Plugins. Add-ons. Extensions. You know, those things that make Firefox even better. Here are my latest favourites.
Google Reader Notifier
Sits unobtrusively in the status bar and indicates the number of unread Reader items. Hover over it to see categories; click it to go to Reader, set preferences or update count. Clean and simple.
Presents you with an FTP-like interface to your Gmail account. You can then use your Gmail space to backup local files – they appear as a new email with the file as attachment. Very nice.
Presents an icon in the URL bar which lets you create a Dapper feed or see Dapper feeds created by other people. I’m not yet 100% convinced by Dapper but this is a good utility if you use it.
Previously known as Performancing, this is an integrated blog editor. Works nicely with WordPress.com. Seems a little pointless given that if I’m in my browser, I can blog at the WordPress site but some people claim that ScribeFire is quicker and full-featured. I’m giving it a go for this post.
On the Ubuntu front – ‘sudo apt-get install checkgmail’ for a system tray Gmail notifier.