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Mozilla: One Billion Addons Served – Here Are Some of Our Favorites

Mozilla today announced that it has served its 1 billionth addon download since they started keeping track of these downloads in 2005. Currently, Mozilla’s users are downloading close to 1.5 million addons every day.

Mozilla has cultivated one of the most active and interesting developer communities around its products and seeing numbers like these will surely give a lot of other developers an incentive to try their hands at developing new plugins for Firefox as well.

Mozila also just released a new interface to showcase some of the top Firefox addons, which will surely bring a lot of new users to those plugins featured there.

Your Favorites

We asked our readers and Twitter followers about their favorite apps and, as expected, received a wide variety of answers. For webdevelopers, Firebug was clearly a winner, though a lot of you also mentioned Greasemonkey, the bookmarking plugin de.licio.us, and DownloadHelper. Other favorites included Ubiquity, and FoxMarks, AdBlock Plus (though we hope you disable it on RWW and your other favorite websites), and Tab Mix Plus.

Our Favorites

Among the RWW staff, Sarah Perez listed the magazine-style RSS reader Feedly and the FFHolic Toolbar for FriendFeed users as some of her favorites.

Rick Turoczy is a big fan of the CoolIris plugin that allows you to browse pictures and videos in a very pretty 3D environment, though he also likes Iterasi, which allows you to take live snapshots of any web page. (Disclosure: Iterasi is one of Rick’s consulting clients, but he assures as that he likes it so much that would use it anyway)

Richard MacManus likes StumbleUpon and the Google Toolbar.

Other favorites among the rest of the staff here included ColorfulTabs, Evernote’s Web Clipper, and the Google Notebook plugin.

Also, all of us at RWW try to use our sponsors’ products, so we are currently checking out AdaptiveBlue’s Glue as well.

Did We Miss Something?

These are just some of the plugins we and our readers are using (and we surely missed quite a few). Did we miss your favorite? Feel free to let us know in the comments.

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