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10 Firefox Add-ons You Should Not Miss

10 Firefox Add-ons You Should Not Miss

Is Firefox your preferred browser? If you use Firefox, these add-ons are some of the best to consider downloading to help make your browser more useful and efficient – alongside a few add-ons that can even help you to be more efficient, too.

Here are 10 of the best Firefox add-ons currently available to help make your browsing experience even better.

1. Mind The Time

Mind The Time

    Do you feel like you spend too much time on Twitter and Facebook? If you do, Mind The Time is the perfect Firefox add-on to help you be more productive when you’re online. Mind The Time tells you how much time you spend on each site during the day, as well as the total length of time you spent on the web that day.

    2. Resurrect Pages

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    Resurect Pages

      If you hate having to deal with dead pages and broken links, try downloading Resurrect Pages. This handy Firefox add-on does exactly what it says on the tin- it will resurrect pages for you. A useful, time-saving add on.

      3. Tile View

      Tile View

        Tile View allows you to split your Firebox window into multiple browsers in a tile format, so you can view all of your tabs side by side. The best part of this app is that you can save any layouts you make to come back to later! Saving a personalized layout of your most visited sites will make your browsing experience easier and more efficient.

        4. Idderall

        Idderall

          Another Firebox add-on to stop you procrastinating online, Idderall takes it one step further than Mind The Time; it allows you to block distracting websites while you work. This add-on is extra useful because you can choose the times that the websites are blocked – ideal for anyone who uses their laptop or computer for work.

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          5. Reminder Fox

          Reminder Fox

            Never forget anything again with Reminder Fox, a Firefox add-on that displays your reminders and a to-do list. Use alerts and lists to remind you of important dates, and add an online calendar you can use whenever Firefox is open.

            6. OmniSidebar

            OmniSidebar

              Use OmniSidebar to personalize your sidebar and make it more efficient. This add-on allows you to bring your bookmarks into view, make your toolbar smaller, or move your sidebar to the side of your screen. The best part of this add-on is you can enhance your sidebar, and make it more useful to you personally.

              7. Screengrab

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              Screengrab

                Screengrab allows you to save full webpages as images, rather than just the part shown on your screen. This Firefox add-on also allows you to take pictures of particular sections or frames, which you can then save as a file or upload to the internet. Handy!

                8. Keycon Fig

                Keyconfig

                  Keycon Fig is a super useful add-on that allows you to scroll through Firefox quickly and efficiently using keyboard shortcuts. You can scroll backwards and forwards through your internet history, scroll through the tabs you have open, and even zoon in and out.

                  9. The Fox, Only Better

                  The Fox, Only Better

                    If Firefox is your preferred browser, The Fox Only Better is a great add-on for you. The Fox Only Better simply improves your browers, making it faster and more streamlined. There are tons of benefits to this add-on, from giving you extra screen room to allowing you to customise your Firefox.

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                    10. Classic Theme Restorer

                    Classic Theme Restorer

                      Do you miss the old Firefox layout? If so, don’t worry – you can easily go back to it with the Classic Theme Restorer. With the Classic Theme Restorer you can go back to the old squared tabs, menu, add-on bar, alongside many more classic features you love and remember.

                      Do you know any other useful Firefox add-ons? Let us know your ideas in the comment section below!

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                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                      Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                      Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                      Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                      So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                      Joe’s Goals

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                        Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                        Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                        Daytum

                          Daytum

                          is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                          Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                          Excel or Numbers

                            If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                            What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                            Evernote

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                              I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                              Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                              Access or Bento

                                If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                Conclusion

                                I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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