July 2016 Featured Add-ons

Firebug console panel view with an example of error logs.

Firebug console panel view with an example of error logs.

Pick of the Month: Firebug

by Firebug Working Group
Access a bevy of development tools while you browse—edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any Web page.

”One of the main reasons why I love Firefox. Cannot imagine Firefox without Firebug.”

Featured: ipFood

by hg9x
Browse the Web anonymously by generating random proxies.

”Everything works perfectly.”

Nominate your favorite add-ons

Featured add-ons are selected by a community board made up of add-on developers, users, and fans. Board members change every six months, so there’s always an opportunity to participate. Stayed tuned to this blog for the next call for applications. Here’s further information on AMO’s featured content policies.

If you’d like to nominate an add-on for featuring, please send it to mozilla-featured [at] mozilla [dot] org for the board’s consideration. We welcome you to submit your own add-on!

8 responses

  1. just_a_thought wrote on :

    How about y’all feature some lesser known extensions? Everyone knows about Firebug. We know it’s great, blah blah blah. How about some other great extensions that the community doesn’t know about?

    1. Scott DeVaney wrote on :

      You are right—the ideal featured content is lesser-known material we’re able to introduce to a larger audience. But the AMO Feature Board adheres to a process of reviewing and voting on add-ons that are received via amo-featured@mozilla.org. If you happen to uncover any great add-ons you feel the Board should consider for featuring, please send them along!

      Also, Feature Board members themselves do nominate add-ons for feature consideration, and I will continue to encourage them to scour for hidden gems.

      1. Noitidart wrote on :

        I agree with just_a_thought and yourself. Would it be possible to get back feedback on nominations that did not make it through? That would be especially useful if the nomination was done by the addon author. Even for non-authors, as the user is probably a fan of the addon and they can share that info with its author. Which can hopefully lead to a more useful featured addons section.

        1. Scott DeVaney wrote on :

          I will bring this subject up with our Feature Board. They may be willing to devote extra time to detailing their issues why they voted YES or NO for the various add-ons.

          1. Noitidart wrote on :

            Thanks Scott! 🙂

  2. Gerd Neumann wrote on :

    Strange to see an Add-on nominated (Firebug) that’s about to be deprecated with Firefox 49, see https://blog.getfirebug.com/2016/06/07/unifying-firebug-firefox-devtools/

    In my opinion the native Firefox Developer Tools (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools) are already far superior with regards to having more features (though some features are still missing from Firebug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=991806 lists them)

    1. Scott DeVaney wrote on :

      Indeed, you raise a really good point about future deprecated content. Once multi-process Firefox lands we’ll have to re-review all featured content for compatibility.

  3. mabel green wrote on :