No matter how many people tell me I abso-freaking-lutely must start using Chrome, I just can’t get into it. The Fox is where I’m at 100%. Mostly because I’m so used to the way this browser works, but I’ve also accumulated a tidy collection of plugins I can’t live without.
These babies keep me organized, sane and ad-free.
Check ’em out. And please, leave your own recommendations and favorites in the comments! I’m a bit of a Plugin Slut now and there’s pretty much anything I’d do for a good time. Saver. Time saver.
7 Firefox Plugins That Will Rock Your World
ReminderFox – No fancy calendars here. I’ve never really been able to get into iCal or Google. I like things simple and ReminderFox is. All I do is click on the icon in my browser, quickly add in my meeting, deadline, appointment or something I need to pick up and it reminds me on the day with a notification and subtle pop up. No coordinating. Nothing fancy. Just the easiest way for me to remember to get shit done.
Firebug – This plugin is great for getting info about a website and while it’s built for developers, Firebug has come in handy when I want to know a typeface or play around with a site’s HTML.
Adblock Plus – Like I mentioned in last week’s post, Adblock is responsible for my sanity. It removes the majority of advertisements from your browser so you don’t get distracted/annoyed/frustrated. It will very occasionally mess up how a site looks and it does make using Facebook and Google Adsense impossible, but that’s why it has disabling options.( Or install a different browser like yours truly to really get the full experience.)
Accuweather – I’m gonna be honest – this isn’t the least intrusive or most accurate plugin on the planet, but it gives me the weather without having to click a damn thing, and that makes my life easy. If you have a better suggestions, I’m open to it.
Colorzilla – This plugin is great if you need to know an exact color. Whenever I’m “designing” things to match my site it’s nice to know exactly what colors to use. All you do is choose the eye dropper tool, click the color in question and – voilà – you’ve got a match. I don’t use it for anything complicated, but I do use it quite a lot.
Read It Later – Some people use bookmarks. Others leave 50 tabs open at once (I’m looking at you, Sam). Me? I Read It Later. Honestly, this puppy has changed my life. I’ve never been organized enough to bookmark and categorize the things I love. Mostly because I’m lazy, but also because sometimes I don’t love them. I just want to remember to go back and – wait for it – read it later. You can search, filter and delete, all in your browser, which is super perfect for folks like me who are both too busy and insane when the internets get too cluttered.
Screengrab! – Ever want to take a picture of an entire web page and end up zooming out a million times to fit the whole thing into your screen? No? Just me? Okay, well it took me years to realize you could actually take a screen shot of an entire page using a fancy plugin. And now that I have Screengrab! I don’t know how I lived without it.
Alright, whaddaya got for me?