33 Promising Web Development And Social Network Firefox 3.5 Plugins

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title-new-firefox-pluginsSince the big success with WordPress related article showcasing promising and new WordPress plugins, I decided to continue with similar list showcasing Firefox plugins. Several of these plugins are still experimental, but I tested them, checked for reviews and references and carefully picked these all extensions together.

I divided this article in three sections – Web development, Social development related plugins and finally just overall handy plugins for better browsing.

Also I must remind you, you will not find already popular and well known extensions here, since the mayor community already are know such plugins like – GreaseMonkey, WebDeveloper or Firebug tools for example. Just scroll through the list, check screenshots and hopefully several of these plugins will be useful for your daily Firefox internet browsing.

Web Development Related Firefox Plugins

1.Palette Grabber 0.4.1

Creates a color palette for Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, GIMP, Flash, Fireworks, Paint.NET, or OS X based on the current page. This plugin is great using together with ColorPicker, actually extends possibilities.

palette-grabber-firefox-plugin

2.LinkChecker (not for 3.5  just yet)

Sorry for misleading – this extension hasn’t been updated to newer version just yet, it’s still only for 3.0 version.

Check the validity of links on any web page, this plugin is good for web designers and actually bloggers too.

There’s also a tool-bar button that can be added for easier access to LinkChecker. Just right click on your tool-bar, choose “Customize” and look for the button with the underlined blue check.

link-checker-firefox-plugin

3.View Cookies

Just a little bit faster and handier way how to check site cookies.

It adds a tab to the Page Info dialog box, which shows the cookies of the

current web-page. This is interesting for developers, privacy-conscious users and others.

view-cookies-firefox-plugin

4.ViewSourceWith

The main goal consists to view page source with external applications but you can also…

- open page source as DOM document, read faq

- open CSS and JS files present on page

- open images using your preferred image viewer (e.g. GIMP or ACDSee)

- open PDF links with Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader or what you prefer

- edit textboxes content with your preferred editor and automatically see modified text on browser when you re-switch focus on it, this simplifies wiki pages editing, read faq

- open server side pages that generate the browser content, this simplifies web developer’s debug, read server-faq

- open files listed in Javascript console. When editor open file the cursor can be moved to line number shown on javascript console, read js faq

For desperate cases you can add Microsoft IE to editor list.

view-source-firefox-plugin

5.Text Link 3.1.

Allows URI texts written in webpages to be loaded by double clicks.

Without this extension, when you discover an URI text not linked, like “http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/”, you have to do following steps to load the page:

1. Select the URI text completely. (It may be a hard work if the page is rendered with a proportional font. This operation always chafes me.)

2. Copy it. (press “Ctrl-C” or use “Copy” from the “Edit” menu)

3. Paste it to the location bar.

4. Press “Enter”. Then, Firefox loads it.

or,

1. Select the URI text completely. (It chafes me again!)

2. Drag the selection string to the tab bar and drop it. Then, Firefox loads it.

With this extension, you can load the URI only following one step:

1. Double-click on the URI text. Then, Firefox loads it. I’m happy.

text-link-firefox-plugin

6.Custom Buttons

Gives a possibility to create custom toolbar buttons – beautiful for designers or just personalized theme lovers, suited for me perfectly at least!

7.Subtile

Subtile is a Firefox extension that provides generic support for toolbar menus.

The menu can be located anywhere in the browser toolbars, attached to an icon that can change its appearance when an event occurs.

If you are a Webmaster, you can create your own menus and distribute them easily to your users. With the dynamic capabilities of Subtile, you can alert people when some content has changed or new messages are available.

If you are simply a curious Web user, enjoy the available menu configurations from http://www.subtile.net/subtiles.php or build easily your own video site monitor from http://www.downloadhelper.net/st-build.php

subtile-firefox-plugin

8.FirePHP

FirePHP enables you to log to your Firebug Console using a simple PHP method call.

FirePHP is ideally suited for AJAX development where clean JSON or XML responses are required. All data is sent via a set of X-FirePHP-Data response headers. This means that the debugging data will not interfere with the content on your page.

You must have Firebug installed and the “Net” panel enabled to use this extension.

You must also download a PHP library from http://www.firephp.org/HQ/

fire-php-firefox-plugin

9.FireShot

FireShot is a Firefox extension that creates screenshots of web pages (entirely or just visible part).

Unlike other extensions, this plugin provides a set of editing and annotation tools, which let users quickly modify web captures and insert text annotations and graphical annotations. Such functionality will be especially useful for web designers, testers and content reviewers.

The captures can be:

- uploaded to FREE public screenshot hosting;

- saved to disk (PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP);

- printed;

- copied to clipboard;

- e-mailed;

- sent to configurable external editor for further processing;

fireshot-firefox-plugin

10.SenSeo

SenSEO analyzes web pages and tells you how good they fulfill on-page Search Engine Optimization criteria. SenSEO is a Firefox add-on integrated with the popular Firebug web development tool. The code is based on the YSlow extension. SenSEO gives you:

- Overview of SEO-important web page components

- Analysis of on-page-SEO-criteria

In the current version SenSEO checks:

- Correct usage of Document-Title, Meta-Description and Meta-Keywords

- Headlines, Domain and URL-Path

- Other general content-criteria

You must install Firebug.

sen-seo-firefox-plugin

11.Foxy SEO

Foxy SEO Tool is a free, open source toolbar that provides quick and easy access to a multitude of search engine functions such as Google Site, Yahoo! Site Explorer, Live Fromlinks. Also included are famous web traffic analysis sites such as Alexa, Compete, Quantcast, popular statistic aggregators like Quarkbase and WebSiteOutlook. You can check a site’s listing in important directories like Dmoz and Yahoo! Directory, buzzing Web 2.0 sites such as Technocrati, Wikipedia, Digg, Delicious and links to useful network functions like Whois, Geotool, Internet Archive, etc.

foxy-seo-firefox-plugin

12.Save Complete

As more and more sites use CSS, Firefox’s built-in complete save becomes increasingly less effective, as it doesn’t support stylesheets. This extension fixes this, and saves the complete page, including all images, stylesheets, flash, javascript, and anything else associated with the document, even imported stylesheets and images referenced in the stylesheet files.

13.Nuke Anything Enhanced

Allow hiding of almost anything via context menu ‘Remove Object’ or ‘Remove Selection’ with possibility of multiple undo of ‘Remove Object’. You can also make a selection and chose “Remove everything else” to clear the page and only leave the selected text.

Once you decide what you want to Remove, Right click on it or select it, then select “Remove this Object” from the menu.

The effect of this extension is temporary, which is useful before printing a page, you can use another extension, ‘Remove It Permanently’ if you want your removed objects to be remembered.

nuke-anything-firefox-plugin

Social & Communication Related Firefox Plugins

14.Social Media for Firefox

This plugin actually is reason I thought about such article creation. It’s experimental plugin but I enjoy using it a lot, since I am very active on social networks.

Status bar that will show you how many votes content has at many social sites. Find good content first to build your social news accounts.

social-media-firefox-plugin

15.ScribeFire Blog Editor

ScribeFire is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog. You can drag and drop formatted text from pages you are browsing, take notes, upload images, and post to multiple blogs.

scribe-fire-blog-editor-firefox-plugin

16.ClipMarks

nstead of copying and pasting links, Clipmarks is like adding a pair of scissors to your browser, letting you capture exactly what you want others to see (text, images or video). Your clips are saved on clipmarks.com and can easily be syndicated to FriendFeed, Twitter, Facebook or other sites. You can also post anything you clip directly to your blog (supports WordPress, Blogger, Typepad and more) or send it directly to friends or co-workers via email. Clipmarks also gives you a way to help the environment by printing only the parts of a page that you need. By printing just what you need, you’ll save ink, paper and trees, thus making a contribution to a cleaner environment.

clipmarks-firefox-plugin

17. Facebook Toolbar

Integrate your Facebook life into your browser, this toolbar will help not to spend so much time on Facebook page, but keep track on everything what’s happening there while you’re browsing the web!

facebook-toolbar-firefox-plugin

18. TidyRead

TidyRead turns your web reading into a fast, smooth, no-fringe experience again. It intelligently extracts the core text of news articles and blog posts — even multi-page ones. TidyRead allows you to quickly grasp the main message of the page.

tidy-read-firefox-plugin

19. Cluster Tabs for Firefox

Install cluster tabs for Firefox to end tab overload, make your browser faster and share public & anonymous cluster tab web addresses with others.

Help make search better, create clusters that interest you!

cluster-tabs-firefox-plugin

20. Feedly

A magazine-like start page. A fast and stylish way to read and share the content of your favorite sites and services. Provides seamless integration with Google Reader, Twitter, Frienfeed, Delicious and YouTube.

feedly-firefox-plugin

21. Chameleon Bob

Chameleon Bob is a free add-on that helps you to change a style of your Facebook!

Install the add-on and you will be able to change skins, backgrounds and colors in Facebook. Choose any skins from our collection that were created for your pleasure!

chameleon-bob-firefox-plugin

22. Shorten URL

Shorten long URL from context menu or toolbar button with your selected URL shortener and display the result in location bar. Supports up to 100 URL shorteners.

shorten-url-firefox-plugins

23. OnlyWire – Social Networking Auto-Submitter

Submit hyper-links to over 20 social networking sites with one button click. Join thousands of publishers and bloggers using OnlyWire’s free tools to streamline the social networking submission process.

only-wire-firefox-plugin

24. Socialite

Socialite provides elegant Firefox integration with reddit.com and other sites using the open source reddit engine. Socialite displays a context-sensitive toolbar above pages linked from reddit, allowing you to vote articles up and down, view comments, and save pages to your profile. In addition, Socialite provides a streamlined lookup-or-submit button in the location bar that allows you to check if what you are browsing is posted to reddit and submit it with one click.

socialite-firefox-plugin

25. Shareaholic

Shareaholic is the ultimate add-on for the link sharing addict! If you use sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Digg, Gmail, LinkedIn, etc you’ll likely enjoy having Shareaholic by your side. Get one step closer to making your life a little easier.

shareaholic-firefox-plugin

Other Useful Firefox Plugins For Daily Use

26. SmoothWheel

Scrolls the document smoothly when scrolling the mouse wheel (or using keyboard arrows). I enjoy this plugin as designer, sort of resembles of popular jquery sliding effects :)

smooth-wheel-firefox-plugin

27. WordPress Detector

Ever wanted to know which of the sites you visit is powered by WordPress? If yes, then this small, nifty tool could be just for you!

wordpress-detector-firefox-plugin

28. Flash Video Downloader

Flash Video Downloader helps you to download embedded flash video (.flv) from YouTube-like video sharing websites in one click.

flash-video-download-firefox-plugin

29.ImageBot

Bulk/Batch/Mass Image Uploader

ImageBot is bulk/batch/mass image uploader, it allows you upload your images to a free image hosting service (ImageShack or Photobucket).

ImageBot lets you sort, filter, and make image galleries out of your images in a snap. It is especially good for your eBay auctions by way of the Thumbnail Gallery template included by default.

imagebot-firefox-plugin

30.HyperWords

With Hyperwords you can select any word on any web page and choose from powerful commands, including:

• Reference • Search • Translation • Conversion • Email • Twitter • Facebook • Tag • Blog • & More.

Highly customizable & very, very easy to use.

Demo Video available on YouTube.

hyperwords-firefox-plugin

Unfortunately those three plugins aren’t compatible with Firefox 3.5 just yet, but I think they still are pretty useful in several occasions, so I added them anyway hoping that these plugins will update soon, we can also be patient now:

31.CodeBurner for Firebug 1.1 ( version Firefox 3.0)

CodeBurner is a Firefox add-on that integrates with Firebug, to extend it with reference material for HTML and CSS.

The extension’s core functionality is centered around a new Reference panel, which contains a search tool for looking up HTML elements, attributes, and CSS properties.

code-burner-firefox-plugin

32.Locationbar² ( 3.5 compatible *updated)

* Puts emphasis on the domain to reduce spoofing risk

* Linkifies URL segments (press Ctrl, Meta, Shift or Alt)

* More URL formatting options configurable

location-bar-firefox-plugin

33.Extended Statusbar 1.5.3 (not with 3.5 yet)

A Statusbar with speed, percentage, time and loaded size (similar to Opera’s one).

Adds an Opera-like statusbar that shows:

- percentage of the page loaded,

- number of loaded images,

- bytes downloaded,

- average download speed,

extended-statusbar-firefox-plugin

Also consider checking my other previous Firefox posts showcasing really popular and well known Firefox plugins:

Popular Firefox Extensions for SEO masters

The Best 50 Firefox add-ons for Web-developers!

And maybe you know some more really good and new Firefox plugins, which is not so well known but should be? I also encourage You to comment this article – what’s your favorite plugin from this showcase and why? What kind of problems or successes you faced while using?

Finally also don’t use too much plugins and regularly clean your addons section from plugins you really don’t use – it’s the same as in WordPress – the more plugins you use, slower Firefox,Wordpress stay! I currently use like 20 plugins I cannot live without – what’s your number?

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20 Comments Best Comments First
  • Snyder

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 04:29

    1

    Shareaholic rocks!

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  • Tina

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 10:22

    7

    Great tools! I use a couple of you mentioned. Palette grabber is my fave so far..

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  • Dainis Graveris

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 10:24

    8

    @Bariski thanks, great to hear! :)

    @Jay Zuck I hope you’ll find something useful here!

    @Phaoloo yeah, though still many extensions haven’t be updated yet to 3.5.

    @Chris, Tina I understand you, for choosing and finding colors – PaletteGrabber is outstanding resource! Thanks!

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  • John D Jones III

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 18:39

    9

    LinkChecker is listed as “For an older version of Firefox.” and doesn’t appear to have a 3.5 version out yet o_O

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  • Phaoloo

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 03:04

    6

    Great plugins everyone should install in their Firefox 3.5 :D

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  • chris

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 09:11

    5

    Hey thanx for the roundup. Will check out Palette Grabber :)

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  • Bariski

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 23:54

    2

    Nice man, some new ones here. Sounds promising, i will try. Thanks for your effort.

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  • Michael

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 07:58

    3

    Excellent site, useful information thanks ……..

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  • Jay Zuck

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 01:35

    4

    You’re list of tools is pretty incredible as usual. I am excited to try some of them out.

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  • Dainis Graveris

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 20:24

    10

    @Karl thanks, glad to hear!

    @John D Jones sorry for misleading, somehow missed that, corrected now..

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  • Luis Lopez

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 23:15

    11

    I haven’t install 3.5 cause not all the extension i use are ready, so I’ll wait some days or weeks. but i bookmarked this articles to grab some from here.

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  • Kirsty Lavier

    Sunday, August 14th, 2011 15:27

    19

    I am super inlove with plugins but what I don’t like it the most or makes me turn away from it is that the reality that not all plugins are compatible with the latest version of mozilla.

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  • Glen

    Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 19:40

    20

    Style pressure body, and the in vigorous, 90 order Medicine and friction to stimulate the blood. The Yang of ancient has led moxibustion, to primarily the fertilizing in and on world.Water 386 capsize than.

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  • Philipa

    Sunday, July 24th, 2011 20:50

    17

    i wanted to use your rssFEED but it shows me some Xml errors.

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  • Genvieve

    Thursday, July 7th, 2011 13:35

    16

    loool! this is a great idea! :(

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  • Vergil Penkov

    Saturday, July 11th, 2009 07:19

    12

    Great list!

    But you’ve missed some:

    Website Developer Toolbar – contains houndreds of tools, I can make a decent page with that without switching windows.

    Autofill Forms – tired of writing your details manually while registering?

    Flagfox – ever wanted to see where a website is hosted? It also supports a middle-click whois information.

    Lazarus: Form Recovery – if your browser has pissed you off by crashing when you are filling in a large form, this plugin will recover it.

    ShowIP – shows the IP address of the current web page and allows you to quickly copy it and/or get whois details.

    And BTW ScreenGrab is better than Fireshot, I think :)

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    • Dainis Graveris

      Saturday, July 11th, 2009 15:06

      13

      @ Vergil Penkov hey, thanks! Actually on the bottom of article you can see links to several previous Firefox extension related articles and Autfill Forms, Developer toolbar and Flagfox I think is already featured there. Here I tried to find new and unknown extensions, but I like your detailed comment, I’ll check those three I didn’t know and consider adding to list :) thanks for your time :)

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  • Dainis Graveris

    Friday, December 11th, 2009 22:34

    14

    Hey, great to hear that form you! :) Thanks man :)

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  • Bill

    Friday, January 15th, 2010 13:47

    15

    inspiration !…!! I found inspiration here,thanks for article and image very help me to create new idea

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  • Glen

    Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 19:40

    20

    Style pressure body, and the in vigorous, 90 order Medicine and friction to stimulate the blood. The Yang of ancient has led moxibustion, to primarily the fertilizing in and on world.Water 386 capsize than.

    0
  • Kirsty Lavier

    Sunday, August 14th, 2011 15:27

    19

    I am super inlove with plugins but what I don’t like it the most or makes me turn away from it is that the reality that not all plugins are compatible with the latest version of mozilla.

    0
  • Philipa

    Sunday, July 24th, 2011 20:50

    17

    i wanted to use your rssFEED but it shows me some Xml errors.

    0
  • Genvieve

    Thursday, July 7th, 2011 13:35

    16

    loool! this is a great idea! :(

    0
  • Bill

    Friday, January 15th, 2010 13:47

    15

    inspiration !…!! I found inspiration here,thanks for article and image very help me to create new idea

    0
  • Dainis Graveris

    Friday, December 11th, 2009 22:34

    14

    Hey, great to hear that form you! :) Thanks man :)

    0
  • Vergil Penkov

    Saturday, July 11th, 2009 07:19

    12

    Great list!

    But you’ve missed some:

    Website Developer Toolbar – contains houndreds of tools, I can make a decent page with that without switching windows.

    Autofill Forms – tired of writing your details manually while registering?

    Flagfox – ever wanted to see where a website is hosted? It also supports a middle-click whois information.

    Lazarus: Form Recovery – if your browser has pissed you off by crashing when you are filling in a large form, this plugin will recover it.

    ShowIP – shows the IP address of the current web page and allows you to quickly copy it and/or get whois details.

    And BTW ScreenGrab is better than Fireshot, I think :)

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    • Dainis Graveris

      Saturday, July 11th, 2009 15:06

      13

      @ Vergil Penkov hey, thanks! Actually on the bottom of article you can see links to several previous Firefox extension related articles and Autfill Forms, Developer toolbar and Flagfox I think is already featured there. Here I tried to find new and unknown extensions, but I like your detailed comment, I’ll check those three I didn’t know and consider adding to list :) thanks for your time :)

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  • Luis Lopez

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 23:15

    11

    I haven’t install 3.5 cause not all the extension i use are ready, so I’ll wait some days or weeks. but i bookmarked this articles to grab some from here.

    0
  • Dainis Graveris

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 20:24

    10

    @Karl thanks, glad to hear!

    @John D Jones sorry for misleading, somehow missed that, corrected now..

    0
  • John D Jones III

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 18:39

    9

    LinkChecker is listed as “For an older version of Firefox.” and doesn’t appear to have a 3.5 version out yet o_O

    0
  • Dainis Graveris

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 10:24

    8

    @Bariski thanks, great to hear! :)

    @Jay Zuck I hope you’ll find something useful here!

    @Phaoloo yeah, though still many extensions haven’t be updated yet to 3.5.

    @Chris, Tina I understand you, for choosing and finding colors – PaletteGrabber is outstanding resource! Thanks!

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  • Tina

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 10:22

    7

    Great tools! I use a couple of you mentioned. Palette grabber is my fave so far..

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  • Phaoloo

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 03:04

    6

    Great plugins everyone should install in their Firefox 3.5 :D

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  • chris

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 09:11

    5

    Hey thanx for the roundup. Will check out Palette Grabber :)

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  • Jay Zuck

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 01:35

    4

    You’re list of tools is pretty incredible as usual. I am excited to try some of them out.

    0
  • Michael

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 07:58

    3

    Excellent site, useful information thanks ……..

    0
  • Bariski

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 23:54

    2

    Nice man, some new ones here. Sounds promising, i will try. Thanks for your effort.

    0
  • Snyder

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 04:29

    1

    Shareaholic rocks!

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