The Best Firefox Add-ons of 2012, a Firefox Holiday Gift, and More
Article by George Norman
On 21 Dec 2012
A look at the best Firefox add-ons of 2012, a holiday gift for Firefox fans, and an infographic that shows how 2012 was a great year for Mozilla.

Mozilla has an add-ons board that analyzes the newest add-ons and recommends the best ones to the millions of users who make up the Firefox community. As the year comes to a close, the aforementioned add-ons board, a team of Mozilians who absolutely love add-ons, put together a list of the top 12 add-ons of 2012 – one for every month of the year. Let’s take a look at that list, shall we?


Top 12 Firefox Add-ons of 2012 – One for Every Month of the Year
  1. January - LastPass Password Manager: free online password manager and form filler.
  2. February – All-in-One Sidebar: open various windows as sidebar panels, and quickly switch between them.
  3. March – Fabtabs: makes tabs look fabulous and helps you navigate your tabs visually.
  4. April – Tab Badge: adds a small badge to your tabs to alert you when something new is available.
  5. May – Cheevos for Firefox: gain achievements for using Firefox and brag to your friends.
  6. June – Do Not Track Plus: takes the Do Not Track feature that Firefox has to offer to the next level.
  7. July – 365scores Notifier: real time scores, updates, and other information about your favorite teams.
  8. August – Memonic Web Clipper: save relevant parts out of any website and share and discuss them.
  9. September – Twitbin: keep up with all of your Twitter conversations right from your browser sidebar.
  10. October – PearlTrees: visual and social library to collect, organize, and share anything you like.
  11. November – URL Fixer: makes sure you don’t make any typos when you enter a URL in the address bar.
  12. December – Collusion: see which sites are using third-party cookies to track your movements.

With Christmas just a few days away, Mozilla has a nice gift for all the Firefox users out there: a free Firefox wallpaper.

“All year long, you — our Firefox fans — give to us. You use Firefox. You help us make it better. You help us fight to keep the Web open and available to all. And we love you for it! That’s why we’d like to use this opportunity to give a gift back to you! It’s our way of saying “thanks” and “Happy holidays!”

As Jonathan Nightingale, VP of Firefox Engineering, put it, 2012 was an incredible year for Mozilla. The desktop browser was streamlined and upgraded, the Android browser was rebuilt from the ground up, the excitement around Firefox OS is growing, Mozilla reaffirmed its position as an advocate for user sovereignty, and more. The infographic below presents an overview of Mozilla’s incredible year.

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