November 18, 2013, 2:46 PM — Firefox seems to be the browser that people forgot. But if you're one of the millions of Firefox fans, you know how useful extensions can be. Here are five of the biggest productivity-boosters.
Is there any bigger time-waster than working with and managing your mail? None that I know of. So if you're a Firefox user of Gmail, you need this extension. It's got plenty of large and small productivity boosters, from listing your labels in a hiearchy that looks like folders to putting a filter-creation button on messages, and many more.
Face it, reading articles on Web pages is a big time-waster. The problem isn't the actual content. Instead, the problem is the clutter everywhere making it difficult to read, as well as trying to share content with others, and worse yet, trying to save articles for reading later on. That's where Readability comes in. It lets you strip out everything except the articles themselves, and has plenty of great tools for sharing, archiving, offline reading, and more.
This extension saves content from the Web to your Wunderlist. What is Wunderlist? The best to-do list creator and manager you can find. With it, you'll be able to create reminders, recurring to-dos, notifications, and plenty more. You can also share lists with others, and back them up to the cloud. You can use Wunderlist on pretty much all platforms as an app, including Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and the Web.
Would any productivity roundup be complete without Evernote? Of course not. You may think of Evernote as a note taker, but it does much more than that. It can grab any kind of content from the Web, including pages, text, articles, video, audio, photos, graphics and more, and lets you organize them into notebooks. You can then search through them and use them in any way you want. There are also apps for iOS, Windows, and Mac OS X devices, and on the Web as well. They all sync. This Firefox extension lets you clip anything to Evernote you find on the Web.
Imagine all the time you've spent clicking to Web pages only to find you have no interest in being there. What if you could quickly preview the page, without having the leave the one you're currently on? That's what this extension does. Preview any link before heading there by simply moving your mouse over it. You'll be amazed by how much time you can save.