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Building extensible software is a tricky business. On one hand, you want your platform to be as customisable as possible, while on the other you want the flexibility to update APIs to make them faster, more secure and feature-rich. These aims aren’t always compatible, as we’re now discovering with Mozilla and the fundamental changes it’s making to Firefox’s add-on infrastructure.
Firefox is still a strong browser, and with Chrome getting heavier than ever, many are looking back to their old friend Firefox as an alternative. Plus, it’s still got one of the best, well-vetted extension libraries around. Here are the essential Firefox extensions you need to bend the web to your will.
Adblock Plus has a reputation for inflating browser memory usage, so much so many disgruntled users have long since replaced it with the lightweight uBlock. That hasn’t stopped Firefox’s engineers from making some under-the-hood tweaks to help Adblock Plus run leaner.
Evernote’s Web Clipper extension is a great way to save clips from the web to your Evernote account, and now it works a lot better with Gmail, LinkedIn, YouTube and Amazon. Better still, the Clipper can now grab attachments from Gmail.
Chrome: The battle between Chrome and Firefox as our favourite browsers has raged for years with no clear winner. If you’d rather not commit to just one browser, Open with Firefox allows you to quickly jump out of Chrome. You can also get Open in Chrome for Firefox for the reverse process.