For many years I used Opera as my browser. As Opera Software decided to kill their very own desktop browser and replaced it with a featureless Chrome-based clone, I switched to Mozilla Firefox. Out of the box, Firefox is not perfect for me, but installing a few add-ons changes the situation. I have hand-picked 5 must-have add-ons which improve the Firefox experience. Add-ons are the real power of Firefox and have been for a long time. Today, I would like to share with you this list of my favorite add-ons, and who knows, maybe you will find them useful too!
1 Adblock Edge
2 Tab Mix Plus
Yet another add-on I can't live without. It adds features such as multirow tabs, tab coloring and sorting, easy access to accidentally closed tabs, ability to duplicate the opened tab and lots of other features. Tab Mix Plus is one of the most feature-rich extensions I have installed in my Firefox. I discovered it when I was in search of a multirow tabs solution:
3 Redirect Cleaner
Redirect Cleaner is a very simple extension which allows you to improve your browsing experience by removing some unnecessary parts of links. For example, Google displays its search results with some intermediate URL which will redirect you to the target page. Again, some weird sites have such intermediate pages which force you to wait X seconds and watch ads before you are redirected to the desired location.
Redirect Cleaner will convert the following link:
This is really awesome.
4 Snap Links Plus
Snap Links Plus is a very useful add-on which allows you to perform various actions with a group of links. Depending on the add-on's settings, you can select a region of the opened page and copy all links from there to the clipboard, open them in background tabs or in new foreground tabs/new windows, bookmark the selected links or download their content.
5 Imgur Uploader
And the last add-on I consider as must-have is Imgur Uploader, the official extension of the Imgur.com website. It allows you to upload any image from the opened page to imgur.com. Also, it is possible to take a screenshot of the opened page.
To install any of these add-ons, click the orange 'Firefox' button, click Add-ons, and type their name into the search box.
Alternatively, use the following links:
What are your must-have add-ons? Share them with us in the comments!
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Nice list thx. The ones I use are DownloadHelper, Feed Sidebar, GlobalFindBar and OpenDownload