Tuesday, 19 July 2011

5 FireFox Add On You Must Need

FireFox add-ons are extensions that makes your Browsers experience  more easier to use.Some add-ons can capture videos from you tube,some can hide your IP address .
So here is the list of authorised Mozilla add-ons you should try.

1: Download Helper :
 DownloadHelper is a tool for web content extraction. Its purpose is to capture video and image files from many sites.

Just surf the Web as you are used to, when DownloadHelper detects it can do something for you, the icon gets animated and a menu allows you to download files by simply clicking an item

For instance, if you go to a YouTube page, you'll be able to download the video directly on your file system. It also works with MySpace, Google videos, DailyMotion, Porkolt, iFilm, DreamHost and others.

Since version 3.1, you can setup the extension to automatically convert the downloaded movies to your preferred video format.

Amplify any URL or specific parts of a page you want to discuss.
• Easily clip, share and spark conversation about any specific Tweets on twitter.com.
• Everything you Amplify goes on your personal, fully searchable Amplog.
• All you need is a Twitter or Facebook account to sign in.
• Immediately connect with your friends from around the web to see what they’re Amplifying.
• Works directly from Google Reader.
3:Stumble Upon:
Stumble upon is a add-on that healps you discover sites of your like.There are 500+ topics to choose form and start stumbling.


4:Facebook PhotoZoom: Facebook PhotoZoom is an add-on that allows you to zoom on any thumbnail on your page and amplifies them.

- If you have problems or suggestions please do not post it here but visit my support site (homepage).
- Looking for a development version? If available, you would find it on the add-ons homepage at the very bottom,
see homepage URL. Also check the 'View older/other versions' link at the bottom of this page.

Better Privacy serves to protect against special longterm cookies, a new generation of 'Super-Cookie', which silently conquered the Internet. This new cookie generation offers unlimited user tracking to industry and market research. Concerning privacy Flash-cookies are most critical.
This add-on was made to make users aware of those hidden, never expiring objects and to offer an easier way to view and to manage them - since browsers are unable to do that for you.

Flash-cookies (Local Shared Objects, LSO) are pieces of information placed on your computer by a Flash plug-in. Those Super-Cookies are placed in central system folders. They are frequently used like standard browser cookies. Although their thread potential is much higher as of conventional cookies, only few users began to take notice of them.

BetterPrivacy allows to list and manage Flash-cookies, e.g. to remove those objects automatically on browser startup, browser exit or by a configurable timer function while certain desired Flash cookies can be excluded from automatic deletion. So this extension becomes sort of "install and forget add-on". Usually automatic deletion is safe (no negative impact on your browsing), especially if the deletion timer is activated. The timer can delay automatic deletion for new or modified Flash-cookies which might be in use. It also allows to delete those objects immediately if desired. Users who wish to to manage all Flash-cookies manually can disable the automatic functions or exclude certain Flash-cookies from automatic deletion.

Some Flash-cookie (LSO) properties in short...
- they are never expiring - staying on your computer for an unlimited time.
- by default they offer a storage of 100 KB (compare: Usual cookies 4 KB).
- browsers are not fully aware of LSO's, They often cannot be displayed or managed by browsers.
- via Flash they can access and store highly specific personal and technical information (system, user name, files,...).
- ability to send the stored information to the appropriate server, without user's permission.
- Flash applications do not need to be visible
- there is no easy way to tell which Flash-cookie sites are tracking you.
- shared folders allow cross-browser tracking, LSO's work in every flash-enabled application
- the Flash company doesn't provide a user-friendly way to manage LSO's, In fact it's incredible cumbersome.
- many domains and tracking companies make extensive use of Flash-cookies.
This kind of cookies is not harmless.

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