12 Greatest Firefox Add-ons For Developers & Designers
With the latest Firefox browser update – Firefox Quantum – Mozilla made a leap forward in the browser game. The new Firefox browser is not only super-speedy and sleek. It caused an uproar as the new version only supports Firefox add-ons using the WebExtensions API.
We researched, reviewed, and hand-picked 12 of the best Firefox add-ons for developers.
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The Best Firefox Add-ons for Firefox Quantum
Mozilla got quite some attention after launching Firefox Quantum in November 2017. Mostly due to its surprisingly great performance.
It’s fast. Really fast. Firefox Quantum is over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago.
Apart from the performance improvements, Mozilla updated these features as well:
Private browsing & tracking protection
On a downside, Firefox might no longer support your favorite add-ons. With the new update, legacy add-ons that do not use the WebExtensions API are not available.
The good news is: We reviewed and collected the best Firefox add-ons for developers (supported by Firefox Quantum).
The Usersnap Firefox add-on lets you capture and annotate any website. It works great for collecting and managing user feedback on websites or applications or for tracking bugs in your browser.
All screenshots are directly saved in your Usersnap projects. It integrates with your workflow, and you can connect Usersnap with JIRA, Trello, Slack and 20 other project management tools. A perfect fit for QA and development teams.
Ghostery is a great add-on to display installed trackers and pixels of any website. It helps you to find and analyze the used marketing- and tech stack of any website. And you can block them if you don’t want your session to be recorded.
ColorZilla is an advanced color picker and eyedropper. It allows you to get the color of any pixel in the browser window. The extension also has a built-in averaging square. This helps you get a matching color to for a photo. The add-on is pretty simple and easy to use.
This Firefox add-on encrypts all your communication with many major websites.
As many sites support HTTPS, they still might use HTTP. Or they fill encrypted pages with links that go back to unencrypted sites. The HTTPS Everywhere add-on fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to HTTPS.
In this article, we collected the best Firefox add-ons for developers and designers. Firefox Quantum and the listed Firefox add-ons allow you to step up your development workflow. Go, and check out these add-ons and see how they can make your Firefox a more powerful browser.
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