[Chrome, Firefox] Privacyfix allows you to control how Google, Facebook, and other websites track you
A decade ago the internet was just a tiny little speck and online privacy was not a huge issue. Your information was only in a few places and back then we were more careful with what we did. Plus the notion of online privacy wasn’t really popular. Now our information [...]Read More »
Last year dotTech reviewed an add-on called HTTPS Everywhere developed by the folks at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tor Project. For those that aren’t familiar with it, HTTPS Everywhere forces the use of HTTPS (instead of HTTP) on websites, when available.
The kicker is HTTPS Everywhere needs to [...]Read More »
Let us say that you want to take down a quick note or write down all of your notes for a class all in one place. Quick Note lets you take notes quickly and efficiently so that you can view those notes in any Chrome browser that you are signed [...]Read More »
Sometimes websites have YouTube videos embedded, allowing you to watch the video(s) without having to go to YouTube’s website. However, what happens when you are simply given a link to a YouTube video, such as in an e-mail or on a website that doesn’t embed? In situations like these, yo [...]Read More »
In today’s bigger and faster world, we don’t want a website to load slow. YSlow will tell you if a website is slow and why. This addon is mostly directed to webmasters and hosts rather than the average Joe but it may still be fun to use if you are [...]Read More »
If you are a normal internet user, than you have a lot of passwords. QuickPasswords is a password manager that helps you remember and use all your passwords.
What is it and what does it do
QuickPasswords is an addon that builds upon Firefox’s default password manager by [...]Read More »
Most people these days use email to communicate with a lot of people, which results in a regular stream of new e-mails. With Google Mail Checker you find out how many news emails you have by just looking at the top right corner of your browser window.[...]
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If you look at lots of articles on the web, often you don’t want to see content outside the article like the tabs, other articles, and what not. If you are this type of person, then Evernote Clearly is for you.
What is it and what does it do
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If you are on a touchscreen device, or don’t like your physical keyboard on a non-touch machine, then having an onscreen keyboard is a good idea. Virtual Keyboard by Google gives you that ability in Chrome or Opera with very little fuss.[...]
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If you use a lot of Google products then Google Shortcuts is for you. It lets you quickly get to all of your favorite Google sites.
What is it and what does it do
Google Shortcuts provides a toolbar or drop-down menu (you pick) that lets you quickly [...]Read More »
If you don’t like all of those annoying YouTube annotations that most YouTube producers love to add do their videos, then YouTube Hide Annotations is for you.
What is it and what does it do
This add-on lets you remove those pesky annotations without hassle.
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So thanks to you lovely people, I have had my eyes opened to the wonderful world of all the bookmark managing systems that Firefox actually has to offer. So today, I bring you Foxtab.
I really, really like Foxtabs’ interface. The settings are easy to understand, and offer you quite [...]Read More »
When you’re in college you find yourself reading quite a few academic papers. And every now and then, even for people with huge vocabularies, you may encounter a word that makes you go “Huh?” Google Dictionary is an extension for Chrome that will make sure you don’t have to go [...]Read More »
An instance of Notepad open on my computer is pretty much a constant thing. I take notes – regularly. I note add-ons and apps I want to review, I organize lists, I keep track of blog posts and the like across multiple different sites, and Notepad has been my best [...]Read More »
I love bringing you all reviews of wonderful browser add-ons that will make your life easier. Any time I hear about something that consolidates services into one convenient place, I know I have to review it for you wonderful people. I like sharing things that work…and I like warning people [...]Read More »
I read a lot of macro sites in my RSS feeder. I admit this. I Can Haz Cheezburger, Cute Overload, I Has A Hot Dog, Demotivational, all of those and more. And when I find something that’s either too adorable or to hilarious not to share, I copy the URL [...]Read More »
I do a lot of multi-tab browsing in all of my browsers. Sometimes I hold onto a tab until the end of the day so I can really absorb what it has to say, and relax while doing it. But occasionally, I make mistakes. I’m human – I can’t help [...]Read More »
I’m a gamer geek but an admittedly latecomer to the game, so to speak. When I first started playing World of Warcraft, I’d never heard of an achievement system. So the first time I got one, it startled me. But after that, I was hooked. I spent hours, even days, [...]Read More »
FastestChrome is a productivity extension designed to make your browsing and searches quicker. It features the ability to autoload the next page so that you have uninterrupted scrolling when doing Google searches or reading vertical comic archives or image searches. It also turns any text link into a clickable link, [...]Read More »
If you’re tired of YouTube ads blocking the bottom of your videos while watching through your playlists, then YouTube AdsFree is for you.
As the name indicates, YouTube AdsFree blocks ads on YouTube videos. As you can see from the screenshot to the right, no ad! It also has a [...]Read More »
I love personalization. When I sign up for a new service or a new site I waste no time filling out the profile and making it my own. Back when I used Firefox regularly, I was always on the lookout for themes that made my browser say “me!” in neon [...]Read More »
“Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean that there’s no one out to get me.” Who hasn’t heard that line before, or some variation on it? With the information age came the fact that more people and companies are collecting data on individual people and their habits more than ever. This [...]Read More »
Chrome Frame is an add-on for Internet Explorer that brings advanced browsing functionality and support for open web standards to Internet Explorer. More specifically, Chrome Frame allows Internet Explorer to render HTML5 just like it would on Google Chrome.
Chrome Frame is possibly the most unobtrusive add-on I’ve ever seen. [...]Read More »
When I’m want to write about a specific topic, sometimes I do the research a long time in advance so I’ll have things ready to pull up when I need to reference them for whatever paper or blog I’m writing. I used to do this by creating a bookmarks folder [...]Read More »
Who hasn’t occasionally opened the same website several times thanks to a misplaced click or two? When I’m browsing around, hunting for add-ons to review for you wonderful people, I do it all the time. I suddenly realize I’ve opened at least three tabs of the exact same add-on page, [...]Read More »
I’m a fan of Opera’s Speed Dial. Until today, I hadn’t found similar functionality for Firefox — then I found Viewmarks.
In simple terms, Viewmarks adds Speed Dial-like functionality to Firefox. Viewmarks puts a little “Open book with bookmark” icon in the upper left of your browser, just past the [...]Read More »
Thesauruses are fantastic things. They can help you expand your vocabulary and ensure that you don’t sound like every other person writing about your chosen topic. On the flip side, used incorrectly, they can make you sound verbose and overbearing. However, that doesn’t stop them from being useful. When I [...]Read More »
Every website exists on a server, somewhere in the world. I like to know where my websites are located – mostly because that indicates when I can expect responses to my support requests, among other things. Until I found Flagfox for Firefox, finding this information meant doing a lot of [...]Read More »
I like to know the temperature is outside. Weather add ons and apps are something that I’m very fond of for that reason. However, I was a bit disappointed in The Weather extension for Opera.
It’s a simple enough install, and places a square on your Speed Dial that tells [...]Read More »
I don’t get the concept of an add on that is nothing but a redirect to a website. When I installed Typing Test by KeyHero to my Chrome browser, I was expecting a button with a dropdown that would give me the typing test. Instead, what I got was no [...]Read More »
If you’ve ever ended up with a virus on your machine because of a Google search gone wrong, then you probably wish you had some way to know whether or not that site that seems so perfect for what you’re looking for actually is what it claims to be before[...]Read More »
Sometimes it’s the simple things that make you smile. As much of a product of the digital gaming age as I am, I still love a good game of chess. Yes, Windows has a built-in 3D chess game, but I’ll admit – I never passed much beyond the beginner aspects [...]Read More »