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Google Docs Viewer

The Google Docs Viewer lets you view publicly-accessible PDF, DOCX, PPTX, XLSX, among other files online with Google Docs by only 2 clicks. Click as usual for your default viewer. Support bookmarked URLs. Security and your explicit viewing intention are always honored.

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Save as PDF

Save as PDFWant to save an article or tutorial you find on a website for later? With Save as PDF you can save any webpage as a .pdf file to browse later. This add-on lets you easily save web pages to pdf. It places a button on your toolbar — just click it to save the current page as a pdf. It uses Pdfcrowd html to pdf online service.

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How to Disable the Firefox PDF Viewer

Firefox PDF ViewerIn the latest versions of Firefox, you have the ability to use their free built-in PDF viewer, rather than using one that you have had to download to check out what PDF files have to say.  However, some people have emailed in and have requested a way to disable this new feature in Firefox.

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PDF Download is a PDF Power Tool

PDF Tools

Quickly create PDFs anywhere from any source on the Web.  The add-on PDF Download will let you save just about any type of content from any webpage as a PDF file.  The extension also promises to remove the pain you can experience when you encounter PDF files online too.

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Firefox is at 30 Percent Market Share

Firefox Usage Report

According to a recent Mozilla analyst report for the first quarter of 2010, Firefox is in control of 30% of the world’s internet browser landscape. How was this number reached?  They combined several reliable sources, such as StatCounter, Quantcast, Net Applications, and Gemius.  The only continent not highlighted was Antarctica, due to usage number for Firefox being somewhere in the 80s.

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6 PDF Power Tools for Firefox

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With the economy taking a nose dive, people are looking for a way to save cash where ever they can find it.  One good way would be to save on ink and paper for your printer by instead printing to PDF.  That is only the start of it though.  Here are six PDF power tools for the Firefox browser:

PDF Download – The most powerful of the bunch, PDF Download allows you to do just about anything imaginable.  View PDFs in Firefox as HTML, automatically control how the browser handles the PDF format, and also convert any web page to a PDF you can save for later.

PrintPDF – Due to Apple people already having the “print to PDF” feature, this extension (which allows you to do just that) is for Windows and Linux users.  Print any page to a PDF file, and save on some paper!

PDFescape Extension – Want to edit your PDF files from within the browser?  PDFescape brings that functionality to Firefox.  PDFescape enables you to open and edit PDF files & forms online.

LOOP to PDF for Firefox – Upload, convert and combine your files to PDF from a tidy toolbar, without the conversion getting in the way of your Web browsing. LOOP for Firefox allows you to convert and combine files to PDF with the click of a button.

pdfit – This oddly named add-on gives you the ability to convert the current page to an image or PDF formats.  You can also apply some image filters, such as rotate or reflection, to give your conversion a little style.

Send to Google Docs – What does Google Docs have to do with PDF files?  This extension for Firefox allows you to view web documents in Google Docs.  It supports PDF files too. (as well as Microsoft Office and Open Office files)

Know of anymore PDF friendly alternatives for Firefox?  How do you handle PDFs online these days?

Don’t Pick Adobe, Go with Nodobe!

nodobe_logo Need an in-browser PDF reader?  Sure you could go with Adobe Reader, but who wants that bloated mess?  If you want something quick, built in and simple you need to go with the Nodobe add-on for Firefox.

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At this time Nodobe support 38 different file format:

Adobe PDF:
pdf

Microsoft Office:
doc, docx, rtf, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx

Images:
png, jpg, gif, tif, bmp, ppm, xpm

Vector Graphics:
eps, ras

Text Files:
txt

OpenOffice:
odt, odf, ott, odg, odp, stw, sxw, std, sxd, sti, sxi, sxc

StarOffice:
sda, sdd, sdw, vor

OpenDocument:
otg, stp, ods, pts

You can pick up the Nodobe Viewer on its official web site or the Firefox Add-ons web site.  Free yourself from Adobe, and give it a shot today.  Also if you know of anymore Adobe Reader alternatives, be sure to share!

Download Your Free Hosting eBook

Now I know some people don’t like my cross promotional ways, but if you enjoyed the Firefox Facts eBook I have another release of mine you might also like to check out.  Just finished up putting together the first (of hopefully many more) web hosting eBooks for you to enjoy.  The Best of the Web Hosting Show Guides is a collection of some of the most popular guides I have posted and talked about here on the Web Hosting Show podcast.

Unlike other eBook deals, you get an extra perk with this setup.  You can download both the digital eBook version, or head over the the official page for it and pick up all five chapters as audio downloads too.  I wanted to give to you the best of both worlds.  The topics covered in the eBook cover all aspects of the web hosting world:

  • Moving from Web Host to Web Host
  • Getting going with your own Ecommerce Store Online
  • How to Find a Job in the Web Hosting Industry
  • Best Methods and Tips for Setting up a New Blog
  • The Ever Popular Handy Guide to Domain Names

Download the PDF and let me know what you think.  Also as far as distribution goes, please feel free to share the link to download it to anybody and everybody you know.  This is a project of mine I have been working on getting together for some time now and I want everybody to know it is free of charge.

To tune in to the Web Hosting Show, be sure to check out WebHostingShow.com, subscribe to the RSS feed or add us to your iTunes podcast subscriptions.

Convert to PDF from Firefox

Convert to PDFI like the PDF format and so do a heck of a lot of other people. It is as close to an “alternative standard” as you can get. It might not be used for everything, but what it is used for – it is used well. How would you like to be able to convert to PDF right from Firefox?

All you need to do is download the LOOP for Firefox extension! Yet another good power tool for Firefox.

Upload, convert and combine your files to PDF from a tidy toolbar, without the conversion getting in the way of your Web browsing. LOOP for Firefox allows you to convert and combine files to PDF with the click of a button.

LOOP for Firefox also provides a revolutionary way to document web pages while browsing the Internet. You can seamlessly document URLs with the click of a button and then download or combine the web pages with other files to a single PDF.

+ Download and Install the LOOP for Firefox Extension!

Better PDF Downloads in Firefox

I hate it when a PDF opens up inside of my browser, no matter which one I am using. It wastes my time and I would rather not have Adobe get it’s mitts all over my beautiful Firefox interface. Now you can either poke it back with a stick – which is not the easiest thing to do Online – or you can pick up the PDF Download extension fore Firefox. This extension allows to choose if you want to view a PDF file inside the browser (as PDF or HTML), if you want to view it outside Firefox with your default or custom PDF reader, or if you want to download it!

+ Download and Install the PDF Download Extension for Firefox!