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Mozilla Firefox is a free, open source web browser. Firefox had 22.5% of the recorded usage share of web browsers as of 2009, making it the second most popular browser (in terms of worldwide usage) after Internet Explorer (IE).

In many ways, I prefer the Google Chrome browser, as Chrome is faster, but Firefox does let you install the awesome Google toolbar (or at least it used to)! What I like most about Firefox is its tabbed browsing, spell checker and the ability to add third-party add-ons.

Useful Firefox Add-ons

Here I've listed some of the add-ons I use and/or really like:

  • Google Toolbar - very powerful toolbar letting you do a google search, autofill, highlighting, view google page rank, and has many other features too.

  • DownThemAll - allows you to download all the links or images contained in a webpage. Another popular one is FlashGot, but it's all down to personal preference.

  • Net Usage Item - shows a monthly Internet usage meter (i.e. a bar showing how much download quota you've used). Is targeted at Australian Broadband users and works for most Australian ISP.

  • Cooliris - turns Firefox into a very cool 3D image browser, letting you search your desktop, or news items, or Google image search. Is actually half useful (as well as cool).