Are you tired of searching for share buttons either above or below web content on different websites? Firefox Share add-on makes it easier to share content on the most-commonly-used social networks with a single click. It allows you to share links on Facebook, Google Mail and Twitter (for now) using a simple button on your browser’s navigation bar, which, in turn, communicates with the respective network and even pulls your data from it. More to follow after the jump.
A tiny, all-in-one Share button is in the URL bar right next to the bookmarks icon. You will need to sign in to each one of your accounts. To sign in, click one of the buttons representing a website and then click Sign In. You will be asked to authorize the add-on to connect with your account. You don’t have to connect all of them; you may chose to connect only one or two as per your liking. To share a link, just click the button and select your social network
Once you are logged in, a link will appear in the add-on box along with an option to attach a message with the shared content. A small button to the left lets you choose the audience of your message (e.g., for Facebook, it can be with a specific person or your wall). However, at the moment, this add-on is in alpha, and therefore, the text on the button did not show during our testing (check screenshot below).
The add-on is still in Alpha so there are definitely some glitches that need working out. If you for some reason close the sign in option for a particular network and later try to sign in you will notice that the sign in dialog does not appear. To work around this disable and then enable the add-on. You might also experience some of the buttons not loading properly and sadly this is one thing you can’t work around.
Overall the concept of the add-on is good even if the execution is somewhat lacking. The add-on is in Alpha so there isn’t much that can be said about the bugs except that you can expect them to be there. Hopefully the add-on will be out of both the alpha and beta stages and running a stable version soon. While it supports only three networks for sharing at present (which can be considered a limitation), these remain the most-used ones, and we find it rather unlikely that it should be an annoyance. Firefox Share is free and accessible at the link provided below.
Install Firefox Share (alpha)