Firefox Extensions to Organize Writing for Students, Bloggers and Authors
Firefox extensions are a great was to personalize your browser and streamline the writing process. The Firefox add-ons featured in this article are specifically designed to help you organize your writing, improve your productivity, enhance your research capability and enrich your blogging experience.
Tools for Any Writer
- Copy Plain Text - This Firefox extension allows you to copy formatted text and paste into another application as plain text.
- Auto Copy - When you select text with this add on, it is automatically added to your clipboard.
- Zotero - This popular Firefox extension automatically cites web pages and helps writers manage cited sources. Other features include library-like organization and note-taking capabilities.
- United States English Dictionary - This Firefox add-on makes the perfect spell-checking dictionary for any writer.
Research and Bookmarking Tools
- Customize Google - Writers can easily improve their Google search results with this configurable Firefox extension.
- StumbleUpon - StumbleUpon is a great research tool for writers, authors and bloggers. It learns what you like and points out websites that are in line with your interests.
- Ask.com Toolbar - This add-on allows you to personalize your search experience and search Ask.com from your Firefox toolbar.
- TextMarker - This tool allows you to highlight specific sections of web pages using three different colors. Highlighted text can be copied and transferred to another location.
- LinkChecker - LinkChecker is a useful tool that helps you check the links on your web pages--great for keeping sources and additional resources up-to-date for your readers.
- BloggerBar - This Firefox extension is a full-service toolbar that allows you to search Blogger posts and profiles, blog a link from the page you are visiting and much more.
- Clipmarks - Having Clipmarks is like having a handy pair of clippers right in your browser. This Firefox extension allows you to clip links, videos, text, images and whatever else you want other people to see. Your clips can then be added directly to your Wordpress, Blogger or Typepad blog. (Note: Clipmarks supports other blogs as well.)
- PDF Download - PFD Download makes it easy to work with PDFs. With this extension, you can view PDFs in Firefox as HTML, convert web pages to PDF and share PDF files on your blog.
Organization and Productivity Tools
- ReminderFox - ReminderFox is an easy-to-use calendar application that can manage to-do lists and project databases. Special features include everything from alarms to alerts and other notifications.
- Notefish - This Firefox extension makes it a cinch to save and organize information that you come across on the web. Notes are easily organized and can be color-coded for quick reference.
- LeechBlock - This productivity tool is perfect for writers who find that they are easily distracted on the web. It allows you to choose which sites to block out and when to block them.
- Yoono - Yoono has lots of special features, but it is primarily a productivity tool. This popular Firefox extension gathers all of your social networks and chat networks in one place, finds relevant articles for you and allows you to share content with other students, writers, editors and bloggers.