Firefox is a browser that makes it easy to effectively monitor websites and use them more effectively than with other browsers. This is because Firefox allows you to install and use plug-ins. The plug-ins are also called add-ons so do not get confused.
There are numerous common plug-ins that most people who regularly use and search the web already have. These include Adobe Flash Player, Java, and Shockwave. Many websites require these simple plug-ins to be installed. I am surprised that nowadays they are not included with the browser. This may have to do that a separate company develops the products.
If you are looking for Firefox plugins you are going to want to navigate to the following link https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox . The nice feature of this site is that some of the more common plug-ins are listed along with the plug-ins that are recommended and the most popular.
For example, upon visiting the website it was recommended to me that I install FoxProxy, a plugin that allows for better management of proxy services. There is also a StumbleUpon plug-in that makes it possible for you to easily submit websites you find interesting to the popular StumbleUpon.com website.
Some of the most popular plug-ins today are AdBlock plus that allow you to magically get rid of annoying ads on websites. The reason for this plug-in being so popular is pretty simple. People want to see content and not the ads. However, websites and content is only produced with ads so do yourself a favor and keep this in mind. Another popular plug-in includes NoScript which helps you prevent your computer from malware by only running active content from sites you know and trust. The other most popular plug-ins of today are those that help users download files, audio, and video.
Firefox plug-ins are very helpful for those who like to participate on blogs, have their own blogs, and are webmasters. This is because you can add on an Alexa toolbar which gives you the Alexa ranking on the website you are visiting when you visit it. The Page Rank toolbar accomplishes a similar feat by giving you the Page Rank of the website you are visiting. This is useful for webmasters if you are trying to monitor your competition. Another great plug-in is called EasyComment. It allows you to easily fill out the basic details such as name, email, and website to any blog that you visit. This makes it so that you do not have to continue to type these out each time and waste your valuable time. Firebug is also another great plug-in for webmasters that give you the source code in easy to navigate and view fashion.
There are so many Firefox plug-ins being added every day that you are sure to find something to fit your needs. Firefox add ons make it easy to surf the internet and accomplish what you wish to by saving time and effort. This is great for anyone who has a busy lifestyle.