Do you like to be alerted or updated when something new happens? No matter if it is with your favorite social network or even your email – I have a list of 5 of the most popular extensions in the Alerts & Updates category (taken from Mozilla’s official ranking). I hope you enjoy the list – and if there is another add-on you like more be sure to leave a link for it in the comments!
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Notice something acting a little weird with Firefox? Might be about time you did a plugin check. Depending on what version of Firefox and the various plugins you are running, you could run into problems. Thankfully though, Mozilla gives us access to a great resource to use to make sure you are using the latest and greatest versions of all the plugins you have in your browser.
Can’t you wait a few more minutes to see if anything has been updated on Facebook, Twitter or Google +? Thankfully, for Firefox users, there is a really nice add-on that will check into this for you. Tab Badge will give you uniform notifications of new content in the Firefox tab bar.
Now that Firefox 4 is out in the wild, Mozilla is changing up the way we all test and update Firefox. Users will now have three different variations of Firefox to download at any given time. Now, most people will want to download the final release version – as that is the most stable of the bunch. However, for those of you who like to test Firefox out as the development cycle rolls on – you have some exciting new things to look forward to.
Firefox 4 Beta 10 has been released by Mozilla. This update, on the heels of the Beta 9 release, really only brings more stability to an already amazing new browser interface. The official release notes as far as changes go have been pretty sparse, but it seems stability is the big update this time around.
Do you belong to every social network that pops up on the Web? I am kind of a sucker for them, so of course I turned towards Firefox to help me keep up with them all. Yoono helps you keep all your social networks and instant messaging needs all in one easy to use application. Easily get all your updates or update your own status, across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.
The exciting Firefox feature to be added in the release of Firefox 4: Beta 2 was App Tab support. The idea behind App Tabs is simple. You are able to keep a favicon only tab open and pinned to the browser at all times. Now yes, you can do this with the help of add-ons in Firefox 3, but I am excited to see this feature make its way into Firefox 4.
There has been a pretty cool update to Firefox in the past 24 hours. If a plugin crashes or freezes, it will no longer affect the rest of your browser. You will be able to reload the page, restart the plugin and try again.
There will be no more updates for Firefox 3.0.x anymore, so if you haven’t upgraded to Firefox 3.6 – you had better hurry up and do so. That was the official word from Mozilla on the topic in a recent meeting.
My RSS feed reading application of choice is Google Reader. I have been using it for several years now, and it has never let me down. Now, that is not to say it could not be improved though. Here are a few ways you can make your RSS feed reading in Google Reader even better.
The Google Reader Watcher add-on is handy to have, because it will check your Google Reader for unread new posts. You can use this to keep track of how many stories you have yet to read. Checking Google Reader with this add-on is much more practical than visiting the Google Reader web site several times a day, for those RSS feed addicts out there like me.