Improve your experience with Firefox by downloading these 15 terrific add-ons that make many routine tasks easier and increase the browser's power many times over.
If you're a big user of Google (and face it, who isn't?), you'll want to install this add-on. It customises Google in just about any way you could imagine, and no doubt in many ways you couldn't. For starters, it will block Google's ads as well as Google analytic cookies (some people believe these cookies invade their privacy). Additionally, it anonymises your Google user ID.
That's just the beginning, though. The extension adds links in your Google search results to other search engines, such as Yahoo and Ask.com, among others. It will also filter out search results from websites known to be spammers, and it will let you customise not just Google, but its various sites and features such as Gmail and Google News. In short, if you're a Google user and want to tweak the way Google works, make sure to download this one.
The FTP file transfer protocol, one of the earlier ways of transferring files on the internet, has plenty of life in it. Since many ISPs these days limit the size of files you can transfer via email, FTP remains a very effective way of sharing files.
Normally, you shouldn't try using your browser to transfer files via FTP - that's not what browsers are built for. But with FireFTP, you get the best of both worlds with a full FTP client right within Firefox itself. It has plenty of useful features, including the ability to compare directories and subdirectories, keeping directories in sync, and automatically reconnecting and resuming file transfers.
You may become somewhat confused the first time you use the program. Don't expect to type in an FTP location into the Firefox address bar and get FireFTP to work, because it won't. Instead, you have to first open FireFTP by choosing Tools, FireFTP. Then create a new account for each FTP site from a button on the top lefthand side of the screen. After that, it's all straightforward.
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