May 2016 Featured Add-ons

Firefox

Pick of the Month: uBlock Origin

by Raymond Hill
Very efficient blocker with a low CPU footprint.

”Wonderful blocker, part of my everyday browsing arsenal, highly recommended.”

Featured: Download Plan

by Abraham
Schedule download times for large files during off-peak hours.

”Absolutely beautiful interface!!”

Featured: Emoji Keyboard

by Harry N.
Input emojis right from the browser.

”This is a good extension because I can input emojis not available in Hangouts, Facebook, and email.”

Featured: Tab Groups

by Quicksaver
A simple way to organize a ton of tabs.

”Awesome feature and very intuitive to use.”

Nominate your favorite add-ons

Featured add-ons are selected by a community board made up of add-on developers, users, and fans. Board members change every six months, so there’s always an opportunity to participate. Stayed tuned to this blog for the next call for applications. Here’s further information on AMO’s featured content policies.

If you’d like to nominate an add-on for featuring, please send it to amo-featured@mozilla.org for the board’s consideration. We welcome you to submit your own add-on!

How an Add-on Saved a Student Untold Hours

This is the actual hand Rami uses to click his mouse and save text to files.

This is the actual hand Rami uses to click his mouse and save text to files.

Rami Khader is pursuing a Master’s degree in Information Technology Management at Regis University. This endeavor involves exhaustive research and writing. Early in his studies, Rami encountered a clear need when it came to organizing and recalling online literature reviews for his various papers and thesis.

At the start of any research project, Rami says he reviews at least 30 other papers related to his subject. But only small, scattered portions of any paper bear relation to his own topic. “My issue was—I needed a quick tool to copy a summary of text I found, and then add a data time stamp and URL reference so I could return back to the website,” explains Rami. “I was doing this manually and it consumed lots of time.”

Then he found Save Text to File, an add-on that saves selected text and its metadata to a directory file with one simple right-click of the mouse.

“This was exactly what I was looking for,” says Rami. “For each chapter of my thesis I have a file full of summarized text and URLs of the papers that I can quickly access and remember what each page and paper was about. I have my own annotated bibliography that’s ready to be formatted and added to my papers.”

Very cool. Thanks for sharing your add-ons story with us, Rami!

If you, kind reader, use add-ons in interesting ways and want to share your experience, please email us at editor@mozilla.com with “my story” in the subject line.

April 2016 Featured Add-ons

Firefox

Pick of the Month: WhatsApp™ Desktop

by Elen Norphen
Enjoy easy access to WhatsApp right from your browser, including incoming message notifications.

”Ahhhh sweet extension!”

Featured: Video Downloader Prime

by Mark
Simple download process for most popular video formats.

”Very easy to work with. It captures video very fast!”

Featured: Google Translate Anywhere

by Jeremy Schomery
Provides a floating multilingual panel for any word or phrase you highlight.

”Everything I want in a dictionary extension: fast pop-up translations, a button for listening to pronunciations, and also definitions. Great job!”

Nominate your favorite add-ons

Featured add-ons are selected by a community board made up of add-on developers, users, and fans. Board members change every six months, so there’s always an opportunity to participate. Stayed tuned to this blog for the next call for applications. Here’s further information on AMO’s featured content policies.

If you’d like to nominate an add-on for featuring, please send it to amo-featured@mozilla.org for the board’s consideration. We welcome you to submit your own add-on!