Mozilla recently ran an extend Firefox 3 contest to find the very best extensions for its flagship browser, and the results are in.
The winners, broken down into three categories; best new add-on, best updated add-on and best music add-on, were chosen by a panel of six judges.
Mozilla states that "many of these extensions are in their early stages of experimental development, however we have seen some powerful new tools and prototypes that we are excited to share."
So, without further ado, the winners are:
Best New Add-on
- Pencil by Dương Thành An - GUI prototyping and diagramming that everyone can use.
- Tagmarks by Felipe Tassario Gomes - One click bookmark tagging
- HandyTag by Rémi Szymkowiak - Automatic bookmark tagging
Best Updated Add-on
- Read it Later by Nate Weiner - Save pages of interest for later reading
- TagSifter by Chiisai Tsu - Browse your bookmarks by their tags
- Bookmark Previews by John Marshall - Adds an album view and thumbnail view to the bookmarks manager
Best Music Add-on
- Fire.fm by Jorge Villalobos and Jose Enrique Bolaños - Direct access to the extensive music library on Last.fm
If you're new to Firefox and you're looking for extensions to try, these are clearly highly recommended.
For a comprehensive breakdown of the winners, and a list of runners up, head on over to the official Mozilla blog.