Firefox add-ons that I use and recommend
Even using just Macs I prefer Firefox to Safari (which I use through Fluid for some web apps) ‘cause of it’s great extensibility and variety of add-ons. Below is a list of the ones I use and recommend for web development and general internet surfing:
- Firebug – you know it, it’s obligatory (Safari 4’s developer tools are great too);
- YSlow – brings to you Yahoo’s performance guidelines for web pages;
- Page Speed – a Firebug extension from Google similar to YSlow;
- Firecookie – an extension to Firebug that allows you to view and manage cookie’s contents;
- Web Developer Toolbar – a collection of nice tools for web development (like markup validation, browser window resizing, page elements manipulation and a lot of other tools);
- Ubiquity – many describe it as Spotlight for Firefox – I agree;
- Wolfram Alpha Google – integrates Google and Wolfram Alpha knowledge engine (really nice);
- Speed Dial – enables direct access to your favorite websites through Firefox’s start page;
- Download Statusbar – less intrusive download management (think Google Chrome);
- TwitterFox – simple integrated Twitter client;
- Locationbar² – enhance your browser’s location bar (highlights domain name to prevent spoofing, linkifies URL segments and other options).
What add-ons you like the most?