This great add-on for Firefox will convert units, timezones and currencies on any web page — and you also get a shopping assistant finding the best prices for you! (Currency conversions and the shopping assistant are disabled by default, but you can enable and disable them at any time.)
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Haven’t you always wanted to give back to those Firefox add-on developers that have made your life easier? Well, even if the thought hadn’t crossed your mind – you do have the ability to do so thanks to the new contributions feature on the Firefox Add-ons site.
How it works is a small widget gets shown on the specific add-on’s page and says something like, “The developer of this add-on asks that you help support its continued development by making a small contribution” then you can donate the suggested price or a different amount.
Nothing wrong with giving back a little to those out there who have made your browsing experience even better.
We can’t count on Uncle Sam to get us out of our economic woes, so who can we trust? I say trust Firefox. It has never asked for a penny, and is always so reliable. With that said, what Firefox add-ons out there will help you save some money? Here are my favorites:
RetailMeNot – Never miss a bargain again. Automatically informs you of sites that retailmenot.com users have shared discount coupon codes for.
Woot Watcher – Woot Watcher monitors the Woot! web site, and keeps you updated with the current item, price, and if it is sold out.
Price Protectr Toolbar – Price protect your purchases with a single click! Watch and target prices, find coupons, get retailer ratings, and improve your online shopping experience.
PriceDrop – An extension which helps you track Amazon product prices and get notifications when they drop.
PriceAdvance – Get price comparisons as you shop around the Web, so you can get the best deal.
Forex Currency Converter – Just click on any currency data on any web page to convert that amount across over 180 foreign exchange rates right on your screen.
KeepCash Coupon Notifier – Lightweight Firefox extension to notify you when online coupons exist for a site that you are shopping at.
Pronto Shopping Messenger – Instant price comparisons when you shop online via a small message window that alerts you of potential savings.
BuyBuddy – Locate products on those pages that are offered through Amazon and ‘tag’ them.
MoneyQuake – Moneyquake is a extension, which displays your real-time earning statistics from most popular advertisement systems (such as Google AdSense).
Know of another add-on that helps you keep a ‘bit more of the green stuff in your wallet? If so, drop it into the comments. We will just consider this an economic stimulus for us Firefox fans.
How would you like to be able to use PayPal anywhere and everywhere, even where it is not accepted? At this point the PayPal people hope you are excited because that is what they would like to offer to you via a new Firefox plugin.
Once you get it up and running, a window should come up when you visit a web site asking for your credit card information. With this new Firefox extension, you now have the choice to pay via a card that PayPal creates for you or you can generate a card manually through a drop down menu.
Some of the other features include:
To pickup the new Firefox PayPal Plug-in, you must login to your PayPal account, and then there should be a link to click on your left to “Use PayPal even where it is not accepted”. Hopefully in the future, they will put this in an easier place to access. All in all though, great idea if you are a heavy PayPal user.
Hey we all like to pinch pennies every once in a while, right?
For those of you out there who are still using Internet Explorer, there is another option that won’t open your computer to all sorts of security holes. Better yet, it will automatically kill most pop-up windows and, when you switch to it, it will incorporate all of your bookmarks from Internet Explorer. I switched years ago and it’s the best thing I ever did; in fact, I now get frustrated when I have to use Internet Explorer on other machines.
Need to know how much cash you have flowing in thanks to Google Adsense? Well you can forget about going to the Adsense Web site, logging in, and all that mess. That takes up too much of your time – and as we all know – time is money. You need to stop reading this and pickup the Adsense Notifier extension for Firefox. It gives you a running list of cash coming in via your status bar.
Are you in a hurry to send some cash to a friend? If you find yourself wanting to give away money you can either give it to me, or pick up this PayPal Firefox extension. The choice is yours!
The PayPal Send Money extension provides a quick way to send money to anyone with an email address. Enter the recipient’s email address and the extension opens a quick link to PayPal’s Website Payments Standard checkout page so you can log in and make a quick payment to a friend.