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Firefox Torrent Tools

Fox TorrentLove downloading torrents but wish that Firefox had a cool built in helper when it comes to getting the work done? I would much rather just use Firefox and not have to launch a secondary program. That is where the new FoxTorrent comes into play. I was just glancing over TechCrunch and P2P Blog’s coverage of it and I have to say it looks very promising.

They keep it plain and simple on the Web site:

The open source FoxTorrent Firefox extension that lets you stream torrents as they download, from your web browser, with zero configuration needed.

Give it a shot and let me know if you like this or using an external torrent downloader better.

+ Download and Install FoxTorrent the Extension for Firefox!

Put My Image Here!

My Image HereEver thought your own image would look better on a favorite Web site of yours? Well now you can with the Firefox extension My Image Here. This browser goody replaces images on Web sites with images you select from your local computer.

Now this is a customization tool that is easy to use and fun as well. If you are feeling like the old Google logo just is not doing it for you, all you need to do is right click on the image, select “My Image Here” and then “Load My Image Here”. No rocket science needed.

+ Download and Install the My Image Here Extension for Firefox!

Keyword Inspiration

KGenFinding yourself short on words when it comes to describing that really cool Web page you just found via keywords?

Now usually one or two might do you, as far as keywords go. Every so often though, you just can’t think of any good ones to use. That is where the KGen extension for Firefox comes in.

KGen (Keyword Generator) is an extension that allows you to see what keywords are strong on visited web page. Than, you can retrieve them for social sharing (tag filling) or webmastering/SEO.

+ Download and Install the KGen Extension for Firefox!

Add Favicons to Google

Favicons on GoogleI just love adding favicons to things.

If there was one innovation on the Web I had to pick that I could not live without, it would be our friend the favicon. It just makes browsing through links a little less challenging on the visual side. Now thanks to a Firefox extension you can add favicons to your Google usage as well.

Google Icon enhances search results by adding the favicon next to each search result (if available). Icons make it easier to recognize your favorite websites and breathe more life into that dull search page.

+ Download and Install the Google Icon Extension for Firefox!

Fill in Web Forms Quicker

InFormEnter

The other day, my sister said that the only reason she was using the Yahoo! toolbar with Firefox was for the auto-fill function that my brother-in-law liked.

At the time I did not know of a separate extension that would do the same thing. Well, I am happy to say after a little searching – I have found one.

The InFormEnter extension promises to save all of your important information so you can enter it into Web forms as you need or desire to.

InFormEnter adds a small, clickable icon next to every input field in a web form, from where you can select the item to be inserted – no typing required. You can configure it to display your frequently used information such as name, email, address and whatever else you want to be available from the form menu.

I might have to add this to the short list of extensions I use on a daily basis. It makes it really handy when you have a lot of Web forms to fill out.

+ Download and Install the InFormEnter Extension for Firefox!

More Tools Menu

Feel like your tools menu is running out of space after that 30th extension you installed the other day? There is no doubt that your Tools menu in Firefox can get a little crazy if your not careful. The More Tools Menu hopes to solve that little issue though.

It’s rather common for Firefox extensions to want to let the user trigger an action. The way to do that is the menu bar. With the default menus in the menu bar, the tools menu is usually the only choice that makes any sense, so most all the extensions seem to stuff their commands inside the tools menu. Pretty quick, with the default and all the additional items, that menu is way too big to deal with.

This simple extension just takes all “new” tools menu items, and moves them into a new “More Tools” menu.

If your tools menu is getting a little hard to use, try picking up this extension – it really works!

More Tools Menu

+ Download and Install the More Tools Menu Extension for Firefox!

Google Utilities

Do you want a Firefox extension that gives you quick and easy access to all of Google’s services? When you look at things like Google’s word processor and RSS reader, you begin to think of these things as applications more than Web sites. The GUtil! Extension treats them as an extended arm of the browser.

After you install this extension it adds a new menu item just for Google and all the products they have out in the market today.

If you are a big Google fan, this could be the best way for you to get into each service you know and love. Horrible name for an extension, but it does get the job done.

+ Download and Install the GUtil! Extension for Firefox!

View Javascript Via Firefox

Need a quick and painless way to view javascript in Firefox? Check out JSView!

Well now there’s a much easier way. You can use the JSView extension to solve the problem. You can access it from the context menu, from the toolbar, from the view menu, or from the status bar. If the website you are viewing contains any external js/css files, an icon will appear that says “CSS”, “JS”, or both. Each individual file can then be viewed by clicking on the filename. The file will be opened in a new window. You can also choose to open all external files by clicking on “View All”.

+ Download and Install the JSView Extension for Firefox!

Link Counter

Ever wondered to yourself how many links are on this very Web site? No, neither have I really but I guess it might something that somebody wants to know. For those folks who do – you should check out the LinkCounter extension for Firefox.

The Link Counter extension, display a count of total links of a web page and his frames in status bar. You can select the link type to count: empty, file, targets, anchors, javascripts, mails, internal and external links.

I could see this being a useful tool for Web developers. Other than that, the only use I could find for it was to prove bets with your friends that you can guess how many links are on the Web page you are on. If that sort of thing amuses you, please stick to your drinking games for now.

+ Download and Install the LinkCounter Extension for Firefox!

Date Picker Plus Calendar

Since I eliminated my wall calendar this year and started using Google Calendar to write down all my important dates, I have been catching myself from time to time looking up at the blank spot where the wall calendar used to be. While browsing through extensions I think I may have found one to help me get my date fix. the Date Picker/Calendar extension gives you a little date and time notification the bottom of the Firefox window.

This extension will add the current date/time to a small pane in your status bar. You can then click the date and a calendar will pop up, where you can scroll through months or years looking for the date you’re interested in. When you click a date in the calendar, it will be displayed in a handy text box which then allows you to copy it out for whatever purpose.

+ Download and Install the Date Picker/Calendar Extension for Firefox!