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CashAddOn – Seems Like a Scam

CashAddOnLooking to make a little green for shopping with a select number of stores Online? One new extension hopes you do – and its name is CashAddOn. This extension and the web site that goes along with it while promoting a “good deal” seems a little fishy to me.

They list percentages on their web site of how much you can make, but the terms of service seems to argue that these numbers actually might be lower. Also a “cash back” deal seems to be reject-able at any time since they say the stores can thumbs up it or thumbs down it at any time.

If for any reason the affiliate site does not process the expected funds from the purchase, we will not offer the cash back to our members. The amount listed on the ‘Store’ page and estimated values, and we do not commit to offering these amounts.

Last but not least we have another place tracking your shopping via a cookie in the browser. So if privacy is a big concern of yours – you might want to look elsewhere for your cheap ways to make some dough.

On the hopefully positive side – it is on the Mozilla Addons web site, so one hopes it made it through some sort of “sniff test”.

Maybe time will tell with this place, but for some reason something just doesn’t smell right with this extension. Maybe I’m just a little paranoid about the money for nothing deals. Then again, I am still waiting for that punched out monkey to deliver my iPod too.

Box.net Bookmarks Sync

As if we all needed another way to backup or sync our bookmarks from computer to computer – there is now a Firefox extension that allows you to do it via Box.net and their free file hosting service.

Bookmark Backup in a Box

Here are a few kind words from the creators of the Box.net Bookmark Synchronizer extension:

Backup your bookmarks! Use the Box.net Backup tool to save your favorite bookmarks online or to sync bookmarks between multiple computers.

Does this extension do anything that the others do not? No, not really – but if you have been looking for something to do with that Box.net hosting you have, this might be one way to put it to good use.

10 Ways to Fix E-mail in Firefox

I have not used a desktop e-mail client in a long time. Web mail is just too easy and too convent not to use. Being in the same boat as a lot of you out there, I figured I’d do a round up of some of the best extensions to fix your e-mailing ways via your favorite browser.

Better Gmail – A comprehensive suite of Gmail enhancements, including skins, saved searches, keyboard macros, secure access, attachment icons, attachment reminders, label colors, signature floating and more.

Yahoo Mail Notifier – This extension notifies you when new messages arrive in your Yahoo mailbox. Notification options include: customizable sound, notification alert, status bar and toolbar icon. Also allows the user to map different mouse buttons to open Yahoo Mail in different tabs, windows, etc.

SendStory – With SendStory, simply select some text and select “Send Text in Message…” from the right-click menu.

WebMail Notifier – This tool checks your webmail accounts and notifies the number of unread emails. You can use multiple accounts in a same host. Support for tons of different webmail providers.

Email This! – This extention will send your recipient the link, title, & highlighted text of the page you are viewing using GMail, Google Apps GMail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Stand-Alone Mail Clients.

eWebMail Plus! – Enables rich text editing for Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail and MyWay composition in Firefox.

Send Page By Email – Send any web page to any friend with this quick and simple tool.

TrashMail.net – Create free disposable email addresses and paste them directly in forms. This helps to protect you from spam mails and could be useful when subscribing to forums or newsletters.

Gmail Manager – Allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications. Displays your account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets.

Paste Email – Paste your email address into text fields.

eBay Feedback Tool

Need another eBay helper? Feedbackfox helps you find out a little more information about that guy who owns the Gumby blow up doll that you have been searching for since your childhood.

A sidebar integrated feedback filter for ebay users. Input a user name and get a colored list with up to 5000 feedback comments (by enter button ‘GO!’) or alternatively get only the positive, neutral, negative or withdrawn feedback. In this case Feedbackfox gets all comments that are available for the last 12 months.

+ Learn More About the Feedbackfox Extension for Firefox!

iMacros for Firefox

When it comes to doing little every day tasks via your browser, there really should be an easier way of getting things done. For managing all these smaller jobs, I would suggest you check out iMacros.

iMacros for Firefox relieves the repetition of checking on the same sites every day, remembering passwords and filling out web forms. Web professionals can use the add-on for functional and regression web testing of web applications.

+ Learn More About and Install the iMacros Extension for Firefox!

Leak Monitor

Think Firefox is a little leaky? Well, put down that phone and leave your plumber alone. I have an extension for you that will help you figure out where your leaks are coming from. The Leak Monitor Firefox extension ops up an alert dialog to warn chrome and extension developers about one particular type of leak. It warns when chrome windows close but leave other code pointing at their JavaScript objects.

[Learn More About Leak Monitor!]

OPML Support for Firefox

OPML (Outline Processor Markup Language) is usually used in feed readers to pull all of your RSS feeds either in or out of the system. It is a very nice and organized way of keeping track of all that data, and it makes it a quick and easy job to backup. OPML Support is an extension for the Mozilla Firefox Web browser that adds OPML import/export functionality to the Firefox Bookmarks manager.

[Learn More About OPML Support!]

Swarm Through the Web

SwarmHere is another neat way of watching what everybody else is browsing:

Swarm is a graphical map of hundreds of websites, all connecting to each other. It updates itself every second with where people are going and coming from. As sites become more popular, they move towards the center of the swarm and grow larger. Conversely, sites that lose traffic move away from the center and grow smaller.

Go grab the extention and join in on the fun!

[Learn More About Swarm!]

Firefox = E-Learning Tool

Firefox makes a great companion when it comes to e-learning. No matter if you are taking Online classes or just doing a little self teaching, you need a good set of tools to help you in the experience. Over at e-Literate they have listed some very helpful extensions to make your e-learning even better.

[Read More About Firefox as an e-Learning Tool!]