Top 10 Must-Have Firefox Extensions, 2009 Edition

Top 10 Must-Have Firefox Extensions, 2009 Edition

Last time we compiled our must-have Firefox extensions, it was two years (and one browser version) ago. Our new list keeps some, tosses others, and remains our go-to, Grandmaster list of the best Firefox add-ons.

All our editors you see posting here daily were asked to name the extensions they think have the most day-to-day value while also adding something new and unique to the open-source browser. Each Top 10 entrant is linked to the page where Firefox users can install them from. See if you can’t find something new for your browsing routine below.

10. AutoCopy

9. Google Gears

Remember the MilkPassPackimpressive implementation Offline Gmail received

8. Personal Menu

7. Better Gmail 2

6. DownThemAll!

the most popular download manager

5. Tab Mix Plus

4. Automatic Save Folder

experimental extensions round-upno longer requiring a sign-up and log-in

3. Adblock Plus

2. Greasemonkey

there’s a fixSame dealthe list goes

1. Foxmarks/Xmarks

available on IE and Safariselective bookmark profiles

Our top 10 is by no means definitive for everyone on the web, so tell us which extensions that weren’t included cry out for a recount, or at least a re-think, and which included extension aren’t your cup of tea. Drop your favourites and argue your case in the comments.


  • I love AdBlockPlus — I’ve tried a few of the other flash/ad blockers for FF, but nothing else comes close. most ppl seem to think it doesn’t block the rapidly growing legion of evil flash-vertising, but with a small amount of effort, you can evade those too — just press CtrlShiftV to open the blockable items dialog, and you a list of the usual suspects for the current page — double click an item and select the domain, eg.* and add filter — that’s it, you will never see any kind of ad from that server again!

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