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When Firefox first came out (not too long ago), people rejoiced. An alternative to Explorer had thousands jumping on the Firefox bandwagon. Today, Firefox is still a great way to view and explore the Internet. Not only does Firefox come with a smooth interface and great browsing capabilities, there are also a number of add-ons that make Firefox even better.

If you’re currently using Firefox, you may be missing out on some of the things that this program offers. More importantly, you may be missing out on some things that you really shouldn’t live without. Take a look at these important Firefox add-ons, and see what you’ve been missing.

Note: all Firefox add-ons mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of this writing. Due to the great and constant upgrades that Firefox makes, some of these add-ons may have been much improved upon.

AdBlock Plus

AdBlock Plus is an advertisement blocker. When you download AdBlock Plus, your days of waiting for sites to load on account of advertisements will be over. AdBlock Plus blocks ads effectively and quickly, which leaves plenty of room for you to surf the net without interruption. If your site sailing days are slow, make sure that you don’t skip over AdBlock Plus.

AdBlock Plus also comes with a number of filters that allow you to customize this add-on. Ads rule the Internet, but it doesn’t have to be this way. AdBlock Plus is a free program that will make your Firefox even faster.

Read It Later

In some ways, Read It Later acts a lot like Instapaper (see our Instapaper review on this site). Read It Later allows you to select certain items that you (you guessed it) want to read at a later time. Unlike Instapaper, Read It Later integrates your reading list into your bookmarks toolbar, so that you won’t have any trouble finding those set-aside sites.

If you’re like most people, you probably wish that you had more time. This is precisely why Read It Later is so convenient. Instead of allowing bookmarked pages to get swallowed up in a sea of nonsense, Read It Later keeps things nice and organized.

Fastest Fox

Fastest Fox is a great tool that is very hard to live without. Of course, Firefox does work without Fastest Fox, but this add-on just makes life simpler. So, what does Fastest Fox do? Well, everything. This add-on allows you to scroll through Google results in one single list, find out about any word that you highlight by providing you with a Wikipedia definition, and many other things.

Fastest Fox really does make browsing the Internet faster, and that’s why people love this tool. In fact, it’s hard to find anything that Fastest Fox can’t do. If you want a speedier version of Firefox, Fastest Fox is your best friend. Download this add-on for free from the Firefox website. As you can see, Firefox is great on its own, but it can be even better with these fantastic Firefox add-ons.