10 essential Firefox add-ons for designers

Google Chrome may still be streets ahead of other browsers – both in terms of popularity and performance – but if you want a little less Google in your life then Mozilla's Firefox is still an excellent option, especially if you value your privacy. While Chrome can keep tabs on everywhere you go and report back to Google, Firefox has no user tracking built in and also has tools to block online tracking.

Firefox also boasts a healthy collection of add-ons to make your life easier, so if you rely on a bunch of Chrome extensions, rest assured that you can set up Firefox to be just as useful. We've gathered together 10 of the best to get you started.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.