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Below I’ve listed 4 firefox addons that offer free and equally good alternatives to some of the costly programs and web services. These addons offer solution to 6 popular problems; 1) sending big files, 2) remote file sharing, 3) remote PC access, 4) FTP client, 5) download accelerator and 6)online storage. Get them and you’ll have it all at no cost.

1. Allpeers – File Transfer/ File Sharing Tool / Remote PC Access


  • drag ‘n drop files on your contact name to initiate transfer
  • secure file sharing with anyone from your contacts list(note: file recipient must have allpeers installed)
  • integrated chat feature
  • tip:(How to access your home PC from work.): add allpeers addon to firefox portable using different username -> then add this username to allpeers contacts list on your home PC -> and share files you want to have access to. -> Once this done, you’ll be able to securely access your files from anywhere(work, college…etc) where you can connect your portable device(USB Thumbdrive/ Ipod…etc)

2. DownThemAll – Download Accelerator (fast and easy-to-use download manager/accelerator built for firefox).


  • increase download speed up to 4 times
  • error-free pause and resume download option
  • either download all the links or images contained within a webpage or filter downloads by fully customizable criteria to get only what you need

3. FireFTP – FTP Client (this addon integrates secure, cross-platform FTP client right into your browser)


  • all standard FTP features
  • in additon to standard stuff includes more advanced features such as: directory comparison, syncing directories, SSL encryption, file hashing, and more
  • note: when used in conjunction with Firefox version it may cause high CPU usage and major slowdowns, so if you plan to use try either sticking to firefox 2.0 or anything above version

4. Gspace – Online File Storage (addon that lets you turn your gmail account into powerful online storage service)


  • drag’n drop files from your hard drive to gmail account
  • access files from any PC
  • integrated image viewer and mp3 player

(Note: Before you install any of the above mentioned addons I recommend going to its page on Mozilla’s website and check whether there are any compatibility issues with addons you already have. For instance, some of them won’t work when ‘NoScript’ addon is running)

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  1. boni
    February 3, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    that's cool