12 Firefox Add-ons Every Author Must Have

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If you use Firefox these free plugins will save you time and perhaps even reduce stress. They help with research, time management and spelling.

Check out the list and leave a comment with some of your favorite add-ons.

1 – Zotero

Need help keeping track of citations and research while you browse the web? Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

2 – PDF Download

This plugin turns any webpage into a PDF. Save trees and money by using PDFs instead of paper.

3 – TimeTracker

Do you spend too much time on Firefox? Do you open tabs faster than you can close them? Cannot get things done? Keep track of how much you browse with TimeTracker.

4 – Video Download Helper

The easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites. This works also for audio and picture galleries.

5 – United States English Dictionary

This dictionary lets you look up the definition of any word with the click of a button.

6 – GooglePreview

GooglePreview lets you see a screen shot of the pages in a google search. This a huge time saver in search.

7 – TwitterFox

TwitterFox puts a little “T” in the bottom right hand corner of your browser that keep tabs on recent tweets. Its one of the easiest ways to do Twitter.

8 – Bible Refalizer

The Bible Refalizer automatically searches for Bible references within web pages and adds hyperlinks from those references to an online Bible.

9 – Bible Toolbar

Bible Toolbar is designed to ease searching BibleGateway.com. It allows specifying keywords, passage references, parallel searching, and limiting searches based on certain versions or sections of Scripture.

10 – Text Area Word Counter

Text Area Word Counter counts the number of words and characters in a web page text area – great for writers who want to “word-count” their online writings.

11 – Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus blocks advertisements. It is particularly nice for sites with offensive ads like Facebook and MySpace.

12 – Copy Plain Text

Have you ever copied something to Word and been annoyed that the text formatting (bold, font size, etc) came with it? Copy Plain Text gives you an option to copy text without the formatting. You can even set it to trim extra space in and around the copied text!