So Mozilla has recently released their “Release Candidate” for Firefox 4.0. Though this is what it tentatively will be like, there is still a few bugs to be worked out, but it is now available for download.
Since many of you now use Firefox for your browsing needs, some use chrome still and sadly, IE8 or IE7, I figured I would give you a list of a few helpful or handy add-ons to add to Firefox to make it safer, faster, or give a much better experience overall.
- Adblock Plus– This handy add-on refers to a continually update list for different ads that run on the web. If it finds one of these ads, it will run a script to block it. Simple as that. Very nice because ads will slow down your internet considerably. Besides, they are annoying.
- Download Helper– A tool that allows you to download most videos off sites like Youtube, MySpace, Dailymotion, etc. It keeps them in a folder usually in your My Documents and is useful if you want to listen to your favorite songs or vids offline.
- Foxy Proxy– An add-on that switches your internet proxy when you get online by analyzing URL patterns. You can adjust it to use a certain proxy if you want to, but the easiest is to let it do it for you. This keeps your identity safer and harder for people to track you.
Now these are just a few of the thousands of add-ons that Mozilla Firefox offers, so if you are looking for a way to spice up your Firefox or make things easier, head to Mozilla’s Add-on Center. All add-ons are free, due to a license by Mozilla, however, many ask for donations. You are not by any means required to do this.
Anyways, I will keep you updated on Mozilla and when Firefox finally releases the real 4.0.