Showing posts with label software. Show all posts
Showing posts with label software. Show all posts

Friday, February 17, 2006

Top 40 Web Operating Systems

Facebook wants to be the operating system for the web, it says, and this week’s changes to its email system are a tiny part of that puzzle. But there are many more web operating systems hoping to bring all your usual desktop applications online in one place. Some replicate the entire desktop, while others are startpages with info from around the web – here are more than 45 of our favorites.

Remotely Hosted WebOS

  • AstraNOS – Picture Windows 98. Then picture an OS X dock. Then picture a night sky. Then throw them all together. You now have a pretty good picture of AstraNOS.
  • BeDesk – Basic wrapper for other online tools.
  • cmyOS – Free hosted webtop powered by eyeOS.
  • Desktoptwo – Not only do you get 1GB of space, you get a fully-featured suite. No, not a basic online editor that has simple formatting options. The full 2.0 suite from Sun, converted into a Java applet.
  • DoxBoard – Slick WebOS with some basic features.
  • GCOE X – Nice WebOS with a powerful terminal and support for the iPhone.
  • eyeOS – Beautiful webtop powered by the eyeOS software.
  • Glide – Online operating system with support for BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone users.
  • – With 3GB of space, FTP access, and Zoho Office support, what’s not to like?
  • goowy – Great webtop with your own email account (, IM, 1GB of space (via, and much more.
  • jooce – Slick invite-only online OS.
  • mybooo – Invite-only webtop with a ton of features.
  • myGoya – Nice WebOS with PIM features, a media player, and much more.
  • OOS – Basic online operating system that offers a personal webpage.
  • Parakey – Not much is known about Blake Ross’s newest invention, but we do know that Facebook liked it enough to purchase it for an undisclosed sum.
  • Psych Desktop – GPLed webtop with a powerful UNIX-like console.
  • Purefect Desktop – Web desktop with a powerful IDE.
  • SSOE – Flash-based webtop a lot of features.
  • StartForce – Powerful WebOS with tons of apps and features makes the descendant of Orca Desktop a hit.
  • Xindesk – File sync, a powerful API, and much more are included in this great WebOS.
  • Webdesk – This Indian webtop includes 1GB of space, POP3 client, PIM, and a nice modules API.
  • Webdows – We don’t know how long it will take Microsoft to sue these guys, but it’s a real enjoyment in the meantime. It has XP and Vista styles (including a few Vista effects), FTP, file sharing, IM, and much more.
  • Widgets Gadgets – AJAX desktop with tons of apps and a working API.
  • YouOS – File sharing, powerful shell, and 700+ applications are all available with this wildly popular operating system.
  • ZimDesk – Slick WebOS with tons of apps.

Self-Hosted WebOS

  • eyeOS – One of the most popular webtops on the planet, eyeOS boasts tons of apps, a booming community, and a lot more features.
  • Fenestela – There’s still quite a few bugs to be ironed out in this French WebOS, but you get a cool XP interface and basic PHP apps.
  • Psych Desktop – GPLed desktop with a powerful UNIX-like console.
  • Purefect Desktop – Web desktop with a powerful IDE.
  • Virtual-OS – Includes powerful API, web server sync, forum integration, and offline AJAX support.
  • ZKDesktop – Powerful open source Java-based WebOS.

Remote Desktops

  • DesktopOnDemand – A fully featured Linux-based desktop with Gnome, Gaim, AbiWord, Evolution, GIMP, WebDAV, VNC, web login, and much more.
  • Free Live OS Zoo – Java applet
  • Nivio – Subscription-based ($12.99/month) service that offers Windows XP, Adobe Reader, iTunes, Google Talk/aMSN/Windows Live Messenger,, Thunderbird, Nvu, and much more. All through a Java-based web interface.


See also: 14 Personalized Homepages Compared, Feature by Feature

  • Favoor – Basic startpage with a nice folder option.
  • iGoogle (formerly Google IG) – Great startpage with the most amount of apps I’ve seen for a portal.
  • iStyled – Simple startpage with basic customization.
  • – Customizable page with basic features.
  • (formerly – Basic news page backed by Microsoft.
  • My Yahoo! – Yahoo!’s entry into the startpage market isn’t bad: it offers news, Yahoo! Mail notification, podcasts, videos, and photo galleries to your startpage.
  • Netvibes – There’s a reason everyone uses Netvibes. It has tons of apps, tabs, skins, and a great interface.
  • Pageflakes – Popular, easy-to-use page with a simple interface.
  • Schmedley – Powerful startpage with tons of features.
  • Webwag – The main appeal here isn’t the widget on demand feature (a quick way to build a widget for the site of your choice), the toolbar, the apps, or the content directory. It’s the External widget feature, which allows you to convert and add Netvibes and iGoogle widgets to your Webwag page.
  • Widgetop – Nice looking AJAX start page.
  • yourminis – Great start page with tons of apps and a bunch of skins by the creator of goowy. (via)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Top 30 Language Tools For Firefox

The web is a a global phenomenon, so it’s a shame that so many of us are stuck within our own little English-language corner of it – especially with so many exciting new startups in foreign languages. Here we present 30+ tools to help you transition between various languages, and maybe even learn something in the process.


Bork Bork Bork! – Ever wondered how a webpage would like if it was written like The Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show wrote it? This extension will show you.

Chinesepera-kun: Chinese Popup Dictionary – Highlight simplified or traditional characters and get an on-screen translation of Chinese in to English.

Chinup – Chinese Popup Translator – Hover a Chinese word and get a translation in a small popup window.

East Asian Translator – Translate webpages or text from Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean, using the services from

EHTip – Lets you translate English and Croatian back-and-forth.

FoxLingo – Translates web pages, lets you search in other languages, auto-translates and much more.

Free Translate! – Works back-and-forth between English and Russian, German, and French.

gTranslate – Quickly translate a snippet of text into another language using Google’s translator.

ImTranslator – Enter a snippet of multilingual text and check it for correctness. Also features translation editor, virtual keyboard, spell-checker, dictionary, decoder, back translation and an email client.

InTranslate – Translate words to-and-from Greek, and look them up in Wikipedia.

Moji – A sidebar dictionary for Japanese and Chinese, including Kanji.

PeraPera-kun – Highlight Japanese kanji on a page, get an on-screen translation. Needs a downloaded dictionary.

Qwara Toolbar – Allows translation of multiple languages an can be set to do so autmoatially.

Russ Key – Type in phonetic Russian and transform to Cyrillic, and includes English translations.

Simple Translate – Lets you translate text to-and-from English/German.

SpanishTrans – Highlight a word and translate it to Spanish, including complicated terms such as conjugated verbs.

To/From Amharic – Select a word, right click, and you can chose “To Amharic” or “To English”.

Traduku – Translate text or web pages to Esperanto.

Translation Panel – Adds the ability to translate several languages in to English.

Translator – Translate pages with the click of a button using one of the numerous online translation services.on a regular basis to aid in your grocery shopping.


lernu-fr – With each page load you get a Esperanto-French word translated in the status bar.

Morse – While the military may no longer use it, it never hurts to learn morse code as you go about your day.

WordLearner toolbar – Load any dictionary and learn new vocabulary as you surf.

Foreign Character Entry

abcTajpu – Either using macros or context menus, will let you enter accented letters, international characters or symbols.

Any Key – Allows you to type phonetic Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi Davangari, Mongolian, Russian, Ukrainian.

Indic IME – Assists in entering Indian text in web forms.

Leet Key – While not exactly a foreign language, turns typed text to L337, ROT13, BASE64, HEX, URL, BIN, DES, AES, Morse code, DVORAK keyboard layout and more.

Locale Switcher – Lets you change the locale of your Firefox on the fly to access different language packs.

Quick Locale Switcher – Has over 200 locales, switches spell check to the chosen locale and more.

Russian hot keys bugfix – Helps with Russian and Ukrainian key entry in Mozilla products.

Zombie Keys – Add shortcuts for international characters. (via)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Top 50 Enhancements for Skype

As the VoIP service of choice for tens of millions of people, Skype has spawned a robust developer community, with programmers and entrepreneurs building hundreds of applications that look to piggy back on the service’s enormous success. Assuming you’re still sticking with it after some downtime last week, here’s a look at more than 50 Skype tools (note that some services have fees associated with them).

Personalization & Customization

WiMood – Customize your mood indicator with both your most recently played WinAmp song and custom colors, styles, and links.

iTunes Info & History – Displays your current song playing in iTunes and also your 50 most recent tracks. – Display the current track you’re listening to on

Skype Google Gadget – See your Skype credits and make calls to other users from Google Desktop.

RingJacker – Create custom ringers that you can use when you call friends or as your ringtone for incoming calls.

Mood Changer – Gives you the ability to have an automatically updating mood, based on criteria you define.

SoundSlam – Listen to and rate audio clips such as poems, songs, and stories, or upload your own and find out what others think about it.

NotMyNumber – The service for kindly giving your phone number to someone who doesn’t get the hint. Using Skype you can find a “Not My Number” number for your local area code.

iGlasses – Helps you adjust your video/webcam settings from within Skype.

Callto: Linkify – A script to automatically turn Skype phone numbers to hyperlinks in your browser.

SkypeMuter – Automatically mutes music from WinAmp, Windows Media Player, and iTunes when on a call.

Messaging & Collaboration

IM+ for Skype – A version of Skype designed specifically for the iPhone.

Renzoo – Sets up forwarding for your voicemails so you can receive them via email with a direct link to the audio file.

WhiteBoardMeeting – A collaborative white board where Skype users can draw vector images, insert text and images, and save the results.

SMS to Skype – Send instant messages over SMS to any Skype user.

Void.Bot – A bot for public group chats that lets you archive chats and use Google to search conversations.

uSeeToo – An application for sharing images, drawings, and whiteboards with your Skype contacts.

mcePhone – Receive notifications of incoming Skype calls on your TV via Windows Media Center.

Skype Online Status – Let your blog readers know your Skype status and call you if you’re available.

AudioID – Announces who is calling so you can be alerted to incoming calls when you step away from your desk (assuming you have loud speakers).

Video4IM – A free solution for making video calls between users with web cams.


JiWire Bot – Helps you find public hot spot locations.

MyToGo – Allows you to add multiple phones to your Skype number that you can then use to call into your account.

Luxms – Get SMS alerts to your mobile phone when you miss a call on Skype.

Fring – A mobile application that uses your phone’s Internet connection to place calls over Skype.

DialBridge – Routes calls from your cell phone through Skype to save money on calls.


twitter4skype – If you write a chat message to twitter4skype, the entry will appear on your Twitter and you’ll receive your friends’ twitters in Skype.

skype2twitter – Cross-posts your Skype mood messages to your Twitter account.

Moodgeist – Aggregates mood data from users who have opted to ping the service to provide a view of the Skype community.

SkypeMe – A Facebook application that shows your Skype presence and allows friends to call you.

Unype – A virtual world that combines your Skype identity with Google Earth.

SKMap – Plots Skype users with presence information onto a Google Map.

For Business

Skax – Send faxes using Skype with this pay-as-you-go service.

Pamela Call Recorder – Automatically record calls and take notes on a call. Free version records calls up to 15 minutes long.

AfterBeep – Skype answering machine and call recording tool.

Supertintin – Record both audio and video calls. Original video quality is maintained.

Vitaero – Automatically changes you to Do Not Disturb mode when you have PowerPoint open and automatically pauses music in iTunes when you’re on a call.

Yugma – Share your desktop and host meetings of up to 10 people for free over Skype.

Call Recorder for Mac OS X – A solution for recording calls and saving them as Quicktime files for Mac users.

Skype for AppExchange – Setup conference calls on Skype from within the interface.

PrettyMay Recorder – Record Skype conversations as mp3 files and manage voicemail.

PrettyMay Call Center – A small-business call center system. Handle multiple calls simultaneously, setup a virtual PBX (“press 1 for sales, 2 for support, etc.), and record calls.


Transclick – Translates messages from one language to another when sent to other users on Skype.

soZiety – A social network built on top of Skype that aims to connect users for the purpose of learning foreign languages.

Kantalk – A community built around learning foreign languages. You can speak with other languages or share recorded audio and get feedback.

Universal Chat Translator – Translates many different languages to your native language in Skype chats.


Feedcast – Listen to RSS feeds and Podcasts over Skype.

Anothr – Get alerts from your favorite RSS feeds from inside Skype.

GopherNow – Restaurant directory with ability to place calls and make orders using Skype.

eBay via Skype – Listen to information on eBay items through Skype. (via)

Sunday, February 5, 2006

Top 80 Open Source Content Management Systems

A content management system, or CMS, is the easiest way to get a content driven site up and running fast. Frequently, they’re also used for building social networks. We’ve rounded up more than 80 popular CMSs due to reader requests. For the sake of brevity, we haven’t delved too deeply into CMSs for personal blogging or wikis (although we recommend WordPress and Mediawiki, respectively).

Selecting a CMS is about selecting the right tool for the job. However, the most highly recommended general purpose CMSs tend to be Drupal and Joomla. We welcome your own recommendations and experiences in the comments.

Joomla – popular, award-winning CMS that will help you build powerful online applications.

XOOPS – extensible, easy to use; ideal tool for developing small to large dynamic community websites, blogs, portals and much more.

Drupal – equipped with a powerful blend of features, rich set of modules, very popular.

e107 – totally customizable content management system written in PHP using MySQL database.

Plone – ready-to-run, easy to set up, extremely flexible, and ideal for project groups, communities, websites, extranets and intranets.

Zope – an open source application server for building content management systems, intranets, portals, and custom applications.

PHPnuke – established CMS featuring web-based administration, surveys, customizable blocks, modules and themes with multilanguage support.

Dotnetnuke – port of PHPNuke into Microsoft .NET platform.

Typo3 – flexible and extensible CMS with an accomplished set of ready-made interfaces, functions and modules.

PostNuke – fork of PHP-Nuke to make it more secure, stable, and able to work in high-volume environments with ease.

SyntaxCMS – simplify publishing , create and edit site content online, and approve it before publishing to the web.

jLibrary is a DMS (Document Management System), oriented for personal and enterprise use.

V2 CMS – simple CMS, easy to install and modify.

Website Baker – PHP-based CMS designed to make website creation easy.

Jahia – use the Jahia community edition for publishing, managing files, and workflow.

eZPublish – created by eZ Systems, which has a team of professional software developers responsible for creating and maintaining the CMS.

Magnolia – makes Enterprise Content Management simple by being user-friendly, battle-tested, enterprise-ready and open-source.

WebGUI – built to give average business users the ability to build and maintain complex web sites.

OpenCMS – helps content managers worldwide to create and maintain beautiful websites fast and efficiently.

PHP-Fusion – a lightweight, small and versatile CMS.

Collaborative Portal Server (CPS) – most complete platform for building Enterprise Content Management applications, built on top of the Zope application server.

SiteFrameâ„¢ – lightweight content-management system designed for the rapid deployment of community-based websites.

TribalCMS – includes multilanguage support, template architectures, AJAX User Interfaces and unique administration.

Xaraya – create sophisticated web applications; designers enjoy considerable flexibility.

Krang – designed to publish magazine websites.

MMBase – CMS with strong multi media features and advanced portal functionalities.

Pligg Рbased on Men̩ame (Spanish Digg clone), Pligg enables you to create Digg-like sites.

elevateIT – an extension of ZOPE/Plone server.

Cofax – manages your text and multimedia content, and simplifies the presentation of newspapers.

DBPrism – first open source CMS based on Oracle XMLDB repository.

Flux CMS – XML/XSLT based, easy to use, extensible and suitable for developers to fill specific needs.

Apache Lenya – Java/XML based CMS that comes with revision control, multi-site management, scheduling, and workflow.

Rubricks – CMS for Ruby on Rails fans, boasts simplicity and speed.

Silva – built on top of Zope, enables you to export to Word, stream media, store content as XML, and manage hierarchical and traditional websites.

YACS – build your online blogging communities.

Clever Copy – A scalable website portal and news posting system.

Fundanemt – focused on usability and aimed at small and medium sized websites.

Dragonfly CMS – feature-rich open source content management system, based on PHP-Nuke 6.

ContentNOW – simple to use, flexible, multilanguage, modular CMS.

Bitweaver – suitable for large-scale community websites and corporate applications.

Elxis CMS – professional free open source CMS released under the GNU/GPL license.

Etomite – allows you to remotely administer your website from anywhere.

fuzzylime – simple way for you to run your site and keep it up-to-date.

iGaming CMS – build your own gaming websites.

MODx – CMS that helps you take control of your online content.

PHP comasy – simple, multilingual and fast content management system.

Mambo – very well-known CMS. Can be used for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications.

Jupiter – one of the most lightweight portal systems available.

Ovidentia – integrate an environment for publishing content on the www or a groupware portal.

Jaws – build your own modules on the powerful Jaws framework.

Geeklog – out of the box blog solution with support for comments, trackbacks, multiple syndication formats, and spam protection.

CMS Made Simple – make a home page for your family or your multinational corporation.

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Eazy portal – solution allowing you to maintain your own online community.

Papoo – accessible content management system

phpWebSite – develop an interactive, community-driven website.

RunCms – portal system that includes most things a webmaster would expect from a CMS.

Exponent – allows site owners to easily create and manage dynamic websites without necessarily directly coding web pages, or managing site navigation.

SPIP – publishing system, use it freely for your own site, be it personal, co-operative, institutional or commercial.

Silverstripe – powerful enough for any website or intranet design and simple enough for anyone to use.

Pheap – created for folks who don’t like complex CMSs like Joomla and Drupal.

MDPro – an innovative and imaginative content management system.

TYPOlight webCMS – specializes in accessibility and uses XHTML and CSS to generate W3C/WAI compliant pages.

PlumeCMS – have multiple websites, multiple authors with different rights.

Xepient Open-Point – create a professional website quickly through the browser.

SlashCode – the original code for the Slashdot geek news service.

YaWPS – is a hybrid between a content management system and a web portal for medium or small-sized websites.

APC ActionApps – allow authorized users to easily update the content of their website.

Pagetool – suitable for people with limited technical skills to modify and contribute to an organization’s web site

OpenACS – toolkit for building scalable, community-oriented web applications.

ttCMS – build your community website with calendars, surveys, member management and authentication, file downloads, forum, articles, and announcements.

MySource – enables technically unskilled users to build and maintain their own web solutions.

Ariadne – web application server and content management system.

Mason CM – makes it easy to manage the workflow of information as it moves from staging to the live site.

Managee – comprehensive web based CMS.

ESY Web Builder – an intuitive content management system that allows non-technical people to create and manage websites and extranets.

PHProjekt – a groupware suite, for the coordination of group activities and to share information and documents via intranet and internet.

PROPS – extensible publishing system designed specifically for periodicals such as newspapers and magazines

Midgard CMS – internationalized set of tools for building web sites and networked applications.

Pivot – web-based tool to help you maintain dynamic sites, like weblogs or online journals. (via)

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Top 50 Tools For Torrenting

When they think of torrents, most people think only of illegal downloads. But the same file sharing technology can be used for legal distribution of all kinds of content. Today, for instance, the record label Labrador Records is asking fans to share its free summer sample on The Pirate Bay to ease the load on its servers.

To show that torrenting isn’t all bad, we’ve rounded up 50+ tools to help you get started on the torrent path, all with totally legal uses.

Distribution Sites Of Legal Content

BitTorrent – From the makers of the original software, they now offer a mixture of free and pay-for content. – Band videos of “trade friendly” musicians.

BTSharp – Integrates with .NET apps and helps you distribute with private trackers. – Torrent distribution site of ibiblo content. – A completely legal torrent site and a great place to experiment and get a feeling for how it works. – Includes free videos, games and Linux distributions. – A centralized location for Linux related software, all delivered by torrent. – Hundreds of torrent media files that reside in the public domain such as movies, TV shows, serials and more. (WARNING:Occasional rotating questionable ad) – Mixture of torrent-delivered media and direct downloads of vidcasts.

Star Trek:New Voyages – Fan-produced Star Trek episodes, some with original cast members, all distributed with torrents.

SXSW – Free torrents from the organizers of the SXSW music festival. – The Linux Mirror Project, helping spread the alternative operating system. – From the makers of the Azureus client, hosts a mixture of free and pay-for content, all delivered via torrents.

Information Sites

Brian’s BitTorrent FAQ – Large FAQ that answers some of the most basic questions about starting with torrents.

Magoo’s Guide To BitTorrent – An in-depth instruction from beginning to advanced torrent use. – News from around the torrent community. – Up-to-date news on the torrent community of both the legal and illegal variety. Occasionally offers legal downloads. They also have a good tutorial on how to start a torrent of your own using some of the most popular clients.

Video Tutorial – A nearly 14 minute video demo of how to get started with torrent clients and downloading from FAQ – Covers some very in-depth questions about torrents such as how to make your own and to configure your web server to host the files.

Wikipedia entry on BitTorrent – Explains how the technology works, some of the history, legal issues, and more.

Torrent Clients

ABC Client – Runs on Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP and Linux.

Acquisition – A torrent client exclusively for Macs.

Arctic Torrent – Runs on Windows 2000/XP/XP 64/2003/2003 64.

Azureus – Runs on all operating systems and supports numerous languages.

BitComet – Runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, some support for Windows 98.

BitLord – Works with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003.

BitPump – Runs on all versions of Windows.

BitSpirit – Compatible with Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003.

BitTornado – Windows (doesn’t list which versions), Linux, OS X, BSD.

BitTorrent – The original one developed by Bram Cohen. Works with OS X, Linux, and Windows. Is sometimes referred to as “Mainline” to denote its status as the original.

BitTyrant – Works with Linux, OS X, and Windows.

Bits On Wheels – Exclusively for Macs, features 3D images of your peer swarm.

Burst! – Compatible back to Windows 98.

Deluge – A Linux client

Enhanced cTorrent – For Linux.

FlashGet – Windows-only client program.

FoxTorrent – Torrent client that integrates with the Firefox browser.

Gnome BitTorrent – Another Linux only torrent client.

Halite – Windows NT, 2000, XP

KTorrent – For Linux and OS X.

Opera – Web browsing suite with a built-in torrent client.

qBittorent – For Linux and OS X.

QTorrent – A bittorrent client for Linux.

rTorrent – For Linux and OS X.

sharktorrent – For Linux, OS X, Windows.

Tomato Torrent – Only for the OS X operating system.

Torrent Swapper – For Linux, OS X and Windows – all flavors.

TorrentVolve – For Linux, OS X and Windows (versions not listed).

Transmission – Available for Linux and OS X.

Turbo Torrent – Windows only.

μTorrent – Windows only.

WizBit – For S60 smartphones.

Wikipedia Client Comparison – Lists the features of all the clients so you can choose which one best suits your needs. (via)

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Top 40 Firefox Add-ons for High Speed Blogging

Firefox works great on its own, but it’s the thousands of extensions that make it excel. We’ve pulled together more than 40 add-ons for Firefox that provide quick access to handy blogging tools. But whatever you do, don’t install them all at once.

Blog Publishing

Blogger Bar – Search Blogger, “Blog This” function for any page you’re on.

Clipmarks – Clip any portion of a website to save, email or put on your blog.

Deepest Sender – Blog to multiple platforms from one window.

JustBlogIt – Just right click, and you’re blogging about the page you’re viewing.

LiveJournal Addons – Notifies you of friends updates, messages and more.

LiveJournal Hook – Gives you quick access to many LiveJournal commands and tags.

MySpace Blog Editor – Post directly from Firefox, drag and drop clips from sites.

Scribefire – A blog editor that integrates with your browser and allows you to drag and drop items from a web page into a blog post.

Twitterbar – Post to Twitter directly from the address bar. Sidebar – Adds a quick access sidebar to get to your account.

Uploading Photos and Media

Fireflix – Sidebar extension to upload, browse, and manage your Flickr photos.

Firefox Companion for Kodak EasyShare Gallery – Upload photos directly to your Kodak EasyShare Gallery.

Firefox Universal Uploader – Universal program for uploading to sites such as Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, and Facebook.

FireFTP – An integrated FTP system that syncs and checks versions.

Flickr Sidebar – View the pictures in your account in a sidebar.

Fotofox – Select, tag, and upload images to popular sites such as Flickr.

ImageBot – Lets you upload photos to ImageShack or Photobucket.

OakFlickr4PFF – Allows uploading to your Flickr account.

Blog Tools

Adsense Notifier – Displays your current earnings from Google Adsense in the status bar.

Copy as HTML Link – Copies the address of a page to the clipboard as an HTML ready link.

Create short URLs – Right click an address, click wrapURL, and create a shortened URL for your use.

Dict – Highlight a word, right click it, select define and get a definition in a pop-up window.

DictionarySearch – Similar to Dict, but the result appears in a new tab.

FastDict – Add quick access to any number of dictionary sites to spruce up your blog entries.

ShrinkThisLink Link Shrinker – Use the ShrinkThisLink service without leaving the page. – Shortens an address via the service.

Blog Design, Customization and Development

ColorZilla – Get a color reading from any spot in your browser.

DT Whois – Adds a button for whois service for the site you are currently viewing.

Firebug – Look under the hood of your favorite websites and take a peak at their code.

Greasemonkey – Allows you to run small java scripts to manipulate the way a page displays to you.

HTML Validator – Checks the validity of a page’s HTML and tells you the results in simple graphics.

IE Tab – Lets you view a webpage in an Internet Explorer tab without leaving Firefox.

iWEBTOOL Webmaster’s Toolbar – Allows you quick access to services and tools from iWEBTOOL.

JavaScript Debugger – In browser Java script debugging.

KGen – Allows you to see the strongest keywords for a given site.

LinkChecker – Checks the validity of all links on a given page.

Load Time Analyzer – Allows developers to measure how long a page takes to load.

MeasureIt – Draws out a ruler to get a pixel dimension of any element on a page.

MetaTags – Checks the meta information of a site and features an automated search engine submission tool.

RankQuest SEO Toolbar – Quick access to over 30 SEO tools.

SearchStatus – Keyword density analyser and checks backlinks.

SEOHAND – Tracks a site’s standings and creates graphs over time.

SEOQuake – Ever wonder why a page gets good search ranking? This will help you figure it out.

Web Developer – A highly regarded debugging tool for designers. (via)