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Use FireFTP to carry around a lighter FTP application...WITHIN Firefox.

After using an FTP client for a while, it just seems like another application that I didn't feel like carrying around on a USB drive.

However, at 135k, FireFTP provides all of the features of a fully loaded FTP client with a small file size.

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Fireday - Firefox extension reviews for August 10, 2007

This week: Mini-Map Sidebar

August 10th, 2007 at 4:00am — Comments: (1) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Fireday

Mini-Map Sidebar

Rating: 4/5

Mapping seems to be the thing that has everybody's attention nowadays and this extension was no exception.

Overview

The Mini-Map Sidebar is an extension that incorporates a lot of mapping utilities inside a compact extension. The extension includes mapping sites and utilities such as Google, Yahoo!, Live Local, Tagzania, and Platial.

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Fireday - Firefox extension reviews for August 3, 2007

This week: YSlow!

August 3rd, 2007 at 4:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Fireday

YSlow for Firefox

Rating: 5/5

Optimizing your web site is one of the most important factors when constructing your awesome web site, but designers are always looking for the best way to make your web site scream.

Now, one of the best Firefox extensions out there is the Firebug (review) add-on. It provides a fantastic breadth of tools in debugging web pages and optimizing code.

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Fireday - Firefox extension reviews for July 27, 2007

This week: eBay Companion for Firefox

July 27th, 2007 at 5:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Fireday

eBay Companion for Firefox

Rating: 5/5

The most Fireday reviews viewed were hands-down the eBay-related extensions such as the eBay Buddy, eBay Ends, Biet-O-Zilla, and ShortShip. However, I would consider this the granddaddy of eBay add-ons since it was created by eBay. Let's get started...there's a lot to cover with this extension.

Installation

The add-on was extremely easy to install and the common procedure of restarting Firefox was necessary.

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Fireday - Firefox extension reviews for July 20, 2007

This week: All-In-One Sidebar

July 20th, 2007 at 4:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Fireday

All-In-One Sidebar

Rating: 5/5

I always like saving space when it comes to toolbars and status bars. So when I read about the All-In-One Sidebar, this made me even more excited about installing this fantastic extension.

For those who have never used the sidebar functionality in Firefox, bookmark a site, get the properties of that bookmark, and click the checkbox "load this bookmark in the sidebar" to experience what a sidebar can do for you. For you add-on developers out there, I would highly recommend reading up on how to create your own sidebar.

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Fireday - Firefox extension reviews for July 13, 2007

This week: FoxSaver

July 13th, 2007 at 4:00am — Comments: (3) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Fireday

FoxSaver

Rating: 3/5

One of the things I like about Windows is when Windows is idle for a period of time, the screensaver kicks in and optionally locks the PC. If you wanted to make your own screensaver, you'd need some programming skill. Luckily, there is a screen saver for Firefox in an add-on called FoxSaver.

In my opinion, the FoxSaver add-on is another staple in moving Firefox towards the image of an OS (operating system) as opposed to being "just a browser." When Firefox is idle for a period of time, FoxSaver starts the screensaver mode until you right-click your mouse, which returns you to the current web page.

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Fireday - Firefox extension reviews for July 6, 2007

This week: ThumbStrips and Extension Manager Extended

July 6th, 2007 at 5:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Fireday

ThumbStrips

Rating: 3/5

ThumbStrips is a way for users to visually see the history of the sites they visited in a strip or film format. The thumbnails are recorded and displayed as you move through tabs and also through web pages. When you move from one page to another, you see an accumulation of pages at the bottom.

After installation, ThumbStrips immediately opens and is available on the bottom of Firefox. Not in the status bar, but in a whole new horizontal pane.

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Fireday - Firefox add-on reviews for June 29, 2007

This week: FoxClocks and Mouse Gestures

June 29th, 2007 at 4:00am — Comments: (1) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Fireday

FoxClocks

Rating: 5/5

When people travel across the globe, you kind of lose track of time in other time zones. FoxClocks is definitely for the individual who travels, and I mean a lot.

FoxClocks allows you to setup a list of locations across the world to display in your status bar. You can have any number of locations and either countries or cities can be selected.

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Fireday - Firefox extension reviews for June 22, 2007

This week: Firefox Personas and LocationBar2

June 22nd, 2007 at 4:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Fireday

Firefox Personas

Rating: 5/5

Along with add-ons, Firefox provides hundreds of various themes to suit a personality for your browsing experience. However, there is something missing for customizing Firefox with your own way of branding.

Well, Mozilla's Chris Beard has created an extension to customize your Firefox even more with a skinning extension called Personas. Personas uses a web service to provide a pre-made list of images for the top toolbar and the status bar on the bottom.

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Fireday - Firefox extension reviews for June 15, 2007

This week: Google Reader Watcher and Bandwidth Meter and Diagnostics

June 15th, 2007 at 3:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Fireday

Google Reader Watcher

Rating: 4/5

As of writing this review, my favorite RSS online reader is Google's RSS Reader. 1). The layout is well thought-out; 2). Anywhere I can log onto the Internet, I can read my feeds; and 3). it uses AJAX extensively.

The Google Reader Watcher is for heavy users of the Google Reader and provides an excellent way to check on your feeds while you surf.

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Fireday - Firefox extension reviews for June 8, 2007

This week: Better GMail and Google Gears

June 8th, 2007 at 3:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Fireday

Let's continue with more Google add-ons this week.

Better GMail

Rating: 5/5

I've always loved Greasemonkey even though some people thought it was unsecure at one point. I continued to use it, and yes, I had a lot of GMail extension scripts installed in Greasemonkey. One of the best things that could've been done is include all of the scripts into one extension. Hmmmm....

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