Firefox addons to increase productivity

There are a bunch of extensions that you can use for fun or for your convenience. But I’ve marked some that are increasing our productivity, our concentration to our work, and decrease our wasted time.

I will list the extensions by Alphabetical order.

Aardvark 2.0
Powerful and user-friendly “selector” utility for selecting elements and doing various actions on them. It can be used for cleaning up a page prior to printing it (by removing and isolating elements), for making the page more readable, and (most appreciated by web developers), for analyzing the structure of a page.

Aging Tabs 0.5.2
Makes unused tabs fade with age and highlights the selected tab.

Ask Power Tools 2.0
Extends Firefox with features

BBCodeXtra is an extension, compatible with Mozilla FireFox and Mozilla Suite, which adds to the context menu new commands to insert BBCode/Html/XHtml codes in an easy and fast way.

CoLT 2.3.0
CoLT adds two menu items to the browser’s context menu, both of which are only visible when right-clicking a hyperlink. The “Copy Link Text” menu item copies a hyperlink’s associated text to the clipboard, while the “Copy Link Text and Location” menu item copies both the hyperlink’s text and URL to the clipboard in the format you choose: either as plain text, as an HTML hyperlink, or as a custom format (which you may specify). A very handy tool for blogs!

Dictionary Switcher 0.8
Toggles between the installed dictionaries automatically or manually and displays the currently selected dictionary in the status bar.

Extended Copy Menu 1.4
Provides the option to copy selection as plain text or html.

Firebug 1.05
Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.

FireColour 1.0
FireColour is a very handy Colour Picker and Converter. Its already a part of FireCal. Its gives the colour values in 20 colour models. The conversions are now only for HEX, RGB and XYZ to 20 models. More conversions will be added soon. The colour picker component is a modified version of the RainbowPicker extension. All suggestions are welcome.

FireFTP 0.97.1
FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP servers. Along with transferring your files quickly and efficiently, FireFTP also includes more advanced features such as: directory comparison, syncing directories while navigating, SSL encryption, search/filtering, integrity checks, remote editing, drag & drop, file hashing, and much more!

FlickrFox 1.3.0
Browse and search flickr photos in a sidebar. Flickrfox provides an easy way for Flickr group administrators to monitor their group pools.

Greasemonkey 0.7.20070607.0
Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript.
Hundreds of scripts, for a wide variety of poular sites, are already available at
You can write your own scripts, too. Mark Pilgrim’s definitive Greasemonkey guide, will show you how.

KGen 0.2.1
KGen (Keyword Generator) is an extension that allows you to see what keywords are strong on visited web page. Than, you can retrieve them for social sharing (tag filling) or webmastering/SEO. KGen retrieves every words of a page and lets you know how many time they appears on her and their weight in the page (a word in the title of a page has a stronger weight than a word in a paragraph).
So, you can easily know how to optimize your pages, know what’s the secret of your competitors or simply know what’s the main subject of a webpage.
You can also select some words and transfer them to your clipboard and paste them on tag fields on your favorite social network or fill meta-keywords of your web pages.

MeasureIt 0.3.6
Draw out a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.

MeeTimer 0.2
MeeTimer monitors your time online, grouping it into activities for more meaningful statistics.
It gives you easy-to-digest information on where your time is really going (include the % of the working week you need not have spent at work), so that you can take real steps to reduce wastage.
It also discourages you from procrastination, using LinkWarn and TabWarn to make you think twice before loading a new page.
As it runs all the time, every effort has been made to make it fast & light; and it benefits greatly from Firefox’s inbuilt database for speed.

Morning Coffee 1.26
Keeps track of daily routine websites and opens them in tabs.
This extension lets you organize websites by day and open them up simultaneously as part of your daily routine. This is really handy if you read sites that update on a regular schedule (like webcomics, weekly columns, etc.).

My Portal 1.0.7
A live web page of your bookmark hierarchy. Leave My Portal open in a tab to easily browse, search, and open your bookmarks and live bookmarks.

NoScript 1.1.7
Winner of the “2006 PC World World Class Award”, this tool provides extra protection to your Firefox.
It allows JavaScript, Java and other executable content to run only from trusted domains of your choice, e.g. your home-banking web site, and guards the “trust boundaries” against cross-site scripting attacks (XSS).
Such a preemptive approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even unknown!) with no loss of functionality…
Experts do agree: Firefox is really safer with NoScript ;-)

PHP Lookup 0.1.1
Quick PHP function lookup.

Save Complete 0.9b7
Saves a webpage completely, providing a better alternative to the flawed built-in save functionality of Firefox.
As more and more sites use CSS, Firefox’s built-in complete save becomes increasingly less effective, as it doesn’t support stylesheets. This extension fixes this, and saves the complete page, including all images and all stylesheets associated with the document, even imported stylesheets and images referenced in the stylesheet files.

SEOpen 0.8
Provides some basic tools to help with search engine optimization. Including google backlinks, yahoo backlinks, PageRank check, http header viewer, and more. All features are available by right-clicking on an open area of a web page, or by using the included toolbar.

insert custom text into posts and emails.

Tab Catalog 1.4.2007090301
This shows contents of all of tabs as a thumbnail-style list.
Shows thumbnail-style catalog of tabs. It will be shown for following contexts:

  • press “F8” key (you can change this hotkey as you like)
  • both click (both left and right buttons are clicked together)
  • mouseover on the toolbar button
  • mouseover on the tab bar
  • switching tabs by “Ctrl-Tab(Command-Tab)” shortcut
  • switching tabs by wheel scrolling (a feature of All-In-One Gestures)
    Thumbnails can be select with dragging or ctrl-click. You can close multiple tabs, related to selected thumbnails, at a time.

Tab Mix Plus 0.3.6
Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox’s tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager with crash recovery that can save and restore combinations of opened tabs and windows.

Tab Scope 0.1.7
Preview and navigate tab contents through popup.
Shows a popup on tabs and enables you to preview and navigate tab contents through popup. Major features are:

  • Real-time preview of tab contents
  • Navigate (Back/Forward/Reload/Stop) through popup
  • Scroll pages or frames in preview with mouse wheel
  • Click links or buttons directly in preview

Text Formating Toolbar 0.1.2
The Text Formating Toolbar is a toolbar that alows the easy formating of posts on forums, blog comments and wikis; it supports three formats BBcode (bulletin board) like used on most forums, HTML and the format used by Wikipedia.

Web Developer 1.1.4
Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools

Who Is This Person? 1.0
Highlight any name on a web page and see matching information from LinkedIn, Wikipedia, Google News, Technorati, Yahoo Person Search, TailRank, ZoomInfo, IMDB, MySpace and more.

XML Developer Toolbar 0.2
The XML Developer’s Toolbar!!!

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