The Best Downloading Tools for Mozilla Firefox

As high-speed internet connections have become more and more commonplace, so has the popularity of downloading. Whether it be a song, game, movie, software application, or something else entirely, many of the things we desire can be obtained through the magic of a download. Sounds simple enough, doesn't it?

It can be if you have the right weaponry at your disposal. The following tools, in combination with your Firefox browser, can not only help you locate what you are looking for but also assist you in downloading it to your hard drive.

Flash Video Downloader

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Flash Video Downloader notifies you via its toolbar button whenever one or more downloadable video/multimedia items are present on the active page. These files can then be easily downloaded by clicking on that button, stored in MP4 or AVI format, to a location of your choosing. This add-on supports several major sites including YouTube and DailyMotion. More »


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DownThemAll! is an extremely powerful download manager and accelerator. This feature-rich extension not only speeds up your downloads but allows you to easily retrieve links and images from a Web page. You are also given the ability to filter certain file types from being transferred, and much more. More »

iMacros for Firefox

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The iMacros extension provides the ability to automate countless tasks within the browser, including download-related activities. With this add-on you can configure macros to automatically download full Web pages or individual files at preset times and then perform actions on said files. The possibilities are almost endless with iMacros, especially when utilized in conjunction with JavaScript code. More »

FlashGot Mass Downloader

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Developed by the same company as the popular NoScript extension, FlashGot lets you download all audio and video clips, images, and other linked files on a Web page with just one mouse click. A highly customizable add-on, FlashGot can instantly create media galleries on your local device with the pictures and other items pulled down from a page or site. More »

Video DownloadHelper

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Video DownloadHelper gives you the ability to capture and download audio, video, and image files from sites like YouTube and MySpace. You can also receive alerts whenever a new video is available within your interest range on a select group of sites. More »


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FireFTP lets you access a full-featured File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client from right within your browser window, giving you the ability to upload and download files to and from FTP servers. Advanced features such as SSL encryption, integrity checking, remote editing, and directory comparison are included. More »

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