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Updated by Ashish Gupta on Jun 27, 2014
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Mozilla Firefox addons for writers, journalists, and communicators

I am consolidating and categorizing the various Fx addons for writers, communicators, journalists, information architects, and others. From gaining control of your text to keeping your work safe and sound, all the essential Fx addons are compiled here.



With EPUBReader you can read ePub files just in Firefox. No additional software needed! When you click an ePub file, it is presented for reading.

Select word, click on toolbar button and tab will open with explanation on With this add on you can look up words in dictionary and thesaurus at and or check the spelling at

Wiktionary and Google Translate

Formerly Google Dictionary and Google Translate, it is an in-line dictionary for any word you point to or double-click; whole page translation of any web page in another language.

Urban Dictionary

Search using Urban Dictionary. Urban Dictionary is the slang dictionary you wrote. Define your world.

Zemanta — Blogger's Personal Assistant

Zemanta helps you enhance your blog posts with relevant images, articles, links or tags. All with one simple click! Works with WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr and others.


Capture and upload a webpage screenshot to Screenshots are hosted free of charge with no advertisements.


FireShot captures webpage screenshots entirely. The screenshot can be quickly annotated and Uploaded to Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, Saved to disk as PDF/PNG/GIF/JPEG/BMP, Sent to clipboard, Printed, E-Mailed, or Exported.

Exif Viewer

Displays the Exif and IPTC data in local and remote JPEG images.


Screengrab! Saves webpages as images.

Selenium Metadata Extractor2

It is enable to take metadata and MetadataSource


Clicking ‘Next’ and waiting takes longer than actually reading the page. PageZipper automatically merges all the ‘Next’ pages into one, so you can skip directly to the stuff you want.




CoLT (short for “Copy Link Text”) makes it easy to copy either a link’s text, or both the link text and its URL in a format you specify. This non-invasive extension simply appears as context menu items when you right-click a link. Fully customizable!

Unwrap Text

Unwraps a multi-line URL and opens it in a new tab.


QuickNote is a simplistic, tabbed note-taking extension, for Firefox and Thunderbird.


Select text on any web page and it will be automatically copied to the clipboard. Paste on middle click.

Link Gopher

Extracts all links from web page, sorts them, removes duplicates, and displays them in a new tab for inspection or copy and paste into other systems.

Word Count Plus

Counts number of words in selected text. Can add the count to a running total. You don’t have to copy and paste everything to MSWord.

Text Formatting Toolbar

As the name indicates, this gives you an extra toolbar on your browser, but you can of course switch it off via the View menu when you don’t need it. This toolbar lets you quickly format text in bulletin-board code, HTML or Wiki code. I use it mainly for formatting forum messages, but it’s also useful for creating hyperlinks in blog comments, and in other cases where you need to create a quick bit of HTML on the fly.

ScribeFire Classic

Allows you to write blog posts and upload photos which you can then drag to several blogs or text editors.


Helps you group and organize pieces of text, links and photos (like article photos) for a quick grab, re-using and sharing. Saves loads of time, too.

Copy Plain Text

This extension gives you complete control over rich text by stripping it plain. Perfect for research or quoting other sources without links and formatting you don’t want or need.

Fox Splitter (formerly Split Browser)

Pasting from one tab to another can be cumbersome. This extension makes the process a breeze by splitting your browser window into two (or three, or four) panels, allowing for instant copying and pasting between pages.

Resizeable Textarea

This extension makes text input areas flexible by allowing you to resize them as you like. Give your writing the room it needs to breathe.


Clever little time-saver which automatically adds text to the clip-board as soon as you select it.


When gathering research for an article you’ll often find yourself cutting and saving snippets of text from various websites. ScrapBook is a simple, bookmarks-style interface designed to make this process quick and painless.

  • Ashish Gupta


    Ashish has several years of experience working with content. He is a technical communicator and a community builder by profession; UX advocate and a quality champion by nature; and a Chemical engineer from IIT Bombay by academic qualification.

    In his spare time he likes to spoil his son silly, test workflows, identify usability enhancements and new features in software that he uses, and indulge in the online communities. Other interests areas in which Ashish dabbles are Instructional content, eLearning, social media, SEO, project management, life skills, watching soccer, fantasize about running long marathons some day, and occasionally trekking in the Himalayas.

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