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24 Best Firefox Add-ons You Should Know

24 Best Firefox Add-ons You Should Know

Firefox is one of the most popular web browser on internet with a large user base. To enhance the user experience, they offer great add-ons and widgets available at Firefox Add-ons section at free or nominal fees. Whether it is in the area of web development, social media, or security, Firefox add-ons really helps users in several ways. In this article, I will include some essential and best Firefox Add-ons that can ease your browsing experience.

Web Developer Add-ons

There are hundreds of Firefox add-ons available for web developers that helps them test and review website codes, code security, and many more things. Here are the top five web development tools that really help developers in finalizing work.

Firebug

Firebug

    This add-on provides great features for web developers; developers can edit, debug, and observe CSS, HTML, and Java script in any web page. This add-on is on number #1 position in this list due to great features and popularity among web developers.

    Ghostery

    Ghostery

      Ghostery Firefox add-on blocks scripts, iframes, and images of untrusted websites. It has ghost rank as an optional feature in which, it collects the data of websites who tracks user surfing behavior. Ghostery never shares collected data for any advertising purpose nor place any cookies in the user’s browser.

      NoScript Security Suite

      Noscript security suite

        If you want to block insecure Java script, plug-in, and iframes on your Firefox browser, NoScript Security Suite is the Add-on tjhat helps you to block such scripts. This add-on will allow only content a user allows to run from trustworthy sites. Many sites land a nefarious code on user’s website, and this can be avoided by NoScript security suite, and saves website from XSS, Cross-zone DNS binding, router hacking, and Clickjacking attacks.

        Flagfox

        Flagfox

          This add-on displays the country flag of where the current server is located as well shows other information like WHOIS, translation, similar sites, URL shortening, SEO, and web development search, diagnostics like pings and trace routes.

          There are thousands of web development add-ons available for Firefox, you can install them as per your needs and requirements. For more web developer plugins, you can visit this recent article published on mashable.

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          Social & Communication Add-ons

          As a social media lover, you need some finest add-ons that provide an improved social media experience. Users generally face trouble due to inappropriate log in security, phishing activity, and tracing cookies. All these difficulties can be solved with various social and communication Firefox add-ons.

          FB Phishing Protector

          FB protector

            As a user, you might encounter that the Facebook page asks you to provide log in credentials when you click on some link or visit a strange website. But beware of such notifications because it might be a Facebook phishing fraud. Recently Facebook frauds are on high and FB phishing protector saves users from XSS injection attack and warn users by detecting odd activity while offering a smooth social networking experience to user.

            LastPass

            Lastpass

              LastPass is a great password manager that requires a single master password to access other online services like online banking, ecommerce website, on which users generally register their account. With this add-on, password will not be stored in browser, so there is no fear of password theft. Users can access their account with encrypted password that can be accessed from anywhere. With LastPass, users will have password generation with auto completion features that make password procedure very easy.

              Google Translator

              Google Translator

                Translate any text into your own language with a single click with Google Translator. Users can translate the whole page or some text so the text will be overwritten with new text.  Users can also select a maximum 3800 character long text for translation.  Users have to select a piece of text and right click on mouse to translate the text into other language.

                DoNotTrackMe

                donottrack me

                  If a user wants to stop the companies or advertisers from following their browsing habits, users can opt for DoNotTrackMe and even with this add-on, a user can stop spam emails too.  In a paid version, $5 per month will get you extra protection for credit card security.

                  Evernote Web Clipper

                  Evernote

                    One of the most popular plugin Evernote web clipper, offer great features that saves your time and keep you on track by synchronizing information between different devices. User can save an entire page with the help of toolbar button or context menu. It also provides features to save text, links, images, and all stuffs with a single click. To find what users have stored can be revealed by clicking on web clipper icon and can see the entire account for clipped stuffs.

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                    Security Add-ons

                    Cyber attacks are mounting gradually, and that is why user security is a top priority for any company. When a user visits a website, he/she might be a victim of any malicious activity. However, with small precautions, users can enjoy safe browsing. We have presented below top five security add-ons for Firefox browser that will alert and block any malicious activity observed on your website.

                    AdBlock Plus

                    Adblock

                      AdBlock Plus prevents advertisement from loading on web page and prevents your PC from slowing down. It allows users to experience the web according to his or her needs. AdBlock Plus allows different features, like context selection for image, block tab for flash ads, java stuff, and list of worth blocking items. Users can enjoy better surfing speed by blocking ads and tracking cookies.

                      BugMeNot

                      Bugmenot

                        When a user deals with websites, many websites compel the user to subscribe or create an account to view their content. Once a user creates an account on their website, they track user’s surfing habits, and many of them sell data to advertisers. With BugMeNot add-on, user does not have to create different online account. When a user does right click on the mouse, a pop-up window will open that allows user to confirm the password of your account. This add-on gives anonymous details for many sites, and allows a user to directly login on website page.

                        HTTP Nowhere

                        HTTPNowhere

                          The best way to increase privacy on web is to encrypt the traffic. HTTP Nowhere is one of the most helpful add-on for blocking unencrypted URLS. User can block unencrypted traffic with the use of HTTP Nowhere add-on. A simple button asks user to allow or disallow the web request. User can change the blocked site status by enabling it in preference option.

                          BetterPrivacy

                          Better Privacy

                            BetterPrivacy helps user to get rid from super cookies that known as LSOs, which are centrally stored on server and is quite unmanageable by browsers. Such LSOs are flash cookies that may contain information like login details and other online activities. Many social networking sites take help of LSOs to get details about user’s surfing habit. With BetterPrivacy, user can manage LSOs by disabling auto delete function.

                            RequestPolicy

                            Request policy

                              Cross-site request means when a web page request browser to forward users onto other website. RequestPolicy blocks cross-site requests and the user will be prompted about blocked cross-site requests so that users will have the choice to go onto a website that they find suitable. This add-on will not allow websites that obtain your information by blocking the request.

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                              If you are looking for more plugins to enhance your browsing experience, you can visit this blog post series published by one popular SSL certificate provider. It includes SSL security related Firefox addons those are tested and demonstrate by experts.

                              Photo, Music & Video

                              When we talk about photo, music and video we generally wish to download them in our PC, mobile or Smartphone for future enjoyment. Here, we are sharing five popular Firefox add-ons that will make your entertainment experience smooth and easy. Whether you want to convert video, download video or mp3, or play video or mp3, all these things can be done with a single click. Below are top five Firefox add-ons for photo, music, and video.

                              Flash Got Mass Downloader

                              Flash Got downloader

                                This is the first and most popular Firefox add-on that allows user to download all movies and audio clips at maximum speed with a single click called Flash Got Mass Downloader. This add-on grabs all the links on web page and serves you for downloading.

                                Flash Video Downloader

                                Flash video downloader

                                  Currently, to download video formats like FLV, mp4 and HD is getting easier with Flash Video downloader. User can download their favorite videos from YouTube, Facebook, Metacafe and more. When an add-on finds a link on your website it turns it into a blue color, which means Flash Video downloader found a link on a webpage for download.

                                  Download YouTube videos as MP4

                                  Download YouTube

                                    Add a direct link from YouTube videos as MP4 and FLV format with Download YouTube Videos as MP4 add-on. Users can find a button on YouTube video page below the player. There are different video format sizes like Mp4 360p, Mp4 720p are available with this extension. This add-on does not pop up any ads and refers only YouTube’s download URLs.

                                    Iplex to All Player

                                    Iplex

                                      User can watch Iplex.pl movies straightly on ALL player version-4.6 and above versions. A streamlined player allows a user to enjoy a different taste of movies with an installed add-on.

                                      YouTube to Mp3

                                      YouTube to Mp3
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                                        This add-on offers a great converter of YouTube video to Mp3 format without losing quality. Users can add links from MyVideo, Clipfish, Sevenload, Dailymotion, and MySpace to convert videos into a high-quality mp3 format.

                                        Feed, News and Blogging

                                        You will be amazed when you have a single platform to access all your favorite news and blogging information. To access recent news, feed, or blogging, Firefox brings several useful add-ons that bring latest news and post at your fingertips. You no longer have to browse different websites for distinctive topics because we have gathered top add-ons that help to keep updated with the latest happenings on different topics across the world.

                                        StumbleUpon

                                        stumbleupon

                                          This add-on is famous for finding latest photos, videos, web pages that is suggested by community experts. User can save the page that he liked most and could make a list. Even sharing feature is also available with this add-on. User can share via email and Facebook what they find on StumbleUpon.

                                          Feedly

                                          Feedly

                                            Manage, read, and share your favorite content, feeds, blogs, and news sites with Feedly add-on. Whether you are interested in topic of health, technology or any other, you will find a synchronized content with this amazing add-on. Feedly is a successful transition of Google Reader, which was removed by Google. User can view content in Thumbnail or Grid size and can save content for later view.

                                            Pocket

                                            pocket

                                              When you find anything interesting on the web, you can put it in Pocket add-on for later offline viewing. It can synchronize with your Smartphone, tablet, or PC, and user can share content with their friends. Users can view it on any device, at any time, anywhere, without any internet connection.

                                              Readability

                                              Readability

                                                Some users feel that there’s lots of clutter that come along with reading content on a web page but with this add-on called Readability, user will have smooth reading experience. Just select “Read Now”, “Read Later” option to save content to reading list.  User can select “send to kindle” option that will send any web page to Kindle for better viewer experience. User can share content through Facebook, Twitter and email.

                                                Interclue

                                                Interclue

                                                  Hover mouse on links and know whether the link is phishing,malicious or is a dead link with Interclue add-on. This add-on will preview links with “optional extra information” and “next action” buttons. This add-on also creates page summaries within the browser, and frees the user from downloading summaries from a server. If the add-on is unable to download the page, it gives alternate option to check for cached version of page.

                                                  Firefox add-ons are developed by independent developers or companies to enhance the browsing experience of user. I strongly recommend reading reviews and details provided at the Firefox website. If you want me to include any particular add-ons category, or if you feel I missed a useful add-on, share them with me and give your feedback in the comments section!

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                                                  10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track in 2019

                                                  10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track in 2019

                                                  The success of our day is largely dependent on the quality of our planning. Not to miss out anything in their to-dos, some people prefer to make a list of upcoming tasks in a notebook, while others have long started using digital technology solutions.

                                                  Calendar applications are some of the main tools that are worth using to organize our life and plan your time carefully.

                                                  Many people have switched to specific tools; however, there are still some who do not use calendars on a daily basis. They may find some applications uncomfortable to use, non-functional, or expensive.

                                                  In this article, we are going to check out the best calendars apps to help you stay organized.

                                                  1. Cal Calendar

                                                    Cal Calendar has recently appeared on the market of mobile applications (Android, iOS). It is the brainchild of the development team of Any.do that features impressive functionality and well-thought-out design.

                                                    The application comes with many great features, including support for Exchange and Google Calendar, widgets, voice recording, and many more.

                                                    Cal Calendar has direct integration with Any.Do To-Do List, which gives you a unique tandem of two applications.

                                                    Apart from its extended functionality, Cal Calendar is easy to use. The creation of events is very simple and fast.

                                                    What is more, depending on the name of the event, the application automatically adds contacts and geolocation data to the entry description. You can even import your lists and entries from Any.do.

                                                    Cal Calendar is a great option for any type of user. It is very convenient and doesn’t overcomplicate the mode of display.

                                                    Another good thing is that this tool is available for free, so you can use it without spending a dime for the software.

                                                    Available for iOS and Android

                                                    2. Google Calendar

                                                      Google Calendar is the official calendar for Android devices that has been tested out by many users around the globe. If you are right now trying to get away from it, consider changing your mind.

                                                      Since this application is installed on most Android devices by default, many users think that there is nothing special in this program. They are wrong.

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                                                      Google has been updating its calendar for quite a few years, and now it comes in Material Design with advanced event features, direct integration into other Google services (for example, supports reminders and Google Now), and comes with Exchange support.

                                                      The program is super easy and will not cost a dime for you. It is a good thing, right?

                                                      Available for iOS and Android

                                                      3. Jorte Calendar

                                                        Jorte Calendar is one of the most popular calendar applications in the Google Play store.

                                                        The program features a wide range of configuration options, with many design alternatives. You can adjust display mode to your needs and view calendar entries sorted by month, week, or day (by hours). It is convenient for quickly picking the desired date, using task bars, and setting reminders.

                                                        Apart from its ordinary information storing function, this application can be a special cloud service, Jorte Cloud, allowing you to synchronize calendars, schedules, and task lists on multiple devices. The application also supports data importing from Google Calendar.

                                                        For those paying attention to the program design, there is also Jorte Store, where you can buy styles and icons to personalize the calendar. This feature makes Jorte is one of the brightest calendar applications.

                                                        A basic version of the app is free of charge, so if you do not want to spend money on a calendar application, it is a good option.

                                                        Available for iOS and Android

                                                        4. Business Calendar

                                                          Business Calendar is geared towards people who use their calendar for work purposes and business task planning. It offers different modes with wide configuration capabilities.

                                                          The application gives a default view mode by months, and events can be marked in different colors. Display modes/ sorting can be adjusted to your needs (by month, day, year, or events).

                                                          You can also set a multi-day viewing mode to see how things look for the next few days. Scrolling up and down moves you by month, and if you check a few days, they will be shown in a more detailed form.

                                                          The day display mode offers hourly scheduling, and the schedule mode provides a detailed schedule for a single event.

                                                          Business Calendar is a great tool for planning/ scheduling cases, tasks, and events. There is a support for recurring events, which can be set up in just a few clicks.

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                                                          Having purchased software, you can use it to import and export other calendars, delete, copy, or move several events at the same time.

                                                          Android Business Calendar application may seem somewhat chaotic, but it works fine and is easy to work with if you play with it for a while.

                                                          A full version of the application is available for $4.99, but you can also find a free version for the app test drive.

                                                          Available for Android

                                                          5. aCalendar

                                                            aCalendar opens our collection of top 10 calendar applications available on the market today. With its appealing design, easy navigation, and great functionality, it is one of the most popular calendar apps in our list.

                                                            Some of extra functions include color schemes for each case type (48 colors to choose from), different types of demonstrations, different widgets, moon phases, and much more.

                                                            Taking into account it functionality, aCalendar is a reliable calendar application that has an easy-to-navigate interface with three display options. Scrolling from side to side allows you to switch between the display modes of the month, week and day.

                                                            When scrolling down and up, you are moving through the calendar at intervals in accordance with the selected display mode.

                                                            Apart from its time planning feature, aCalendar synchronizes photos from contact lists or social networks to remind you about birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special dates.

                                                            The program also supports data transfer through NFC and full-screen widgets, which eases your work with any data.

                                                            The program is available for free, but you can also get even more features if you buy the extended version of software for $4.99.

                                                            Available for Android

                                                            6. DigiCal Calendar

                                                              DigiCal Calendar is very similar to Cal Calendar in the fact that the application focuses on design more than on its functionality. However, this doesn’t mean that the application doesn’t serve the purpose.

                                                              With this calendar application, you can synchronize all your calendars and view them in different ways.

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                                                              Along with the basic functions, this program comes with support for Google Calendar, Outlook, and includes some unique and interesting features. You can match keywords to the image or set up a dark theme.

                                                              The app can even show you the weather forecast for three days. There are many other features that deserve the attention of people who really like to use calendar applications.

                                                              Available for Android

                                                              7. SolCalendar

                                                                SolCalendar can be called a universal application. It claims to be an all-in-one digital solution having a basic calendar functionality combined with some other advanced features, such as weather forecast for a specific day.

                                                                The application supports Google Calendar, as well as tasks, widgets, lunar calendar and even Foursquare.

                                                                Those searching for a calendar application to cover just everything in its functionality, SolCalendar is a program to consider. There are a lot of interesting things in this application; the program does an excellent job working in “all-in-one” mode.

                                                                Test SolCalendar – the application is available for free. You can test it out without purchasing the service.

                                                                Available for Android

                                                                8. Calendar

                                                                  Calendar is a relatively new app. It works as a web app and for both iOS and Android devices. It is an intelligent app that learns your contacts, schedule and tasks. It also helps you schedule and arrange meetings according to your available time slots.

                                                                  A good thing about Calendar is that it allows you to sync up with other calendars you use such as Apple Calendar and Google Calendar. And so you can manage all the calendars you have in one place.

                                                                  Calendar also gives you analytics of your meetings, giving you a clear picture on how you can improve your time management.

                                                                  Available for Desktop, iOS and Android

                                                                  9. Today Calendar

                                                                    Today Calendar is one of the most hip and edgy calendars in our list. The solution was one of the first ones that really embraced Material Design and remains one of the few that adhere to the neat style.

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                                                                    The calendar application offers bold colors, simple controls, and great functionality. This is not as heavy an application as many others; it will not eat all the memory of your device.

                                                                    If you are not searching for something complicated and over-functional, Today Calendar is what you need. You can always test the application before paying for it – the program is available for free.

                                                                    Available for Android

                                                                    10. Calendar Widget: Month

                                                                      Sometimes people do not need a heap of calendar applications. They would prefer to have one efficient calendar widget.

                                                                      Calendar Widget: Month perfectly fills this niche and meets all the needs of a modern user. It has some features of an ordinary calendar, but the real great thing about this software is that it has 80 or more themes in its library.

                                                                      The design of the application is great; the themes are perfectly tuned. There are options for almost any theme of your smartphone. The only drawback is the fact that the widget memory is not too large, and you should be ready for it.

                                                                      This simple calendar widget was created in the image and semblance of widgets from Yahoo. The widget window displays one calendar month with the ability to go to the previous and move to the next one.

                                                                      If you need a simple and affordable calendar to plan your tasks and affairs for one month, this widget is ideal for you. Calendar Widget: Month is so simple that it does not even have Google Calendar support.

                                                                      At the moment, it does not have the function of connecting any third-party calendars and services. Developers allow the possibility of introducing support for Google service as an addition to the widget, if users request to have this opportunity.

                                                                      Available for Android

                                                                      Our Verdict

                                                                      Searching for the right application to manage your various calendars and plan your busy day can sometimes turn into a streak of obstacles.

                                                                      Most of us need flexible applications that can be easily used to manage our tough schedule. The application should have all necessary time planning functions and be intuitive.

                                                                      Stylish design and limitless compatibility also matter. It is not always easy to find such a program.

                                                                      The above digital calendar solutions fall under the category “worth” of being used. They are modern, multifunctional, easy, and easy. Pick the one you like!

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