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Friday, August 10

Great Firefox add-ons

I'm a big fan of Firefox and have started using a new add-on which is just brilliant.

Using SEOpen, from one right-click, I can check a page's:

  • Yahoo Backlinks
  • Pages in Yahoo Index
  • Google Backlinks
  • Google Cache
  • Pages in Google index
  • Google Translate to English
  • Google Related
  • PageRank Check
  • MSN Backlinks
  • Pages in MSN Index
  • Alexa Overview
  • Alexa Traffic
  • Alexa Related
  • Alexa Backlinks
  • "Mass Check" multiple sources at once
  • Check DMOZ Inclusion
  • Keyword Density
  • Page Size Checker
  • HTML Validator
  • Server Header Viewer
  • Wayback Machine
  • Check robots.txt
  • Whois Info

This is a bit specialist (ahem) but some of the other add-ons I love can be useful for everyone:

  • TinyUrl Creator
    Very easy copy'n'paste for a shorter URL
  • Tabbrowser Preferences
    Useful things like retrieving closed tabs, copy tab URL
  • Snipshot
    Edit images easily, simple crop, resize
  • Show Screen Captures
    Displays thumbnail screenshots next to external links on a web page, this one I think I'll disable
  • ScrapBook
    Extremely useful to clip pages or text but be even better if I was saving to my web repository, not my hard drive
  • Plain Text Links
    Lets me open a URL from text
  • Menu Editor
    Edit right-click menu
  • Image Zoom
  • IE Tab
    Shows a page as it would appear in IE
  • Groowe Search Toolbar
    Combines Google, Wikipedia (I use that a lot), Yahoo, etal
  • Greasemonkey
    Great developer tool. More >
  • Advanced Dork
  • DOM Inspector
  • LinkChecker
  • ColorZilla
    Copies any colour from a page.
  • DownThemAll!
    Speeds up + manages downloading
  • deskCut
    Puts a shortcut on your desktop
  • Adblock Plus
    Blocks ads (except those served from the site, which some do)
  • What am I missing?


    1. "What am I missing?"

      Web Developer.

      Good list of tool. I grabbed a couple of them.

    2. Date Picker / Calendar
      Google Web Accelerator for anonymous browsing (memory hog though)

    3. And ...

      Status Bar Clock
      YSlow (web page performance analysis)
      Extended Status Bar

      Sorry for no links.


    4. Peter Wardley-Repen11.6.08

      "What am I missing?"

      FireFTP is useful, as is Foxmarks if you use several computers and want to keep your bookmarks in sync across all of them - though I find a lot better for that, as it doesn't matter what computer OS or browser you're using as long as it's connected to the Web. And it beats for making short urls, too - it generates short urls you can actually pronounce, which makes remembering them and sending them to others much easier. And groups, too! it's a bit like Flickr for bookmarks. Can't stop raving about it... :-)

    5. Thanks Peter - I will investigate.

      a colleague is strongly suggesting fox marks.

      keep raving. keeps you young ;]