Firefox Add-ons for Bloggers
I’m an avid fan of Mozilla Firefox and have been using it for about 6 years now. I started using it when it was still called Firebird. From the moment I started using Firefox, I never looked back. I only use Internet Explorer for downloading Windows updates , the Microsoft website and other sites designed to only work with IE.
Aside from better security, pop-up blocking and faster browsing, one of the reasons that I love Firefox is the vast array of extensions, themes and add-ons that you can download and use to customize it for your personal needs. As a blogger, here are some of the add-ons that I find to be very useful for my activities as a blogger and some that I think would also be useful for other bloggers.
What I use:
Sage is a lightweight RSS and Atom feed aggregator extension for Mozilla Firefox. It’s got a lot of what you need and not much of what you don’t.
From my experience, Sage is the best RSS feed aggregator add-on for Firefox. Adding, managing and updating feeds is very easy. Link
Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies.
Helps me find out the hex code of a certain color from a website or blog. All you have to do is click on the dropper icon (lower left corner of Firefox), and hover mouse over desired area and you’ll see the hex values beside the icon. Link
Draw a ruler across any webpage to check the width, height, or alignment of page elements in pixels.
Just click on the icon (lower left corner of Firefox), then click and drag across area you wanna measure and it will automatically display the width and height. If you wanna make a new measurement, just click and drag across any area of the window. Link
*Colorzilla & MeasureIt are really helpful especially when you want to customize your WordPress theme. (changing colors, resizing things)
Other useful add-ons:
These are some of the add-ons that I found that I thing would be useful for other bloggers. I haven’t tried or tested them yet so I’m not sure if they really work.
This extension allows you to activate coComment! from the right-click context menu and reduces your onscreen movement time so that you dont have to move all the way from the comment text box to the Bookmarks and then back to the Submit button. Link
Displays your Adsense earnings on the Firefox statusbar. Link
Windows Live Writer is a new desktop application for composing blog posts to your blog service. It blogs a page or selected text to Windows Live Writer. To use it you need to have Windows Live Writer installed on your machine. Link
Get quick access to your wordpress.com account from your browser sidebar. Easy to use. Link
Share your favorite Firefox add-ons for blogging or let me know if I missed any add-ons that you think are useful for bloggers.