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Turn FireFox into Information Managing and Writing Tool

Most of SEOs blog a lot; I for one spend 50% of my working time looking through search news, brainstorming and arranging new post ideas and writing blog posts (yes, it’s only 50%, though some of our dedicated readers may think it’s 100% of my time).

FireFox accounts for 60 % of my writing productivity because I very much depend on how fast it works to collect and store data.

Today I am sharing my tips on how to make writing and blogging with FireFox easier and more efficient:

FireFox as a Better Spell Checker

There was a post on improving FireFox spell-checking ability describing a few nice tips; my favorite among them is enabling spell check for one-line text fields (the feature is disabled by default for some reason):

firefox one line check Turn FireFox into Information Managing and Writing Tool

FireFox as a Better Annotator

There are plenty of methods and tricks of information collecting and organizing while you browse: from built-in bookmarks to external bookmarking tools like Delicious. I plan on covering most interesting ones in the future, but in this post I am only mentioning most basic (but really awesome tips) on improving FireFox copying and saving abilities:

FireFox Better Copying:

Extended Copy Menu: this addon adds two extra options to your right-click copy menu:

  • Copy as HTML;
  • Copy as Pain text

For you to choose if you want to preserve formatting or not.

extended copy menu Turn FireFox into Information Managing and Writing Tool

QuoteURLText: this addon copies selected text to the clipboard including Page Title, Location and copy date.

quoteurltext Turn FireFox into Information Managing and Writing Tool

You can set which elements to include in the saved copy and the order of the URL, Title, Date and Quote (available from Tools -> QuoteUrlText)

quoteurltext settings Turn FireFox into Information Managing and Writing Tool

Better Saving and Managing Options:

Scrapbook is one of my favorite addons when it comes to information organization.

Its features include:

  • Save snippet of a web page
  • Organize the collection in the same way as Bookmarks
  • Full text search and quick filtering search of the collection
  • Editing of the collected web page
  • Text/HTML edit feature resembling Opera’s Notes

scrapbook Turn FireFox into Information Managing and Writing Tool

FireFox as an International Browser

If you often need to read and write using more than one languages (like myself), you will find the following addons quite useful (more tips in my recent post on international browsing with FireFox):

gtranslate Turn FireFox into Information Managing and Writing Tool

 Turn FireFox into Information Managing and Writing Tool
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
 Turn FireFox into Information Managing and Writing Tool

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7 thoughts on “Turn FireFox into Information Managing and Writing Tool

  1. I was an Internet Explorer user for years. I guess because it was always the default browser that was included every time I purchased a computer. I discover Firefox about 2 months ago and strongly recommend it to anyone who’s using anything else. Thanks for the information.

  2. Ann, thanks for sharing this helpful information. I seem to never find time to checkout all the great Firefox extensions and finding outlines like yours is really helpful.

  3. > FireFox as a Better Spell Checker

    There is a good spell check program Spell Check Anywhere (SpellCheckAnywhere.Com). It works in all programs, including blogs and articles. It comes with an optional grammar check.