The Best Downloading Tools for Mozilla Firefox

As high-speed internet connections became commonplace, so did the popularity of downloading. Whether it is a song, game, movie, software application, or something else entirely, many of the things we want 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 computer.

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. A click on that button downloads the file, which is stored in MP4 or AVI format to a location of your choosing. This add-on supports several major sites including YouTube and DailyMotion.

Use Flash Video Downloader to download streaming videos, YouTube 4K, and full-HD videos. 


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DownThemAll! is an extremely powerful download manager and accelerator. This feature-rich extension not only speeds up your Firefox downloads but allows you to retrieve links and images from a webpage easily. You can also use it to prevent certain file types from being transferred, and much more. DownThemAll has an advanced accelerator that increases download speed up to four times. You can also pause and resume downloads whenever you want.

iMacros for Firefox

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The iMacros extension automates countless tasks in 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 those files. The possibilities are almost endless with iMacros, especially when utilized in conjunction with JavaScript code.

Use iMacros to fill out web forms, remember passwords and more. Just record the ​action one time. Then, a click of a button repeats the action.

FlashGot Mass Downloader

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Developed by the same company as the popular NoScript extension, FlashGot Mass Downloader lets you download all the audio and video clips, images, and other linked files on a webpage 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.

Video DownloadHelper

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Video DownloadHelper gives you the ability to capture and download audio, video, and image files from sites such as YouTube and lots of other YouTube-like sites. You can also receive alerts whenever a new video is available within your interest range on a select group of sites. Just surf the web as you usually do, and Video DownloadHelper will notify you when you arrive at a webpage where it can do something for you.


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With FireFTP, you can access a full-featured File Transfer Protocol client from 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.