FireFox does more than help you with your browsing needs. It’s got many great extensions that actually make your web browser more productive. This has a direct effect on your work flow efficiency, making you more productive.
The 18 extensions we’ve listed here are targeted for maximum task productivity.
1. CustomizeGoogle: Enhanced Search
You can add additional information to your Google search such as links to Ask.com, MSN and Yahoo to enhance your search results. You can also use this extension to remove Ads and spam.
2. Print Edit: Format Any Page For Print
Use this extension to remove banner Ads and search bars from any page so that you can get a clean printout. This extension is also a quick, great hack to know the various elements that make a site. It allows you to inspect individual elements and their CSS properties in detail.
3. ReminderFox: Never Forget
ReminderFox works like a digital to-do list and calendar. It’s permanently attached to your browser, reminding you of important dates, meeting schedules and events.
4. DownThemAll: Speedy Downloads
Use this download accelerator and manager to increase your download speed to 400% of your regular speeds. You can control your download streams, pausing and resuming as required.
5. YooNo: Keep On Top Of Social Profiles
Yoono keeps you connected with updates from your social profiles on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and chat services. It helps you scroll through updates from connected networks and publish content through a narrow bar on your browser.
6. AutoCopy 2: Highlight And Copy To Clipboard
With this extension, all you do is highlight the text you want to copy and it’s automatically copied to your clipboard. You can turn the extension on when you want it using the toggle option.
7. Better Gmail: Makes Gmail More Productive
This extension from Gina Trapani of Lifehacker makes your Gmail highly productive and much easier to use. Using it, you can save searches, right-click to preview views, use keyboard macros, and integrate Google Reader and so on.
8. Shareaholic: One Click Easy Share
If you do a lot of social bookmarking, use this extension to share any page with your contacts on Digg, del.icio.us or twitter. You can also maintain tumblelog with one click without moving away from the article you’re reading.
Use LeechBlock to block certain sites when you’re working so that you’re not tempted to access them and waste time.
10. Read It Later: Save Time
Use this extension to quickly save any page you’re reading and read it later. When you have the time, just click open the extension and read all your saved articles in new tabs.
This is a great extension to save blocks of information as snippets and use them later. You can also save whole websites, organize text snippets for in-depth bookmarking and search for a keyword in all saved snippets.
Use this extension to find common working hours across multiple time zones. This is a great extension to have if you have to work with clients and colleagues in different countries.
13. Copy Plain Text: Leave All Trimmings Behind
If you use WYSIWYG editors for your writing work, then you need this extension; it allows you to copy any kind of text and paste it as plain text, without all the formatting extras that take time to remove.
14. AdBlock Plus: No More Ads
Keep your task focus high by using this extension to kill annoying Ads and banners. All you do is turn on the extension and right click on a banner and you’ll never have to see it again.
15. DeeperWeb: Map Topics
Use a fast and simple Tag-Cloud technique to navigate your Google results. Get quick access to answers, blogs, Wikipedia pages and more using Topic-Mapping-Technologies.
16. URL Fixer
This extension guesses the URL you’re trying to type, even if you type it wrongly. You’ll get to the correct page, with no more annoying error pages.
17. Dictionary Tooltip: Cool Definition Checker
Highlight any word on a webpage and hit Ctrl + Shift + D or double click to view the word’s meaning and definition in the same window.
18. Tiny Menu: Zoom Browser Display
Use Tiny Menu to replace the standard menu bar using a small pop-up. This frees up precious space in your browser’s display window. You can choose to have menu items displayed as text or as icons.
This article has been written by Dean from Invesp a conversion rate optimization company helping businesses in improving online conversion rates of their campaigns.