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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!

Oil Standard – Odd Extension

Now you want to talk about oddball extensions, I think this one takes the cake. Oil Standard is a tool that converts all prices from U.S. Dollars into the equivalent value in barrels of crude oil. Why would you need this? I have no clue at all. It is pretty fun to play with and to settle arguments with friends.

Come on, I know we have all argued that our stuff would convert to more oil than their stuff. When you load a web page, the script seamlessly inserts converted prices into the page. As the cost of oil fluctuates on the commodities exchange, prices rise and fall in real-time. Check it out and let me know what you think!

+ Check Out the Oil Standard Extension for Firefox!

RankQuest SEO Toolbar

Search engine optimization (or otherwise known as SEO) has always been a mystery to me. Never had understood it, and I do not think I would ever want to understand it. It seems like all the SEO experts I have ever met are always a little on the grumpy side as well. If you want the SEO tools without becoming a grump, then I would suggest checking out the RankQuest SEO Toolbar.

Rankquest SEO(Search Engine Optimization) Toolbar provides you quick access to more than 30 intuitive SEO tools. Once you download and install the SEO Toolbar you are only one or two clicks away from carrying out most of your day to day SEO operations.

+ Learn More About and Install the RankQuest SEO Toolbar!

Netscape’s Digg Tracker

Now I know this must sound like some match made in Web 2.0 hell, but stick with me because it really is a pretty nice tool if you enjoy the popular social news Web site, digg.com.

Netscape’s Digg Tracker extension helps you keep tabs on what stories your Digg friends are digging, submitting, and commenting on. A new toolbar button (shown in the preview image) features the Digg digger.

When there is new activity by your friends (i.e., a new comment or a new story submission), the button will be activated and the digger will be shown with his trusty shovel. Clicking on the activated button will open a list of your friends’ activity in the sidebar, allowing you to easily browse the stories they’ve submitted, commented on, and dugg.

+ Download and Learn More About Netscape’s Digg Tracker for Firefox!

Send a Link to Any PC Folder

Now this extension delivers something I have never seen before. FavLoc allows you to set folders as “favorite locations” to which you can easily download. FavLoc menus will appear on the File menu (for saving pages), the context menu (for saving images and links), and on the download prompt. For those of you who have been needing a quick and easy way to send Web content to your PC in an organized way – this one is for you!

+ Learn More About and Install the FavLoc Extension for Firefox!

iMacros for Firefox

When it comes to doing little every day tasks via your browser, there really should be an easier way of getting things done. For managing all these smaller jobs, I would suggest you check out iMacros.

iMacros for Firefox relieves the repetition of checking on the same sites every day, remembering passwords and filling out web forms. Web professionals can use the add-on for functional and regression web testing of web applications.

+ Learn More About and Install the iMacros Extension for Firefox!

Organize Your Tools Menu

After installing a dozen or so extensions, you menus inside of Firefox might start to look a little cluttered. How can you fix this problem? You can either start getting rid of extensions, or you can add one more. Personally I love all my extensions equally – so I am going to pick the second choice and get the Tools Menu Organizer. This will at least help you get the tools menu under control.

+ Learn More About the Tools Menu Organizer!

Swiss Knife Toolbar

Don’t you love how swiss knives seem to have a tool for every occasion? Well the WebSwissKnifeToolBar is a Greasemonkey script that does the same for your browser.

Brought to my attention by its creator, this user script adds a lot of functionality to Firefox. Here are just a few things it can do.

  • Easy an fast search for: Google, YouTube videos, and Wikipedia (Spanish and English)
  • Translator English<->Spanish, with just a click
  • Spanish dictionary (RAE), with just a click
  • Convert a long URL to a tiny URL, with just a click
  • Put and save sticky notes on the Web

You can install the Greasemonkey script here or check out the blog for more information on it.