Looking for a better way to blog or get things done online? Here are five awesome Firefox extensions that will definitely make your blogging life a whole lot easier. They'll save you a lot of time, they'll save you a lot of headaches, and they'll save you a lot of...well, just take a look and see!
1. Split Browser - This Firefox extension is definitely my favorite Firefox add-on so far. The Split Browser extension lets you "split" the content area of your browser window any which way you like.
You can split content to the right, to the left, above and below. But the beauty of this is that it allows you to see more than just one web page at a time. So say goodbye to having to switch back and forth between tabs. Split Browser is the answer!
2. ScribeFire - ScribeFire is a fully-featured blog editor that integrates with your web browser and lets you easily post to your blog. With ScribeFire you can "drag-and-drop" formatted text from the web pages you're browsing, as well as take notes and post to your blog.
In addition, ScribeFire will allow you to easily create, edit and delete posts, along with creating drafts. You can also upload pictures and files via the built-in API or FTP if you wish. But the beauty of ScribeFire is that it remembers the text field...so you can close it out and resume writing your post later on.
3. Copy as HTML Link - This Firefox extension allows you to easily create HTML links for your posts. It creates an HTML link to the current page using the selected text, and then it copies it (into the clipboard) so you can past it into other applications. Use this Firefox extension along with the Copy Plain Text extension (featured below) to create links for your blog posts.
4. Copy Plain Text - I totally love this extension. It allows you to copy text from a website without bringing along that site's formatting (font size, links, etc.). No more having to copy the text, then paste it into notepad, and copy it all over again. With the Firefox Copy Plain Text extension you get exactly what you wanted in the first place - just the friggin' text!
5. Picnik - The Picnik Firefox extension lets you seamlessly capture (and edit) web page screenshots. In addition, Picnik allows you to grab screenshots with just one click! And whether you want a screenshot of just the visible web page, or of the entire web page itself, Picnik will do.
Picnik is also great for editing images, regardless of where they come from. You can edit any photo you like. It doesn't matter if it's from the web, from your computer, from your Flickr account, etc. And Picnik even lets you edit images without having to download anything to your computer. Definitely good stuff.
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Update: Here's a greatly detailed review of Picnik from Benedict Herold of the Tech Corner blog. Thanks for letting me know Benedict!
New update: Five Awesome Firefox Extensions Part II is now up!