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Finding Jetpacks Made Easy: Mozilla’s New Plugin Framework Gets a Gallery

Mozilla just launched a new directory for Jetpack add-ons. Jetpack is Mozilla’s newest technology for building Firefox extensions with Javascript, HTML and CSS. Mozilla announced a major update to Jetpack yesterday. Today’s launch of the new gallery will finally make it easier for Jetpack developers to showcase their plugins and for users to find interesting and useful new plugins to try. The new gallery has a lot of extra features that the Firefox add-on library doesn’t currently have, including the ability to showcase new plugins with video demos.

Some Interesting Jetpacks

As of now, the Jetpack library only features a small number of extensions. Users can browse Jetpacks by tag, author and popularity (though the most popular Jetpack (a Google Wave add-on) currently only has 24 downloads. Nonetheless, quite a few interesting Jetpack add-ons have already found their way into the gallery. These include a tool that translates text with Google Translate, a browser-based image editor from pixlr that can be invoked from the right-click menu in Firefox and a plugin that displays tabs with thumbnails in the left sidebar.

Give it a Try

To get started with Jetpack, you have to install the Jetpack plugin first. After that, just head over to the Jetpack Gallery and install a few of the plugins. To manage the installed Jetpacks, point your browser to about:jetpack.

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