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Sticky Notes for Firefox

Internotes for Firefox

Internote makes adding sticky note reminders to Firefox a fairly easy process. Need to note something about a website? Create a Internote and the next time you visit that website, the sticky note will return.  The add-on is also highly customizable and has tons of features.  It might be the most feature rich sticky note add-on I have seen for the Firefox browser.

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Tile Your Firefox Tabs in the Browser

Tile Your Tabs

We are all looking for ways to get more done in the browser visually, and at times I would like to look at two tabs at the same time.  Looking for a way to tile my tabs, I found a great add-on that does the job really well.  The Tile Tabs add-on for Firefox does exactly what you think it would – it tiles your tabs in the 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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Setup Reminders in Firefox

ReminderFox in Action

I love any add-on or web site service that helps me organize my day to day life and duties.  Being somewhat of an organizational nut, I do have to say one of my favorite Firefox add-ons out there is ReminderFox.  This add-on for Firefox remembers things, so you don’t have to.

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Really Simple Notepad for Firefox

Need to jot something down real quick before you forget, and don’t want to be bothered launching another web site or program to do it?  The Really Simple Notepad bookmarklet is just what the forgetful web user needs.

Just drag and drop this link to your bookmarks toolbar:

notes Really Simple Notepad

Now when you need it, hit the bookmarklet link and up will come a popup window where you can type. The fun doesn’t stop there though. If you want to save what you have put in, just hit Ctrl+S to bring up the “Save As” menu. Make sure you set it to save as a text file and you have a simple backup of what you just wrote.

Thanks goes out to 7 is 7 for providing this hidden browser treasure.

Organizing Your Firefox Bookmarks

It seems like every time I see somebody’s browser, they have their links organized in a new way. Some people don’t even bother removing the default bookmark links that came with the browser. Others don’t use bookmarks at all. How do you roll? I figured I’d go over some of the techniques that are out there.

Basic Old School Organization

This one is probably the most widely use way of doing things. Keep all your bookmarks in folders, and keep those folders in your main bookmarks folder. Organize them by topic and then you can always find what your looking for – even though you have to go down a few levels to find it.

Favicon Pretty Picture Organization

I did this one for a while, and I liked it till I needed more bookmarks than my Bookmarks Toolbar could handle. Here you remove the titles and navigate from web site to web site by only using the favicon to go by. It does make things less cluttered – but hard to work with if you have too many links. An easy way of getting it done without much fuss would be to use the Smart Bookmarks Bar extension.

Everything in my Face Organization

Last but not least, you have the technique I am using right now – having almost all your bookmark folders sitting inside the Bookmarks Toolbar. Here I have drop down menus of each category and it doesn’t usually take more than two clicks to get anywhere. For less important bookmarks I still need to visit once in a blue moon – I’ll still put them in the bookmarks section outside of my toolbar links folder. Might sound busy, but it does work.

So, with those three new ways of organizing your bookmarks – is it time for you to clean house?