Whats Difference between "Add-ins" "Add-ons" "Plug-ins"

@systems (460)
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?
2 responses
@satyakam (1112)
• India
20 Oct 08
Hi friend as per my knowledge there is no difference between these words i mean plug ins ,plug-on ,add-in and add-on same.just some are using differently.i think add on more appropriate and plug in is the perfect word.
@mvsrao (4367)
• India
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 .