Tell us about your favorite add-ons for a chance to win one of three Android tablets!

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Update: The winners have been chosen!


In 200 words or less, tell us how your favorite Firefox Add-on makes your day more productive, saves you money, or just makes you happy. A special panel of judges will pick 10 finalists, and the AMO community will pick 3 winners. Each winner will receive an Android tablet and be featured on the addons.mozilla.org homepage!

Contest period: April 24, 2012 – June 24, 2012

How to Enter

To enter the contest:

  1. Write a review of your favorite add-on at https://addons.mozilla.org
  2. Send us a link to it using this form

To get the link to your review, click on “permalink” above your review and copy the URL:

Winner Selection

10 finalists will be selected by a panel of judges on or about July 4, 2012. The community will then select the final three winners based on the following criteria:

  • Is your story compelling?
  • How creative is your use of your favorite add-on?
  • Does your review capture the “spirit” of the AMO community?

Voting will end on or about July 18, 2012, and the winners will be announced on or about August 1, 2012.

Judging Panel

  • Ken Saunders | Mozilla Contributor

Ken has been volunteering for Mozilla since 2005 and is the creator and project manager of Access Firefox. He’s also an Add-ons developer, Mozilla Accessibility steward, and a self-proclaimed add-ons junkie, with 56 add-ons enabled (68 installed).

  • Courtney Charet | Mozilla Contributor

Courtney has been a Persona designer and reviewer for over a year. Her Personas adorn the browsers of hundreds of thousands of Firefox users, who love her sparkly, flowing designs.

  • Jorge Villalobos | Add-ons Developer Relations Lead

Jorge is the Add-ons Developer Relations Lead at Mozilla. He manages the add-ons review team, add-on compatibility, and documentation. You’ll usually find him in his native Costa Rica, glued to his laptop and avoiding sunlight.

  • Matej Novak | Mozilla Scribe

Matej is Mozilla’s resident copywriter and all-around word guy. When he’s not working on a website or campaign, you’ll likely find him in a spirited debate about some obscure point of grammar or style—either with someone else or himself.

Prizes

Three winners will each receive:

  • One Android tablet
  • AMO homepage feature that includes your name, photo, and story

Fine Print

  • Up to 3 entries per person per account
  • Open worldwide
  • Entry must be written in English
  • Add-on must be compatible with latest desktop version of Firefox at the time of judging
  • AMO-hosted add-ons only
  • Ok to use a previously written review, or edit an existing review. Does not have to be new.

See full contest rules »

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779 responses

  1. Abhash Bikram Thapa

    Without “Web Developer Plugin” I would have never taught myself CSS coding and designing. Great plugin for live changes on the websites. Not only for CSS but its other functions like ruler, guidelines, forms and image options are terrific. Makes my workflow fast and efficient. My dream of web template designing would not have been possible without “Web developer” plugin. Awesome work developer!!

    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Abhash, just a reminder that to enter this review into the contest, you need to post it at http://bit.ly/InZBRa, then send us a link to it using this form: http://bit.ly/Hvp77C — thanks!

  2. Noel Zepeda

    I`ve used the personas and that was pretty cool, not staring at a boring browser but the best way Firefox makes my day better is by not having to deal with EXPLORER!!!
    Thanks guys!

  3. William

    Your instructions are very confusing. Where I do write review on https://addons.mozilla.org/ and how do I link to it?

    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi William, to write a review, search for the add-on you want to review on https://addons.mozilla.org/. On the add-on’s detail page, scroll down to the Reviews section, and click on the blue Write a Review button on the right hand side. You will get a pop-up form to enter your review. You need an account to write a review, so if you don’t have one or are not logged in, you will be prompted to create an account or log in at this point.

  4. Onno Ekker

    Why is this limited to add-ons that are compatible to Firefox. I know most of Mozilla’s website is Firefox centric, but I think it’s strange that reviews for add-ons specific to Thunderbird or SeaMonkey are excluded from this contest.

    1. Tony

      Oh well, for example if you saw the ad here: ” https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/FIREFOX/themes/ ” it is very obvious that it is Firefox-related. If you’d head to some other product’s websites perhaps you could find if they have THEIR OWN promotionals.

      1. Mysha

        Then again, if you saw the ad here: , it is just as obvious that it is Thunderbird-related. You would not expect to be sent over to some other product’s website to find out it’s in fact their promotional.

        1. Mysha

          Then again, if you saw the ad here: “https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/themes/”, it is just as obvious that it is Thunderbird-related. You would not expect to be sent over to some other product’s website to find out it’s in fact their promotional.

          1. Mysha

            Would you believe that this blog has neither comment editing nor preview nor proper handling of URL insertion?

            Then again, if you saw the ad here: ” https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/themes/ “, it is just as obvious that it is Thunderbird-related. You would not expect to be sent over to some other product’s website to find out it’s in fact their promotional.

  5. Mysha

    A review of my favourite add-on?

    The absolute can’t-be-beat! The Yorzilla add-on saves me every day! Every time I use a feature that the developers of a Mozilla product decided to remove, I say thanks. I feel grateful that every removed feature is always moved to an add-on, so the users can decide for themselves. But even then, it would be tough to keep track of so many changes! Yorzilla is just the thing for me, keeping things as they were. If it weren’t for Yorzilla automatically keeping track of the add-ons to keep things the same, I don’t know what I would do. I’d probably leave Mozilla for good, or rather, Mozilla would be leaving me, trying to dictate where I should be going asif they were a software company. It’s only through Yorzilla that Mozilla stays my zilla! If only there were more OS-es where this add-on would function, it would rule the (Mozilla) world!

  6. praveen

    i use flash got. its a great add-on. its helps to download any content easier. i am use many browsers like opera,google chrome,internet explorer but compare to the mozilla. its all waste in speed

  7. pat

    I like my LastPass I can find all my passwords at once on one page instead of going all over to find a password

  8. Mohd Riyaz

    My Homepage is an excellent one

  9. Radin

    The FoxTab Is The Best AddOns Because It Is A Nice Object For FireFox

  10. Haresh

    DownloadHelper is the most fevorite Add-ons because is the verry help full and easy to download videos from any sites verry easily without any third party Software.

  11. Carl Blohm

    I really like them all, but I really really like the backgrounds and the developer tools.

  12. Gabor

    I use all day this tool: Roboform everywhere and I can logging in the sites I use with one click!
    Wery good solution!

  13. Candace Carlisle

    I <3 the Web Developer Plug in. It makes my job as a designer a lot easier. It is nice, especially when I get an email from a client: "I want this" based off another designers work…often times clients run through designers like kleenex. I can go in and see how it works and design functionality based off what is already existing of go in an see all the image dimensions. Also it is a cool tool to use when exploring new functionality. It has made my life a happier more efficient place for a while now. Thank you Chris Pederick & Mozilla for building out this wonderful aspect of your tool. Firefox is my go-to browser for the never-ending awesomeness it provides.

  14. Milind

    I`ve used the personas and that was pretty cool, not staring at a boring browser but the best way Firefox makes my day better is by not having to deal with EXPLORER!!!
    Thanks guys!

  15. firefox Sink

    Excellent to get bookmarks from other computers and all kinda of extra’s,works with your android phones as well… I love it

  16. kazek31

    My faworite addon^s for firefox is ; Ad-block -> blocked web spam , nothing foto.
    next addon the FlagFox -> is for Kantry flag and WOT – SECURITY web surfing.

  17. Addy (Wall Crawler)

    Firefox rocks baby… Its the best browser for windows,mac and Android! :) :0)

  18. Conrad Petersen

    1. Colourful Tabs & any of the tab manager addons are great
    2. Down Them All download manager – easy to use; never had any problems with it; like the customizable naming of downloads
    3. Smartest Bookmarks Bar – At last, now I can get more bookmarks on the bar
    4. Awesome screenshot: Capture & Annotate – pretty cool blur option for sensitive info & enough options for annotation

    With the flexibility I get with Firefox & the multitudes of add-ons, I can recommend it to anyone.
    Think out of the box, think Firefox! :P

  19. Krishna Mohan

    I love Firebug. Firebug is the best add-on.

  20. manmeet singh

    i like your video download add-ons. with the help of i download so many videos. thanks for it.

  21. noman

    this is the best best browser mozilla & fantastic add-ons

  22. noman

    mozilla ka koi rado badal nahi hey

  23. noman

    all in one browser mozilla in my history this complete complete browser mozilla

  24. MarwaZidan

    1- as we believe in the open web, i like [ FireBug ] add-on for editing, debugging, and monitoring CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. that’s cool!
    2- also i like [ FlashGot ] Add-on The light way for downloading Videos and Audios .
    3- and of course the [ Ad Block plus ] add-on for controlling the way that you view the web.
    4- and the most kindly add-on is [ WebMail Notifier ] that provides using multiple accounts in a same host.

  25. raidenkovich

    how can me get the link?

  26. Arslan Shabir

    I like your yahoo toolbar add-ons. with the help of this I can search any thing like news,pictures and videos and other related data. By facebook toolbar I can handle my facebook accounts in a better way and easily access them everywhere. I also like your yahoomail notifier through which handling of my mail accounts is easy and also all my emails are always in my reach. And thanks a lot for it…

    1. Arslan Shabir

      thanks a lot for all these marvellous add-ons…

  27. madhubalan

    i realy love all ads-on in mozila as i like mozila lot..i just addicted to the backgrounds which you are being created..love u(backgrounds) so much..

  28. Omavuayenor Roma Iroro

    downthemmall allows me to download what i want….along with FireFTP

  29. Virginia Dight

    .My favorite add on is WebMail notifier as I feel reassured that I will not be missing any e-mail that has been sent to me. This is really important to me as I was badly injured in 2010 and lost a new job I was due to start a few days after the accident.We were halfway through renovating our home and of course this had to be deferred.I was so desperate to do some sort of work so, I have commenced an online business promoting healthy living.
    Naturally I need to know when I have received mail so I can reply promptly and build up a good rapport with my customers.
    With Firefox I feel confident to know that I will receive quality service

  30. Sharon Zart

    I love the add on’s. And extensions & plug ins. But most of all to be able to change the look with the themes. Now tell me who else but Mozilla Firefox offers such a unique mixture of free things to make your browser even better. Thank you Mozilla♥

  31. Franc Duarte

    Hi Amy! I would like to participate in the Favorite Add-on with my posting, however I can’t find where to post it, I know there is the link to https://addons.mozilla.org but I just can’t…please help….I would love to be able to run for one of those tablets…

    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Franc, to get started, search for the add-on you want to review on https://addons.mozilla.org/. On the add-on’s detail page, scroll down to the Reviews section, and click on the blue Write a Review button on the right hand side. You will get a pop-up form to enter your review. You need an account to write a review, so if you don’t have one or are not logged in, you will be prompted to create an account or log in at this point. After writing the review, click on “permalink” above your review to get its URL (see a screen shot in the blog post). Then fill out the entry form, where you can enter up to three reviews–hope this helps! http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/889370/Favorite-Add-on-Contest-Entry-Form

  32. Mark

    I have to say I use Lightning to stay organized. I have tried other calendars and this one works the best for my needs

  33. Christopher Buono

    Instructions:

    1) Point your browser to: https://addons.mozilla.org/ and Log in or Register a new account.

    2) Search for the add-on that you use most by typing the name of the add-on in the search bar. —- OR —- Download a new add-on, use it for long enough to understand and take advantage of all of its features.

    3) On the page of which your add-on is located (within https://addons.mozilla.org/) scroll down to where you see reviews.

    4) Type up your review. If it is a good review: Remember to be thorough enough with your review to potentially sway a user to use the add-on. If the add-on needs work, or has issues: Give your use case, make suggestions as to what you would like to see or if you don’t know why you were having an issue let them know. (People invest lots of time into add-ons and would really appreciate the comments or recommendations that genuine users have)

    5) Come back to this page and start with step # 2

    6) After you are done, don’t stop there… you can submit up to 3 entries per person!

  34. mujahid shereen

    my favorite add-ons is TURN OF THE LIGHTS it is very help ful in night time and i feel very joy when i turn off my room light and also on this add ons.i enjoy the song in lonelyness in love of some one.i like it thanks

  35. Zoe

    I love My Web Search 1.1 because with out it, i would only use a popular thing like Google or Bing that seems slower because EVERYONE uses it so My Web Search is so so popular, therefore, it is EXTREMELY FAST!!!!!!

    PLEASE SELECT MY COMMENT!!!! I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE AN ANDRIOD TABLET!!!!!!

    :D

  36. MarwaZidan

    1- as we believe in the open web, i like [ FireBug ] add-on for editing, debugging, and monitoring CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. that’s cool!
    2- also i like [ FlashGot ] Add-on The light way for downloading Videos and Audios .
    3- and of course the [ Ad Block plus ] add-on for controlling the way that you view the web.
    4- and the most kindly add-on is [ WebMail Notifier ] that provides using multiple accounts in a same host.

  37. Lorna Olitch

    The plugin I love is Reminder Fox. I had missed a lot of webinars and
    appointments until I discovered Reminder Fox. Now I very seldom miss
    any. I would recommend this plugin to all my friends. Thanks for it.

  38. stroke33

    My favorite Add-on is IPFuck! it lets me show the world as it is and lets me see the videos shown on for instance SyFy.

  39. shirley moody

    FAB ALL ROUN, BRILL ADDONS,THEME, PERSONAS. FONTS SEARCH, ADDON BUTTONE ETC IF I HAD TO WRITE ALL I LIKE ABOUT FIREXOX UIWOULD BE HERE FOR HOURS. I WOULDNT USE AMOTHER BROUSED, ALL FANILI ABD FRIENDS USE IT ASO. THAMK U FOR U COOLEST SITE.

  40. Nate

    I find it in poor taste that this is advertised on Thunderbird’s get add-ons tab in the add-on manager. I would appreciate it if they would run a similar contest for Thunderbird, or at least not treat it like a second class product.

  41. Abdul

    My most favorite is the screen capture/Screen grab and Video down loader.
    For me without these two the Fire Fox will be tasteless and off course how can
    I forget the must have Mozilla Archive saver and there is a few other as below

    save as PDF
    Save image
    Save text area
    etc.

    :D

  42. Furat

    Hi,

    I’m not here for winning a tablet, they became affordable to some level these days, and I’m no IT expert that will dive into tech mechanisms and depend on statistics on the add-on site to choose my add-on.
    There are at least a couple of tens of important add-ons I admit, very important to the users and their browsing experience, unfortunately I like a number of them, but I will speak based on facts in “the field” if I may, I select the [ANONEMX] add-on for the reason that it is simple to understand, simple to use and effective in experience. Security issues are becoming wider and more and more complicated, hacking is also is becoming easy to learn or at least the “hacking tools” are easy to get or obtain online and offline, so hiding my ID, my geophysical address is important, deleting cookies after staying in a website for some time, putting a level of basic security with one click, can be considered as something that are easy to use even for the elderly people, the same time, this add-on has a limited potential of being useful for teenagers or mentally sick people. This add-on has become one of the necessities beside being the favorite of mine, I can say that you can download Firefox, install this add-on and start working, nothing else is necessary, you can personally arrange bookmarks and passwords, you can even get the browser to stop websites from tracing you, but you feel totally safe with just one add-on. Just ask around, and see if the security issue is Number 1 on the list. I’m anonym, untraceable and can sit back to smoke while taking a short break.

    Thanks,
    Furat

  43. assiste nzihou

    j’appreçie reelement le module WOT…grace à lui,je travaille en toute securité

  44. laitha

    i don’t know much about computer & software, but i like playing poker…..as of it i download zynga add-on. i like it, its easy and also i can check my email through this add-on.

  45. Sdr Suharto

    Great, with the Print Page to Pdf I can make your own personalized book, as I do internet browsing, without the need to find the source of books everywhere, just browsing and then print that page. Coupled with the additional facility of the book from the link on the converted file to a pdf the web. Once again a great … great and great

  46. roman pernica

    My FireFox has a few add-ons: FlagFox lets me know domain nationality & server location. AdBlock & FlashBlock allow me to load pages faster on my slow single core CPU. If I have to use a 3 button mouse I then I use the FireGestures add-on. Currently I can avoid gestures by using 5 button mouse with the 2 extra buttons set up for page forward & back. That’s the most useful function of FireGestures. Wow I’m really too good for this contest.

  47. Rajdeep Rathod

    OMG! Cooliris is an intended to enhance user experience of online media. which has a powerful Interface that let’s you enable applications like:LiveShare, Cooliris, CoolPreviews and Discover to change your viewing experience.☺

  48. james d keigley

    add bock plus it blocks all the adds that everyone hates. i love firefox and i am a firefox beta tester firefox best thing in the world keep up the great work

  49. ED PATON

    PERSONAS IS WITH OUT A DOUT THE BEST I DONT HAVE TO LOOK AT THE SAMETHING ALL THE TIME

  50. alayna

    I love everything ad block it’s the best ever! and the personal themes are great too

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