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Mozilla Labs announces extend Firefox 3 winners

Posted on: August 22, 2008

Mozilla Labs has announced the winners of Extend Firefox 3 contest. The contest was to create cool extensions for Firefox 3. So we’ve got some really good extensions.

Best New Add-on

Pencil by Dương Thành An

The Pencil Project’s unique mission is to extend Firefox 3 to an pencil opensource tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping that everyone can use. Pencil makes uses of the SVG support in Firefox 3 to implement all the shape rendering and scripting.


Tagmarks by Felipe Tassario Gomes

One click bookmark tagging

This add-ons adds a set of icons to the quick bookmarks, allowing you to quickly add tags to your bookmarks by clicking on each icon.


HandyTag by Rémi Szymkowiak

Automatic bookmark tagging

HandyTag simply providing a complete set of most relevant keywords in the bookmark’s edition panel. These keywords are retrieved from many different sources.



Webchunks by Daniel Glazman – Firefox implementation of the Internet Explorer Webslices feature. I had written about it.webchunks


Badges on Favicons by Pau Tomàs – Add informational badges to the tab favicons. Yeah.. iPhone type.

badges on favicon




Devo by Abimanyu Raja – A command launcher for Firefox. Devo adds a keyboard shortcut that invokes a launcher panel.





Close ‘N Forget by Benoit Bailleux – close the current tab and forget about the visit. It wipes out the browsing history and the cookies of the tab


Callout by László Bácsi – Makes the notification services of the Operating System available for web pages and Greasemonkey scripts. It basically tells you/ gives you notification. example – web page like Gmail can trigger a Growl or Windows taskbar notification that you’ve got new mail.

callout image




Reasy by Robert Hinchliffan RSVP (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation) reader


Best Updated Add-on

These are those add-ons that were present in Firefox 2 and were updated to work in Firefox 3, and are showing improvement in performance and user experience.

Read it Later by Nate Weiner

Save pages of interest for later reading

Read It Later allows you to save pages of interest to read later. It eliminates cluttering of bookmarks with sites that are merely of a one-time interest. Features include offline reading, sync between computers, and RSS feed creation.











TagSifter by Chiisai Tsu

Browse your bookmarks by their tags

Firefox 3 lets you tag your bookmarks, but it doesn’t give you a great way to browse your bookmarks by their tags. TagSifter tries to. Select a group of tags in the sidebar or menu, and TagSifter shows you all the related tags and bookmarks. This extension that adds a bookmark tag cloud to your sidebar, related tags, and advanced tag queries for filtering your bookmarks by tag.












Bookmark Previews by John Marshall

Adds an album view and thumbnail view to the bookmarks manager

Along with an album view (like cover flow) and a thumbnail view (with drag and drop), this extension also adds previews to the tooltips in the bookmarks sidebar. Just hover over a bookmark in the sidebar to see the previews.

Best Music Add-on

Grand Prize Winner (1)

Fire.fm by Jorge Villalobos and Jose Enrique Bolaños

Direct access to the extensive music library on Last.fm

Listen to music related to your favorite artist, and discover new artists and music in the process. Listen to your friends’ favorite music. Find Last.fm users with musical taste similar to your own. Quickly access your favorite stations by just typing a few letters into the location bar.

has it replased foxy tuees?



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