Beyond the Browser

… OK~ 是這樣的,首先,要先感謝”你人真好”先生提供我諸多有關我在使用 MAC OS X 時所遇到的疑難雜症的解決方法,以及給了我許多寶貴的建議以及軟體支援,讓我深深體驗到國衛院真的是個臥虎藏龍之地,以及同仁之間的友善與熱情。有了這麼強力的高手當後盾,前幾天我終於可以放心的重新安裝我的美洲豹 (Leopard) 囉! ^___^

之所以寫這篇文章,是因為在整頓好我的作業系統、應用程式、備份資料以及其他基本設定後,特別對於我個人常用的瀏覽器 (Firefox) 下了一番功夫。也就是… 小弟特別去安裝了一些好用的外掛元件 (Add-Ons) ,以提昇小弟在這浩瀚無垠的網海上衝浪時的效率與效果。所以囉!本文主要是想將小弟目前常用的、好用的 Firefox Add-Ons 做個簡單的介紹,以與各位大大分享與交流一些 Firefox 相關的使用經驗。 ^___^

Firefox Add-Ons


嗯~ 對了!插播一則重大的新聞。

本篇文章是咱家 一路跌跌撞撞… 創格以來的第 100 篇文章!呼啦啦~ 真是恭喜老爺、賀喜夫人啊!可喜可賀、可喜可賀! ^___^

話說小弟我花了一年又五個月的時間才達成第 100 篇的榮耀,相較於其他高手前輩來說,這點成就實在不值一提。然,駑鈍之才能完成此項艱鉅之事,誠非屬易事,故,還是值得大肆炫耀一番地! ^___^ 畢竟自幼資質不佳,過去一年又五個月前創格後,期望藉由撰寫部落格,來鍛鍊吾對周遭萬物的洞察力,並且渴望培養一手好文筆,今日吾確感有成,於此,衷心感謝這偉大的網路世界。 ^___^


好滴!接下來將一一來簡介我的 Firefox Add-Ons 清冊囉!

  1. PicLens
  2. PicLens transforms your browser into a full-screen, 3D experience for photos and videos across the web. Media comes to life via a cinematic presentation that goes beyond the confines of the traditional browser window. Available for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

  3. Cooliris Previews
  4. Cooliris Previews lets you preview links and rich-media without clicking or leaving your current page, so you can browse faster than ever. Available for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

  5. Delicious Bookmarks
  6. Delicious Bookmarks is the official Firefox add-on for del.icio.us, the world’s leading social bookmarking service. It integrates your del.icio.us bookmarks and tags with Firefox and keeps them in sync for easy, convenient access.

  7. Diigo Toolbar
  8. Power tools to substantially enhance your experience
    for online browsing and interactions, and for information gathering and sharing…

  9. Google Desktop Search
  10. Google Desktop can index several different types of data, including email, web browsing history from Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, office documents in the OpenDocument and Microsoft Office formats, instant messenger transcripts from AOL, Google, MSN, Skype, Tencent QQ, and several multimedia file types. Additional file types can be indexed through the use of plug-ins. Google Desktop allows the user to control which types of data are indexed by the program.After the initial indexing is completed and performing searches, results can also be returned in an Internet browser on the Google Desktop Home Page much like the results for Google Web searches.

  11. Google Gears
  12. Gears, formerly Google Gears, is beta software offered by Google to enable offline access to services that normally only are available online. It installs a database engine, based on SQLite, on the client system to cache the data locally. Gears-enabled pages use data from this local cache rather than from the online service. Using Gears, a web application may periodically synchronize the data in the local cache with the online service. If a network connection is not available, the synchronization is deferred until a network connection is established. Thus Gears enables web applications to work even though access to the network service is not present.

  13. Google Notebook
  14. Google Notebook is a free service offered by Google that provides a simple way to save and organize clips of information when conducting research online. This personal browser tool permits a user to write notes, and to clip text, images, and links from pages during browsing. These are saved to an online “notebook” with sharing and collaboration features.

  15. Google Toolbar for Firefox
  16. Keep the power of Google search close at hand. Google Toolbar puts a search box in your browser, making it easier than ever to find anything you want on the Web. Additional options include a pop-up blocker and form-filler.

  17. GoogleEnhancer
  18. Enhances your Google search results by adding numbers, keyword highlighting and icons.

  19. Googlepedia
  20. Shows you a relevant Wikipedia article along with your search results. Clicking links in the article will trigger new Google searches, making it a very useful research tool…

  21. GooglePreview
  22. Inserts preview images (thumbnails) of web sites into the Google and Yahoo search results pages. The GooglePreview thumbnail system currently consists of 7 dedicated servers and generates 5 TB of traffic per month.

  23. Surf Canyon – Search Engine Assistant
  24. This extension enables you to uncover relevant information buried in the search results, that you otherwise might never have found, without having to modify your search behavior. Simply go to your favorite search engine and enter your query as you always would. By then clicking results that appeal to you, the technology automatically calculates the “instantaneous” relevancies of the entire result set in order to dig out what you need.

  25. Web Developer
  26. Web Developer screenshot The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools. It is designed for Firefox, Flock and Seamonkey, and will run on any platform that these browsers support including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

[註] 另外,還有一個 Firefox Add-Ons 想要推薦:IE Tab :IE Tab – an extension from Taiwan, features: Embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox… (可惜這個 Add-Ons 不支援 MAC 的作業系統。囧)