Firefox's Ubiquity


I am not sure why it seems like no one is paying attention to this awesome piece of plugin for firefox. There are many things we do on firefox can be automated. Imagine many the copying the url, opening up google map, cut-&-paste, all that can be simplified with a few key strokes! If you are a launchy or quicksilver user, this firefox plugin Ubiquity will make you feel right at home! Check out their promo video and try it out yourself!

Link: http://labs.mozilla.com/2008/08/introducing-ubiquity/

Hyperwords

Hyperwords lets you interact with the text on the webpages. For example, if you see a word you want to look into it, you probably will highlight the word, then copy it, then open up a new tab, go to wikipedia or google, then paste the word and click search. It’s quite a long process isn’t it? With Hyperwords all you need to do is to highlight the word, then right click and find what you want to do with the word, for example google this word.

There are a lot more features. You can watch a demo at:
http://www.hyperwords.net/demo.html

The firefox extension of this is located at:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1941

NoScript

“Winner of the “2006 PC World World Class Award”, this tool provides extra protection to your Firefox.
It allows JavaScript, Java and other executable content to run only from trusted domains of your choice, e.g. your home-banking web site, and guards the “trust boundaries” against cross-site scripting attacks (XSS).
Such a preemptive approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even unknown!) with no loss of functionality…
Experts do agree: Firefox is really safer with NoScript ;-)”

From https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722