With a huge support of addons, firefox can be customized easily to suit one’s needs and usage. Having so many categories at official firefox’s addons page there’s a “Collection” page as well where users make their own collection of addons and share it that may help others as well.
Collections are actually groups of related add-ons assembled for easy sharing and installation. These collections are actually a new way to manage and find favorite add-ons so that users subscribed to that “collection” can see their favorite addon on one page.
Keeping this in mind I decided to create my own collection of addons exclusively for bloggers. When I searched for such addons that might help bloggers in efficient blogging, I came across so many useful addons that I never used myself, so I decided to make a “collection” of those addons and share it to all.
I’m sure Bloggers who are on Firefox would love this!
You can also see this collection on official Firefox addons page here:
Here are the addons with their details that are included in the collection.
Blog and Web Editors
ScribeFire is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to your blog. Recommended for quick posters. Supports all blogging platforms.
SEO Research and Analysis
Provides quick access to some web-based tools to help with search engine optimization. Quickly check inbound links, PageRank, http headers, and much more. Right-click on an open area of a web page, or use the included toolbar.
The KeywordSpy™ SEO / PPC Plugin is a Free Mozilla Firefox extension, aimed primarily at helping advertisers, webmasters & SEO analysts to do their PPC & SEO research right from their browser. The revolutionary plugin changes the way advertisers do their keyword research & competitor tracking while browsing on Google & Yahoo in Real-Time.
5. SEO WooRank
SEO WooRank is en extension that provides a very deep SEO & Website Analysis report for any given website. When you click on the SEO WooRank icon, an SEO report will be generated for your website.
The Ad-on shows a “W” icon on the Firefox status bar (bottom right), and in right-click drop down menu. When you click on this W icon, you will be sent to the full SEO analysis of the website.
Highly recommended due to its fastest performance. Displays the Google PageRank, Alexa rank, Compete ranking and SEOmoz Linkscape mozRank anywhere in your browser, along with fast keyword density analyser, keyword/nofollow highlighting, backward/related links, Alexa info and more.
7. Cyber Search
Adds advanced Google Search capabilities to the Firefox 3 address bar. Supercharge the “Awesome Bar” with instant search results that appear as you type! You can search Google Web, Local, Videos, Blogs, News, Books, Images, and Patents. Plus you can restrict some types of Google searches to specific sites. The extension includes a fully customizable keyword system, and search results can be intermingled with the normal history/bookmarks results that are displayed in the address bar.
8. XMarks Search Tabs
SearchTabs enhances your Google search with the addition of colorful tabs containing the top web sites related to your search, grouped by topic. SearchTabs also adds useful information to the links returned by Google, showing you what a site is about and how it ranks across a billion bookmarks on Xmarks.com. Best of all, you can access these SearchTabs features without leaving the Google search results page.
TinEye is a reverse image search engine. The plugin adds a right-click menu item that allows you to search for an image to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions.
Sites’ Bookmarking and Subscription
Very useful addon that organizes your favorite sources in a magazine-like start page. Provides seamless integration with Google Reader, Twitter, Delicious, YouTube and Amazon.
11. Morning Coffee
Keeps track of daily routine websites and opens them in tabs. This extension lets you organize websites by day and open them up simultaneously as part of your daily routine. This is really handy if you read sites that update on a regular schedule.
Glue helps you find your next favorite movie, book, or music album. As you visit sites like Amazon, IMDB, and Wikipedia, Glue suggest things you’ll like. The more you use Glue, the better the suggestions.
Clipmarks lets you clip and share specific parts of articles, blog posts or anything else you read on the web. With our newly integra
ted Amplify service, you can post clips directly to Twitter or Facebook. Instead of linking to entire web pages, Clipmarks lets you clip exactly what you want others to see. ClipMarks lets you save and share what you’re reading on the web with greater precision than is possible with links.
Social Networking and Bookmarking
All your social networks and instant messaging in one easy to use app – it’s the #1 downloaded social networking add-on for Firefox. Get all your updates, update your status and share across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube & more – all at once!
AddThis for Firefox is the best add-on to make sharing and bookmarking simple. Have all your favorite web 2.0 social networking, bookmarking, blogging, and e-mail services at your fingertips. Share any page, anytime, with anyone.
16. Tab Mix Plus
Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox’s tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager with crash recovery that can save and restore combination of opened tabs and windows.
All in one Sidebar addon lets you open various windows as sidebar panels, and quickly switch between them. So it put an end to the window chaos! In addition to bookmarks and history it opens dialogues such as downloads, add-ons and more in the sidebar.
Other Useful Addons
Screengrab! saves webpages as images. It will capture what you can see in the window, the entire page, just a selection, a particular frame… basically it saves webpages as images – either to a file, or to the clipboard. It captures Flash too!
19. Pixlr Grabber
Making screen grabs and pulling down images from the web just got a bit more easy. With the Pixlr grabber add-on you can choose to Edit, Share, Save or Copy your final grabs. You also get the possibility to right-click any image or background to edit.
Useful Web Search assistant. Highlights text and AUTOMATICALLY SEARCH it in your favorite search site. Automatic Copy of highlighted text, Automatic websearch for highlighted text with simple middle mouse button Paste. No annoying context menus at all!
This addon allows you to select any number of links and right click copy their URLs to clipboard. Particularly handy for grabbing Rapidshare or Megaupload links and pasting them into your favorite download manager.
This add-on allows you to generate a TinyURL for the current page by right clicking at the link or at the click of a button from status bar. The URL created is then copied automatically into your clipboard so that it can be pasted into e-mails or IM messages instantly. You can choose to create a direct link, or one that allows the recipient to preview the link before visiting it.
ImTranslator performs Online Translation of languages in 1640 language combinations. Its animated speaking characters will read the text in the most realistic, human-sounding way in a variety of languages. The Spell Checker included, delivers full-featured high-quality spell-checking tool for accurate input of information in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian languages. Virtual Keyboard makes it easy to enter text in web forms in language of your choice.
24. Auto Proxy
AutoProxy is an add-on to help you use your proxy (http/socks) automatically & efficiently. With AutoProxy, you no longer need to switch your proxy status between on & off manually. If you prefer to visit a website via proxy, just add it’s domain to AutoProxy’s preference. After that, when you surfing, specified websites will be transfered through proxy while leaving others connect directly. What’s more, you can subscribe to rule lists maintained by people who have similar requirements as you. So, you don’t need to add all proxy rules by yourself.
Squirrel away Notes, Pictures, Web Pages, and Files, organized together in a Firefox sidebar!
* Trail-Mix Activities help you keep track of everything you need for your projects!
* Drag & Drop links or snippets of text into Activities to keep them for later.
* Drag & Drop pictures or even take snapshots of web pages in one click for future reference.
* Activities are always available in the sidebar, so you can access them at any time.
26. No DoFollow
Just a simple extension to highlight links in a page by color coding them according to nofollow / dofollow status.