Does anyone else get excited every time a new Firefox add-on comes out? Well, I do and I also know that installing and uninstalling various plug-ins takes a lot of time (this is what I do for fun…just kidding!). But I do like to look at plug-ins that increases productivity.
And here are the top 10 best Firefox plug-ins for increasing your productivity:
1. Leechblock : Wasting too much time on Twitter? Facebook? Stumble Upon? Leechblock is here to rescue you! Use leechblock to “block” you from visiting these websites during specific times of the day (most useful when you’re trying to get work done but just can’t beat the urge to check up what your friends are tweeting about).
2. Meetimer: Are you a serial procrastinator? Need to track where your time is actually going (which by the way is a great technique to start taking back control of your time). This little add-on will show you exactly where you’ve ‘been’ all day. Perfect for beginners!
3. URL Fixer : Tired of typing goggle.com? google.cmo? gogole.com? URL fixer does exactly what it says and takes care of typo errors for you.
4. Colorize Tabs: Too many tabs open for research? For whatever other reason and just can’t find the one tab you actually need? Spending too much time trying to find the right tab? Here’s your solution — this little add-on will allow you to colorize tabs so you can get back to it in a flash.
5. Tree Style Tabs: Too many tabs taking up too much room? Tired of clicking the more arrow to see all your tabs? Need sub-tabs? Here’s a solution – make your tabs appear like a folder tree. The nice thing about it is you can change where you see your tabs. You can set them on the sidebar and then choose how much space they take up. Gives you tons of flexibility and allows you to rega
in some screen space.
6. Evernote Clipper : I don’t think I could live without Evernote and I don’t think I could live without Evernote clipper either. Need to save a page to read later? You can either save up the entire page or select portions of it to save, hit the clipper and Evernote takes care of the rest. This is a digital data capture at its best.
7. Greasemonkey: Greasemonkey is an add-on that allows you to run several scripts on websites you visit to increase your productivity and efficiency.
8. No Squint : As some of you already know, I have terrible eyes and that means staring too long and hard on the monitor not only stresses my eyes but also gives me headaches and reduces my productivity. Thankfully, there’s no squint! It’s an easy to use add-on to increase the font size on per-site basis. And yes, the point is it remembers your preferences for every site.
9. Your Favorite To do List Software’s Widget: Nothing keeps you more motivated than having a list of what you need to do right in front of you when you feel like procrastinating. And, the good news is Firefox has add-ons for a To-Do list sites like Remember the Milk, Todoist and so many more.
10. Gmail Manager: I’d be running around like crazy without this add-on! Gmail Manager allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts easily. It saves me so much time each and every day and seriously, I can’t imagine life without this little tool! If you have more than one Gmail account, use this one!
That’s it! Do you know of a Firefox add-on that should be added to this list? Just leave your comments below and I’ll definitely check it out!
And yeah, do let me know if you liked the post. It took some time compiling (on a Friday night too)!