Friday, March 6, 2009
If you are still using Internet Explorer it is time to come out of the dark ages and realize there are more and better options out there. Everyone has their favorites. From the standards of Safari, Chrome and Opera to the more specialized browsers like Flock for social networking and Camino for the Mac there are several options to choose from. However, in my opinion they all pale in comparison to Mozilla Firefox. If you want total control over your browser and browsing experience then it is time to make the switch to Firefox.
Download Firefox 3
Go ahead, download it, install it, and come back here. It's ok. I will wait.....
Ok now that you have Firefox installed it is time to jazz things up a bit. Firefox has the ability to add programs called extensions to really make Firefox your own. There are 1000's to choose from. I currently have over 20 that I use everyday. From Twitter to weather to iTunes control to Evernote I rely on these add-ons everyday. There are 100's of lists out there that claim to have the "must have" extensions. Here are a few of my favorites.
ComputerWorld Top 20 Extensions
Mashable's Top 30 Extensions
Geeks Top 5 Extensions
Now that you have accessorized your browser it is time to trick it out! Firefox allows you to choose themes to truly match your personality. Are you a Carolina Fan (I'm sorry) there is a theme for that. Favorite color pink? There is a theme for that. What Firefox to look more like a Mac? There is a theme for that. There are 1000's. Check them out!
Themes From Firefox
So go forth! Break the bonds of Internet Explorer. Get out there and show your browser who is boss!