Posted on 29/05/2008. By Pete Otaqui.
Now that Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 is out, I’ve decided to give it a proper trial.
I had tried running Firefox 2 and 3 in parallel on my macbook, but found that 3 would always try and become the default browser, which annoyed me enough to get rid of it. Now though I’ve gone the whole hog and, while I do have FF 2 hanging around, I’m using 3 full time. The upshot is that I’ve been poking around at what extensions are available for average everyday webmonkey (btw – did you see that webmonkey is back ?) and have been updated to work with FF 3 RC 1. Here’s my current list of installed extensions.
Update: 7th May 2008: these all work for Firefox 3 RC 2
- AdBlock Plus
- A pre-requisite for surfing the public web. Ads are so 20th century!
- Advanced Eye Dropper, Colour Picker and more. Brilliant stuff.
- Delicious Bookmarks
- Plugs your browser nicely into your delicious account.
- Firebug 1.2 Beta
- Indispensable. Nuff said.
- Googlebar Lite
- Ahhh, so much nicer than the big G’s own attempt.
- Sort of like your bookmarks, but actually saves the pages down to your hard drive for offline viewing. You can edit-before-capture and even spider whole sites (or sections thereof). Really quite nice.
- TamperData is to HTTP what Firebug is to the DOM.
- Web Developer Toolbar
- An oldie but a VERY goodie! Manage CSS, find stuff and another hot tip – until MeasureIt is updated for FF 3, it also has it’s own ruler system (in the Miscellaneous menu).