LinkExtend for Firefox

by billso on Wednesday, 28 October 2009

I’m sur­prised at how many of my stu­dents are using Fire­fox this semes­ter. For the first time, there are more Fire­fox users than Inter­net Explorer users in my classes. I’m not sure how many of these stu­dents are using Fire­fox exten­sions and plu­g­ins, however.

One plu­gin that I do rec­om­mend is LinkEx­tend. It’s free, and pro­vides easy access to help­ful infor­ma­tion about web sites, includ­ing safety and con­tent rat­ings. Users can also retrieve cached and archived ver­sions of web pages and view esti­mates of the site’s rev­enue and finan­cial performance.

It’s easy to install a plu­gin with Fire­fox — just go to its web page at, press the install but­ton, then restart your Fire­fox browser when prompted.

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