I put together these Firefox add-ons that are essential for surviving in a digital world. Like what you see? Then take yourself over to our Digital Survival collection to easily install these add-ons. Don’t forget to add the Mozilla Firefox Add-on Collector first.
1. Adblock Plus – Rid yourself of annoying adds.
2. ColorfulTabs – Simple but great idea. Every tab appears in a different color making tab browsing an easier and more colorful experience.
3. CoolPreviews – Preview links without leaving your current page. When you mouse over a link, a thumbnail of the linked page appears.
4. Forecastbar Enhanced – Local weather forecast right from your statusbar.
5. Gmail Manager – New email notification from within Firefox. Works with multiple accounts.
6. Google Toolbar – Bring Google search directly to your browser toolbar. It makes it even easier to search Google by offering instant suggestions. It also spell checks online forms, which can come in handy if you’re a lousy typist or speller.
7. Read It Later – Do you have lots of web pages you want to read later? Read It Later allows you to collect web pages to look at, well, later. A major plus is the ability to sync your collection with other computers!
8. Send Tab URLs – Allows you to email a list of URLs from all tabs in the current Firefox window. Great time saver.
9. Showcase – Great for those who keep multiple tabs open. Shows thumbnails of open pages in a single window, tab or sidebar.
10. URL Fixer – Fixes your typos in the address bar. Great if your typing challenged like we sometimes are.
What Firefox add-ons do you find essential?