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ImTranslator Replacement

Firefox Add-on Replacement

For years now, I have been highlighting the best Firefox add-ons out there for you all to check out and use, if needed.  However, not often do I go that extra mile to help you replace an add-on that I don’t think is that handy to have.  Amazingly enough, ImTranslator is an add-on that have enjoyed a lot of popularity (3,875,310 downloads to be exact) however I think there is a better solution out there, that doesn’t even need an add-on for Firefox to be used.

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Don’t Pick Adobe, Go with Nodobe!

nodobe_logo Need an in-browser PDF reader?  Sure you could go with Adobe Reader, but who wants that bloated mess?  If you want something quick, built in and simple you need to go with the Nodobe add-on for Firefox.

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At this time Nodobe support 38 different file format:

Adobe PDF:
pdf

Microsoft Office:
doc, docx, rtf, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx

Images:
png, jpg, gif, tif, bmp, ppm, xpm

Vector Graphics:
eps, ras

Text Files:
txt

OpenOffice:
odt, odf, ott, odg, odp, stw, sxw, std, sxd, sti, sxi, sxc

StarOffice:
sda, sdd, sdw, vor

OpenDocument:
otg, stp, ods, pts

You can pick up the Nodobe Viewer on its official web site or the Firefox Add-ons web site.  Free yourself from Adobe, and give it a shot today.  Also if you know of anymore Adobe Reader alternatives, be sure to share!

Best 5 Firefox 3 Theme Alternatives

Already tired of the default Firefox 3 theme?  Here are 5 of the best of the best when it comes to changing up the look and feel of Mozilla’s latest web browsing creation.  If you find any other good ones leave a comment and let us know.

Silvermel

I have been using Silvermel since RC2 of Firefox 3 and it is still possibly my top favorite when it comes to Firefox 3 theme alternatives.

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Phoenity Reborn

Continuing the “phoenity” line of themes, this newest “reborn” creation has a well deserved spot on this list too.

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Classic Compact

I know there are always minimalistic fans out there, so couldn’t leave them out.  Classic Compact is the best little theme you’ll ever get.

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CrystalFox Modern

Updated for Firefox 3, CrystalFox is another favorite old theme that has made the jump to the newest version of Firefox.

crystal-fox

StrataStripe

Want to mix the old with the new?  This theme mixes the best from the Strata theme and Winstripe to make one heck of a nice combonation.

stratastripe

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Google Tosses Browser Sync in the Trash

Today we are here to morn a great loss to the Firefox add-on world.  Google Browser Sync was a good little extension.  It kept my bookmarks and passwords synced between many a PC. 

According to Lifehacker, it will continue to be supported for Firefox 2 through 2008 but there are no plans to bring it over to Firefox 3. 

For those of you who want to continue to use Firefox 2, we’ll maintain support for old versions of Google Browser Sync through 2008. After that, we can recommend a few other products that scratch a similar itch. We hope that one of them works for you:

Mozilla Weave [labs.mozilla.com] from Mozilla Labs—Offers bookmark and history synchronization across computers.

Google Toolbar for Firefox [toolbar.google.com]—Store your bookmarks online and access them from any computer online.

Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer [addons.mozilla.org]—Synchronizes your bookmarks across all computers where it is installed.

Here is some more coverage of the sad event:

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust – another fine extension has bit the big one.

Firefox on Mac Feedback

I have noticed a comment or two here and a post or two somewhere else that Firefox seems to give Mac users some trouble. Now in the future, it has been promised that things should get better (by the time Firefox 3 rolls out) but some do not want to wait. If you feel like you have a good opinion to share about the Apple/Firefox experience, I have a place where you can go sound off.

+ Post Your Mac-related Firefox Feedback!

Now this is no official means of support, but if I know the Firefox crew they will love to hear the feedback no matter where it is posted or how it gets to them.