Most Useful Social Toolbars for Firefox


If you want to make your work easier and more productive, then these social networking toolbars and plug-ins for the Firefox web browser will accelerate your cooperation with the leading social networks. No need to visit the sites direct; just post information via your browser – bookmarks, blog posts and more.

Delicious – is the leading social bookmarking service on the Web. It allows you to easily add sites you like to your personal collection of links, to categorize those sites with keywords, and to share your collection not only between your own browsers and machines, but also with others.

Digg -is one of the most well known sites for user-generated content. With this toolbar buttons you can quickly go to to Digg or Digg the page you are viewing . The menu allows you to go to your Digg profile or any of the top Digg categories. Also, it shows your local weather.

Smart Digg
– makes easy to see how many Diggs a particular page has received and if it’s got none then you can click the button and Digg it yourself . If the page you are viewing has been submitted to Digg, it displays the current number of Diggs the page has. Pressing the button takes you to the submission. If the page you are viewing has not been submitted, pressing it takes you to Digg’s submission form where you can submit the page to Digg.

Fleck – allows you to add Notes and Bullets to websites immediately and directly from your browser. You can share the annotated pages easily with others via email or you can upload it directly to your blog. On your personal fleck page you’ll find all your flecked pages and the pages others shared with you. People who visit that page who also have Fleck installed, will be notified if their are annotations on that page, and they can view them as well.

Facebook – allows you to easily access Facebook even if you’re not on the site. This extension gives you the ability to navigate to a friend’s profile page by putting their name in the search box or via the menu on the sidebar. You can sort your friends by name or status and easily interact with them and their profiles. The toolbar gives you control over a set of pop-up notifications about incoming messages, pokes, friend requests, as well as when a friend writes on your wall, writes a note, or updates his or her status.

Kaboodle – allows you to collect, compare, share and discover things you find anywhere on the web. Kaboodle allows you to share almost anything you find on the web with other Kaboodlers. When you find a thing on the web, it can automatically summarize it for you – identifying the right picture, title, brief description and even a price when it exists on the page. People use Kaboodle for gift shopping, wish lists, comparison shopping, collecting fun stuff, planning trips and looking for other people.

Linkedin – helps you be more effective in your daily work and opens doors to opportunities by helping you develop and manage your network of business contacts. Invite business contacts you know well, then use your network to find former colleagues and classmates, find a job, hire through referrals, and develop business relationships. The Firefox Companion brings you immediate access to your LinkedIn network as you browse and read email.


LiveJournal – is destined to facilitate the use of LiveJournal services. This includes, tracking friends, birthday reminders, comments, messages, and much more.

Myspace – is an extension for Firefox designed to enhance the Myspace experience. Using the toolbar you can automatically log-in, instantly access your messages, view hidden comments, and much more.

MySpace blog editor – allows you to post directly from within Firefox to your MySpace blog aswell as save notes, drag and drop formatted text from webpages, handle images and much more.

Newsvine – helps improve the user experience at Multiple site functions have been included in this toolbar, including a quick link to both your column and the frontpage as well as a site search, automatically updating watchlist and seed status checker.

Nowpublic– When you see something interesting online, just click the nowpublic button in the firefox toolbar. A bottom bar similar to performing blog editor will open. The extension automatically fetches the title and tags from the page. You just have to select appropriate category and add some description. Then you just have to click the Publish button and the news will be instantly submitted to the NowPublic website.

Orkut – helps you to format the text of your posts in the Orkut forums, easily access all common functions of orkut, create and manage custom signatures and insert and view images and flash movies in orkut posts, scraps and profiles.

RatePoint – is a personalized social rating service, the first of its kind. As you use RatePoint, we’ll be able to connect you with like-minded people, which will allow us to give you valuable information that matches your likes and dislikes. RatePoint for Firefox allows you to use RatePoint’s social rating service within the comfort of you favorite web browser. The browser enhancement allows you to submit and view ratings, discuss products and more from within your browser window.

Simpy – makes both saving and searching of your Simpy bookmarks directly from Firefox very simple, smooth, and natural. Besides saving and searching, you can also quickly get to your profile page, to Simpy front page, you can see Simpy’s link history for the page you are on with a single click. This extension also adds the “right-click” context menu items that let you bookmark to Simpy with ease.

Squidoo – allows you to search Squidoo content within Firefox. Much of the vital functionality of Squidoo can be accessed with this toolbar and if you are a Squidoo user, this toolbar couldn’t hurt.

Stumbleupon – scours the Internet for you, finding thousands of web sites that match your interests. It allows you to meet and message people with similar interests and create a network of friends. Also, you can recommend, write reviews on, and share sites with your friends network via StumbleUpon’s messaging system or with anyone else via email directly from the toolbar itself.

Twitbin – TwitBin is an extension for Firefox that brings the power of Twitter right in your browser. It’s displayed as a sidebar that allows you to quickly and easily send and receive messages via twitter in your Firefox browser.

Twitter is another simple extension that allows you to easily post to your Twitter account by simply typing in the address bar, and pressing a button near the bar to post a tweet.

Technorati -provides the ultimate “reverse” browsing experience by showing live Technorati content as sidebar on the web pages you’re browsing. It will show blogs that link to the current site while browsing and open blogs by clicking on the sidebar entry.


Sidebar – allows you to call, add, find, chat, and voice mail other contacts without even leaving your browser. Skype Sidebar lets you see the status of your contacts and quickly chat with them. It saves you time, allows you to quickly send files, and also view contacts information.

YouTube – lets you watch YouTube videos right in the browser. 15 of the top viewed, top rated, top favorites, recently added and more.
Wikipedia – allows you to search and access Wikipedia content from anywhere on the Web. It also includes our unique Privacy Protector with pop-up blocker, cookie cleaner, history eraser and a cache cleaner. The e-mail notifier adds amazing functionality by notifying you of new mails from your POP3, Yahoo, Hotmail, & Gmail accounts.


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