Jul 232010
 

I recently read a post on official Google blog about the favorite Chrome extensions selected by Google chrome team. You can read the original post by Jonathan Rosenberg here . Its a nice list of some very popular and useful extensions for Google chrome. A reader asked me about the equivalent addon for firefox for one of the extensions (Chromedbird extension actually!!). While answering her query I thought of publishing a full list of firefox equivalents of all Chrome extensions listed there. So here is my compilation of Firefox addons for similar (actually better in some cases) functionality as available in chrome extensions.I have listed them in the same way as they appeared on the original list with original text quoted.So here we go..

Firefox addons and Chrome extensions

1. Opinion Cloud: Summarizes comments on YouTube videos and Flickr photos to provide an overview of the crowd’s overall opinion.”

Firefox Addon : Opinion Cloud [ Click to go to Official Addon download page]

2. “Google Voice: All sorts of helpful Voice features directly from the browser. See how many messages you have, initiate calls and texts, or call numbers on a site by clicking on them.”

Firefox Addon : Google VoiceClick to go to Official Addon download page]

3. AutoPager : Automatically loads the next page of a site. You can just scroll down instead of having to click to the next page.”

Firefox Addon : AutoPager [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

4. Turn Off the Lights: Fades the page to improve the video-watching experience.”

Firefox Addon : YoutubeCinema [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

5.Google Dictionary: Double-click any word to see its definition, or click on the icon in the address bar to look up any word.”

Firefox Addon : Inline Google Definitions [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

Shows Google Definitions for the selected word (in the same tab!).

6. ” After the Deadline: Checks spelling, style, and grammar on your emails, blog, tweets, etc.”

Firefox Addon : After the Deadline – Spell and Grammar Checker [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

7. “Invisible Hand: Does a quick price check and lets you know if the product you are looking at is available at a lower price elsewhere.”

Firefox Addon : InvisibleHand [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

8.Secbrowsing: Checks that your plug-ins (e.g. Java, Flash) are up to date.”

Firefox Addon : Well.. Firefox has already a built-in plugin checker and it does its job wonderfully well. So no need to look for an addon here..Relax!!!

9. Tineye: Image search utility to find exact matches (including cropped, edited, or re-sized images).”

Firefox Addon : Tineye [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

10. Slideshow: Turns photo sites such as Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, and Google Images into slideshows.”

Firefox Addon : Cooliris [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

11.Google Docs/PDF Viewer: Automatically previews pdfs, powerpoint presentations, and other documents in Google Docs Viewer.”

Firefox Addon : gPDF [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

12. Readability: Reformat the page into a single column of text.”

Firefox Addon : Readability [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

13. Chromed Bird: A nice Twitter viewing extension.”

Firefox Addon : Yoono [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

It does a lot more..See all status updates and posts, update your status and share links across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube etc. !

14. Feedsquares: Cool way of viewing your feeds via Google Reader.”

Firefox Addon : Google Reader Watcher [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

15. ScribeFire: Full-featured blog editor that lets you easily post to any of your blogs.”

Firefox Addon : Scribefire [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

16. Note Anywhere: Digital post-it notes that can be pasted and saved on any webpage.”

Firefox Addon : Diigo [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

It’s a powerfull addon and makes your social bookmarking and notes-taking, a rich experience.

17. Instant Messaging Notifier: IM on multiple clients.”

Firefox Addon : Meebo [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

Although Yoono FF addon mentioned above can also perform the same task.

18. Remember the Milk: The popular to-do app.”

Firefox Addon : A Better RTM [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

An improved version of  ”Remember the Milk” app.

19. Extension.fm: Turns the web into a music library.”

Firefox Addon : Fire.fm [Click to go to Official Addon download page]

Fire.fm gives you access to the extensive music library on Last.fm. Play along..!!

Thanks to Jonathan for an extensive and useful list.

These addons or extensions really increase your productivity manifold and takes the browsing experience to a new level.Firefox is already enhancing user experience by new builds and cool features like Personas (Read How to jazz up firefox using personas). Kudos to all developers who toiled hard to give us these functionalities. Download these addons and unleash the full power of your browser. Have anything to say?? Please share in comments.