I don’t know if any of you use Firefox (in fact, I’m not really sure if anyone even reads this blog anymore) but I have found it to be an amazing product. One, because it’s free which is great, but two, it has extensions which you can add to the browser. It’s a great tool. What can you do with extensions for your browser? Tons of stuff!
For isntance, you can add an extension to make pictures larger on a page by pressing a button, you can add access to an FTP server from within the browser, you can access your Gmail account and have a little icon on the top right tell you if you have new email there. You can add links to your blog, or even use your Gmail’s 2 gig storage space for storing files instead of jsut email. How useful is THAT!?!?!
Yes, Firefox is pretty cool… One other addtion to Firefox which i am absolutely hooked on is tabbed internet browsing which is a must in my opinion. Let’s say you are looking on someone’s blog and you see a bunch of links you like while reading it. With Firefox, you can right-click and select Open in new Tab and the new page will loadin the background ready for you to see it when you want. If you add up a number o fthesae during your surfing experience, you can right click on one of the tabs and select save to bookmark and all the opeed tabs will be added to your bookmark list. the whole Extension experience has brought new life to the web in my opinion.
MY favorite extension of late is Foxmarks which allows you to put your bookmarks up on a server and then syncronize them with all your computers. For a tech geek like me who has 5 computers, it’s pretty cool to be able to just install that little widget and sync my bookmarks anywhere I go.