Wired-Marker – an useful Firefox extension

August 6, 2008

Japanese have developed an interesting Firefox extension Wired-Marker.
It is very useful for me as it operates using slow internet ( I use such in the village).

Wired-Marker is a permanent (indelible) highlighter that you use on Web pages. The highlighter, which comes in various colors and styles, is a kind of electronic bookmark that serves as a guide when you revisit a Web page. The highlighted content is automatically recorded in a bookmark and saved. To use Wired-Marker, you simply drag and drop the selected sections into a bookmark folder. You can highlight not only text but also pictures, tables, and selected portions of the screen. You can even add notes to the highlighted items.”

Main features:

  • Use as an “indelible highlighter” on Web pages

    Use as an electronic bookmark
    Use as a scrapbook folder
    Use as a structural organization tool for information
    Other useful functions (export, template creation, image capture, etc)

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Firefox extensions for Research

June 29, 2008

Recently I have found an interesting website

100 Essential Firefox Add-Ons for Librarians and maybe our very own LL

It contains different categories of extensions:

  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Research and Citation
  • Bookmarking
  • Development
  • Mdeai
  • Search
  • Superchanged browsing
  • Privacy & Security
  • Patrons

One category concerns research & citation

Research & Citation
Corral your notes, get help with answers, and more, all with these useful add-ons.

  1. Clipmarks: Capture important bits from around the web using Clipmarks.
  2. Google Notebook: Using Google Notebook, you can take notes right in your browser.
  3. Fleck: Fleck allows you to add notes and comments on web pages for yourself and others.
  4. Googlepedia: When you use Googlepedia, every time you search with Google, you’ll see a relevant Wikipedia right alongside your results.
  5. Taboo: If you keep lots of tabs open for reference later, use this add-on that allows you to save them elsewhere.
  6. Endnote: Endnote allows you to easily download a citation from Firefox.
  7. Copy Plain Text: Using this add-on, you can turn all web page text into plain unformatted text.
  8. Yoono: Start a scrapbook of resources, or just see what others have discovered by using this add-on.
  9. Screengrab: Save pages for archiving and sharing with this add-on that will save entire pages or portions of a page as images.
  10. Answers: Get answers as fast as one click using this add-on.
  11. Fireshot: Take snapshots of pages, annotate them, and save them in a number of different formats with this add-on.
  12. Who is this Person?: Using this add-on, you can highlight any name on a web page and find their information on Wikipedia, LinkedIn, IMDB, and lots more.
  13. Surf Canyon Search Engine Assistant: With this add-on, you can find what you’re looking for faster.
  14. Hyperwords for Firefox: Get access to references, searches, conversions, translations, and lots more using Hyperwords.
  15. 1-Click Answers: You can click any word to get definitions, facts, and more using this add-on.
  16. Dictionary Search: This add-on looks up selected words in an online dictionary.