7 most useful Firefox add-ons

These heavy-duty browser add-ons can replace desktop applications

By Howard Wen, Network World |  Software, Firefox, Firefox add-on

Most Firefox add-ons enhance the browser's core feature set, provide convenient Web browsing tools, or plug in the proverbial bells and whistles (e-mail notifiers, current weather data or cosmetic makeovers).

But there are others that could be considered applications on their own. Some of these "add-on apps" work well enough to replace a standalone desktop application. Here are seven add-ons that transform Firefox into a fully functioning application.

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Republished with permission from Network World (view original version)

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