I love the Firefox browser for a variety of reasons including how much better I think my site looks using it 🙂 Not only that but from what I understand not all of my pictures show up on some of my posts using Internet Explorer but they do with Firefox. Yay Firefox!
I also love that I never lose my open tabs. If something happens to my computer and it shuts down unexpectedly then the next time Firefox opens, it remembers and re-opens the tabs I had in place before the crash. Brilliant!
My all time favorite reason for loving Firefox though is the add-ons that you can download and install with it. There are many to choose from and three of them in particular have become favorites of mine.
StumbleUpon Toolbar ~ I love being able to stumble through posts with a click of a button on the top of my screen. I can also very easily stumble a post that I’ve read and liked as well as visit and select from my favorite categories.
Xmarks ~ this one is a lifesaver. I love bookmarking sites of interest including recipes upon recipes. It would be a shame to lose those twice (yes I learned my lesson the hard way) and now I don’t need to worry about that anymore. Xmarks allows me to synchronize my bookmarks via a web based application so I never have to fear losing them…again. Plus I just recently purchased a new laptop and all I had to do was download the Xmarks add-on to it and voila all my bookmarks were there making it extremely easy to jump from one computer to the next without missing a beat. So great!
Time Tracker ~ this one I found not that long ago and it has changed my life, literally. This beautiful add-on installs a little counter on the bottom right hand corner of your screen that tracks the amount of time you have been on the internet throughout the whole day. Ouch, talk about an eye opener. This one little tool keeps me focused like no other because at a glance I can instantly see when I’ve been on for much too long. No more convincing myself that I’d only been on the computer for an hour over the course of the day as I pop on here and there for 10-15 minutes at a time. Let me tell you those 10-15 minutes add up! If Xmarks doesn’t sense any action in a 60 second slot (I think you can adjust this to what suits you) it turns itself off until you come back online. At the end of the day the counter resets itself and starts all over again the next. I highly recommend it!
Finally, another toolbar add-on that I just started using (also available in IE and Safari) and am enjoying very much already is the new Christian Women’s Toolbar. Check it out!