Apr 27 2009
Just when you thought all things Firefox had settled down, new extensions and updates get things fired up again. This week I’ll point you to the first public alphas of Firefox and Thunderbird 1.1as well as two cool new add-ons.
For those of you who like doing it all in Firefox, you have two less reasons to leave your browser with these free applications…
This free Mac application works with the Greasemonkey extension (required) to allow you to send podcasts from a link in your browser directly to iTunes.
FoxiPod’s user script marks all mp3′s with a special button, and with one click FoxiPod downloads podcasts and sends them to a specified playlist or iPod.
There are a lot of great, full-featured chat applications out there. But, if all you need to do is jump on AIM to drop someone a note, you’ll be interested in AIMfire.
With the AIMfire extension, a quick visit to Firefox’s Tools menu will fire up your buddy list and let you chat (with rich text support) from within Firefox.
Of course, progress is always being made in the quest to make Firefox the perfect browser. Since the 1.0 release, the Open Source team has been busy. If you’re the daring type, you can grab the bleeding-edge Alphas of the 1.1 versions of Firefox and Thunderbird.
I don’t need to remind you of the dangers of pre-release software, so beware.
Deer Park AKA Firefox 1.1 Alpha
New in this release we’ve got improved display options in OS X, image thumbnails on tabs and full keyboard access.
Naturally, the ‘Fox’s little brother is improved as well. the 1.1 Alpha includes default inline spell checking, Podcast support and improved feed reading and POP/IMAP access.
Have fun with the Alphas and extensions. And remember, there’s never a dull moment with Mozilla.