September 1, 2006
@ 06:02 PM

Mike Torres has a blog post entitled Web 2.0 Revelation #3: I dig Firefox Extensions where he writes

But having returned to Firefox (on my Mac and casually on my PC), I'm seriously impressed by just how much Firefox Extensions have enabled me to do.  And as much as I really love using IE7 on my PC, having things like the SessionSaver, Answers, LiveLines, and del.iciou.us extensions are going a long way towards swaying me over to Firefox again (note: I haven't used Firefox exclusively on my PC since it was called Firebird a few years ago!)

The list of extensions I'm exploring on the PC:

  • Browster to make searching and browsing just a little bit faster - slick!  (works in IE too)
  • de.icio.us to make sure I update my linkblog regularly
  • Answers just because it's cool
  • Tab X because I need close buttons on tabs
  • Livelines to map the RSS feed icon to "Subscribe in Bloglines"
  • SessionSaver to keep me from losing my place
  • Luna (theme) to make it look like it belongs on Windows again - although I want a better looking theme

One of the things that's immediately clear to me after a little experimentation this week: IE7 just doesn't have enough to sway power users just yet.

I've been preaching the Firefox religion to Mike and others at work primarily by praising the virtues of inline search and SessionSaver. The more I use Firefox with SessionSaver the more it irritates me that every Windows application doesn't have this functionality. I've definitely been inspired to add similar functionality to RSS Bandit.

Anyway, it looks like Mike didn't just tiptoe into the water but instead jumped in deeper than I have. On his recommendation I have installed Tab X and Luna which have quickly made my browsing experience even better. I may try out the de.icio.us extension if I can ever remember my password for the service. I probably should give a shout out to the Yahoo! Toolbar for Firefox as well. Firefox extensions totally r0x0r.


 

Friday, September 1, 2006 6:26:52 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Use Firefox 2.0 Beta2. You won't need TabX and you may not want "Luna" any more :)

Oh, and SessionSaver is built-in as well.

P.S. Try "Tab Mix Plus" if you want much more out of your tabs.
Munish
Friday, September 1, 2006 6:46:11 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
>the more it irritates me that every Windows application
>doesn't have this functionality.

I whole-heartedly agree. It would be a great addition to RSS Bandit.

I've considered writing an Outlook add-in to provide something similar there. Ah, if I only had the time...

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