What are the best Firefox add-ons?

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    #1AdBlock Plus

    AdBlock Plus

    AdBlock Plus (commonly called ABP) is a popular AD blocker that is available as an app or a browser extension for multiple devices and platforms. It uses its own database for blocking and filtering out sites.

    Software

    Firefox, iOS, Chrome, Opera, Android

    Free

    Gary Wells
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "Well this is a really good extension . The problem with default adblocker that comes with Firefox sometimes it blocks pages I really need to access . The AdBlock Plus still has some false positives but it is very well optimized , learns my preferences real quick and doesn't slow firefox down to a crawl "
  2. 19

    #2LastPass

    LastPass

    LastPass is a password manager which can securely store your passwords and personal information. It is available as a web browser add-on. It also has premium options along with being free.

    Software

    Windows, iOS, Android, Mac, Chrome

    Free- Varies by plan

    Armando Lozano
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "This looks like a useful tool to manage passwords, but I don't see how it's particularly useful for add ons. Last Pass is an add on, but I'm just not clear how this program solves an add on problem. Unless you're looking for a random add on. Thumbs down on a solution for a ridiculously vague problem. "
  3. 15

    #3Ghostery

    Ghostery

    Ghostery is a private and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application developed by David Cancel. It aims to help users spot and block advertisements from a webpage.

    Apps

    Web, Chrome Browser Extension, Firefox Browser Extension, Opera Browser Extension, Android, iOS

    Free

    Jordan Sims
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "In this age where privacy and keeping it private is of significant importance, Ghostery helped me. Making sure that any technology that is trying to gather data is blocked is reassuring to me. Also due this feature, I feel that the pages load faster too."

DID YOU KNOW?

The first ever web browser was born back in 1990? W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee invented it and called it " WorldWideWeb". It caused too much confusion with the World Wide Web as the time. It was thus renamed to "Nexus" instead. It was not until 5 years later that Microsoft's Internet Explorer. It was the most popular choice during that the time. This was when web browsers were starting to gain mainstream appeal and recognition. Apple released its own web browser made for their Mac computers called Safari in 2003. Mozilla Firefox released a year later, replacing the outgoing Netscape Navigator. 2008 marked a great milestone for web browsers with the release of Google's Chrome.

It became one of the best web browsers since its release. Following in second was Mozilla's Firefox browser. I could not quite match Chrome in speed and performance but that is not to say that it was slow by any means. What sets it apart from Chrome was that it boasts far more customization options. It had the largest catalog of extensions and add-ons. The best firefox add-ons are free and available for all type of needs. From themes and visual add-ons to other which enhances its base functionality. It also has a good selection of ad blockers. In the last couple of years, Chrome has been catching up. Despite this, Firefox remains as the customization king.

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    #4OneNote Web Clipper

    OneNote Web Clipper
    OneNote Web Clipper is a browser add-on that captures websites you are interested in but want to read later.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Lawrence Schneider
    Written on March 6, 2017
    "OneNote Clipper offers the ability to save and organize anything you find on a website. Because it uses OneNote and saves everything to the cloud, you can use it cross platform and cross browsers. OneNote Clipper has a firefox extension which allows it to work for the browser and It also has extensions for all the other popular internet browsers like chrome and Microsoft edge. "
  2. 9

    #5Evernote Web Clipper

    Evernote Web Clipper
    Evernote Web Clipper is a firefox add-on that is the perfect place to put all the content or things you want to look after later but can't or don't want to do it right now
    Software

    Windows, Chrome Extension

    Free

    Bruce Price
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "I was looking for a Firefox add on to save and store my bookmarks more efficiently, and Evernote Web Clipper was a great solution. With this add-on, I am able to effortlessly save articles and other websites and then seamlessly view them on any of my connected devices at a later time. "
  3. 9

    #6uBlock Origin

    uBlock Origin
    uBlock Origin is a free browser extension that was made to be as efficient as possible. The blocker extension is easy on memory and CPU footprint, and yet can load and enforce thousands of more filters than other popular blockers out there.
    Online Tools

    Free

    Joseph Moore
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "The product is free and streamlined so I downloaded and ran the program. It was fast and easy to use and I instantly saw an increase in my Firefox browsing speed, boosting my productivity at work and home, as well as helping to reduce my technology related panic attacks."
  4. 6

    #7Send to Kindle for Mozilla Firefox

    Send to Kindle for Mozilla Firefox
    Send to Kindle for Mozilla Firefox is a Firefox add-on that let you send news articles, blog posts and other web content to read on Kindle devices and/or apps.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Louis Bryant
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "I was a little hesitant downloading this add on; I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to tech updates. It was simple enough to install, the interface was intuitive enough for me, and utilization has been trouble-free for the first couple of weeks, anyway. I'm not sure why the user reviews aren't better than they are, I'd give it 5 stars myself."
  5. 6

    #8gtranslate

    gtranslate
    gtranslate is a Firefox add-on that translate any text in a webpage, using the Google translation services, just by selecting and right-clicking over it.
    Software

    Firefox

    Free

    Armando Ríos
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "I was in the market for Firefox add-ons because I felt my browsing experience was not as fluid and efficient as I wanted. Particularly, I wanted to get some Firefox add-ons to help with productivity, especially translating web pages that are in a foreign language. Using gtranslate, an amazing Firefox add-on, I now solved this dilemma and am very happy with the ease with which I can use it."
  6. 5

    #9Save File to

    Save File to
    Save File to is a Firefox add-on that saves links, images and web pages to user-defined folders and their sub-folders.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Patrick Hamilton
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "Great little extension that I can see myself using every day. It cuts out the waiting and selecting the same things again and again in the Save dialog. Instead, it's replaced by a little context menu that you can setup how you like with a few favourite destination folders for images and other files. I can see this saving me a lot of time."
  7. 0

    #10RescueTime

    RescueTime

    RescueTime is a performance evaluation software that measures‚ which websites or app you use most. The final time is grouped in categories so you can really see how do you spend time. Prepare to have some shocking revelations.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Marisol Hurtado
    Written on June 16, 2017
    "I didn't really like this add-on. Personally, I don't really find website monitoring and tracking useful. I know I spend too much time on certain websites when I get distracted but am not really concerned about that. "

Summary

Best What are the best Firefox add-ons
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AdBlock PlusSoftware 24 Free
2LastPassSoftware 19 Free
3GhosteryApps 15 Free
4OneNote Web ClipperSoftware 12 Free
5Evernote Web ClipperSoftware 9 Free
6uBlock OriginOnline Tools 9 Free
7Send to Kindle for Mozilla FirefoxSoftware 6 Free
8gtranslateSoftware 6 Free
9Save File toSoftware 5 Free
10RescueTimeSoftware 0 Free
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