Top 11 must-have Internet Explorer Addons

Aibek Esengulov 08-05-2007

Top 11 must-have Internet Explorer Addons ie7 logoIn case you’re one of those folks using that other browser (aka Internet Explorer or IE), this post is for you. Here, you’ll find a bunch of cool browser extras (other then Google Toolbar) to make Internet Exlorer way more usable.


Update: IE7 Pro was moved to the front due to the fact that it incorporates several frequently used features in one addon.

(1) IE7Pro (only IE 7) – little overwhelming and takes some time to get used to, but totally worth it. Includes powerful tab manager, AD or Flash blocking utility, Crash recovery, Proxy switcher, Web accelerator, User Agent switcher, Webpage capturer, Greasemonkey Greasemonkey Makes Firefox Unbeatable Read More scripts support, Firefox style inline search, spell checker and some more.

(2) LeechVideo [Broken URL Removed] – handy IE addon that lets you download favorite videos from popular video sharing websites (i.e. Youtube, Google Video, DailyMotion, etc.). Other alternatives: Viloader | Video Downloader

Top 11 must-have Internet Explorer Addons leechvideo

(3) Inline Search – integrates an in-page search feature to Internet Explorer. Use ‘CTR+F’ to launch it in the left-bottom corner of your browser window.


Top 11 must-have Internet Explorer Addons inline search

(4) ShareThis – lets you quickly (1) email webpages (or embedded pictures or videos) to friends or contacts (gmail, myspace, facebook…) and (2) post notes to your Facebook/Myspace profiles.

Top 11 must-have Internet Explorer Addons sharethis

(5) Convert with Zamzar – browser addon from a comprehensive, web-based file conversion service, Zamzar. Lets you convert and download desired files from your favorite websites at the click of a button on your browser toolbar. It can be a Youtube - Online Video Sharing Site Read More video that you want to play in Windows Media Player, a Flickr How to Download Your Flickr Photos at Their Original Resolutions Whether using native Flickr tools or a third-party app, you can easily download the photos you've uploaded at their original resolutions. Read More image that you need in JPEG format, or a word file that you need in PDF.


Top 11 must-have Internet Explorer Addons zamzar ie

(6) Browster – integrates link preview capabilities into your browser. For instance, each time you search on Google, Yahoo, MSN or visit some popular website Browster places a special icon next to each link, hovering your mouse cursor over it triggers a pop-up window displaying the contents of the destination page. Other alternative: Cooliris

(7) FeedsPlus (only IE 7) – in case you’re using your browser to follow-up on feeds, then this is for you. It adds couple of handy features, i.e. ability to read feeds in a combined view and receive pop-up notifications when there are new items to read.

Top 11 must-have Internet Explorer Addons feeds plus


(8) ieSpell – allows you to spell check text input boxes on any webpage (i.e. web mails, forum posts, blog comments, etc.)

(9) McAfee Site Advisor (only IE 5.5 – 6.0) – slim and easy-to-use security addon, features include:

  • protects you from adware, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams
  • advises you about the safety of websites using a colored button in your browser
  • places website safety ratings next to each search result

(10) IeSessions – lets you save the current state of all open windows/tabs, store it to a file and restore it anytime afterwards. Especially useful if you have to switch between multiple computers (i.e. office, home) during the day.

(11) Videoronk [No Longer Available] (only IE 7) – add ‘Videoronk’ to your search toolbar and you’ll be able to search on top 8 video sharing websites simultaneously (Youtube, Google Video, Vimeo, Metacafe, iFilm,, Revver, DailyMotion and Myspace Video).


BONUS: Internet Explorer Shortcuts

Internet Explorer Shortcuts

Here is another EXCELLENT find for Internet Explorer users. We put together a list of essential IE shortcuts for you. This will make you more productive and save you tons of time. You can download the printable shortcut sheet for Internet Explorer from here 10 Essential Cheat Sheets To Download Read More .

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  1. James
    December 27, 2009 at 1:36 am

    I don't see how a list of video converters relates to internet explorer addons? I recommend IE Downloadhelper, which is a downloadhelper for Internet explorer [Broken URL Removed]

  2. Video Converter
    November 29, 2009 at 6:21 am

    I Collected some best video converter. You can free download video converter here.

  3. Jeff
    November 9, 2009 at 11:14 am

    You listed IESessions - there's another add-on available called IE Session Manager, available at (, and it works in both IE7 and IE8.

    One thing I don't like about IESessions is that it doesn't preserve the instances - when IESessions loads a session set every URL is opened in a single instance (if one originally had saved the URLs from five instances, when loaded back up the URLs are all crammed into one instance).

    Also, IE Session Manager allows you to pick and choose which URLs are saved and which ones are loaded, where as with IESessions it's all or nothing.

  4. MirrorChecker
    October 5, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Hi guys,

    I have a site ( ) that allows people to check the status of links from various free file hosting sites (eg. Rapidshare, Megaupload etc.).

    I have written both a and an which gives the user a right-click menu option for either hyperlinks or highlighted text (if link isn't clickable).

    I know how many people use free file hosts so this add-on, I believe, is very significant ... plus it's the first of it's kind :)

  5. RS
    October 3, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Excellent advice, can you please help me to find the add on of IE8 which actually gives the IP addresss of the website we are browing, in firefox there is a addon called "FlagFox"... i want similar for IE... plase help

  6. SenderOK
    September 10, 2009 at 7:31 am

    You may also try one more addon - SenderOK. It's an email management tool that also works with Outlook. It's most interesting feature is an unread email map that covers all accounts that you introduced to SenderOK. It ranks incoming emails by sender importance, notifies about priority email arrival and inserts a photo business card in the message preview pane. You could read about SenderOK and download it at

  7. Sameeha
    September 7, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    all are great & usefull addons for IE, will be productive from SEO point of view. LOL & ThnX

  8. Internet Threat
    August 27, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Very neatly done in one post. I don’t use IE, but might come in handy some day

  9. Peter
    August 25, 2009 at 4:45 am

    I would like to add the adblocker to the list. It is free, very efficient, and makes my browsing experience a whole lot better :-)

  10. sam the sham
    August 8, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    i have had 7strokes,and two heart attacks,diebeatic,70%brain dammage,and 100% dissabled.i keep on track with anything,sorry

  11. Joshua Issac
    June 13, 2009 at 9:25 am

    IE7Pro works for Internet Explorer versions 6 through to 8. The name is misleading.

  12. Bill
    February 18, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Why "IE Assist" not listed ?

    I had used "IE Assist" for a long time, it's running with 0% CPU usage, less than 5M memory usage, environmental protection, energy saving, I really like it at !

  13. awfaf
    February 12, 2008 at 2:48 am

    LOL.. most of it is already builtin to Firefox xD

  14. ajay pathak
    January 24, 2008 at 6:12 am

    here also some useful ie addons are available

  15. abz
    January 20, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    I found a website dedicated to Internet Explorer AND Firefox. Funnily enough, its called

    Its a great little website with a brilliant list of add-ons and plug-ins for both browsers. The website is kind of bare-bones but ts got a great add-ons, reviews and features page.

    If the link above didnt work, copy and paste it into your browser or try this one [Broken URL Removed]

    • Aibek
      January 22, 2008 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks for the link, will definitely check it out.

  16. Camazza
    December 18, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    This may be useful to those people who absolutely don't want to switch to Firefox. There are a lot of MUCH better plugins for Firefox. And they're a lot easier to install, too.

  17. haomin
    December 13, 2007 at 10:27 pm


  18. CBvv
    November 19, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    IE IS Sucks ANyway Who Care ABout IE From MIcRoSoft !!

    • hobo
      November 18, 2009 at 3:24 am

      Instead of cutting down IE you better get ahold of your Grammar.It sucks moron!!!

      • Chuck0
        November 23, 2009 at 3:08 am

        You just slapped a probably severely physically disabled person while hiding behind your electronic curtain & managed to do so in a public forum. Were you referring to yourself in your final sentence? If so- you over estimated yourself.

  19. Aibek
    September 21, 2007 at 1:59 am

    @ Jerry

    There are not that many Internet Explorer addons so If you are IE user than most probably you won't find such tool. On the other hand, if you're Firefox user than I am pretty sure you can locate something similar to it.

    What browser you're using?

  20. Jerry
    September 20, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    I've searched all over for a tool I can't imagine doesn't exist: When you open a web page, notification that you've been there before; better, when you were last there; still better, a list of the last N dates you visited it. As a researcher I go crazy trying to figure out if I've seen this page/material before.

  21. searchons
    September 9, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    give a shot at, the new Social Search,

    see what others found before you

  22. Aibek
    August 2, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    Done !

  23. Aibek
    July 27, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    thanks for heads up, I will update it shortly.

  24. patrick lewis
    July 27, 2007 at 3:24 am

    additionally, ie7pro includes a spell checking feature, which makes 3 total plugins that could be replaced with just one!

  25. patrick lewis
    July 27, 2007 at 3:23 am

    ie7pro includes inline search and a session restore feature now, this list should be updated!

  26. eric sandell
    July 7, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    need to enable add ons

  27. Alfred R Ludwig
    May 28, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    Looking foward to new 11