Top Firefox extensions for Web Developers, SEO and common use addons

Here you will be able to find recommended extensions/addons for your favorite browser.

Extensions are separated in three categories:

Top 10 extensions for web developers:

1. Firebug | more info | download

firebug

Firebug is revolutionary extension in web development which allows you to edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. With firebug you can monitor AJAX calls and responses, visualize and change CSS on the fly, explore the DOM and track JavaScript bugs

2. Alexa plugin | more info | download

alexa plugin

Sparky toolbar for Firefox will offer you instant informations about website that you are visiting now. You will be able to se website trends and traffic progress in last for months. The rank number tells you exactly how this site ranks in comparison to all other sites on the Web.

Basically Alexa plug in is good for site credibility and reputation checking. Usually it is not enough accurate but you will get some ideas about website popularity.

3. ColorZilla | more info | download

ColorZilla extension

Great color picker tool. Now you will be able to pick any color from web page in hex or RGB format. In Firefox 3 new zoom functionality is also available.

4. Screengrab! | more info | download

Screengrab
Screengrab! is recommended tool for capturing browser screenshots or selected areas.

5. Web Developer | more info | download

Web Developer
Plugin that you mast have installed if you want to save your website development and testing time.
Features that I would like to mention are:

  • disable cookies, JavaScript, referrers, CSS and cache
  • display passwords, image alts and dimensions
  • browser resize and code validations

6. LiveHTTPHeaders | more info | download

livehttpheaders
If you are developing website or web application and you need info about http headers and query string packets, this is perfect for you. LiveHTTPHeaders allows you to change HTTP headers, Cookies, URL path. This extension is recommended for performing quick sniffer traces and packets altering within a specific request.

7. Greasemonkey | more info | download

Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that allows you to customize the way webpages look and function. You can alter pages so they work better, import some data into web page or convert it to Braille. Greasemonkey uses custom build JavaScript functions that have full control over page that you are visiting.

8. IE Tab | more info | download

IE Tab
This is a great tool for web developers, since you can easily see how your web page is displayed in IE with just one click and then switch back to Firefox. Unfortunatly extension is only working on Windows OS:(

9. MeasureIt | more info | download

MeasureIt

Measurelt extension allows you to draw a ruler across web page to check the width, height, or alignment of page elements in pixels.

10. FireFTP | more info | download

FireFTP

Except file transfer FireFTP provides advanced functionality like:

  • directory comparison
  • syncing directories while navigating
  • SFTP, SSL encryption
  • search/filtering
  • integrity checks
  • remote editing
  • drag & drop
  • file hashing

Top 10 extensions for SEO and internet marketers:

1. Alexa Sparky | more info | download

alexa plugin

Sparky toolbar for Firefox will offer you instant informations about website that you are visiting now. You will be able to se website trends and traffic progress in last for months. The rank number tells you exactly how this site ranks in comparison to all other sites on the Web.

Basically Alexa plug in is good for site credibility and reputation checking. Usually it is not enough accurate but you will get some ideas about website popularity.

2. Google Notebook Extension | download

google notebook firefox extension
If you are working on more than one computer Google notebook will be handy for you. With notebook extension you can easy access to notes and manage them.

3. Google Toolbar | download

google-toolbar

Google toolbar extension is essential tools for internet marketers and SEO ninjas.
Features:

  • Send to
  • Google Docs & Spreadsheets
  • Bookmarks
  • Gmail integration
  • Spell Check
  • Google PageRank …

4. SEO for Firefox | download

SEO for Firefox

Great tool for for reverse SEO of the websites. Extension has vary popular feature for nofollow links highlighting. You can also configure your SE results and get some basic info about each listed result.

5. StumbleUpon | more info | download

StumbleUpon
Stumble toolbar will help you to find inspiration on the internet based on categories that you are interested in. Stumbe is also great for websites promotion.

6. SeoQuake | more info | download

SeoQuake

I guess most of the time SeoQuake add on will be disabled in your browser because of extension complexity and troubles that you can have with some search engines. SeoQuake will offer you lots of features that will save your time and inspire you during website analysis. You will be able to pull lots of infos from various search engines from one place and to do keyword density mixed with Google keywords data.

7. Ranking Checking Tool | more info | download

Ranking Checking Tool

Great tool developed by SEO Book that will allow you to monitor rankings for your websites, save them and add automatic verification. All results can be exported and used for further analyzes.

8. Customize Google | more info | downloa

Customize Google
This plug in will add you Google suggest in search box, improve your image search and remove unwanted information (like ads and spam).

9. Scrapbook| more info | download

scrapbook

ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and easily manage collections.
Main features:

  • Save snippet of Web page
  • Save Web site
  • Organize the collection in the same way as Bookmarks
  • Full text search and quick filtering search of the collection
  • Editing of the collected Web page

10. scribefire | more info | download

Bonus extensions:

Top 10 firefox extensions for common use:

1. Gspace | more info | download

gspace
If you need online storage and don’t want to think about maintenance and bandwidth limitations Gspace extension allows you to use your Gmail Space (4.1 GB and growing) for online file storage.

2. Unhide Passwords | more info | download

Unhide Passwords
I know that you will need this often :)

3. Autofill Forms | more info | download

Autofill Forms
Autofill Forms enables you to fill out web forms with one click or a keyboard shortcut.

4. Facebook Toolbar 1.2.1 | more info | download

Facebook Toolbar

All FaceBook addicts should have this extension for Firefox.
Features:

  • FaceBook search
  • Notifications
  • Connect with friends
  • Share content

5. Ook? Video Ook! | more info | download

Ook? Video Ook! enables you to download embedded videos from several systems (such as YouTube, Google Video, Pornotube, Metacafe and many more).

6. StumbleUpon | more info | download

StumbleUpon
Stumble toolbar will help you to find inspiration on the internet based on categories that you are interested in.

7. Alexa Sparky | more info | download

alexa plugin

Alexa plug in is good for site credibility and reputation checking. Usually it is not enough accurate but you will get some ideas about website popularity.

8. Open IT Online | more info | download

open it online

Open IT Online allows you to open your documents and images online without the need of any software to be installed. It handles:

  • Documents (*.doc, *.rtf, *.odt, *.sxw)
  • Spreadsheets (*.xls, *.csv, *.ods, *.sxc)
  • Presentations (*.ppt, *.pps, *.odp, *.sxi)
  • Images (*.jpg, *.gif, *.png)

You will be able to choose from Zoho, Google Docs or ThinkFree

9. Image Zoom | more info | download

Easily zoom in, zoom out, fit image to screen or set custom zoom on individual images within a web page. All this can be done by using the context menu or a combination of mouse buttons and scroll wheel. Handy to see the finer details of smaller pics or to make very large pics fit within your screen

10. gTranslate | more info | download

gTranslate

With gTranslate you can translate any text in a web page just by selecting and right-clicking over it. The extension uses the Google translation services to translate the text.

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11 Responses to “Top Firefox extensions for Web Developers, SEO and common use addons”


  1. Euphoria Says:

    This is great list of add-ons that I must try!


  2. Davide Says:

    Great list. I got some of these, but more to try.

    Great design you have.
    Remove nofollow!


  3. SEO Joel Says:

    Neat stuff - thanks for the links to these plug ins - I am excited to check out some of them I haven’t used before.


  4. Seo La Says:

    Thanks for posting, definitely going to subscribe!See you on my reader. :)


  5. Francine Says:

    Scrapbook is a great idea, but it has disappeared on me twice…one time i’m using it, the next time I open firefox it’s gone.
    Not reliable. Got to figure out where all my files have gone.


  6. Glenn Friesen Says:

    A few other great add-ons include SEObook’s Rank Checker, Woorank, Links Counter, and Ghostery.


  7. brownsville web design Says:

    Yeah a great list of add-ons, I will wait for your next post regarding a new add-ons.


  8. Milos Mandic Says:

    Perfect - sum up all the tools we need for programming and design websites! Thank you for sharing! Best regards from Germany.


  9. Fred Meek Says:

    I agree on the SEO for firefox. This is one of the best plug-ins to get great detailed linking information along with viewing your competitions tags. Thanks for the post. Austin SEO


  10. Mike Says:

    Thanks these extensions are going to come in very handy.


  11. Jhonte Says:

    Nice list, I would recommend the plugin cssUpdater as well. It adds a “sync now” button to FireBug that listens to your FireBug CSS changes and sync them back to your original CSS files.

    This way you can change your UI with FireBug, reload your site and see that everything looks like before!

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