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The popular bookmark syncing Firefox extension Foxmarks has updated to version 2.7.2 and added a new feature of suggesting tags.

What makes this feature especially useful is that you can instantly find tagged bookmarks by typing tag names into the Firefox 3 location bar. This is one of the quickest ways to organize and recall bookmarks in Firefox 3. However, if you don’t use tags, you can turn off this feature via Foxmarks Settings.The tag suggestion is based on how other users tagged similar page. Suggested Tags is currently available only for the Firefox browser and suggests only English tags.

fox suggest

sadly the suggestions do not include tags that we already use, which might take the fun away from the person who has rigid tagging standards.

Foxmarks syncs your bookmarks, passwords, profiles, has mobile access and now suggests you tags. You can get Foxmarks here.


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This is something you’ll like if you you use keyboard more than mouse. But what about bookmarks, then you’ll have to touch the mouse, not anymore.  SiteLauncher will allow you to assign keyboard shortcuts to all your favorite bookmarks.


To launch, all you have to do is hit Ctrl+Space (or for the Mac users Ctrl+Alt).  If you want to use it without the graphical launcher above, use Shift+Alt (or Shift+Ctrl for the Mac users).

Some of the best features include the ability to customize the appearance, set the launcher to open in current or new tabs, set the launcher up as your homepage and you can add as many sites to it as you need to.

You can get more information about it via the official web site, and download it via the Firefox Add-ons site.


Like the cool and simple theme of Google Chrome but still you don’t want to ditch Firefox. Well..now you can get Google Chrome look in Firefox.

Chromifox theme gives Firefox Chrome look. Chromifox features the sky blue color scheme as well as the compact navigation bar (combined stop/reload buttons and no ‘Home’ button) while still preserving Firefox 3’s Bookmark Star. Also reproduces the same tab aspect and rounded menus as Chrome.


The second theme Chrome Package is even better and completely reproduces Google Chrome. This theme is every bit similar to Google Chrome even the tabs. But with this theme you won’t be able to tab scroll. Chrome Package actually contains two extensions (an extension and a hack of the Chromifox theme) to enable Google Chrome look-alike mode in Firefox.

Chrome Package.jpg

Both the theme are still in the experimental state and you’ll need to have an AMO login in order to download. Use this one if you don’t have AMO login –

Username: firefox@cybernetnews.com
Password: cybernetnews

Both are really excellent themes and you can get Chromifox here and Chrome package here.

[via Mozilla Links]


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.

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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?


The Digg team has launched a new Firefox 3 Digg extension. Some of the features are-

  • Notifications – No matter where you are on the web, you can discover popular Digg stories and stay up to date on what your friends are Digging, submitting and commenting. These notifications are fully customizable. Within your preferences you can track different categories and media types, and turn notifications on or off.
  • Digg Toolbar – Displays Digg counts & comments as you browse around the web. You can also Digg and submit stories directly from the toolbar, which is collapsible to save space. Note that the toolbar respects user privacy by passing only hashed URLs to Digg to check if they’ve already been submitted.
  • Customize – In addition to setting topics for notifications of popular stories and your Digg username for notifications of friends’ activity, you can customize the placement of the notification window, how long it displays, and how links should be opened.
  • Follow Your Friends – A great way to discover the best content is to see what your friends are doing on Digg. Enter your Digg username in the settings window to receive notifications when you friends Digg, submit, or comment on stories. To go back and look at earlier notifications, click the Digg icon at the status bar at the bottom of the browser. All notifications can also be snoozed if you want to temporarily turn them off.

Check ot the video –

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more about “Digg Firefox 3 Extension on Vimeo“, posted with vodpod

You can get the extension here.

[via Digg the Blog]

Do you remember the cool add-on IE8 Activities for Firefox or do you know that Internet Explorer has a feature known as Activities ?

These posts will refresh your memory –

New version of Firefox activities is here

My take on Internet Explorer 8

Got what I’m talking about?

I said at that time this feature would be more useful only if more services are integrated into it. I especially wanted Google services like Blog with Blogger, send with Gmail etc. Google seems to have created activities.


Some of the Google Offerings are –

  • Blog with Blogger
  • Define With Google Define
  • Find with Google
  • Lookup in Google News
  • Map with Google Maps
  • Send with Gmail (and)
  • Translate with Google Translate.

Sadly Google activities doesn’t have the preview pane.

You can get the activities here.

The GrandCentral Click to Call Firefox extension calls phone numbers on web pages using your GrandCentral account with the click of your mouse. That means whenever a web page loads, the extension recognizes phone numbers on the page and turns them into clickable links. Clicking the number will call the phones you’ve connected with GrandCentral, and when you answer, GrandCentral connects you to the number you’ve clicked on.

Features are –

  1. Automatic login to your GrandCentral account
  2. Hover your GC number on the toolbar for the most recent call
  3. Double click your GC number to redial the last call
  4. Quickly access your voice messages, address book, and call log by right clicking the toolbar
  5. Click any phone number to place a call

New message notifications and new missed call notifications might make it into the future release.


GrandCentral Firefox Add-On

You can get Click to call here.


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