Extensions allow the user to customize his or her browser by installing add-ons that enhance any number of aspects of the browsing experience. There are literally thousands of add-ons available that can block pop-ups, add toolbars, increase security, and do much more.
If you’re using Firefox for business, you may not realize that it can be a great collaboration tool. From sharing files to making team discussions easier to conduct, there are Firefox extensions that will better connect you and your team. We want to highlight five extensions that really stand out in this regard:
1. Yoono: This extension “socializes your browser” by adding the ability to access your instant messaging clients and social networking accounts from within the browser. This makes it really easy to send links, images, documents, and notes to your team.
2. Xmarks: Formerly known as Foxmarks, this add-on synchronizes all of your bookmarks with any other computer you choose. It can be an easy way to keep bookmarks synchronized with the team. You can also synchronize passwords with Xmarks.
3. Chatzilla: If your company is remote, you may want to use an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) to keep everyone connected and chatting. Chatzilla embeds IRC right into the browser, making it easy for team members to communicate.
4. Drag & Drop.io: This extension is a companion to the popular file sharing service Drop.io. With this extension and a Drop.io account, you can share any files, videos, or pictures you come across with team members with a simple drag-and-drop interface. This eliminates the need to send time-consuming email attachments.
5. Shareaholic: Shareaholic helps you share links across 60+ social and web tools, including Google, Twitter, Facebook, email, and more. If your team works with social media, this add-on is a must to not only share links or bookmarks with each other, but with your customers.
Taking the time to research and install key add-ons to Firefox browsers can make a team far more productive. There’s an extension for nearly everything, but it’s your job to explore which ones work best for you and your business.