12 Firefox Addons that Make Blogging easy

by Karthik on August 6, 2007 · 20 comments

Firefox is one of the most feature rich browsers i have ever seen. If you ever had a problem with firefox usually there is a simple and effective solution in the form of an addon. Well here are a few addons that make Blogging lot more easier and less stressful for the average guy next door.

Collecting Content

  • Session Manager
  • Great for doing research and rounding up a few sources. Save the session of tabs so you can come back to them later.

  • StumbleUpon Toolbar
  • This is one must have toolbar. StumbleUpon allows you to discover some great new sites to blog about. StumbleUpon is my biggest source of content for this blog.

  • Speak It
  • Have articles read out to you so you can do the dishes while researching. Not to be used while at the computer – speed reading = productivity. This extension uses the Microsoft TTS Engine.

  • Google Notebook
  • Highlight the content you want to save, Note it with this extension. You can organize different ‘notebooks’ with their own sections. Each note will have a link back to the original website.

  • DocuFarm
  • This is a cool extension that previews word, PDFs etc within Firefox. It comes with a search, which you can also use to search PDFs!

  • coComment
  • Keep tracks of comments you’ve left on other websites. This is particularly useful if the comment section is providing more resources than the actual post content.

Writing Content

  • Split Browser
  • This extension makes it easy to split any tab any which way. Put your editor in a ‘sidebar’ and continue surfing the other tabs in the other pane.

  • Scribefire
  • Scribefire is a very popular split-browser blog editor. Multiple blog management, categories and simple source editing.

  • Spellbound & Google Toolbar
  • Inline spell-check, ala Microsoft Word. Use the extension or Google Toolbar’s built-in spell-checker. Both work great. Superseded by Firefox 2′s built in spell check.

  • Tabinta
  • turns the Tab Button to a text editor spacing tab rather than cycling through the web forms. Only interacts with the text area, otherwise does the regular Firefox tabbing.

Miscellaneous Addons

  • Firebug + YSlow
  • This applies to all those bloggers who want to be Dugg. When you get dugg you’ll have huge burst of traffic and to make sure your blog does not go down fighting this mob you need to optimize your blog for minimal load times and server load. For this use Firebug and YSlow.

  • Snagit
  • To use with the SnagIt image capture application, this extension just makes it easy to start grabbing screenshots while still in Firefox.

So this is it. These addons have made my very own blogging experience very easy and comfortable. Hope these addons are useful to you. In case you have an addon that you would like to suggest drop in a comment about how a particular addon has made your blogging experience a lot more fun and easy.

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Jeff Barson August 8, 2007 at 9:40 pm

That session manager is a damn nice tip. Danke.

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HighFivez.com August 10, 2007 at 10:28 am

Very nice tips.

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Michael from Pro Blog Design August 10, 2007 at 6:01 pm

Great links. I love Firefox, and it’s always nice to see a new extension worth adding!

Have you tried any of the Greasemonkey scripts? There are some very useful ones out there for bloggers.

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Karthik Kastury August 10, 2007 at 6:56 pm

@ Michael : Yes I have tried the Greasemonkey addon.. Could you tell me what scripts do you use to make your blogging easy..

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Tyler Lloyd August 11, 2007 at 8:59 pm

Love these tools – except I have only been using the Stumple Upon bar until now. Can’t wait to try out the ones you recommended. Thank you :)

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Karthik Kastury August 11, 2007 at 9:38 pm

@Tyler : Thanks for your kind words buddy. should be seeing you around more often at dailyApps..

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BedyBresque February 16, 2009 at 2:54 am

Your web page does not correctly work in safari browser

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