Firefox Must Haves

Must haves for firefox:

  1. Firefox
    www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/
  2. Google Apps Free – makes your life infinitely better if you have a domain name / domain email, and want all google features integrated to your system
    www.google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html
  3. Boomerang for Gmail – schedule emails to be sent out at a future time
    www.boomeranggmail.com/download.html
  4. Google Translate Bookmarklet – add to your toolbar so whenever you visit a website in another language, simply hit the Translate bookmark and it will translate the site to english
    Add the following in place of a URL for a new bookmark:
    javascript:var%20t=((window.getSelection&&window.getSelection())||(document.getSelection&&document.getSelection())||(document.selection&&document.selection.createRange&&document.selection.createRange().text));var%20e=(document.charset||document.characterSet);if(t!=”){location.href=’http://translate.google.com/?text=’+t+’&hl=en&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie=’+e;}else{location.href=’http://translate.google.com/translate?u=’+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+’&hl=en&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie=’+e;};
  5. Drag and Drop uploader – Drop files into attachment boxes instead of browse for them or type in the filename. Drop multiple files and fill all the entries.
    addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/dragdropupload/
  6. Ad Block Plus
    addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/
  7. Cache Viewer – find any file from a website you visited.. embedded mp3s, images from flash websites
    addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/2489/addon-2489-latest.xpi?src=search
  8. Video Download Helper – download youtube or any streaming video
    addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/
  9. Foxy Proxy – Access websites that require you to be in a different country than your own by masking your IP address. FoxyProxy is an advanced proxy management tool that completely replaces Firefox’s limited proxying capabilities. It offers more features than SwitchProxy, ProxyButton, QuickProxy, xyzproxy, ProxyTex, TorButton, etc.
    addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/foxyproxy-standard/
  10. Download Statusbar – View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar – without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing.
    addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/26/addon-26-latest.xpi?src=search

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Steven Chu

Hi, I'm Steven! I'm an entrepreneur, photographer and art director in New York. Follow this blog for self expression, fun, and most importantly: looking comfortable, at ease, and amazing in your photos no matter who takes them! I dedicate this to my amazing friends who have let me inadvertently turn all of our hangouts and travel photos into a never ending photoshoot of fun. The proof is in the pudding-- our photos rock. My other projects: I'm the founder of InstaTechie.com, a face-to-face tech concierge service for NYC. Book a techie to walk you through something you want to learn! My work focuses on socially engaged art projects which use technology to create access to resources for communities. Visit Steven Chu Studio (stevenchustudio.com) for branding & design work or Steven Chu (stevenchu.com) for photography projects.

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