Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010
in How To, Technical
Yesterday I extolled the virtues of six of my favorite Firefox Extensions. Here are are seven more.
Evernote Web Clipper – While creating curriculum or planning ahead for an unwritten article or an as-yet unplanned message I save nuggets I read online with Evernote. Evernote Web Clipper let me copy and save the article I want.
Extended Copy Menu – My apologies to the author of Extended Copy Menu, but I really only use it for the “Copy As Plain Text” option, but I love it.
For example, if I found one of your brilliant insights I just highlight it, “Copy As Plain Text”, and save it without all the annoying formating, photos and advertisements which clutter and surround your wisdom. Different than Evernote Web Clipper I use this for a sentence or two or a paragraph of text.
Forecastfox – A quick glance at the bottom of my browser and I see a quick 3-day forecast. It reminds me to dress for the weather, and sometimes it reminds me to make sure I get away from the computer and enjoy the outdoors.
RoboForm – Some of you only use one or two passwords, not me. I use Roboform to keep track of my passwords on PCs. I primarily use free programs, but like Roboform so much it’s one of the few programs I am willing to spend money on.
As I mentioned yesterday, technically 1 Password and Roboform are both toolbars but I think of them as extensions of my browser’s productivity.
Note – Use a Mac? I love 1Password!
WOT [Web of Trust] – As a researcher I often follow the trail or wade into uncharted waters. WOT [Web of Trust] warns me to avoid unsafe web sites.
Xmarks – I use several computers, a couple OSs & even run apps from flash drives. I love having my Bookmarks available to me wherever I go.