Firefox Add-on of the Week: Firefox Add-on Collector

Alright, Firefox master. Think you’re hot stuff?  Think that your list of 135 installed add-ons is impressive?  I have one more in mind that will help you tie the whole picture together, but don’t be frightened off by my exaggeration: You’ll be able to make use of it whether you’re running a paltry 5 add-ons or the 10,000+ in Mozilla’s entire library.

Dubbed the Firefox Add-on Collector, this extension takes the entire concept of add-ons themselves and wraps them up in a higher layer of accessibility. Gone is the default disable/install/uninstall add-on screen you’re used to. Firefox Add-on Collector builds these features alongside a means for subscribing to various add-on collection packs from third-party sources. Not only can you have the crème of Firefox’s crop of add-ons at your fingertips, but you’ll also have a source that constantly checks these packages for updated entries to grab (or delete).

As well, Firefox Add-on Collector lets you create your own collections of add-ons to share with others. And, even more helpful, the add-on will allow you to synchronize your installed add-ons across any instances of the browser you run on any platform.

This add-on won’t help you actually organize your masses of add-ons–that’s a job that only you and your trusty reviewer’s hat can take on. However, once you’ve made "The Perfect Add-on List for [insert name here]," you’ll be able to share your masterwork with the world. And, best of all, yourself.

Maximum PC picks one new Firefox add-on as its favorite of the week each… week. Have a nifty extension that you can’t live without? Twitter David Murphy @acererak with your latest suggestions.


Alright, Firefox master. Think you’re hot stuff?  Think that your list of 135 installed add-ons is impressive?  I have one more in mind that will help you tie the whole picture together, but don’t be frightened off by my exaggeration: You’ll be able to make use of it whether you’re running a paltry 5 add-ons or the 10,000+ in Mozilla’s entire library.

Dubbed the Firefox Add-on Collector, this extension takes the entire concept of add-ons themselves and wraps them up in a higher layer of accessibility. Gone is the default disable/install/uninstall add-on screen you’re used to. Firefox Add-on Collector builds these features alongside a means for subscribing to various add-on collection packs from third-party sources. Not only can you have the crème of Firefox’s crop of add-ons at your fingertips, but you’ll also have a source that constantly checks these packages for updated entries to grab (or delete).

As well, Firefox Add-on Collector lets you create your own collections of add-ons to share with others. And, even more helpful, the add-on will allow you to synchronize your installed add-ons across any instances of the browser you run on any platform.

This add-on won’t help you actually organize your masses of add-ons–that’s a job that only you and your trusty reviewer’s hat can take on. However, once you’ve made "The Perfect Add-on List for [insert name here]," you’ll be able to share your masterwork with the world. And, best of all, yourself.

Maximum PC picks one new Firefox add-on as its favorite of the week each… week. Have a nifty extension that you can’t live without? Twitter David Murphy @acererak with your latest suggestions.


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