Thursday, May 26, 2016

50+ Firefox Extensions for College Students (june 2013)

50+ Useful Firefox Extensions for College Students:-

Firefox has recently relsed a campus edition of its popular open source software that school and lab administrators can install on their computers. While this new version has incrsed functionality there’s no rson students can’t crte their own version of Firefox that’s loaded with tons of tools to make it sier to do everything from finding resrch materials to checking the score of the latest college basketball game.

Here are numerous extensions from Firefox that can help make it an indispensable tool for any college student, young or old.ResrchMuch of students’ library resrch nowadays takes place online, so make sure you’re making it as sy on yourself as possible with these extensions.Zotero:This resrch tool will help you collect, organize and appropriately cite any sources you find over the Web. You’ll no longer have to switch between — you can do your work right in your browser window.BetterSrch:Enhance your srch engine experience with this extension. It adds previews as well as options to open srch results in a new tab or window to almost all major srch engines including Google, Yahoo, and more, making it sier to find what you’re looking for.Clusty Toolbar:Don’t srch harder for more information, srch smarter. This toolbar will allow you to cluster srch results from several sites, get dictionary and encyclopedia definitions, and many other useful ftures.Snap Links:Sometimes during a srch, more than one site will come up that looks promising. With this tool you can open these sites all at once in different tabs. Simply click and drag over all the sites you want to open and it will take care of the rest.ScrapBook:If you’re collecting resrch for a project or just doing some online comparison shopping, this can be a valuable tool. It allows you to save and organize websites and parts of websites, and also take notes on them while keeping everything in one sily accessible place.Rd It Later:One way to keep on task or to accelerate resrch is to not rd every interesting page you come across. This tool for Firefox allows you to save these tidbits for later when you have more time and to store them in an sy-to-find-and-manage menu in your browser.Googlepedia:Get both Google srch results and Wikipedia entries with this extension. It splits the srch in half and gives you (hopefully) more interesting and useful information.Customize Google:This extension allows you to sily move from your Google srch results to Yahoo,, Technorati, Wikipedia and more. It makes switching through srch engines much quicker and sier.World Srch:Quickly find a book or download a with this grt srch plug-in. World will findresourcesat the libraries nrest you so you can quickly find resrch materials.Yoono:Enhance your browsing with the ftures of Yoono. It will automatically suggest other sites it thinks you’ll like and allow you to save and share your articles and websites.Bookstack:This extension allows you to add sites to a file to rd later. It’s sy to use and can be a grt way to keep track of information you want to rd but just don’t have the time to.eRder:This extension makes it sy to rd ebooks right in your Firefox browser, helping you to take advantage of free online materials from Google and sites like Project Gutenberg.Note TakingKeep yourself organized and jot down any important thoughts with these helpful Firefox tools.AutoCopy:While hitting ctrl+c isn’t exactly hard work, you can make copying information from the Web even sier with this extension. Simply highlight the text and it’s automatically put on the clipboard so you can paste it in your word processor, email or anything else.Copy URL+:If you’re doing resrch on the Web, you can save the addresses of relevant sites and a little information about them so it’s sy to know where to return to later if you need to go back over the material.Mystickies:Trt the Web like your own personal notebook with this sticky note appliion. You’ll be able to post notes to yourself on any site and keep them organized with this extension.Clipmarks:Take virtual scissors to web pages with this useful extension. It allows users to sily capture content they find interesting or important, clip it and share it with others or save it for later use.Sketcher:Sketcher will allow you to make comments on webpages in graphic form through doodles you crte, save and link. It can be a grt note taking tool for those who are more visual lrners.NoteFish:Clip interesting information from webpages, take notes on it and email it to yourself with this versatile Firefox extension.WiredMarker:Highlight your Web resrch just like you would your own textbooks with this extension. It allows you to use multiple colors to highlight text and will save your highlights ch time you revisit the page.ReferenceNeed a quick answer to a question? These tools can help solve your reference needs right from Firefox.Answers:Ever wanted to know what a word in something you were rding mnt or more information about it but didn’t want to have to open up a new tab to srch through the dictionary or encyclopedia? Now you don’t have to, simply select the word you want and this extension will bring up a floating window with more information on the topic from during the course of resrch, sources will come up that would be incredibly useful — if only they weren’t in a foreign language. You can help solve this problem with this simple add-on tool which allows you to highlight text and get translations through Google’s translator.Dictionary Srch:Take the mystery out of those big words with this extension that allows you to simply highlight a word and get a definition instantly without even lving the page you’re browsing.HyperWords:This extension will allow you to turn virtually any word you come across into a hyperlink. Simply highlight a word and you’ll be able to look it up in the dictionary or thesaurus, or find the item to buy through an online retailer.Converter:Since the United States uses a different system of msurement from virtually every country in the world, it can often be confusing to use resources that use metric msurements. This extension will allow you to sily convert them as well as adjust for different time zones.eralImprove your overall browsing experience with these awesome extensions.Adblock Plus:Speed up and strmline your browsing with this extension. It blocks annoying ads, banners and other webpage junk that can often take forever to download, reducing potential distractions and speeding up your work.gMapIt!:Make finding any place sier with a little help from your browser. Simply highlight any address, and this extension will give you a map or directions through gMaps.Nuke Anything Enhanced:Who hasn’t been annoyed by ads and banners that show up when you’re trying to print something and waste both paper and ink — not to mention your time. Nix these items with this extension, which allows you to hide virtually any part of a webpage you’re not interested in.URL Fixer:Who hasn’t typed in a .com wrong now and then? This extension fixes the most common URL typing blunders, helping you bring up the right site without seeing an error message.IE Tab:Firefox is a grt browser, but unfortunately not every website will work with it. This extension allows you to open an instance of Internet Explorer within Firefox so you can use both without having to switch between .Online Bookmark Manager:With many students switching between their own computers and those in computer labs, keeping up with their bookmarks can be tricky. This program makes it sy, with online access to all your Firefox bookmarks from any computer you use, no synchronization required.WebMail Notifier:Get notifiions from your webmail right in your browser with this handy extension. It works with a variety of online mail programs to make it sy to know when you have new mail.LinkedIn:While you might not be a professional yet, it doesn’t hurt to start rly with networking so you can get a job once you graduate. This plug-in will make it sier to build connections right from your browser using the popular online tool LinkedIn.Book Burro:Book Burro senses when you are looking at a book online and will give you the option via a small panel in the corner of finding bargains on this book online. It can be a big help when it comes time to buy new books for classes in finding the best dls out there.Chipmark:This open source tool allows users to bring their bookmarks with them on multiple computers. It is a Firefox extension, but allows users to access their bookmarks from IE as well, and to sily share and email links to others.ChartLet:If your major requires that you work with s, this extension might be of interest to you. It captures information over time and uses these figure to erate helpful and informative charts.ProductivityManaging time is a big dl when you’re a college student with a million things to do, so take advantage of these time saving and productivity boosting extensions.Toodledo:Students using the to-do list program Toodledo to keep track of their assignments, projects, work schedules and personal lives will be able to add tasks and manage their items more sily with this extension, which adds a drop down menu right to the browser.Reminder Fox:With so much going on it can be sy to forget important things like birthdays, upcoming tests and appointments. ReminderFox will help keep you on task with pop up reminders in your browser of things you want to remember.LeechBlock:Having trouble staying away from those LOLs? This extension allows you to block access to certain time-wasting sites that can distract you when you’re supposed to be working.Meetimer:Help yourself avoid your tendency toprocrastinatewith this productivity tool. It logs where you spend your browsing time ch day, helping you see just how much time you’re wasting and helping you to stay more focused and on task.Invisibility Cloak:Block out all the sites that help you waste time when you should be studying with this extension. Simply enter in your most commonly visited time wasters and they’ll be blocked from you until you’re done with your work.BlueOrganizer:BlueOrganizer makes Web browsing a smart and efficient experience. It will look up addresses, save items to your Amazon wish list, add to your Netflix queue and much more, making everything faster and sier on you.InFormEnter:Stop wasting time filling out forms, and install this extension instd. Instd of you filling out ch line, a small box will pop up allowing you to choose what will go in.Session Manager:If you’re prone to opening the same sites every morning when you turn your computer on, you can save time by using the Session Manager extension. You can save a particular session and have it open at startup or enjoy other ftures that enable you to reopen accidentally closed tabs or save resrch sessions.TimeTracker:Keep track of your browsing time with this helpful extension. It will tell you how long you’ve been on Firefox ch day and on which sites you tend to spend the most time.FunCollege isn’t just about work, you should have fun too. These extensions make it sy to keep in touch with friends and manage entertainment media.StumbleUpon:StumbleUpon is a useful tool that lets you mark websites you like, save information for later and find webpages that other users have marked as interesting. It can be a fun way to find new sites or to find related resrch topics and information.FoxyTunes:With this extension, you’ll be able to control your music without ever having to lve your browser. The extension embeds controls right into the browser bar so you won’t be too distracted when you have to skip a song you don’t want to hr or change s.TwitterFox:If you’re into playing around with Twitter to keep your friends up to date on what you’re doing, you can now Twitter directly from Firefox with the TwitterFox plug-in. With just a click, you can type in a new message, talk with friends and more.RUWT? Toolbar:Get instant updates on your college tm with this useful extension. A ticker bar will let you know the play-by-play, when games are on , and the final score so you can study while keeping up with your favorite tm at the same time.PicLens:Whether you’re looking at photos of last weekend’s drunken debauchery or for your next art history assignment, the PicLens extension can make it a much more enjoyable experience. It transforms your browser into a 3-D photo wall allowing you to zoom, click and drag photos sily in a slick format.Facebook Toolbar:Integrate your Facebook page into your browser with this helpful extension. You’ll be able to srch, get notifiions, share content and keep in touch with friends right from Firefox.ShareThis:ShareThis makes it sy to share Web content with your friends. You can even crte MySpace or Facebook postings through it or keep your address book organized.

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