Posts Tagged ‘firefox extensions’

Rice-Count

November 13, 2007

Screenshot of Rice-Count Firefox extension

 

Freerice.com is a great site which lets people donate grains of rice through the UN’s World Food Programme, while improving their vocabulary.

You might want to keep a track of how your ‘Vocab Level’ progresses with time and that’s where this extension comes in!

The extension displays a plot of your progress over an hour, day, week or month. You can also export all data to a .csv file for view in a spreadsheet programme such as MS Excel or OOo Calc.

  • Available here. (Doesn’t install automatically – open the file in firefox)
  • If you are a mozilla registered user, also available in the mozilla sandbox. (safer and recommended)

How to use
When you are at http://www.freerice.com/ an icon appears on your status bar. If you click on this, a dialogue will open which displays a plot of your ‘Vocab Level’ progress. You can choose to display plots of your progress over the current hour, day, week or month. If you wish to check your progress over a longer time, click on the button below the graph to open the data in a spreadsheet programme and use your programme’s chart function to plot a graph. The first time you click the button you will need to select the programme with which to open the file (MS Excel or OpenOffice.org Calc for example).

If you have problems, criticisms, bug reports, post them here!

Cheers, hope you enjoy it!

(I’d really appreciate a review – please include your Operating System name and version and Firefox version, thanks!)

Relink

October 5, 2007

Sometimes people don’t use a url-shortening service and post long urls in messageboards which get broken up. To view this broken link you’d have to copy the link, paste it in the location bar of new tab, remove the spaces, and only then can you press enter. Or you could use this extension! Simply highlight the link, spaces and all, and hit Ctrl+Enter.

  • Available here. (Doesn’t install automatically – open the file in firefox)
  • If you are a mozilla registered user, also available in the mozilla sandbox. (safer and recommended)

How to use
Simply highlight the link, spaces and all, and hit Ctrl+Enter. Also works with long multi-line urls as can sometimes happen in emails.

If you have problems, criticisms, bug reports, post them here!

Cheers, hope you enjoy it!

(I’d really appreciate a review – please include your Operating System name and version and Firefox version, thanks!)

ShortStuff

October 4, 2007

Screenshot of ShortStuff Firefox extension

 

Sometimes you want to paste a URL on a messageboard or email, but it’s too long. So you use a url shortening service, but that adds an extra step to the copying and pasting process. This add-on eliminates that step.

  • Available here. (Doesn’t install automatically – open the file in firefox)
  • If you are a mozilla registered user, also available in the mozilla sandbox. (safer and recommended)

How to use
Right click on a page, link or image and select “Shorten this address”. This will shorten the url of the page, link or image location. Watch the icon near the bottom right hand corner of your browser window to know when the conversion process has started and finished. Once it has finished, you may paste as per normal, and the shortened url will be pasted. The icon can also be click to start a page url conversion. Right-click the icon and select “Options…” to choose your url shortening service.

If you have problems, criticisms, bug reports, post them here!

Cheers, hope you enjoy it!

(I’d really appreciate a review – please include your Operating System name and version and Firefox version, thanks!)

LookUp!

October 4, 2007

Screenshot of LookUp! Firefox extension

Sometimes you want to look up the meaning of a word, but that can be tedious with copying opening new tabs, pasting etc. This extension makes that process quicker! You can use it with Wikpedia, AskOxford.com, whatever!

  • Available here. (Doesn’t install automatically – open the file in firefox)
  • If you are a mozilla registered user, also available in the mozilla sandbox. (safer and recommended)

How to use
Highlight a word or a group of words and right-click. You will be presented with a list of sites where you can search for the highlighted words! To edit the site list go to Tools > LookUp! > Options… and add, remove or edit the list.

If you have problems, criticisms, bug reports, post them here!

Cheers, hope you enjoy it!

(I’d really appreciate a review – please include your Operating System name and version and Firefox version, thanks!)