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Akemi Iwaya

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

Frustrated with having to paste links into other browsers to view a webpage? Now you can open those webpages in a browser of your choice with a simple click or right click.

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Have a wonderful app that you use often every day but it does not have a “Minimize to System Tray” option? Now you can get that app minimized to the System Tray with Trayconizer.

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Have a great setup for your Firefox browser or other Mozilla Code-Based software and need to back it up?  Now you can do so quickly and easily with MozBackup.

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Looking for an easy way to start and stop Private Browsing Mode in Firefox?  With Toggle Private Browsing, you can switch back and forth with a single toolbar button.

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Ever find yourself needing a quick unit conversion and wishing for an easy access solution?  Now you can have unit conversion goodness on your home computer and as a portable app with Convert for Windows.

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Love all that Google goodness, but do not want multiple home pages on start up or having to depend on multiple bookmarks to access your favorite services?  Now you can have easy access to all that Google goodness with GButts.

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Been hearing about the freshly redesigned (and customizable) new-tab interface in Google Chrome? Now you too can start enjoying all that redesigned new-tab goodness with a simple tweak.

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Need a quick and easy way to make a website’s domain name stand out to help avoid spoofing attempts?  Now you can with Locationbar2 for Firefox.

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Have you visited a website and wondered where it really was located? Now you can know the true location regardless of the address displayed in the Address Bar with Flagfox.

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Prefer to have a single program that can backup your profile and settings for multiple types of browsers instead of using many different programs?  Now you can simplify the backup and restore process with FavBackup.

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Needing an all purpose text editor that has a tabbed interface and can be easily customized to suit your needs?  Enjoy what a text editor ought to be with EditPad Lite.

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Like the new Start Menu in Windows 7, but wish that you could have the Classic Menu too?  Now you can have both with CSMenu.

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Frustrated with Windows Explorer’s lack of features or layout?  Wanting to avoid installing numerous addons just to get what you need?  Then CubicExplorer is just what you are looking for all wrapped into a single package.

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Thinking of how nice it would be if you could view a webpage’s source code in your favorite text editor while browsing with Firefox? Now you can with two simple about:config tweaks.

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Curious about a new distribution of Linux but not wanting to do a full install or use a Live CD/DVD just to try it out? Now you can enjoy all that Linux goodness by running it “Live CD” style inside of VirtualBox.

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Run across an unusual word or need a synonym for a word quickly?  Usually that means opening a browser and doing the appropriate search.  Now you can have all that word power goodness at your fingertips with WordWeb.

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Need a quick and easy way to tell if a website is bad news for you to visit?  With a quick installation, WOT (Web of Trust) provides security and peace of mind while browsing the Internet.

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Want to quickly and easily access your favorite e-mail, social accounts, and websites from your Desktop, Quick Launch, or Start Menu? Now you can with Mozilla Prism.

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Do you need a quick and easy way to store your personal information? With Steganos LockNote, you can encrypt your information and take it with you wherever you go.

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Frustrated with seeing all the new wonderful looking Windows 7 and Linux systems and having no easy way to try them? Now you can enjoy all the new operating system goodness in a virtual environment with VirtualBox. VirtualBox works on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris.

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Needing synchronized bookmarks and Firefox-based goodness wherever you go? Now you can have the best of both built into a single browser with CometBird.

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Want to always have the latest and greatest version of Google Chrome on your computer? Now you can by subscribing to the Early Access Release Channels.

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You just clicked through to a website and realized that it was one you wish you had not visited. Now the website is in your browser’s history (ouch!) and you need to remove it. Here is how you clean up that “little history problem”.

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Feeling adventurous and wanting to try some extensions in Chrome? The Chromium Code developers have three fun and useful extensions that you can add to your installation of Chrome.

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Has your browser been looking a little blah lately? Wishing that you had a large selection of “skins” to choose from? Now you can have it all with Personas.

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