Top5 – Find extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:39:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A list of the top 5 Opera extensions Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:18:29 +0000 Second only to Firefox, Opera is a browser for the more internet savvy amongst us, and like Firefox, it can be customized with a wide array of plugins for your individual preferences. This is a rundown of the top 5 among Opera extensions. Let’s get started!

5. Snap Links

If you find yourself opening lots of links on the same page, Snap Links ought to be amongst your top 5 Opera extensions. Just click and drag a box around any number of links and Opera will open them all in the background at once.

4. Download Helper

Getting files from the popular direct download sites can be quite a chore, forcing you to wait 60 seconds or more for each file. If you’re getting more than one, the tedium can be overwhelming. Easily one of the top 5 Opera extensions, Download Helper bypasses those counters and automates the process for you.

3. Easy Translation

Unexpectedly encountering a site that’s heavy on an unfamiliar language can be jarring. And sometimes that’s where the information you need is hiding. Easy Translation will take all of that text and run it through Google Translate for you with one click, and replace it as it appears on the page.

2. Facebook Preview

These days, it’s not unusual to have Facebook constantly open in its own window or tab, just so you can stay on top of what’s happening. Free up that space with Facebook Preview, which automatically retrieves your notifications and displays them in a small, integrated box, so you never even have to check back unless you need to.

1. NotScripts

Blocking harmful scripts and popups isn’t just for Firefox users — NotScripts, deservedly the first of the top 5 Opera extensions, accomplishes this same feat unobtrusively. After a while, you’ll forget what typical browsing looked like before you installed it.

This list of the top 5 Opera extensions barely scratches the surface — if you think Opera is missing a feature, there’s likely an extension for it. These, however, offer the best utility, and will enhance anyone’s browsing!

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Top 5 Firefox Extensions for the home user Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:09:45 +0000 Firefox is rapidly becoming the most popular web browser, and one of the main reasons for its success is its wide variety of useful addons. Here’s a list of the top 5 Firefox extensions, which you ought to add to your Firefox experience — if you haven’t already!

5. Download Statusbar

Download Statusbar gives you a simple, quickly customizable bar at the bottom of your window to keep track of your files. It’s a great improvement over the default Firefox download manager, and gets rid of that annoying popup window.

4. InstantFox Quick Search

This addon earns a spot as one of the top 5 Firefox extensions by making the address bar double as a search bar for sites ranging from Amazon to Wikipedia, as well as improved autocomplete terms. You can also customize your own search shortcuts.

3. Greasemonkey

Nearly an entity unto itself, Greasemonkey uses customized pieces of Javascript to control the way various websites behave. It’s easy to use and has a large library of scripts to get you started — you can even write your own!

2. Video DownloadHelper

We’ve all wanted to revisit or have a friend watch a video we came across on the web, only to find it’s been taken down or moved. Who knows if you’ll be able to find it again? Nearly the most popular of the top 5 Firefox extensions, Video DownloadHelper lets you save that video to your hard drive with one click. It even supports several different video formats.

1. Adblock Plus

Easily the most popular, it’s hard to understand why Firefox doesn’t come with this, the best of the top 5 Firefox extensions, already installed. It runs unobtrusively in the background, kills popups, stops those irritating video ads, and prevents you from having to see many more.

Hopefully this list of top 5 Firefox extensions will make your browsing easier, and just possibly, more fun. There are many, many others serving almost any function you can imagine, but these deserve to be installed first thing!

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