10 Kickass Firefox Plugins For Hackers*

This is my first post in HBB. Its a result of my last night thought 😉 Anyways, I have a list of 10 kickass firefox plugins for hackers*. You might already know some or even more, so I really encourage the readers to add more! With these tools lots of things can be ripped off. Going into details of the usage of each plugin is out of the scope of this post; though I wouldn’t mind people contacting me for more on that 🙂

Here is the list in no particular order (How lazy of me :P). Let me just start with the most obvious one.

  • 1. Firebug
    Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page…
  • 2. GridFox
    Draws a grid on top of a website. This is useful for checking designs that are supposed to follow a grid-based layout.
  • 3. MeasureIt
    Draw a ruler across any webpage to check the width, height, or alignment of page elements in pixels. Its a really cool plugin that’ll come in handy when you are writing a CSS code.
  • 4. Selenium IDE
    Record, edit, play selenium tests. Its a really powerful tool to automate web app testing across many platforms. A must have!
  • 5. Tamper Data
    This is my favorite plugin. Very Powerful! You can mostly use it for security testing your web applications by modifying POST parameters. But it can be used to rip of many cool hacks! 😉 For advanced users, its open source. Do check out its source. It’s really cool.
  •  6. User Agent Switcher
    This plugin adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of the browser. A real cool one when you are a hacking a mobile web page!
  • 7. YSlow by Yahoo, Inc
    This is a must have for any hacker. This plugin analyzes web pages and why they’re slow based on Yahoo!’s rules for high performance web sites. And what’s more, it suggests you how to better them. How cool?
  • 8. ColorZilla
    This again comes handy when you are writing a css template. Just pick the color you like from any object from any page. It also has Advanced Eyedropper, Page Zoomer, and other colorful goodies.
  • 9. CookieExporter
    Exports all cookies to a standard cookies.txt file, that is in the same format as IE cookie export makes. It’s really helpful for some hacks. Try to use this somewhere. 😉 (Hint : WGET)
  • 10. XSS Me
    Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is a common flaw found in todays web applications. XSS flaws can cause serious damage to a web application. Detecting XSS vulnerabilities early in the development process will help protect a web application from unnecessary flaws. XSS-Me is the Exploit-Me tool used to test for reflected XSS vulnerabilities.
Happy Hacking! 🙂
* – By Hackers I mean people who hack products, not crackers. (disambiguity)

Earlier we also shared about Firefox plugins for Visually Impaired Users and Some cool Firefox plugins for Geeky Bloggers.

This article is written by Aarvay. He is a Hacker, Programmer, Developer, Co-Founder of Polarizd, and a Mrudangam Artiste. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.

7 Must Have Firefox Addons for Geeky Bloggers

Firefox is one the most and widely used browsers with support of Thousands of great addons. Today I’m going to feature 7 Firefox add-ons that can help bloggers in some variety of ways. Some will help with increasing productivity, some with finding and posting content, and some with Search engine optimization. Earlier we also shared Firefox Add-ons for Visually impaired users.

We bloggers are usually busy and it can be difficult to find enough time to do everything. That’s where this article comes in here. These 10 Firefox plugins will increase your productivity, and will help you become a better blogger. Don’t mind if you don’t like the add ons because this is just about the add ons which I use to save my time and helps me make my work easier.

1. ScribeFire

ScribeFire is a blog editor tool that allows you to easily post to your blog and has many features.You can easily write blog posts for any of the blog platform whether is is blogger or WordPress.

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2.Time Tracker

Running a successful blog requires efficient use of important time. The TimeTracker add-on will make it very easy to see how much time you’re spending in your browser.

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3.Morning Coffee

If you routinely visit so many blogs or websites as soon as you just wake up (like check your website stats or AdSense Income or earnings), then this plugin is just made for you. It basically lets you open those websites in tabs that are a part of your everyday routine, in one click. This extension also lets you organize websites by day, which is handy if you follow a daily different routine on Sunday, than, say, Thursday.

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4. All-in-One Sidebar

The All-in-One Sidebar (AiOS) is an award-winning sidebar control addon, that was made inspired by Opera’s Design. It lets you quickly switch between the sidebar panels, view dialog windows such as downloads, extensions, addons, or even the source code of websites in the sidebar itself.

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5. Shareaholic

If you’re a blogger then it’s sure that you would use Social Media. This Plugin helps you distribute the content you like on various Social Networking sites easily. Shareaholic allows you to quickly share, do bookmark, and email the web pages across many web 2.0 social networking and social bookmarking sites such as Digg, Delicios, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Mixx and many others without cluttering up your browser with multiple and so many toolbars and buttons which eventually slow down your browser.

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6. SeoQuake

SeoQuake helps you to better optimize your blog for the search engines. It shows detailed information about your site competitors, such as their Google PageRank, the number of pages of their blog indexed in Google, Alexa Rank, WhoIs information, and many more similar SEO parameters. Using this data you can know what you can do clinch that top spot for a High Traffic and Low Competition keyword. The great thing about SeoQuake is, that missing from other SEO plugins like SEO for Firefox, is that you can save the data to a .csv or a text file for later which is a time consuming reference.

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7. Link Checker

Many bloggers use a lot of interlinking within their blog posts, but testing the validity of those links can be tedious and time consuming. With the LinkChecker add-on you can quickly and easily find dead links in your blog posts so that you can prevent the Displaying of 404 Pages.

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This is my list of Firefox Addons that I use in My Browser. Do share your favorite Firefox addons below.

This article is written by Vikas Bhatt. He is a 14 year old blogger who loves blogging and blogs at Niche Bloggers. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.