Most Useful Firefox Plugins

a selection of plugins i've found most useful

Over many years of FireFox usage, i've found a few decent extensions that i've installed and continued to use.   As a reminder to myself and as a share to you, they are listed in this post.

FireBug

Possibly THE MOST important FireFox extension of all time for web developers.

http://getfirebug.com/

WebDeveloper

Possibly THE SECOND MOST important FireFox extension of all time for web developers.   Combined with FireBug you have an awesome combination of developer tools.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/web-developer/

ColourZilla

A really cool colour dropper for picking up colours from within a site.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/colorzilla/

MemoryFox

Helps to keep Firefox's sometime heavy memory consumption under control.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/memory-fox/

DNS Cache

How many times have you gone to a local network hostname, or tried to access a remote domain before you've set it up properly, and you then end up with a bad cached copy in your DNS cache ? (not sure i described that correctly - but you get the gist)   Well this allows you to clear your DNS cache easily from with in FireFox

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dns-cache/

FoxyProxy

Great if you want an easy/simple way of having dynamic proxy selection, based on url patterns amongst other criteria.

http://getfoxyproxy.org/

Recall Monkey

Every visited a site, bookmarked it, but for the life of you couldn't remember the name of the site any longer, so your bookmark is now useless ?    I have this problem happen so many times.   This extension adds a local search page to Firefox when you click it from the status bar, you can then enter any search term(not nessecarily the name of the site or it's title, but anything that was in the content) and it will search your browser history and bookmarks and list all items that match that term.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/prospector-recall-monkey/

Video Download Helper

Makes light work of downloading videos from various sites including YouTube

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

FireShot

An excellent web page capture tool (screen capture), captures the complete page, allows you to edit/annotate it, and then save in a variety of formats or upload

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/fireshot/

or get the Pro edition here http://getfireshot.com/

Friday 13 July 2012 at 4:22 pm | | firefox

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