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Firefox is famous for its addons, and for good reason: they can make your browser do just about anything. But which addons are the most useful? Here are the addons we think are best, what they do, and where you can find them.

Enjoy! Also let us know if we’ve missed anything, okay? We plan to update the list semi-regularly.

Bookmarks and Clipping

If you’re using the web for research, you need to compile what you find as quickly as possible, and note a few sites for future reference. Here are tools for saving those relevant bits of information, and for compiling and managing your bookmarks.

Evernote Web Clipper

If you don’t use Evernote, you’re missing out: it’s the perfect place to put all those things you need to remember for later but don’t need right now. And the fastest way to send something to Evernote is the Web Clipper, which Aaron called the ultimate content saving tool Evernote's New Web Clipper Is The Ultimate Content Saving Tool Evernote's New Web Clipper Is The Ultimate Content Saving Tool Evernote's Web Clipper isn't new. But if you haven't heard, or perhaps didn't like the Evernote clipper in the past, this is the right time to look into it again. Read More . You won’t remember how you browsed without it.

Zotero

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Creating citations is the funnest part of academic writing, right? If you’re convinced, check out Zotero for Firefox. It takes the stress out of referencing Take The Stress Out Of Referencing With Zotero Take The Stress Out Of Referencing With Zotero Essays are dry. They're time consuming. They're dull. And the worst part of it? Referencing. Thankfully, there's an app out there making referencing less frustrating. Read More by creating a bibliography in just one click, and it’s also a useful tool for compiling resources. A must for academics.

Scrapbook

If you’d rather your clippings live right in your browser, check out Scrapbook. You’ll get a sidebar where you can store and share research How To Share & Synchronize Research Data To Other Computers How To Share & Synchronize Research Data To Other Computers Read More .

Xmarks

If you use more than one browser, you need this. XMarks is a bookmark and password syncing service XMarks Syncs Bookmarks & Passwords Between All Major Browsers XMarks Syncs Bookmarks & Passwords Between All Major Browsers Read More compatible with Firefox, Chrome, Safari and internet Explorer – meaning you can take your bookmarks with you when you switch from one to the other.

Pearltrees

Compile things you find interesting, arrange them visually and share the results with the world. That’s the idea behind Pearl Trees, which lets you share the best of the web with your own visual library Organize The Best From The Web In Your Own Visual Library On Pearltrees [Chrome] Organize The Best From The Web In Your Own Visual Library On Pearltrees [Chrome] Pearltrees is a more natural way to process all we save and share on the web. At its simplest, it is a free web curation tool but with a completely visual interface (like a mindmap)... Read More . It’s long been a top-rated Firefox addon, check it out and learn why.

Notepad (formerly QuickFox Notes)

Sometimes, while researching, you need to quickly write something down. If you’d rather keep everything in the browser, QuickFox notes lets you write and save notes QuickFox Notes - Write and Save Notes In Firefox QuickFox Notes - Write and Save Notes In Firefox Read More with a tabbed interface.

Custom Browsing

Firefox isn’t just a tool you can use: it’s something you can make personal, and use to make the web look however you like. Here are some addons that let you do just that, by changing how you browser behaves or adding quick tools to the right-click menu.

Stratiform

There are a lot of Firefox themes out there, but if you can’t find one that’s just right, don’t worry: you can design your own Firefox skin Design Your Very Own Firefox With The Amazing & Versatile Stratiform Design Your Very Own Firefox With The Amazing & Versatile Stratiform The competition between Firefox and Chrome is getting ever fiercer, and as users, it’s us who hold the power to choose which browser makes our lives better. Without commenting on which is actually superior, I... Read More with Stratiform. It’s easy.

All-In-One Sidebar

Bookmarks, history, downloads: why should all of these things live in a tiny toolbar? Give yourself more room to work, without adding clutter: put everything you need in a sidebar The Real End Of Clutter: All-In-One Sidebar Brings Everything You Need To Your Sidebar [Firefox] The Real End Of Clutter: All-In-One Sidebar Brings Everything You Need To Your Sidebar [Firefox] I'm not easily impressed with add-ons, but All-in-One Sidebar is an excellent addition to anyone's Firefox browser. Yes, you shouldn't install too many browser extensions, but AiOS can easily replace several you're already using, and... Read More .

Vertical Toolbar

Don’t want an entire sidebar? Just move a few buttons, then. Doing so can save you a lot of vertical space Going Vertical - Free Your Browser Window From Clutter With Vertical Toolbar [Firefox] Going Vertical - Free Your Browser Window From Clutter With Vertical Toolbar [Firefox] I love Firefox. Yes, it’s not perfect, I’ll admit to that in a heartbeat, but for me, it’s almost everything I want from a browser. One thing that does bother me though, is its slight... Read More , so give it a shot if you want more of your screen to show the site you’re looking at.

Classic Theme Restorer

ClassicThemeRestorerFF

This handy addon brings back some of the buttons, tab preferences, and toolbar options from previous Firefox versions. There are many customization options such as changing tab location, different sizes and modes for menu icons, and options for closing tabs and opening panels.

gTranslate

See some text you don’t understand? With this addon installed all you need to do is right-click to see a translation.

TinEye

Where did that picture come from? TinEye lets you find out quickly: just right-click, then click “Search image on TinEye” to find images similar from around the web. There’s no end of uses for this sort of reverse image search Check Out Some More Uses Of A Reverse Image Search Using TinEye [Chrome] Check Out Some More Uses Of A Reverse Image Search Using TinEye [Chrome] Image recognition is getting better by the day. Perhaps, that’s why we keep talking about it so much. The reverse search engine that usually gets most of the clicks is TinEye. We didn’t miss out... Read More , from spotting fake Facebook profile pictures to determining whether an image is fair use.

Greasemonkey

Customize the way your favourite websites look with scripts. This addon is legendary, though possibly less useful with the decay and eventual death of UserScripts.org. GreasyFork is probably the best place to find scripts now.

Stylish

Similar to Greasemonkey in some ways, but focused on changing how sites look instead of how they act. Think of it as themes for your favourite sites Use Custom Styles For Any Website With Stylish [Chrome] Use Custom Styles For Any Website With Stylish [Chrome] Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Web designers and developers have to live with this curse every day. And when you happen to work for a major website like Facebook, even the slightest... Read More .

User Agent Switcher

Want to see the mobile version of a page? Or access a site that’s “Chrome Only”, or “internet Explorer Only”? User agent lets you trick websites into thinking you’re using a different browser Impersonate Other Browsers With User Agent Switcher [Firefox] Impersonate Other Browsers With User Agent Switcher [Firefox] The User Agent Switcher extension is a secret agent in disguise for Firefox. You can put on your IE hat and slip past virtual bouncers into Internet Explorer-only websites; blend in as an iPhone and... Read More .

Developers

If you’re an aspiring web developer, you need to know about these tools – they’re the reason so many pros use Firefox, or at least keep it around for certain instances.

Firebug

If you’re a developer, you’re already using it. If you’re just curious, know that it’s a way you can customize any website Amateur's Guide To Customizing Website Design With FireBug Amateur's Guide To Customizing Website Design With FireBug Read More by editing the CSS, HTML and Javascript in real time. Watch what happens and learn!

Firepicker

You probably don’t have every color code memorized, so use while you’re editing sites with Firebug. It pops up and lets you pick a color with your mouse, and pastes the proper code.

SeoQuake SEO Extension

SeoQuakeFFAddon

When you need a little help with search engine or social media optimization, SeoQuake SEO Extension is a terrific tool. With this addon, you can investigate site parameters, view keyword density for phrases, look over site compliance data, and see the internal and external links.

FireFTP

Why install a separate program for FTP transfers when you can do it right in your browser? FireFTP is a powerful Firefox FTP client FireFTP is a Powerful Firefox FTP Client You Can Use in Your Browser FireFTP is a Powerful Firefox FTP Client You Can Use in Your Browser If you've ever done any sort of web management, then you've probably used FTP at some point or another. Most web hosts will have a primitive file uploader than you can use straight from your... Read More .

FEBE

FEBEFF

Back up and rebuild your Firefox extensions with FEBE. Decide what to back up along with where and when. The addon’s options include reminders, cloud service connections, and import and export tools. You can also perform a quick backup or restore right from your main menu.

MeasureIt

It’s like a tape measure for web designers MeasureIt: A Simple Ruler Extension for Firefox MeasureIt: A Simple Ruler Extension for Firefox Read More , letting you quickly measure the size in pixels of any area. Perfect if you need to know how big an image you can fit in a given place.

FontFinder

Hey, which font is that? Find out quickly with this tool.

RightToClick

RightToClickFF

When a website disables your options for selecting text, right-clicking, or saving images RightToClick is there to help. This extension includes a list of items you can choose from for what you would like to disable including handlers, page timers, event listeners, and CSS.

Connect To Mobile

Firefox syncs your bookmarks and open tabs with its mobile version, but you can send a lot more than that to your phone. Here are tools for getting content from your desktop Firefox to you other devices.

Send To Kindle

Found a long article, but don’t have time to read it now? With this you can save websites to your Kindle How To Save Websites To Read Later On Your Kindle How To Save Websites To Read Later On Your Kindle Our computers aren't made for reading long-form articles, but Kindles are. You can send websites to your Kindle and read them later, just like you'd read eBooks on your Kindle. This lets you use your... Read More , so you can read them later on your e-ink screen.

Pocket

Send the currently open article to the ultimate digital bookmarking service Pocket - The Ultimate Digital Bookmarking Service Pocket - The Ultimate Digital Bookmarking Service As Bakari previously reported, the well loved Read It Later - which enabled users to save articles to read later from a bookmarklet or various apps it was integrated with - was discontinued and replaced... Read More , so you can read it later on your phone or tablet.

LastPass

Nothing is worse than typing a long password with a phone keyboard. With LastPass for Firefox, you can sync your passwords to your phone and all of your other devices. LastPass also makes logging into sites faster on your desktop, so it’s the ideal password management system LastPass for Firefox: The Ideal Password Management System LastPass for Firefox: The Ideal Password Management System If you've not yet decided to use a password manager for your myriad logins online, it's time you took a look at one of the best options around: LastPass. Many people are cautious about using... Read More .

Pushbullet

PushbulletFFAddon

Pushbullet is a great tool for sending and syncing information to and from most anywhere quickly. You can send a link, share a screen shot, type a message, or drop a file between your devices or even to other people. The tool also lets you send to multiple devices at one time, show notifications, and add a password for end-to-end encryption.

Music and Video

There’s a lot of great media online, and Firefox is a good browser to enjoy it with. But are there tools that can make streaming, and downloading, a bit better? Of course there are.

DownThemAll

If you like to find and download media – images, videos or music – you’re going to want this legendary addon. One click lets you download every piece of media linked to on a page, or every image on that page.

Ant Video Downloader

Downloads videos from a surprising number of sites, so you can watch them offline. Use responsibly.

Hola Unblocker

Wish you could watch an American streaming site like Hulu, or British ones like iPlayer? Hola lets you easily access geoflitered content Hola Unblocker - Easily Access Region-Blocked Content Hola Unblocker - Easily Access Region-Blocked Content Access sites like Hulu, CBS, iTV and Pandora regardless of which country you're in. Even better, there's no need to change your DNS settings or set up a VPN. Hola Unblocker is an Android app,... Read More .

Turn Off The Lights

Darkens everything on the page but the video you’re watching, kind of like turning the lights off in the theater.

Security

HTTPS everywhere

Lots of sites offer HTTPS encryption, but leave it off by default. This addon turns it on whenever possible, giving you an added layer of security Encrypt Your Web Browsing With HTTPS Everywhere [Firefox] Encrypt Your Web Browsing With HTTPS Everywhere [Firefox] HTTPS Everywhere is one of those extensions that only Firefox makes possible. Developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, HTTPS Everywhere automatically redirects you to the encrypted version of websites. It works on Google, Wikipedia and... Read More .

Web Of Trust

Is the site you’re looking at trustworthy? Users vote about the trustworthiness of a site, meaning you’ll get a warning if you’re browsing something potentially harmful. It’s your own personal internet bodyguard Encrypt Your Web Browsing With HTTPS Everywhere [Firefox] Encrypt Your Web Browsing With HTTPS Everywhere [Firefox] HTTPS Everywhere is one of those extensions that only Firefox makes possible. Developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, HTTPS Everywhere automatically redirects you to the encrypted version of websites. It works on Google, Wikipedia and... Read More .

TrackMeNot

Don’t want Google watching your every move? This addon sends a bunch of random searches to Google, Bing and more, making it harder to search engines to track your online activity.

Ghostery

GhosteryFFAddon

For finding tracking elements, Ghostery is a wonderful extension 10 Simple Firefox Extensions to Protect Your Privacy 10 Simple Firefox Extensions to Protect Your Privacy Sometimes we just want to protect our privacy from simple tracking, cookies, or Web requests. These 10 extensions for Firefox are just that – simple tools that can help with keeping your privacy private. Read More . When visiting a page, you will see the Ghostery icon in your toolbar display a count notifying you of the number of tracking elements found. You can then decide which of those trackers to allow by flipping the switch beside each one and also add a site to your whitelist easily.

Privacy Badger

PrivacyBadgerFF

For blocking invisible trackers and spying advertisements, Privacy Badger has you covered. With simple settings like whitelisted sites, a badge icon for trackers, and an easy slider to adjust blocking and cookies on particular websites.

Shopping Enhancers

Finding the best price is way easier in your browser than it is at the mall, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be even easier. Here are the best Firefox tools for the job.

Invisible Hand

It’s automated price comparison! Browse any online store, and this addon will let you know if anything you’re looking at can be found for less somewhere else. This will save you money 3 Useful Firefox Add-ons To Help Save You Money 3 Useful Firefox Add-ons To Help Save You Money Read More .

Shoptimate

ShoptimateCompareFF

Shoptimate is a convenient tool for comparison shopping because it works automatically while you are viewing a product. You will then see the lowest price and where to obtain it pop right up. There is also a button to view additional prices and locations and you can click to go directly to another store on the list.

Amazon Add To Wish List

Add anything you find online to your Amazon Wish List – regardless of which site you found it on Add Anything To Your Amazon Wish List With This Browser Addon [Chrome] Add Anything To Your Amazon Wish List With This Browser Addon [Chrome] Occasions to give and receive gifts happen throughout the year. Likewise, you have the whole year to craft your own wish list and collect gift ideas for friends and family. But do you have a... Read More .

Honey

HoneyFFAddon

Another sweet shopping tool 5 Useful, Money-Saving Online Shopping Tips You Should Know 5 Useful, Money-Saving Online Shopping Tips You Should Know Here are several tips and tricks to help you hold onto more of your hard-earned cash. Read More is called Honey. With this add-on, you can obtain discount codes and have them applied at checkout time. As you shop, Honey will search for coupons and sales automatically and the toolbar icon will light up when something is found. Then just review the deals, make your pick, and you are on your way.

Social Networking Tools

Social networks are great for keeping in touch with friends and finding great content. Here are a few tools that make your favorite networks just a bit better.

StumbleUpon

The magic internet button that takes you to a random website. Still awesome after all these years StumbleUpon For Firefox - It's Still Awesome StumbleUpon For Firefox - It's Still Awesome Where do you get your fix of fun, interesting sites to look at? These days, it's probably Reddit, Twitter or Facebook. But do you remember the time when the best site to find new interesting... Read More .

Reddit Enhancement Suite The Best Firefox Addons The Best Firefox Addons Firefox is famous for its addons. But which addons are the most useful? Here are the addons we think are best, what they do, and where you can find them. Read More

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Add keyboard shortcuts, embedded media and so much more to Reddit. If you browse the site often, this is a must-have. It’s necessary if you want to use Reddit like a boss Use Reddit Like A Boss With This Combo Package Use Reddit Like A Boss With This Combo Package Today, we're going to take a look at a couple of browser extensions that will enhance your Reddit experience. One of them is an old fogey, so you might of already heard of it by... Read More .

Buffer

Tweeting too much can overwhelm your followers. With Buffer, you can schedule to share whatever you’re reading right now sometime later – important if you want to optimize viewership.

AddThis

AddThisFFOptions

The AddThis extension has hundreds of sharing options from popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to less familiar options like Amen Me!, Fashiolista, and Links Gutter. You can also print easily or send via email.

ShareThis

ShareThisFFAddon

Share This is another addon that allows you to share to many locations. It does not currently have hundreds, but it does have the most popular sites. Facebook, Twitter, Buffer, LinkedIn, and Pinterest are among the options and email sharing can be done using Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or Outlook.

Hootsuite Hootlet

HootsuiteHootletFFAddon

If you are a Hootsuite fan for sharing to Twitter, Facebook, or even Google Plus 6 Great Social Sharing Extensions for Firefox 6 Great Social Sharing Extensions for Firefox People love to share articles online, but some of us like to have more options than are presented to us by the site. In fact, this is a common problem. Read More , then the Hootsuite Hootlet addon is a great tool. The sharing window automatically pops in the name of the website or article and a shortened URL. You can then select your account, add a new one, and schedule the post. You can also edit the post to include another link, an attachment, or a location.

Tab Management

If you regularly can’t see the favicons because of how many tabs you have open, there’s help for you. Here are some addons that can keep things under control.

Tab Utilities

If there’s anything – anything at all – you wish you could change about the way tabs behave in Firefox Control How Links Open & Tabs Behave With Tab Utilities [Firefox] Control How Links Open & Tabs Behave With Tab Utilities [Firefox] Tab Utilities is a Firefox add-on that helps you to control the behavior of different links from different locations to the smallest detail. You can determine how tabs will open or close, where links from... Read More , check this addon first.

Duplicate Tab Closer

If you open the same website in two different tabs, this addon will automatically close one of them, helping you organize your tabs Organize Firefox With These Superb Tab Management Tools Organize Firefox With These Superb Tab Management Tools Multiple tabs are a common reality to modern web browsing. It doesn't take long at all before you have a good number of tabs open, and that's natural. However, despite the great convenience that tabs... Read More .

Tab Mix Plus

TabsMixPlusFF

Control and customize your tab options with Tabs Mix Plus. This extension lets you manage opening, closing, and merging tabs. You can also adjust mouse gestures and clicking, context menus, and the opening of new pages. In addition, you can check out the session manager within the tool.

Tile Tabs

Browse multiple sites, at once, in a single window. This addon lets you get more out of your wide screen Tile Tabs for Firefox: Letting You Use The Full Potential Of Your Wide Screen Tile Tabs for Firefox: Letting You Use The Full Potential Of Your Wide Screen There's a reason the new Chromebook Pixel, an expensive high-end machine, uses a 3:4 aspect ratio rather than widescreen 16:9. It's because the Web is vertical. Webpages scroll up and down, but most of us... Read More .

Tab Grenade

TabGrenadeFFAddon

If you work with a lot of tabs open at one time, then Tab Grenade is awesome. This tool can help you get where you need to go without clicking each tab. With the click of a button, closes all tabs for you and places their links in one spot. You can then open one or all of them back up, remove the group, or close just one at a time.

ColorfulTabs

ColorfulTabsFFAddon

ColorfulTabs is a favorite for tab organization 25 Firefox Addons That Will Make You More Productive 25 Firefox Addons That Will Make You More Productive For those who use Firefox, we have suggestions and add-ons that can assist you in successfully satisfying your productivity resolution. Read More because it allows you to color-code your tabs to see what you need at a glance. You can set up presets so that specific domains always open in the same color or choose a specific color for the tab you are currently using. You can use highlight or blink effects and convert tabs into a compact view.

Original Version: Written by Justin Pot
Last updated: September 29, 2016

  1. Andrew
    November 20, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    +1 WOT has security problems
    HOLA has been collecting data of users
    Ghostery was selling data and doesn't update often any more, once a month? So it is no longer wonderful!
    Adblock Plus has been selling user data.
    Better options are Adguard, free as a browser extension can whitelist sites or
    uBlock Origin also free.
    Privacy Badger is great!
    Where is Duck Duck Go?

  2. SlayerXcore
    November 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Web of trust should not be used at this time due to an exploit please do research.

  3. P.ledroit
    November 15, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    [Tab Management]
    There is also TabDeque which is wonderful.
    Simply click on the current tab to "minimize" it and get back to the last tab you were coming from, and so on.
    Nice to get back on your tab switching historical track.

  4. Ron Ablang
    October 9, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    LogMeOnce. Another password manager I use in parallel w/ LastPass.

  5. 919263
    October 7, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Tab Utilities disables the Middle Mouse click.
    had tried it sometime back but forgot and tried it again...
    Same results...Crap..

  6. Greg C
    October 6, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I would suggest FireGesture (http://www.xuldev.org/firegestures/) or any good mouse gesture add-on. It completely changed the way I browse. But be careful, mouse gestures are addictive and once you start using them you'll be trying to use them in every program, not just in FireFox!

    Also, Session Manager (http://sessionmanager.mozdev.org/) which integrates well with TabMixPlus (which is also essential).

    Cheers!

  7. A41202813GMAIL
    October 3, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    FEBE Has A Feature I Use The Most:

    - The Individual .XPI File Save Of All The Extensions You Have Already Installed.

    I Would Love To Have That Feature For Some Or All Of The CHROME Clones.

    Thank You.

  8. Open Dev UA
    October 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    For notes I can recomend O'Notes. It usable extension have many options for customization.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/onotes

  9. Damian
    May 12, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Was hoping to see SiteLauncher on the list, http://www.donesmart.com/sitelauncher/ - it's a speed dial extension but better, because it offers keyboard shortcuts and overlays the current page, so faster than opening a new tab first.

  10. Georgee
    March 31, 2015 at 3:42 am

    There used to be a great image down loader, but it was changed to VIDEO LOADER Ultimate and I can not get it to work.
    And the old "Downloadhelper" disappeared from the add-ons.
    This site seems to not mention even ONE to download pictures or images from a web page using Firefox add-ons.
    ANYONE found a good and reliable image or picture down-loader that can download the entire page?

    • Tinnk1972
      April 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      Wouldn't right clicking on the page you want to save and then from the drop down menu select "save page to "or "save page as" work in the situation of full page downloads work ?
      I am sure there are other ways to go about this in the newest version of Firefox , but all versions should have this as an option.

  11. Omar G.
    December 23, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Ugh... Where's PushBullet?

  12. Steve M.
    December 23, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Surprised "Tab Mix Plus" wasn't in your list. I've been using it since it launched. awesome tabs enhancement add-on! adds about a hundred more things you can do with/to/in/etc... tabs.

    • Tinnk1972
      April 24, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      I Agree, "Tab Mix Plus" is an excellent tab management tool.

      I also have been using ever since I learned about it, which was approximately 10 minutes after using internet explorer .

      Of course this change did not happen until I wasted a year on AOL and finding new ways to get free months of time from them ..... and one day I woke up and found out that the internet isn't just AOL and can be gotten in much better way like Comcast, a decision I'm starting to think might get tossed into the AOL pile if a better provider comes to my area.

      Unfortunately for me they are the fastest and best provider I've got ATM !!!!

  13. KT
    December 22, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    You rat bastard! Just when I thought I had every ad on I need for my browser, you give me a list of some really cool ones to try! Great article btw.

    • Justin Pot
      December 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      Sorry about that! :)

  14. dragonmouth
    December 22, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    More add-ons to slow down Firefox.

    BTW - Where are AdBlockPlus and NoScript?

    Oh, that's right! They supposedly destroy the Internet. They have been around for years and the Internet is doing better than ever.

    • Jerry Cooper
      December 22, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Do you just go to every tech blog and rant all day long?? Seems you hardly ever have anything nice to say. Sad.

    • dragonmouth
      December 22, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      "Do you just go to every tech blog and rant all day long??"
      Do you follow me around the Internet so you can say with certainty that I rant on every tech blog? Or are you just generalizing based on one post?

      "Seems you hardly ever have anything nice to say."
      Let's analyze my comments. Every so often MUO publishes an article with a title like "The X Best add-ons for NAME browser. Since I've been reading MUO, various authors have recommended a total of somewhere around 50 add-ons. When MUO recommends something, readers, especially those with less PC experience, start using the recommended add-on or product. It has been my experience that many people download and use all the "convenience" and "appearance" add-ons they can find in the name of customization. Then they complain that their browser is slow. Unfortunately, the more add-ons you have running, the slower your browser becomes. IIRC, in the past year MUO had a poll on how many add-ons people use. If I am not mistaken, the most common number was around 100 add-ons, with a number of users having more than 300 add-ons. Hence my comment.

      BTW - I made no comment about the quality of the suggested add-ons. Mozilla/Firefox vet their add-ons pretty well so that bad ones are few and far between.
      At least five of MUO's regular writers, at one time or another, have written anti-AdBlock articles saying , in so many words, that ad blocking software "is destroying the Internet." Other MUO writers have expressed the same sentiment while responding to user posts. MUO writers aciduously avoid ever mentioning AdBlock and NoScript, except in a negative manner. Hence my comment.

    • Linda Kilbride
      July 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      There are many who have FREE informational sites who do not sell anything. The only way these sites are able to exist is through showing ads. It is not ethical for people to use those sites with an ad-blocker on.

      • fcd76218
        July 7, 2016 at 5:22 pm

        "The only way these sites are able to exist is through showing ads. "
        If their content is so crappy that they have to rely on ads, then maybe they no business existing. There is no God-given or Constitutionally guaranteed right for any business to exist, Under capitalism, if you follow the wrong business plan, you are gone. Relying on ads is the wrong business plan. Porno sites and political sites are not complaining about ad-blockers but they have interesting content.

        " It is not ethical for people to use those sites with an ad-blocker on."
        But it is ethical for those sites to steal my bandwidth with ads for products I will never even look at? I am the one paying for bandwidth, not the sites that object to my use of ad-blockers.

  15. Lawrence
    December 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I am really impressed by this list as a long-time Firefox user.
    Quite a lot of them is already installed to my firefox, but I found more useful addons from this list!

    You did a really great job, and this list is very helpful to me :)
    Thank you for sharing, Justin! Keep up the good work!

  16. Christopher Wetmore
    December 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I'd go with SocialFixer rather than FB Purity, if for no other reason than habit. And frequent updates.

  17. Alahu
    December 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    You don't need ColorZilla anymore. Firefox has this built into the browser in the dev button on the toolbar (you might need to enable it first)

  18. Jerome Masson
    December 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Great post Justin! But I would add 4 to this list:
    - "AdBlock Edge" combined with "Element Hiding Helper" (the first one removes all the ads for a hassle-free web browsing, the second helps you hide elements you don't want to see either like feedback button or social sharing toolbars). => https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-edge/ + https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/elemhidehelper/
    - "Disconnect" (great addition to AdBlock Edge) => https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/disconnect/
    - Lazarus: Form Recovery (as the name implies, you can recover any form you typed with a right-click after you close/refresh a webpage or even after your browser crashed) => https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lazarus-form-recovery/

    I also second the comment about Classic Theme Restorer => https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/

    • Alexis C
      December 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      It's good for us but not for MUO. They make a living of this by displaying us.

    • bethel95
      January 1, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      Lazarus is, for all intents and purposes, dead--I'm sad to say that, as it was a long-standing favorite of mine. I switched to Form History Control last month, which is working well for me so far (though it's a bit more powerful, and consequently more complicated, than Lazarus).

  19. Hildy J
    December 22, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Two other things QuickFox does:

    1) you can encrypt any note with its own password
    2) it stores notes as bookmarks so if you sync bookmarks, you sync the notes

  20. Doc
    December 21, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    "...fancy email sigantures..." Whoops. Spell check and proofreading are your friends.

  21. ed
    December 21, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Great list!
    Don't mind those that are rude by saying your posts are worthless :)

  22. Jackson
    December 21, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    That's a lot of plugins. Thanks, Justin!

  23. Anonymous
    December 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I dont think Statiform works well with the newest Firefox. Classic Theme Restorer is the newest best!

  24. cysoin
    December 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Did You check these addons....?
    Rapportive is dead because LinkedIn took it over. LinkedIn killed it. Sadly.

  25. cysoin
    December 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Dus You check these addons....?
    Rapportive is dead because LinkedIn took it over. LinkedIn killed it. Sadly.

  26. Mahdi
    December 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I stopped reading after Omnibar and Add to Search Bar.

    These features are built into Firefox, no add-on required. Your posts are worthless.

    • Ayham Alkasir
      December 22, 2014 at 11:32 am

      you're dead wrong ! I'm a ff user since beta. never been a built-ins. (adding to search bar is limited ONLY to SOME websites that allows this initially).
      and about Omnibar I guess you didn't read just looked at the images.
      In addition to the wrong info, being offensive is something nobody like to read here. thanks and goodbye!

    • talis
      April 27, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Mahdi you are wrong.
      Maybe you can link us to your superduper informative website?

    • talis
      April 27, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Scrapbook X is better than Scrapbook.

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