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You already know that I have a problem with browser tabs. They pretty much take over my life. Although I can try to organize my tabs by moving them horizontally along the browser bar, I still have to pan left and right to see them all. All of my tab mismanagement problems would go right out the window with this upcoming Firefox feature called Tab Candy. Built by a creative at Mozilla, Tab Candy is still in the early alpha stages of birth, but it looks quite promising to an all-day browser like me.Tab Candy works because you can group your tabs together by content. Let's say you're searching for geeky party supplies. You've found a few items that you want to check out for later at various URLs, but you have to get back to work, and don't want to close the tab or add yet another bookmark to your already too-long list. Now, you'd have to leave your tabs open all day, but with Tab Candy, you could launch the feature with a little button on your browser, get a wide view of all your open tabs, then group them together by category (like in the image here) — say work, geeky party supplies, time wasters, etc. — without populating your entire browser bar. Want more details on how Tab Candy works? Check it out in action after the break.
Even more helpful, if you find yourself spending too much time on a particular site or category of sites, you can set the plugin to restrict your usage. Use a certain tag ("time-wasting," for example) to designate sites you want to restrict, and select the "restrict" option for that tag. View your history in graph or percentage format over a period of time and figure out exactly which sites are becoming giant timesucks.
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Ever since Firefox and I have patched up our rocky relationship, I've been looking at new ways to spruce up my favorite Internet browser. The FF add-on ColorfulTabs (I couldn't imagine my virtual world without it!) has added the perfect amount of oo la la to not only my browser, but my screen appearance in general. But I'm loving my latest add-on, TooManyTabs, because it provides you with an extra Firefox row, so you don't have to scroll through all your tabs to see them — making it much easier to find specific tabs!
I feel like every holiday season, there's at least one gadget that everyone is trying to get their hands on — remember the instanity with the Wii?If there's a certain product that you're waiting to come back into stock, but you don't want to have to keep searching Amazon every day to see if it's available, there's a download called Buy Later, which will come in handy.
After downloading this Firefox extension, Buy Later will add a button to Amazon.com webpages and monitors when specific products come back in stock. You will then either receive an email or tweet notification so you know you can get the goods!
You can easily switch between your accounts, and can view unread messages, saved drafts, labels with new mail, and new mail snippets. I only use one Gmail account, but have thought about integrating more for different purposes, so it's nice to know that if I ever do, there are awesome tools at my disposal.
The faster I can update my social network statuses, the better, especially for the rapid-fire pace of Twitter. There's already a Firefox download for making Twitter updates from your address bar, but throw the word "fox" into it, and I'm a sucker (case in point).TwitterFox works seamlessly from your Firefox browser window (and it's only for Firefox, if that wasn't obvious enough) to bring you the up-to-the-minute updates of your friends.
The uber helpful Tinyurl is great for sending shortened links to friends and posting on Twitter, but it sure does take a lot of steps to complete the task. First you have to copy the link, go to Tinyurl, paste, make your link tiny, then go back over to your Twitter page (or email draft, IM, whatever) and paste the shortened link. Sounds like a lot of steps, right?With the new Firefox extension called Social Whale, the process of shortening a URL has been reduced to two steps. Yes, two. Social Whale is free to download to Firefox, and adds a small whale icon to the bottom right of your browser for safe keeping. Once you're on a page you want to link to, all you have to do is click on the whale icon, and Social Whale automatically shortens the link and copies it to your clipboard. Then, the only thing you have to do is paste the link into your email, IM, or Twitter page. You're then free to continue your web browsing, knowing you just saved yourself like a whole 10 to 20 seconds of time. Personally, I need all the time I can get.
But Social Whale isn't just a one-trick pony. See what else it can do, when you read more
Being able to trick out my browser is one of the reasons I love Firefox. Being able to trick Firefox out with music extensions makes me love it unconditionally.
Fire FM adds a skinny little bar to Firefox, and then boo-ya, you've gotten access to Last FM's entire library of music. Just go to the bar, select a station or an artist station, and get groovin'. Anything that lets me rock out with as little effort as possible has a fan in me.