Firefox cool extensions: Sync, del.icio.us & microformats
These Firefox extensions just keep getting more innovative and useful. Here’s the latest additions to my ever-growing Firefox arsenal.
Google Browser Sync
If, like me, you find yourself wondering what the URL was of that site you visited/bookmarked on your other machine/os/virtual machine then this extension is for you. You can choose to sync bookmarks, history, cookies and passwords (if you really want – they are encrypted) across your copies of Firefox. Great for us MacBook owners using BootCamp and Firefox :) .
Social networking is all the rage at the moment and an easy way to get in is to start using Del.icio.us to manage your bookmarks – well at least the ones you don’t mind other people knowing about. You can tag bookmarks and also let Del.icio.us know who your friends are. By doing this you should discover great bookmarks you didn’t know about. This is all very well but unless it’s just a click or two away nobody will bother and so in comes the Del.icio.us Extension for Firefox.
Tails and microformats
Microformats are something on the horizon that should take off in a big way. Basically they are small useful nuggets of recordable information that are often embedded in web pages. Examples include contact details, calendar events, etc. It’s early days yet although even Mr Gates sees the value in microformats and proposals for other microformat such as driving instructions are under way. In the mean time grab hold of a copy of Tails and see what the fuss is about.