Top 5 Firefox Add-ons
September 21, 2008 1:15pm CST
Are you a Firefox user? If so, this feature is especially for you. There are plenty who still use IE, but the popularity of Firefox is rising, with more and more users getting hooked to it. I like Firefox mainly for the add-on plugins, which are easily available on the official website. You will find scores of them, but I shall list the five I find most interesting. There are so many options that no two persons will have the same list. So if you have anything to add, or if you disagree with me, do leave a comment. It will provide readers with more options. Stumble Upon This is simply the best add-on any Web browser could use. It appeals mainly to those who love to go through anything interesting on the World Wide Web. The way it works is very simple: after installing it you will see an icon on the top left of your brower. Every time you have the time, just click it and it will take you to any of the sites that other stumble users have tagged as "I Like". It could be anything; an interesting Flickr account,or an obscure site with 3D fractal generators. If you like what you are reading, you can even write a review. It's all available to you at a click of a button. That's not all. Interestingly, the site maintains a tab of what you like and what you have shrugged off as boring, and will regularly display content that matches your tastes. In fact,if you discover a website that you like, you can add it to the list for others to see as well. Me.dium Me.dium comes in handy when you make travel/movie plans with friends. How? "Be social when you surf the Web" is what the guys who made Me.dium tell you. Simply put, this plugin allows you to chat and surf the same web page (with your friends) at the same time. To do this, everybody in your social circle will need to install this plugin, and add each other as friends. You will see your friends on your Me.dium network list (on the left of the browser). Below each name will be a link to what they are surfing presently. This especially comes in useful when everyone is researching the same topic. Don't worry; it won't take your friends to our Gmail account if that's what's bothering you. One thing to remember is that by installing this plugin you are allowing Me.dium to gain access o your surfing history. It works across Facebook, YouTube, StumbleUpon, MySpace, Flickr, Digg, Yahoo, and Google.