Firefox is a great browser, but if you’ve ever eyed all those great Chrome extensions, you may have been tempted to switch. You don’t have to. Chrome Store Foxified is a Firefox extension that lets you install extensions from the Chrome Web Store.
Update: As of 2018, the Chrome Store Foxified extension’s developer is no longer supporting this extension. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available for download.
Opera extensions work too! This is possible in part because of Firefox Quantum, which made Firefox extensions more like Chrome extensions. But that only makes it easier for developers to port an extension from one platform to another—this tool makes it easy for users. We tried this out, and it’s not perfect: OneNote installed, for example, but didn’t really work. For simple extensions that do one thing, however, this is worth giving a shot, if only as a stopgap.
Set Up Chrome Store Foxified
To get started, head to the Chrome Store Foxified page and click the “Add To Firefox” button.
Run through the confirmation dialogs, and you’ll eventually see this screen:
You’re just about ready! Before you start installing Chrome or Opera extensions, however, head to addons.mozilla.com and make sure you’re signed in:
Log in with your Firefox account (or create one if you haven’t already). This is necessary before you can install anything from the Chrome Web Store.
Install Chrome Add-ons In Firefox
When you’ve got the Chrome Store Foxified extension installed and you’re signed in with your Firefox account, head to the Chrome Web Store and start installing things. I tried this out using Millienials to Snake People, and an “Add to Firefox” button was waiting for me.
Hit that button and you’ll see a few prompts, but eventually you’ll be asked if you want to install it. Even the permissions are accurate.
Just like that, you’ve installed a Chrome extension in Firefox. Mine is working just great:
I tried this with Refined Twitter as well, and it also worked just fine.
Most Chrome extensions eventually make their way to the Firefox ecosystem, and it’s probably better to install the native version when available. If you don’t want to wait for that, however, this method gives you a stopgap solution for extensions that are currently Chrome-only. Just be sure to check for a Firefox version later on.
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