you find some of the content on the Web a little hard on your eyes.  You can pick up TidyRead on the Firefox Add-ons web site.