The QuickWiki extension for Firefox gives you the ability to quickly lookup a word in Wiktionary or Wikipedia without needing to open a new tab up to do so. I have been using this add-on for a while and I do have to say it does make it a little easier to look up words on these two wiki services. If you find yourself quoting either of these sources very often – then this extension is a must download.
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Want to quickly search for more social media or search engine information for any web page or link on the Web? yExplore 2 is an excellent add-on for Firefox that does exactly that, and more.
By simply right-clicking on any page you can find out the following:
- Yahoo Site Explorer Backlinks & Index
- Google Backlinks, Index, Cache
- Bing Index
- Delicious saves for a domain.
- Highlighting of NoFollow links.
- Whois Info
- and much more!
You can get more information about yExplore 2 via TwisterMC.com or the Firefox Add-ons web site. It never hurts to do your homework when it comes to looking up more information about web site links or domains out there, and the yExplore 2 extension for Firefox makes that task a whole lot easier.
For more web development add-ons for Firefox, be sure to check out my hand-picked selection of the 10 best tools out there.
We all love using Greasemonkey to help customize the Web or Firefox itself to our liking. There is a problem though when it comes to finding scripts based around a certain URL. It is not an easy thing to do. That is where Greasefire, an add-on for Firefox, comes into play.
As a companion extension to Greasemonkey, Greasefire automatically find Greasemonkey scripts on Userscripts.org for the URL you are looking for. When you are browsing a web site that does have user scripts available, Greasefire will light up the Greasemonkey icon in the status bar. Then, right-click the Greasemonkey icon and choose the “X scripts available” item to see and install the scripts available for the current page.
So, if this is always looking for user scripts, isn’t that going to slow down your browsing? Not exactly. Greasefire works with a local level index to search for scripts that apply to the page you are on. The local index updates periodically, so you shouldn’t be too out of the loop when doing lookups either.
You can pick up Greasefire on the Firefox Add-ons site.
User Script Trouble? Be sure to check out the Beginner’s Guide to Greasemonkey!
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.
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