Awesome Screenshot is a great new Firefox add-on that makes capturing and annotating screenshots really easy. Once you install this fantastic new add-on (which requires no restart) you can write all the notes you need on a website screenshot and then either download it to your PC or upload to awesomescreenshot.com.
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Need some built-in note taking features when it comes to browsing the web? The Web Notes add-on for Firefox might be the extension that makes your day. This simple add-on features a floating window that can be placed anywhere on the screen for your note taking needs.
The fireNotes add-on for Firefox is unique. It allows you to setup your own customized RSS feed links or embedded pages within the Firefox browsing window. Think of it as a local alternative to the popular start pages like Netvibes or iGoogle.
Adding virtual sticky notes can be really useful when it comes to browsing the Web. You could make notes about things you wanted to remember about a specific article – or use the them to note updates or changes you’d like to make to your own web sites. Xsticky for Firefox is a good add-on to go with if you want to add the sticky note ability to your browser.
Once installed, you can use Xsticky create simple sticky notes on every web site you visit. Some of the features included are:
Do you use multiple computers and want to sync your saved passwords between them all? LastPass is an extension for Firefox that will allow you to do that easily within the browser. LastPass hides all your individual passwords behind one master password. When you type in that master password, then LastPass automatically logs you in to any web site you have set it up to remember.
If you do a lot of work online, being able to take notes as you work is definitely a good thing. Rather than scribbling on random sheets of paper or bouncing between Firefox and a notepad-like program, keep it all in Firefox with QuickFox Notes. This multi-tab note taking extension is awesome.
Some of the features include:
- Simple & Multi tab
- Auto save notes
- Check spelling
- Changeable font size
- Changeable background color
- Easy search tool
- Various keyboard shortcuts
Another nice feature is that it saves your notes in the bookmark files, so your notes will always be in sync, if you have installed one of the bookmark syncing add-ons like Xmarks or Mozilla Weave. If you are in need of a handy note taking application from within Firefox, give QuickFox Notes a shot.
Want to be able to comment on any web site out there on the Web, without the permission of the web site in question? Reframe It opens up a new portal of communication, by allowing you to communicate through specific comments next to the web site you are referencing.
Why just send a simple text-based note, when you can send that and the web site you are talking about all in one swift, easy to access movement? Here is the extension in action:
It also supports sharing via Facebook, Twitter, RSS, HTML, and direct email so you can quickly share your comments.
Reframe It allows you to simple say what you want to where you want to. This extension would be perfect (as an example) if you were working on a web site re-design, and wanted to show your boss the areas you wanted to work on. Another example, would be citing research, when working on an article.
Want to store notes you have taken across the Web in your bookmarks?
Net Notes will allow you to easily store notes on specific sites in your bookmarks. Once you install Net Notes, you can start taking notes about the active tab you have open. The Net Notes sidebar can be toggled (shown and hidden) via Firefox view menu, with a toolbar button, or with a customizable keyboard shortcut. The notes themselves are edited in a simple textbox in your Firefox sidebar. In the options, you can also set it to open your notes in a bottom bar instead.
When you close the sidebar or open a new window, the content of the notes textbox will automatically be saved for you. To help you organize, web sites with notes are automatically tagged with a customizable, comma separated list of tags. Since the notes are stored with your bookmarks, to backup, restore, import and export your notes just backup, restore, import or export your bookmarks.
So if you are searching for a decent note taking add-on for Firefox, Net Notes is well worth checking out over on the Firefox add-ons web site.
More of a pain than a savior, the toolbar the toolbar tip floating boxes of help and information in Firefox tend to hurt me more than help me. Yes, I know the reload button allows me to reload the current page, I got it!
If you want to disable this feature, follow these steps:
Step 1: In your address bar, type in about:config
Step 2: If given a warning, tell Firefox you promise to be nice. Now type this into your Filter search box at the top:
Step 3: Now only one result should be showing up. Right-click where it says “browser.chrome.toolbar_tips” and select “Toggle”. You want to turn this from True to False. (If you want them back, just toggle it again to turn this feature back on). Now you can go ahead and get back to your browsing.
There you have it, no more annoying popup tips coming your way getting in the way of your browser thanks to our good ol’ buddy, about:config.
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:
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.