The newest version of Firefox (version 3)
includes a "smart" address bar that more often than not guesses your
intention when typing a URL (the "awesome" bar"). Other features
include one-button bookmarking, native spell-check, smooth-zoom, and
excellent anti-phishing features. Using Firefox makes it possible
to use some of the excellent browser extensions listed below on this
The widely used email client from Mozilla.
Thunderbird 2 features many new enhancements to help you better manage
your unruly inbox, and stay informed. Thunderbird 2 scales to the most
sophisticated organizational needs while making it easy to find what you
The Mozilla site that categorizes and recommends
browser add-ons the extend the power of Firefox.
There are thousands of Firefox Add-ons.
Below is a list of some that we have used and have found useful and
"AddThis for Firefox is the best add-on to make
sharing and bookmarking simple. Have all your favorite web 2.0 social
networking, bookmarking, blogging, and e-mail services at your
fingertips. Share any page, anytime, with anyone."
This extenion is GUI Front-end of "about:cache".
Allows searching and sorting memory and disk cache files.
"With ColorZilla you can get a color reading
from any point in your browser, quickly adjust this color and paste it
into another program. You can Zoom the page you are viewing and measure
distances between any two points on the page. The built-in palette
browser allows choosing colors from pre-defined color sets and saving
the most used colors in custom palettes. DOM spying features allow
getting various information about DOM elements quickly and easily. And
Download Manager Tweak
"The intent of Download Manager Tweak is in the
name. It "tweaks" the Firefox download manager with small changes and
doesn't completely redesign it. It makes some optional changes to its
appearance and allows it to be opened in a separate window, a new tab,
or the sidebar. Additional features beyond appearance include deleting a
downloaded file and re-downloading a mistakenly deleted file. The
various appearance changes can be disabled, if you don't like the look
and just want it to open in a tab or sidebar."
"Contextual unit, timezone, and currency
converter on any web site; custom conversions for offline text also
"FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP
client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to
"Helps you perform google image results quickly
by allowing view of the full size images directly..Can open any image
from the search result directly in full size or open all the images of
the search result in full size...support for Yahoo and Bing too."
"Adds zoom and rotation functionality for
"Free, easy-to-install "skins" for Firefox.
Choose from over 60,000 cool designs, including art from Harry Potter
and Bob Marley. Join over 8 million people from around the world who are
asking themselves: 'What Will My Browser Wear Today?'"
"Extends the function of the drag-and-drop mouse
gesture so that it can be used to load URLs, do a web search of selected
text on a page, or save an image on a page. The successor to Super
TwitterPix Express for Firefox
"Instantly share any photo from any web site on
Twitter by right-clicking on the photo and clicking "Share photo on
Twitter using TwitrPix" -- while you surf and without having to leave
the site you are on."
"Xmarks is the #1 bookmarking add-on. Keep your
bookmarks, passwords and open tabs backed up and synchronized across
computers and browsers. Search smarter with website ratings and reviews
displayed with your search results."
[zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you
collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right
where you do your work—in the web browser itself. AIR-oh] is a free,
easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and
share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in
the web browser itself. "