Firefox Add-ons for High Speed Blogging

Firefox works great on its own, but it’s the thousands of extensions that make it excel. Here are some nice add-ons for Firefox that provide quick access to handy blogging tools. But whatever you do, don’t install them all at once.

Blog Publishing

Blogger Bar - Search Blogger, “Blog This” function for any page you’re on.

Clipmarks - Clip any portion of a website to save, email or put on your blog.

Deepest Sender - Blog to multiple platforms from one window.

JustBlogIt - Just right click, and you’re blogging about the page you’re viewing.

LiveJournal Addons - Notifies you of friends updates, messages and more.

LiveJournal Hook - Gives you quick access to many LiveJournal commands and tags.

MySpace Blog Editor - Post directly from Firefox, drag and drop clips from sites.

Scribefire - A blog editor that integrates with your browser and allows you to drag and drop items from a web page into a blog post.

Twitterbar - Post to Twitter directly from the address bar. Sidebar - Adds a quick access sidebar to get to your account.

Uploading Photos and Media

Fireflix - Sidebar extension to upload, browse, and manage your Flickr photos.

Firefox Companion for Kodak EasyShare Gallery - Upload photos directly to your Kodak EasyShare Gallery.

Firefox Universal Uploader - Universal program for uploading to sites such as Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, and Facebook.

FireFTP - An integrated FTP system that syncs and checks versions.

Flickr Sidebar - View the pictures in your account in a sidebar.

Fotofox - Select, tag, and upload images to popular sites such as Flickr.

ImageBot - Lets you upload photos to ImageShack or Photobucket.

OakFlickr4PFF - Allows uploading to your Flickr account.

Blog Tools

Adsense Notifier - Displays your current earnings from Google Adsense in the status bar.

Copy as HTML Link - Copies the address of a page to the clipboard as an HTML ready link.

Create short URLs - Right click an address, click wrapURL, and create a shortened URL for your use.

Dict - Highlight a word, right click it, select define and get a definition in a pop-up window.

DictionarySearch - Similar to Dict, but the result appears in a new tab.

FastDict - Add quick access to any number of dictionary sites to spruce up your blog entries.

ShrinkThisLink Link Shrinker - Use the ShrinkThisLink service without leaving the page. - Shortens an address via the service.

Blog Design, Customization and Development

ColorZilla - Get a color reading from any spot in your browser.

DT Whois - Adds a button for whois service for the site you are currently viewing.

Firebug - Look under the hood of your favorite websites and take a peak at their code.

Greasemonkey - Allows you to run small java scripts to manipulate the way a page displays to you.

HTML Validator - Checks the validity of a page’s HTML and tells you the results in simple graphics.

IE Tab - Lets you view a webpage in an Internet Explorer tab without leaving Firefox.

iWEBTOOL Webmaster’s Toolbar - Allows you quick access to services and tools from iWEBTOOL.

JavaScript Debugger - In browser Java script debugging.

KGen - Allows you to see the strongest keywords for a given site.

LinkChecker - Checks the validity of all links on a given page.

Load Time Analyzer - Allows developers to measure how long a page takes to load.

MeasureIt - Draws out a ruler to get a pixel dimension of any element on a page.

MetaTags - Checks the meta information of a site and features an automated search engine submission tool.

RankQuest SEO Toolbar - Quick access to over 30 SEO tools.

SearchStatus - Keyword density analyser and checks backlinks.

SEOHAND - Tracks a site’s standings and creates graphs over time.

SEOQuake - Ever wonder why a page gets good search ranking? This will help you figure it out.

Web Developer - A highly regarded debugging tool for designers.