July’s Featured Extensions

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Pick of the Month: Privacy Badger

by EFF Technologists
Protects you from spying ads and invisible trackers.

“Works without any problems, causes no site loading issues, and is more trustworthy than other, similar programs.”

Featured: AdBlock for Firefox

by AdBlock
Robust ad blocker that takes aim against all forms of ads—pop-ups, banners, pre-rolls, and more.

“Best ad blocker out there.”

Featured: Disconnect

by Disconnect
Another great privacy protecting extension, Disconnect blocks invisible trackers and helps speed up your Firefox experience.

“One of the most important browser add-ons out there. Thanks!”

Featured: Easy YouTube Video Downloader Express

by Dishita
Very simple to use YouTube downloader; and one of the few to offer 1080p full HD and 256kbps MP3 download capability.

“Brilliant for downloading MP3’s and MP4’s.”

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. 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 amo-featured [at] mozilla [dot] org for the board’s consideration. We welcome you to submit your own add-on!

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  1. factorial wrote on :

    And how about new Group Speed Dial
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/groupspeeddial/

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  2. erosman wrote on :

    Good work Scott and the Featured add-ons team

    The Criteria for Featured Add-ons states “The add-on must be built with WebExtensions API.”

    Out of the 10 addons featured in July, 8 are not built with WebExtensions API and will stop working in November with the release of Firefox 57. One is even marked experimental and has never been updated since it was uploaded for the first time back in 2014 and doesn’t even have full approval of AMO.

    Is MDN document for “Criteria for Featured Add-ons” inaccurate?

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/AMO/Policy/Featured

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    1. Scott DeVaney wrote on :

      What 10 featured add-ons of July are you referring to? There are four listed above. And they’re all built with WebExtensions API.

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      1. erosman wrote on :

        I was referring to the strip on “addons.mozilla.org” that displays Mozilla’s Pick of the Month + 9 other addons.
        At the time that I looked in addition to “Privacy Badger” it showed the following:

        This add-on has been marked as experimental by its developers (Last Updated: August 11, 2014)
        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video_search/?src=hp-dl-promo

        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lightbeam/?src=hp-dl-promo
        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/omnisidebar/?src=hp-dl-promo
        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/turbo-download-manager/?src=hp-dl-promo
        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/donottrackplus/?src=hp-dl-promo
        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/facebook-disconnect/?src=hp-dl-promo
        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cookiekeeper/?src=hp-dl-promo
        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-no-buffer/?src=hp-dl-promo

        These were featured but no longer:
        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/i-dont-care-about-cookies/?src=hp-dl-promo
        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/self-destructing-cookies/?src=hp-dl-promo

        Incidentally, I would like to mention that in this case both legacy and WebExtension of the addons are featured eg:

        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/font-inspect/?src=cb-dl-featured
        https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/font-finder/?src=cb-dl-featured

        The intent of the post has been to improve user experience on AMO in order to provide the best possible and most up-to-date choices to the Mozilla community.

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  3. Extarys wrote on :

    It’s funny how you recommend addons that are not compatbile with the latest version lol
    I want to try Privacy Badger!! 😛

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    1. Scott DeVaney wrote on :

      It’s compatible! Give it a shot. I use it myself daily.

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  4. Juraj M. wrote on :

    Well if you look at list of featured extensions:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/extensions/?sort=featured
    I see 4 legacy and 6 web-extensions add-ons in the top 10. Or am I wrong?

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    1. Andreas wrote on :

      That’s another list. According to the uBlock developer, Mozilla will remove “Featured” status from all add-ons that are NOT WebExtensions on September 1st, 2017.

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