Want to give Firefox the power of speech? Text to Voice is a very cool add-on for the Firefox browser that lets you select text and have it spoken to you. It is almost like we are living in the future, hu? Select text, click the button on the bottom right of Firefox window and this add-on speaks the selected text for you. Isn’t it brilliant? Audio is downloadable.
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In a day where we have fantastic website designs, terrific layouts and tons of stuff to check out on the web – we sometimes forget that some people have more readability problems than most. The Readability add-on for Firefox looks to change that. It strips all the fluff from the webpage you are looking at – and delivers pure content.
Want to remove all the clutter from your favorite site to read, and get right to the text? TidyRead, an extension for Firefox, removes all the extra stuff from a web page or article that can make reading on the Web difficult at times.
This browser add-on does a simple, yet effective, job of stripping away the extra content from news or blog article pages, leaving you with nicely formatted text to enjoy. Since the new version is overlaid on top of the old version, switch between the two is very easy. You also have the options to customize it to suit your own reading style too (white on black, black on white, white on green, ect).
Well worth trying out, if you find some of the content on the Web a little hard on your eyes. You can pick up TidyRead on the Firefox Add-ons web site.
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?
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