FireFox Plug-ins / Add-ons

A few weeks ago, my hard drive on my MacBook crashed, so I have been going through and re-installing all of the firefox plugins that I had, plus a few others I found in the process. It has actually been kind of enjoyable using this as an opportunity to re-think some of the browser plug-ins that I use.

FireBug
Edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. This is essential.

TypeGauge
Type Measuring for Firefox

Foxmarks Bookmarks
Synchronizes your bookmarks between two or more computers running Firefox. Includes a feature to access your bookmarks from any computer.

GrApple
Helping Firefox to look a little better than it does out of the box.

PicLens
This is by far, one of my favorite plug-ins that I use. I originally came across it in this article by John Markoff, and now I can’t live without it. I use this daily to browse images both on Flickr and Google

Page Saver
By far, this is the best way to take a screenshot of a whole web page. Much much faster than Paparazzi, which is also very nicem but uses Safari as the rendering engine.

User Agent Switcher
Perfect for switching your broswer to another user agent. I use it to test out iPhone apps I may be working on.

Web Developer Tool Bar
I used to use this more than I do currently. Firebug now handles most of the features I need on a daily basis. However, I like that I can specify that I can Disable Cache on each load of a page (which I always have set) and that i can turn styles off on any given site. It is still a must have.

GridFox
Adds a customizable grid overlay to any web page. The nice part about this grid solution is that it doesnt rely on code in the web page to function. The only downfall is that it is not easily activated through a key command.

ScribeFire
I am going to give this a try fairly soon. There are far too many links and posts that I could bang out, and most of the time I would like to not have to login to WordPress to do it. I think this might be my answer.

Sxipper
Sxipper accurately fills in forms, manages passwords and your OpenIDs.

HTTPFox
HttpFox monitors and analyzes all incoming and outgoing HTTP traffic between the browser and the web servers.

iMacros for Firefox
There has to be repetitive tasks that I do from time to time where this would come in handy – still havent had a chance to try this out.