Whats Difference between "Add-ins" "Add-ons" "Plug-ins"
October 20, 2008 10:35am CST
Please tell me what these terms mean. Are they synonyms or different? Some use Add-ins or Add-ons.. Some use Plug-ins.. Is there anything like "Plug-ons".. Which term is correct one and more meaningful?
20 Oct 08
it is quite difficult to say which one is the correct and most meaningful as all above words are used in different contexts . As you are asking this about computer software : for firefox either a add-on or an extension is used . plug-in is used for the winamp music player , Adobe products , VLC media player , photo and video editing software ... etcetra . plug-in is generally used in hardware (electrical , electronics & mechanical) so far not heard of a plug-on . add-in is also not a popular word .