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50 Best Firefox Addons Of 2013

Firefox might not be the most popular web browser out there right now, but the number of add-ons it has, and the ones it keeps welcoming every other day into its arsenal never cease to amaze me. The browser that became the favorite of the tech savvy crowd before there was Chrome, and still remains a favorite of countless loyal users has been known for its extensive add-on support to extend its functionality beyond the stock offerings. As we take a look back at 2013 to present our readers with the best stuff we’ve covered the whole year, it’s now time we show you our hand-picked collection of 50 Best Firefox extensions from 2013.


The order of add-ons in this list does not reflect their ranking in any manner.

1. Bookmark Duplicate Cleaner (Analyzes all bookmarks that you’ve saved and lists any duplicate locations so you may remove them.)

Bookmark Duplicate Cleaner

2.  Classis Retweet (Adds the missing ‘Edit & RT’ feature to Twitter’s web interface.)

Classic Retweet

3. Powerbot for Gmail (Lets you add notes or notebooks from Evernote to Gmail, and save an email thread to an Evernote notebook, complete with attachments.)

Powerbot for Gmail step 2

4. Newtab: Rows & Columns (Lets you customize the number of rows and columns on the new tab page’s Speed Dial.)

Newtab row options

5. Mega Extension (Adds support for unlimited batch file downloading with no size restrictions to the MEGA cloud storage service.)

Mega Firefox Add-on

6. about:addons-memory (Easily detect the add-ons that are dragging your browser’s performance down.)


7. YouTube Lyrics (Gives you access to lyrics of songs you listen on YouTube and Grooveshark.)

YouTube Lyrics

8. Remove Facebook Suggested Pages and Posts (Blocks suggested posts and pages from your Facebook News Feed.)


9. Password Dialog Begone (Disables that pesky password saving reminder that pops up every time you enter a password.)

Firefox remember password

10. Advanced bookmarks Add on (Remember why you bookmarked a webpage by taking you to a scrolled position of your choice when you open it.)

Advanced bookmaks Add-on option

11. Firefox Button Classic Menu (Allows you to restore the old menu of Firefox, making it easier to navigate.)

Firefox Button Classic Menu

12. Google Shortcuts (Lets you access Google services from the toolbar.)

Google Shortcuts

13. Hide Unwanted Results of Google Search (Hides unwanted search results from particular websites in Google Search.)

Hide Unwanted Results of Google Search_Settings

14. Bookmark Quick Mover (Lets you organize your bookmarks easily using the right-click context menu.)

Bookmark Quick Mover

15. Search Switch (Adds the ability to search in other search engines from the default Google search page.)

Search Switch

16. Easy Access (Official add-on by Mozilla that allows you to launch some useful applications installed on your PC directly from Firefox.)

easy access

17. TranslateWebpageAtGoogle (Adds a webpage translation option via Google Translate to the right-click context menu.)


18. Fullscreen+ (Keeps Windows Taskbar accessible even when you switch Firefox to browse the web in full screen mode.)

Fullscreen _Default

19. Google Keep (Unofficial add-on that allows you to use Google’s note-taking service in a popup.)

Google Keep new note

20. PowerInbox (Allows you to integrate social media services into major email providers.)


21. LinksWatched (Automatically warns you when you open duplicate tabs.)


22. Yet Another Context Search (Search for highlighted text via right-click context menu using sources like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Wikipedia.)


23. Download Panel Tweaks (Easily adjust the size and other aesthetical parameters of the download drop-down menu of Firefox.)

Download Panel Tweaks - Options page

24. Paste and Go Hotkey (Specify a hotkey of your choice for the Paste & Search option.)


25. Self-Destructing Cookie (Probably the easiest way to automatically get rid of cookies upon exiting your browser.)

Another notification popup

26. YouTube Smart Pause (Pauses YouTube playback when you switch to another tab, and resumes it when you return to it.)

YouTube Smart Pause - Flavicons

27. Disconnect (Blocks tracking cookies, social widgets and other intrusive scripts on the websites you browse.)


28. Fess Google Bookmark Extension (Lets you manage your Google bookmarks from Firefox.)

Options menu of the Fess Google Bookmark Extension

29. All Tabs Restorer (Remember the tabs preview feature in Firefox? This add-on does a great job bringing it back.)


30. Gmail Notifier (Notifies you of new emails in your Gmail account.)

gmail notifier

31. HelloSign for Gmail (Handy solution to quickly opening, signing and editing documents from Gmail attachments.)

Signing a document right from within your email account

32. Be Quiet (Automatically pauses any current streaming audio or video on YouTube, Pandora etc., when you play a new one.)

Be Quiet for Firefox

33. Scroll Search Engine (Lets you scroll on the search bar to quickly switch between available search engines.)

Using Firefox's search engine bar the traditional way

34. Download Scheduler (Schedule several downloads to start at different times of your choice, and also automatically pause them at a specified time.)

schedule link as

35. Multi-Link Paste and Go (Simply copy multiple URLs to clipboard and have them opened in separate tabs when you paste them in Firefox.)


36. Show/Hide Passwords (Toggle the visibility of passwords in password fields with a simple click.)

Show-hide passwords

37. New newtab tab (Replaces the new tab page with an old Google Chrome-style one with speed dials.)

new tab page firefox

38. TabCross (Keep a tab on your favorite websites in an always accessible sidebar.)


39. PinTabAlt (Restores all the tabs that you have pinned to the tab bar, including ones that were pinned to previously closed windows.)

Restore Pin Tab

40. Curiyo (Look up relevant information on highlighted words on a web page without leaving it.)


41. tabPreLoader (Automatically restores all tabs from the previous session when starting Firefox.)

Restore Button

42. TabFlip (Flip through tabs by holding the right-click button and moving the mouse horizontally.)


43. Google Image Search (Adds Google’s reverse image search option to the right-click context menu.)

Google Image Search

44. Redirect Bypasser (Detects  and skips redirects to takes you to the final target link directly.)

Redirect Bypasser for Firefox - Use Example

45. TabStash (Lets you hide and restore opened tabs with a single click.)

TabStash Tabs

46. Blocksite (Block wanted sites within a few clicks, with no complex settings or complicated UI.)

BlockSite Preferences

47. Copy All Links (Download all the links from highlighted text via the right-click context menu.)

Copy All Links for Firefox - Menu

48. Space Next (Loads the next page when you reach the bottom of a page and press the space bar.)


49. KilllSpinner (Prevents Firefox from loading web pages for an excessive amount of time by overriding the default load pattern of a website with a user-specified time interval.)


50. Supertab (Use Alt+Tab or Ctrl+Tab to easily switch tabs in Firefox like you do in Windows.)


Check out our other year-end best-of compilations:

150 Best Windows Software Of Year 2013

55 Best Mac OS X Apps Of 2013

172 Best Android Apps Of 2013

100 Best iPhone & iPad Apps Of 2013

40 Best Windows Phone Apps Of 2013

100 Best Google Chrome Extensions Of 2013


  1. Hello Fatima! Thanks for the useful list. Just to warn you that it looks like you forgot blurring your hotmail address in the New newtab tab pic.

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