Workspace - Firefox Extension of the Week


Aug 23 - Aug 29

Users love to customize how their start page and new tab pages should look like. Some who doesn't prefer attraction goes for the blank page, while the others wants it to look intuitive to make web browsing easier. The best of them all in my opinion is the SpeedDial page that Opera did first. Why? It's very convenient that all your favourite sites is within your reach and also saves you time to leaf through countless bookmarks and you've everything right where you can see it immediately. Not only did it become widely popular but other browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE followed suit in displaying websites in the form of thumnails on your startup screen. Here we've a winner among all the SpeedDials that I've used till now. 

FVD SpeedDial

FVD Speeddial offers you simple and convenient access to all your favourite websites. It has a cool design, infact the best of all SpeedDials I've used and will surely impress you because of it's user friendly interface.You can create custom background templates within the browser window and change the look of your browser completely.  Creating custom logos for websites is really easy from the huge library of logo's provided to you. The best part is that FVD Speeddial didn't affect the system's operating speed even though I had around 40 bookmarks. Infact you may even hide your dials by just double clicking on the space near to the search form.  

There are 3 main modes for FVD SpeedDial:

SpeedDial: allows to create your own dials. Just add the url of the dial, select a group which you prefer and then give an appropriate title for the website. You may also customize the dial size and the number of dials and even create groups for dials, like Popular, Work, School, Entertainment etc and these are arranged conveniently as tabs for easy access. 

Most Visited: It lists the sites that you visit most often. You may order the sites by number of visits, date or rank it by top25 or similar and sync according to the time interval. 

Recently Closed: If you have closed a page by mistake and don't know how to find it again, you can see it in this category. You may choose the number of sites to be listed. 

The newest version offers full syncing feature that lets you to acess your dials across computers. You may also backup your dials and import/export dials from the most popular SpeedDial plugins. You may also block websites by url or domain that you deem as inappropriate for your family or children. Power users may access the options to customize color of titles, url's, fonts etc from a flexible palette of colors available. 

Firefox - New Tab King, SuperStart, FastDial
Chrome - SpeedDial 2, EverTab, Start!

Happy Dialing! See you next week...smiley

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