Four of the best Firefox add-ons

Jun 14, 2016 • Entrepreneurship, Startups
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Optimal Access

Firefox enjoys a position close to preeminence, doesn’t it? Sure Chrome is flashy and enjoyable, and Vivaldi might be the new kid on the block, but Firefox just sits there, quietly confident in its own considerable abilities.

But what can make it better? Add ons are the answer. Like icing on cake, or a cherry on a sundae, add ons can allow for varying degrees of personalization, helping users to better build a browser that works for them. Here are four possible suggestions that are available to augment your Firefox browsing experience.

Optimal Access

Optimal Access recently relaunched as an add on for Firefox that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Targeting students, journalists, content markets and the technology-literate, Optimal Access makes it easy for users to organize their web destinations according to their needs and also offers curation features for saving, organizing and sharing curated content online. Web pages can even be saved in an offline portal, making it possible to be no further than a click away from your favorite desktop-destinations.

Find it here: Optimal access

Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote Web Clipper is an add on that allows users to save web pages easily on Firefox, for viewing in app from smart devices. Evernote even has a means for people to save and view PDF documents – traditionally the sole preserve of desktops or laptops – on the go. The fact that Evernote Web Clipper syncs with Evernote which can be accessed from the web and most any mobile device, makes this add on incredibly useful.

Find it here: Evernote Web Clipper


Wunderlist is, to put it politely, a task master. Self-described as ‘the easiest way to get stuff done’ Wunderlist aims to help users plan everything from the fun – such as searching for the perfect holiday – to the incredibly mundane, such as creating a shopping list, as well as thousands of little things in between. Available across all manner of devices, Wunderlist can build value to any user’s Firefox experience (though, if you *must* stick with Chrome, you can still find Wunderlist on there).

Find it here: Wunderlist


Lazarus is a lifesaver: fact. We’ve all been in that terrible situation – such as writing a job application – when a browser crashes and, in the blink of an eye, you lose hours of work. Luckily, Lazarus continuously saves everything you do so that, should the unthinkable happen, you can easily restore what you were doing. You may consider yourself a maverick without need for Lazarus now but, in the future, who knows how many tears this simple add-on might end up saving you?

Find it here: Lazarus

Oliver Griffin

Oliver Griffin is a Staff Writer at Publicize, which is a startup aiming to change the way companies approach PR. Publicize has worked with a dozen+ Y Combinator startups and leading brands such as Hallmark Cards.

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