Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful

If you are a student or researcher I have 3 Firefox extensions that can make life much easier. The last 2 extensions I will mention are really for everyone. The last extension is simply amazing.


Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself.

Lets face it we do research on the web. This extension allows you to track your research and annotate your finding. When you are ready to publish your paper it automates the process of creating a bibliography in a multitude of standard formats. This can be integrated in MS Word, various blogger software, and Open Office.

As simple as this process is they have screen cast tutorials to guide you if needed.



This little plugin looks at the current URL and gives you UserName and Passwords to use so you don't have to register your own. There are other very useful features offered that are not part of this plugin:

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Finally the most insanely genius plugin I've seen in a very long time. This is not only useful but is fun to play with. I would think the Google people would buy this up fast.


Think beyond the browserPicLens instantly transforms your browser into a full-screen, 3D experience for viewing images on the web. Photos will come to life via a cinematic presentation that goes well beyond the confines of the traditional browser window. With PicLens, browsing and viewing images on the web will never be the same again.

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