Searching in Firefox is a very easy thing to do. Just type a phrase into the search box in your upper-right corner of the browser and hit the “Enter” key. Now the trick is, how can we make searching in Firefox better? Here are ten of the most popular Firefox add-ons to revolutionize the way you search the Web.
- Googlepedia – delivering relevant Wikipedia articles along with your search results.
- Google Assistant – Surf Canyon – helps to unleash the power of search by helping you find relevant information buried in the search results of Google, Yahoo!, Live Search and more.
- VideoSurf Search Plugin – Use VideoSurf’s visual search engine to find videos from all over the web.
- Add to Search Bar – Make any pages’ search functionality available in Firefox’s built in search box.
- Advanced Dork – Get quick access to Google’s advanced operators (such as site:, intext:, and others) directly from Firefox’s context menu.
- AutoPager – Automatically load the next page of any site that has inline results. When you reach the bottom of one page go to the next!
- CustomizeGoogle – Add tons of extra information and tools to Google and remove unwanted information you don’t need.
- Infoaxe – Full text history search synchronized between multiple computers and multiple browsers. Think of it as bookmark syncing for your browsing history.
- Who Is This Person? – Highlight any name on the Web to see matching information from services like Wink, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, Facebook, Google News, and more.
- BetterSearch – An add-on for Firefox and Flock which enhances Google and Yahoo! with all their international flavors, MSN and Delicious by adding previews (thumbnails) and additional functionality.
Have another favorite search add-on for Firefox that did not make it onto the list? Leave it in the comments, because I would love to hear your opinion on which would be the king of the search extensions.