The 10 best add-ons for Firefox

If you are like us, you probably spend the a large of the day behind a computer screen, working on documents, replying to emails and of course, browsing online.

Beyond choosing a favourite browser however, chances are you have never really explored all of the add-ons available to make your browsing experience easier.

That’s why we took a look at the 10 best add-ons available for Firefox.

You can check out our recommended list below:


StartHQ

StartHQ is a launcher and new tab replacement. StartHQ replaces your new tab page and makes it better.

Features include:

  • Store your launcher configuration in the cloud and access it from multiple devices, including tablets and mobiles.
  • Automatic population of the launcher the moment you sign up – no need to add apps one at a time or upload logos.
  • Search across all your cloud services like Gmail, Docs & Dropbox from one place.
  • Deep links that give you quick access to commonly used functionality.
  • Multiple screens let you group apps just like on your mobile.

Start HQ


Download Plan

For some users, download files during certain hours is a headache either by the speed of connection, limited bandwidth, peak times, and schedule constraints on servers.

For this reason, it is appropriate to schedule downloads for specific times where these limitations diminish. With this addon, users can create a download plan to start at a desired time.

Download


Stylish

Stylish lets you easily manage user styles. Add, delete, enable, disable, and organize with a few clicks of a mouse, no code to edit, no obscure configuration to find.

Stylish’s companion website, userstyles.org, hosts tens of thousands of user styles made by other Stylish users that you can try.

Stylish


Disconnect

Disconnect was named one of the 100 best innovations of the year by Popular Science and one of the 20 best Firefox add-ons by Lifehacker.

It lets you visualize and block the otherwise invisible websites that track your search and browsing history.

  • Its primary features include:
  • Load the pages you go to 27% faster.Stop tracking by 2,000+ third-party sites.

Disconnect


Pocket

Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket.

Save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite.

Pocket


Lastpass

With LastPass, you only remember one master password and LastPass takes care of the rest.

It fills your logins for you and instantly syncs from your desktop to your laptop, your computer to your smartphone, your tablet to the Web, so you never struggle to remember another password.

LastPass


FasterFox

Fasterfox is a Mozilla Firefox extension that provides an interface for tweaking some performance related settings, such as browser network connection, cache, and timings.

The extension also provides an optional controversial feature which forces link prefetching.

FasterFox


Greasemonkey

Allows you to customize the way a web page displays or behaves, by using small bits of JavaScript.

You can write your own scripts, too. Check out the official website to get started. There are also plenty of scripts that exist already, you can find what you’re looking for here.

Grease


Xmarks

Xmarks is a bookmark synchronizer that synchronizes bookmarks between computers, can also synchronize passwords, open tabs, and browsing history.

Xmark


Lazarus

Never lose anything you type into a web form again!

Lazarus securely auto-saves all forms as you type, so after a crash, server timeout, or whatever, you can go back to the form, right click, “recover form”, and breathe a sigh of relief.

Lazarus


What Firefox addons do you use? Let us know in the comments below and in our forums.

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