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24 Alerts Add-on You Can Not Live Without – Part 1

Want a Firefox add-on that will alert you to the latest and greatest information you need to know? Then you have come to the right spot.  I have been reading through my archives here at Firefox Facts to find you the 24 alert add-ons that you should not live without.  Everything from webmaster tools to traceroutes and pings are covered – so I hope you enjoy this list and share it with others!

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Archive and Search Your Facebook Likes

Like Journal for FirefoxSome of us do a lot of content sharing via Facebook.  You like to share news, links and interesting stuff with your friends and family members via Facebook too, right? If so – you might want to check out the new LikeJournal add-on for Firefox.  This add-on (plus website service) will create a searchable database of all the links you like via the Facebook like button.

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ImTranslator Replacement

Firefox Add-on Replacement

For years now, I have been highlighting the best Firefox add-ons out there for you all to check out and use, if needed.  However, not often do I go that extra mile to help you replace an add-on that I don’t think is that handy to have.  Amazingly enough, ImTranslator is an add-on that have enjoyed a lot of popularity (3,875,310 downloads to be exact) however I think there is a better solution out there, that doesn’t even need an add-on for Firefox to be used.

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Browse Faster with SmarterFox

SmarterFox Helps You Browse Faster Another jewel in the ruff I discovered when browsing around the Mozilla add-ons site was SmarterFox.  What does this add-on to the browser do for you?  It helps make browsing the web just that much faster…and smarter!

Where are the features?  Here are some of the thinks I liked about this awesome add-on to your browser:

  • Search by selecting/highlighting text and then clicking on the popup bubble
  • Google results automatically show up in the Awesomebar/URL bar as you type (faster than going to google.com)
  • Easily switch between search engines during a search with a single click
  • Convert text URLs into clickable links
  • Automatically copy on select / paste on middle click / paste on right click (NOT enabled by default)
  • Visit bookmarks quickly with keyboard shortcuts using qLauncher
  • Adds "related articles" side-pane to Wikipedia

There is definitely a lot of browser tweaking to be loved here.  It is that type of extension that does many things well, instead of focusing on doing one thing really well.  So if you would like to kill several birds with on stone – this is the pick me up your browser has been looking for. 

Want to give it a shot?  Pickup SmarterFox on the Mozilla add-ons site and let me know what you think.  Has it helped you browse the Web any faster or smarter?

Need Instant Amazon Review Summaries?

Instant Web Site Summaries Using what they call cutting-edge artificial intelligence, the Pluribo add-on of Firefox promises to deliver you instant summaries of any Amazon.com web page you are viewing on the Web.  Why read the entire review, when you can get the proverbial cliff notes this way?

How does Pluribo: Instant Summeries work?

Well, essentially Pluribo does exactly what you’d do if you had the time: it reads every word, learns what people liked and disliked, and then figures out the key lessons. But, unlike a person, Pluribo does this automatically. So it can fetch you the bottom line at light speed– freeing up your day to enjoy the finer things in life.

This plugin shows a lot of promise.  I too, like many of you, do a lot of shopping on Amazon and most of the review are usually pretty handy to have when it comes to comparing products.  Of course you take it with a grain of salt, but there is no doubt that it helps and this add-on just speeds up that process of skimming over reviews.

Pluribo: Instant Summaries shows a lot of promise, but I would like to see the tool work on more than just Amazon.  I want to see it work everywhere!

The Week in Hidden Firefox Links

Been a while since I traveled outside of the Firefox Facts village to go seek out goodies from around the Mozilla world. There are more than a few this week, so enjoy – and if you have anymore you can pass them back to me in the comments.

The Best Stuff You Didn’t See Here This Week:

Firefox Media of the Week:

A New FireFox Security Problem

eBay Feedback Tool

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.

+ Learn More About the Feedbackfox Extension for Firefox!

A Firefox Never Forgets

The folks over at Download Squad have a nice little write up about Reminder Fox, the scheduler and to do list extension for Firefox.

I like what they had to say so much – I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share some of it here.

I’m somewhat of a productivity zealot and I love any application that helps me stay on task. Reminder Fox is designed to do just that. One of the better Firefox extensions I’ve found, Reminder Fox sits quietly in the bottom left corner of the browser and lets you manage a to do list and schedule reminders.

+ Read More of the Reminder Fox Review at Download Squad!