There’s no denying that Firefox is an excellent web browser. If you don’t already use it, it’s time to ditch Internet Explorer, or Safari and give it a go. After installation, these are the “add-ons” that we recommend. Note that many of these plugins are also available for Google Chrome, an equally excellent browser alternative. (If you need help on how to install these add-ons try this guide.) This page will be updated and added to as new add-ons are released.
- AdBlock Plus – The plugin that everyone absolutely has to have. It blocks all the ad’s from webpages, including the video ads often shown before YouTube videos.
- HTTPS Everywhere – This plugin rewrites HTTP requests to websites to the secure version, HTTPS. Basically it encrypts your web browsing making it MUCH more secure.
- FlagFox – A cool little plugin that displays the flag of whatever country a websites server is located, in the address bar. Clicking on the flag brings up a map and other information about the server site. Good for security.
- Download Statusbar – Instead of having the usual window that appears for downloads, items being downloaded now appear in the bottom status bar, very unobtrusively.
- NoScript – Allows you to choose what scripts (programs) are run when you visit a website. Protects your browser and computer against known and unknown malicious scripts. Bottom line, a much safer web browsing experience.
Have a good add-on we missed? Recommend it below!