I’ve been a huge fan of Firefox since the beginning of 2005. I was sceptical initially: after all, Internet Explorer is perfectly adequate, and, as it is still the dominant browser from a market share perspective, there’s value in experiencing the web as the typical person does. However, the impressive core feature-set and burgeoning list of extensions for Firefox won me over.
I’d be lost without the following Mozilla add-ons, each of which has proved invaluable from either a productivity of development perspective:
Furl Tools – access all the key functionality of Furl from a single browser button.
del.icio.us Firefox extension – add a webpage to your del.icio.us bookmarks with a single click.
Foxylicious – a Firefox extension that integrates your del.icio.us bookmarks into your browser bookmarks.
FlashGot – the definitive download manager for Firefox.
Clear Cache Button – adds a button to the toolbar to clear the browser cache. An incredibly useful tool for web development!
Tab Mix Plus – take control of and customise your Firefox tabs; ressurect closed tabs and browser sessions.
ColorZilla – advanced eyedropper, colour picker, page zoomer and measurement tools.
LinkChecker – check the validity of links on any web page.
HTML Validator – a page validator based on the W3C’s Tidy which shows the number of page errors in the status bar when browsing.