Two weak back, Mozilla has launched new version of its browser called Firefox 5 with many new cool features and improvements. Firefox 5 has taken the legacy of Firefox 4 that become popular because of its totally redesigned minimal looks and speed improvements. There were many features that was introduced for the first time in Firefox 4 that made it popular choice for users to download it.
In this new version, Mozilla has once again come up with some great features in its new version Firefox 5 such as pin sites to your taskbar, easy syncing options, new password manager, keep track of search engines with color-coded search bars, new PDF viewer and MP3 player and many more that will increase your productivity while using Firefox 5.
But, there is always a problem that most of the user face when using new version of Firefox in its starting days, i.e. add-ons compatibility in Firefox. The same problem lies with Firefox 5 that means you cannot use most of the previous add-ons. Even, when I have downloaded Firefox 5 – some of the previous add-ons updated while some Firefox add-ons I have to left behind.
However, there are some developers that update their add-ons as soon as new version is launched by Mozilla. So, in this article, I am sharing some best Firefox 5 add-ons that works great with Firefox 5 and will help you to improve your productivity and performance while using new version of Firefox.
And if you are like me using Firefox 5, end your search for Firefox 5 add-ons and check out our list of 13 very useful add-ons that works great with Firefox 5.
1. Adblock Plus
Adblock Plus allows you to regain control of the internet and view the web the way you want to. The add-on is supported by over forty filter subscriptions in dozens of languages which automatically configure it for purposes ranging from removing online advertising to blocking all known malware domains.
Adblock Plus also allows you to customize your filters with the assistance of a variety of useful features, including a context option for images, a block tab for Flash and Java objects, and a list of blockable items to remove scripts and stylesheets.
DownloadHelper is a tool for web content extraction. Its purpose is to capture video and image files from many sites.
Just surf the Web as you are used to, when DownloadHelper detects it can do something for you, the icon gets animated and a menu allows you to download files by simply clicking an item
For instance, if you go to a YouTube page, you’ll be able to download the video directly on your file system. It also works with MySpace, Google videos, DailyMotion, Porkolt, iFilm, DreamHost and others.
DuckDuckGo is a general purpose search engine with way more instant answers, way less spam and real privacy. This add-on will put the encrypted (SSL) version of DuckDuckGo in your search bar.
The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to a browser.
Cooliris is a browser plug-in that revolutionizes how you find, view, and share photos and videos. Whether you’re browsing the Web or your desktop, Cooliris presents media on an infinite “3D wall” that lets you enjoy content without clicking page to page. Works great on Google Images, Facebook, Bing, and more.
Ever wondered why you are still tracked though you tried everything to prevent it? BetterPrivacy is a safeguard which protects from usually not deletable LSO’s on Google, YouTube, Ebay etc.
9. Xmarks Sync
Xmarks is the #1 bookmarking add-on. It takes only a moment to get up and running with Xmarks. After you install the add-on, click on the notification to set up Xmarks and start backing up and synchronizing your bookmarks.
Install Xmarks on each computer you use, and it seamlessly integrates with your web browser and keeps your bookmarks safely backed up and in sync.
Protect your privacy. See who’s tracking your web browsing and block them with Ghostery.
Yoono is a powerful but easy to use sidebar for Firefox that helps you simplify your online social life by connecting you to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, YouTube, GoogleBuzz, Flickr, Yammer, AIM, Yahoo IM and more…all in one place.
Yoono is also the easiest way to share stuff with all your social networks – share links, images and video from the page you’re viewing across all your networks simultaneously.
YSlow analyzes web pages and suggests ways to improve their performance based on a set of rules for high performance web pages. YSlow is a Firefox add-on integrated with the Firebug web development tool. YSlow grades web page based on one of three predefined ruleset or a user-defined ruleset.
It offers suggestions for improving the page’s performance, summarizes the page’s components, displays statistics about the page, and provides tools for performance analysis, including Smush.it™ and JSLint.
13. Amazon Toolbar
Amazon Toolbar is a free search and navigation tool that accompanies you as you surf the web, providing an easier and faster way to navigate Amazon.com without interrupting your web browsing.
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