2014 Browser Plugin Roundup
It is that time of year again! We've moved past the initial NYE resolutions and the fresh feeling the winter solstice brings and now it is up to us individually to clean things up and push forward with resolve. This of course includes the obligatory OS X re-install (coming soon) as well as removing outdated and unneeded plugins/applications (more on that soon, too).
Here for 2014 is my list of extensions/add-ons for all the popular browsers. Have fun and be sure to share your essential list as well!
For my everyday driver browser, these are über important:
Take 'em or leave 'em. These are ones I have on hand to help accomplish specific tasks:
- Awesome Screenshot: Capture & Annotate
- Benchwarmer : Dribbble for Chrome Tabs
- Dribbble Dimmer
- Evernote Web Clipper
- Feedly - News, Blogs and Youtube
- goo.gl URL Shortener
- Photo Zoom for Facebook
- Turn Off the Lights
- Speed Dial 2
These are just a few random goodies I have used at one time or another but are just aren't necessarily worth keeping around all the time:
- Auto Refresh Plus
- RSS Subscriptions with FEED: Handler Support
- Sexy Undo Close Tab
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