Since my first post on Firefox extensions went over so well, I've decided to make it a regular category here on this blog. So with no further ado, here are five more awesome Firefox extensions that will make your blogging and online life easier and more enjoyable.
1. coComment - This Firefox Extension has been getting rave reviews from those who've been using it. With coComment you can keep track of all of the comments you've left on people's blogs and websites, all in one convenient place. Whenever someone has added to the conversation, coComment will let automatically let you know!
When installed, coComment is seamlessly integrated in your Firefox browser and any comments you make around the web will be automatically added to the tracked conversations in your coComment account. This way you'll know when someone has replied to one of your comments and you comment back.
This is a really excellent extension that allows you to stay to "connected" to all the online conversations you've participated in. Definitely two thumbs up for coComment.
2. Session Manager - This extension is great for when you're researching things to blog about and want to collect and keep track of your sources. Session Manager saves the session of your open browser windows and tabs so you can come back to them later. If you're afraid of losing browsing data, this extension will ease all of your fears.
What's great about Session Manager is that it saves and restores all browser windows and tabs, both automatically and on command. So if by chance something happens that causes your browser to crash, or if you accidentally close any windows or tabs, you won't lose the data from that browsing session. Session Manager will restore it!
Note: Firefox 2.0 itself does have built-in crash recovery for restoring and reopening tabs after a crash, but Session Manager stores more data and is more reliable. In addition, it allows you to save and restore multiple browsing sessions, as opposed to just the most recent one.
3. BlogRovR - If you're like most people, you don't have time to read all the blogs you'd like to. So why not let RovR do it for you! RovR fetches posts (from your favorite blogs or blogs that you list) that discuss whatever topics you're browsing on the web.
Simply tell BlogRovR which blogs you like, and as you browse the web, it'll instantly fetch posts from those blogs that link to whatever web pages you’re viewing. The BlogRovR tray slides out from the side to show you summaries of these posts. From there you can click to read a full post, right on the page it’s about.
All in all, BlogRovR is a nice little time-saver and a good addition to your regular feed reader. As you browse the web you get a neat view of all the blogs covering the very content that you're browsing. Very cool.
4. Speak It - This extension is another good one for saving you some time. With Speak It you can have pages or selected text read to you out loud so you can attend to other things, like doing the dishes or just lying down and resting your eyes as you listen.
Speak It is actually a rewritten version of FoxyVoice (no longer available) and it uses the MicroSoft TTS (Text-To-Speech) Engine.
5. Trailfire - The Trailfire extension allows you to mark pages that you think are interesting by leaving notes right on those pages. These notes are linked together into "trails" that you can organize any way you wish. This allows for a collaborative discovery on the Web.
These trails will let you guide people on the Web, but they're also collaborative because people can comment on your trails and add new marked pages themselves if you let them. When you're looking for something online, Trailfire is handy for to marking the pages you find. These pages can be automatically shared with everyone else through the search engines, or you can just flip a switch and keep it all private.
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Five Awesome Firefox Extensions - Part I is here.