Sometimes my add-ons in Firefox go absent without leave and the only way I’ve found to get them back is to uninstall and reinstall them. I was making a list of the ones I use a lot for my own records and wondered whether others would find this list useful. So I’m publishing it.

1Password extension (desktop app required)

You need a password manager. Really.


Shorten, measure, and optimize your links.

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials

Privacy, simplified.

Facebook Container

Facebook Container isolates your Facebook activity from the rest of your web activity in order to prevent Facebook from tracking you outside of the Facebook website via third party cookies.

HTTPS Everywhere

Encrypt the Web! Automatically use HTTPS security on sites that support it.

Neat URL

Remove garbage from URLs.

Privacy Badger

Privacy Badger automatically learns to block invisible trackers. It’s also really easy to block unwanted content!

Running Challenges

Adds challenge progress information to your parkrun athlete results page. I’ve written before about how I use this to track my NENDY and since then I’ve helped to add the v-index.

uBlock Origin

An efficient blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.

Video Speed Controller

Speed up, slow down, advance and rewind any HTML5 video with quick shortcuts.

That’s it!

Which add-ons am I missing?