25+ Useful Firefox Add ons that works perfectly with Firefox 4

November 20, 2011 · 6 comments

by Dustin Betonio

Useful add-ons that works perfectly with firefox

The long-awaited Firefox 4 is finally here, not only is Mozilla Firefox 4 fast, feature-rich, and secure, but it’s also the most customizable Firefox ever. Whether you’re an add-on aficionado or just getting started with personalization, the brand new Add-ons Manager, restartless Firefox add ons, and automatic updates make finding and using add-ons a breeze. And with hundreds of thousands of add-ons updated for this version, there’s no better time to make Firefox your own with a time-saving notifier or stylish.

Discovering, installing, and managing Firefox add ons is simple with the new Firefox add ons Manager in Firefox 4. The tab-based layout allows ample room to view your installed Firefox add ons and search for new ones. The Get Add-ons pane now features the favorite picks and even recommends add-ons for you based on those you currently use. In today’s post, I will feature some great and useful add-ons that works perfectly and compatible with Firefox 4.



Firefox add ons you will not like to miss

1. Personal Menu (Personal Firefox Button)


Personal Menu provides you a couple of new helpful items that available to be put into Firefox Menu: Bookmark Items, History Items, Configuration(about:config), Restart.
In addition, you may create toolbar-box (let you put toolbar-buttons inside), sub-menus and split-menus to organize your Firefox Menu!

2. Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus allows you to regain control of the internet and view the web the way you want to. The add-on is supported by over forty filter subscriptions in dozens of languages which automatically configure it for purposes ranging from removing online advertising to blocking all known malware domains. Adblock Plus also allows you to customize your filters with the assistance of a variety of useful features, including a context option for images, a block tab for Flash and Java objects, and a list of blockable items to remove scripts and stylesheets.

3. Barlesque


Barlesque is an extension for Mozilla Firefox 4.x that reclaims useful window space by collapsing the wide grey add-on bar into a neat set of add-on buttons. This extension is Firefox 4.x-only, as add-on bar is a new feature.

4. Tab Scope

Tab Scope

Shows a popup on tabs and enables you to preview and navigate tab contents through popup. Major features are:

– Real-time preview of tab contents
– Navigate (Back/Forward/Reload/Stop) through popup
– Scroll pages or frames in preview with mouse wheel
– Click links or buttons directly in preview
– Automatically show preview for tabs opened in background

5. Status-4-Evar


That status bar was removed in Firefox 4.0. While some of the status bar items did find new homes, some did not, and you might not like where they ended up. Status-4-Evar aims to bring back (some of) the old status bar items, give you more control over the built-in Firefox features, and provide new alternatives.

6. Awesome Screenshot – Capture & Annotate


Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, blur sensitive info, one-click upload to share.

7. Download Statusbar


Despite its compact size, Download Statusbar packs in more useful features than the standard download window. The fully customizable interface auto-hides when not in use, allowing full control without interruption.

8. Tab Badge

Tab badge

Adds a small badge to your tabs to alert you to (for example) new messages on Facebook. The badge is also visible when the tabs are pinned so you can see when there’s something new available.

9. Movable Firefox Button

movable firefox button

Move Firefox Button to anywhere you want, and make it also available in Full Screen mode, or when Menu Bar is showing.

10. Mozilla Labs – Prospector – Query Stats

Mozilla Labs

A simple restartless add-on that displays information about your search behavior that deactivates itself after running.

11. Web Developer

web developer

The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to a browser.

12. TabGroups Menu

Tab Groups

This add on adds a menu showing all tabs grouped by tabgroups (panorama/tabcandy groups) to the menubar and to the tabview (panorama) button (for those who have the menubar hidden).

13. Vertical Toolbar

vertical toolbar

Vertical Toolbar is a Firefox extension which adds a vertical toolbar at the edge of the window. Major features are:

– Add vertical toolbar at the edge of the window
– Automatically hide the vertical toolbar
– Many additional toolbar buttons

14. Gmail Manager

Gmail Manager

The original Gmail notifier for multiple accounts. Allows you to receive new mail notifications along with viewing account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets.

15. FoxySpider

foxy spider

FoxySpider is your personal web crawler! It can crawl into a given web site and retrieve what you really want (video clips, images, music files, etc.). FoxySpider displays the located items in a well-structured thumbnail gallery for ease of use.

16. Anti-Aliasing Tuner

anti - aliansing

The most important add-on to fix the blurry fonts issue in Firefox 4.

17. KwiClick


KwiClick delivers search results from your favorite services directly to you, so there is no need to open new tabs or go back and forth between pages. KwiClick helps you complete tasks more efficiently.

18. LastPass Password Manager

lastPassword manager

LastPass is a free online password manager and Form Filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure. LastPass supports IE and Firefox as Plugins (Opera, Safari, Chrome, iPhone, Opera Mini via Bookmarklets), allows you to import from every major password storage vendor and export too, captures passwords that other managers won’t including many AJAX forms, and allows you to make strong passwords easily.

19. F1 by Mozilla Labs


F1 is a browser extension that allows you to share links in a fast and fun way. Share links from within the browser, from any webpage, using the same services you already know and love. F1 is made by Mozilla Messaging.

20. Apture Highlights

Apture jpg

Apture Highlights is a free tool, built from the ground up to let you take the power of Google search, and the richness YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and Wikipedia with you to any site. Just highlight a phrase on any site to reveal the web’s best content without ever leaving the page. Fast, powerful, and fun.

21. Shareaholic


Share links from within the browser, from any webpage, with anyone, using the same services you already know and love like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Evernote, Delicious, Digg, and more from one simple all-in-one browser add-on.

23. Mozilla Labs – Prospector – Home Dash

Mozilla Labs-prospector

This restartless add-on removes the usual location bar, search bar, and tabs to give the whole window to the web content. It provides the search functionality in a dashboard to find your top sites, tabs, history, and do web search.

24. Thumbnail Zoom

Thumbnail Zoom

The add on shows a floating panel with the full size of a thumbnail, when hovering over an image or thumbnail from the following sites: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Amazon, Picasa, Flickr, LinkedIn, Hi5, Twitpic, deviantART, PhotoBucket, Tagged, Last.fm, Wikipedia, YouTube, DailyMile and Google Images.

25. Firefox 4 UI Fixer


Change location of Status Bar Icons, Firefox Menu Button and Menu Bar and more.

26. Quickfox Notes


QuickFox Notes is a multi-tab note taking add-on for Firefox that uses the integrated bookmarks system or a single sqlite database to store notes. Consequently, XMarks, Dropbox, or any other software can be employed to sync notes!

I hope you liked all of the above Firefox add ons and that you will drop a comment if your favorite add on was left out!

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Author : Dustin Betonio

Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Hotan July 9, 2013 at 8:15 pm
Air Proxy May 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm

thats a big list for the best add ons mozilla. thanks for share.


NinjaProxy May 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm

follow you plugin cookies what manager is useful? ? a lot not yet i try addson on.


Girish Mony May 2, 2011 at 11:00 am

Restartless Firefox add ons are my favorite in Firefox 4. In this list of 26 add on thumbnail zoom and web developer toolbar is my favorite. Kwiclick is new to me, I should try it. Regarding Foxy spider is it that useful?


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