Sunday, October 04, 2009

Icing for your Firefox

Note 1: This is my first "geeky" post. Pre-requisites for reading this post - you should be aware of what 'Mozilla Firefox' is. If you are not, please close this page RIGHT NOW, you are embarrassing me. :P

Note 2: The list below is only suggestive and for the "normal" junta. Certified geeks need not read it (and hence I save myself from curses from some campus junta through this disclaimer. Phew!)

You've reached thus far. Congratulations! You've heard what Mozilla Firefox is. But probably you need to know a little more to exploit what Firefox really is. Even if you are aware of the so called 'plug-ins', the list below might help you a lot in enhancing your browsing experience.

Some plug-ins, which I think everybody wants to use, does not because they are not aware, and will get addicted to once they get used to it:

1. Video DownloadHelper

Ever visited, or for that matter any site that offers video streaming capabilities, and you pulled your hair off your head because you were unable to download it.

Head straight to

After installing the plug-in, just visit the site you want to extract video from, click on the DownloadHelper icon, and Voila!

2. Screengrab

Ever visited the profile of someone hot on or and felt frustrated because you couldn't save the picture on your desktop for later viewing pleasure (because your right-click doesn't work)? :D Ok, I am not very sure if this blog enjoys a female audience, still, this plug-in works both ways. :D

Now, screengrab can help you capture any part of the web page you've opened in a jiffy. (Yes, jiffy is really a unit of time, it is about 1 ms :P )

Where to get it?
Surfing orkut or facebook will never be the same anymore. :D

3. TinEye Reverse Image Search

Yup! You read that right. Always wondered what that image was? Try reverse searching the image on the web through this plug-in. Try it. Its amazing. Was looking for something like this for a long long time. This would help you figure a lot about the mysterious image that you had all along.

4. EchoFon

Just registered for a twitter account? But it is a pain logging into it every time to check for updates? Well, there's a plug-in for it. If you keep your browser open all the time (as we like to do), this would help you keep a track of your tweets, and post tweets as well, right from Firefox.

5. Personas for Firefox

And finally, whats Firefox to you if it isn't you own. Head on to to get a cool new look for your window to the internet, and make it your own. Check out the cool gallery on

So, that's all folks! Until some other time, when I feel "geeky" enough to make a geeky post.
And by the way, I use some cooler plug-ins too, but they are too nerdy to write about here. If you are interested, let me know in the comments.

PS: For those who in the dark about 'plug-ins', you've got to INSTALL them to use them. :P

Icing for your Firefox...


  1. some must have addons frm my side:

    sxipper(only if u r using it on ur personal computer)


    greasemonkey nd stylish(they just changed ma perspective towards websitez..they r a must must 2 have)

    cooliris and coolpreview(they r d cooler 1's)

    surfcanyon is also a good 1

  2. sorry i forgot to mention flagfox (its very simple but irrestbl)