Firefox, the extensions that can not miss in the browser

What are the best extensions to install on Firefox? Here is a list of add-ons recommended directly by the developers of the browser

Of the many browsers available to browse the Web from PCs, laptops, Apple Macs and mobile devices, over the years Mozilla Firefox has conquered a good niche in the market, so much so that it became the third most used browser in the world in 2018. The credit for this success also lies in the availability of excellent free add-ons for Firefox.

Add-ons are the Firefox version of Chrome extensions, small applications that load along with the browser to extend its functionality. There are thousands of them and choosing the right ones isn't easy, so much so that Mozilla itself, starting with the late May 2019 version of Firefox, has started recommending a few. Opening a new tab and typing the address "about:addons", in fact, Firefox now shows a recommended selection of extensions "with the guarantee of security, performance and functionality at the highest level". These add-ons, in part, are customized based on other extensions already installed, the user's profile settings, and usage statistics.

Mozilla Firefox: which add-ons to install

Among the suggestions Firefox shows us are first and foremost the most successful add-ons. Like Facebook Container, which isolates Facebook activity in a "container" to limit data tracking. Another interesting add-on is Tree Style Tab, which organizes the open tabs in a handy sidebar with tree view. There is no shortage of extensions for multimedia and entertainment, such as Worldwide Radio that makes available over 30,000 free streaming radio stations broadcasting from all over the world. But Fireforx means, above all, privacy and for this reason, among the add-ons suggested by Mozilla itself there is also Privacy Badger, which blocks trackers that collect information and data on our account without telling us.

How does Mozilla choose the suggested add-ons

Before entering the list of suggested Firefox extensions, they are subjected to strict "quality control". Basically, in order to become "suggested" an extension must positively answer these questions:

Does the extension work at an excellent level?

Is the extension secure?

Does the extension offer an exceptional user experience?

Is the extension appropriate for a general, international audience?

Is the extension actively developed?

Mozilla specifies that this is not a "sponsored" list because developers cannot pay for an extension to be on the suggested list. There is, finally, a procedure to recommend an add-on to Mozilla for inclusion in the suggested list: just send an email to [email protected] with a link to the extension's page in the general Firefox add-on list.