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About This List
This list now includes 39 add-ons or extensions for Firefox and its derivative web browsers. The add-ons are reviewed and classified into several categories appearing in the Index above. It is a work in progress subject to further updates with more details and new add-ons.
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Add-ons For Firefox And Its Derivatives
Firefox is one of the most popular browsers today, competing neck-and-neck with Chrome. Its main strong points are that it's
- always up-to-date with the latest web technologies and security details;
- customizable and extendable with the famous add-on system that can give you features you can only dream of if you're using a different browser;
- open-source, meaning anyone can see the code, contribute to it (with moderation) and make their own derivatives.
Good news is always accompanied by bad news though. Recently, Mozilla has been publishing certain long-term plans that could destroy Firefox's reputation as the ultimate browser. It seems they want to cater to nobody but the most inexperienced computer users and they couldn't care less about what advanced users think. I've personally been in discussions with them and - like many other people - am appalled by how they defy all logic and common sense in order to justify some of their very backwards decisions.
As a result, I personally prefer using Pale Moon. It's a Windows-only fork or derivative browser with a lot of unnecessary features and changes left out. It resembles the previous generation of Firefox versions, but with the modern code under the hood. It's also specifically designed to cater more to power users than beginners, as you can tell from its almost exclusively tech-savvy user base. It has only one developer (Moonchild) at the moment, but that hasn't stopped it from staying up-to-date, being a perfect replacement for FF and steadily conquering a share of the browser market.
Throughout the rest of the article, I will only refer to Firefox for the sake of simplicity. However, it should be obvious that any add-on that works in Firefox will almost certainly work in any of its derivative browsers (Pale Moon, Waterfox, etc) as well, so don't worry if you're using one of those.
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