I’ve been wanting to test out Firefox 3 since it was released a short time ago. I have so many tweaks and plugins installed on my old Firefox 2 instance, that I am not ready to blow it away just yet. Also, over time I’ve been burned many times by becoming an early adopter that I’ve learned just because its new, does not necessarily mean its better. I decided it would probably be a good idea to install FF3 to my USB thumb drive instead of my main system for now. Luckily PortableApps has packaged and released Firefox3 portable for USB drives.
I’m going to outline some of the Firefox extensions that I use on my browser. Using these extensions or plugins on Firefox can save you a lot of time when you are using multiple sites. I’m going to try and cover how these add-ons work in Firefox, and why you should use them. I may not go into depth about the services these plugins work with, that is going to be another very long post indeed, but right now assume you should use any of the services the extensions are associated with, otherwise I wouldn’t be suggesting plugins for the service!
Before we begin, please make sure you have the latest version of Firefox installed on your computer. If you are using Firefox right now: click HELP, and Check for Updates. If you are using Internet Explorer or any other browser, please download and install FireFox now.