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There are many useful Firefox plugins are available for different purposes. Majority of these browser add-ons are developed and provided to address specific problems and provides solutions and extra features to address that problem. But installing many different plugins to get many different features will make your Firefox browser heavy and will consume more and more system resources. In these cases add-ons like Flagfox comes handy, It comes with plenty of features integrated and also allows to create your own custom actions.
As the name suggests Flagfox is an extension that displays a flag icon indicating the current webserver’s physical location. When you click on the flag icon the extension will load its default action know as Geotool, which gives a detailed map showing the city the server is in and other useful information such as its local time and ISP.
The main features offered by Flagfox are,
- Site safety and malware checks
- Finding similar sites and reviews
- Automatic translation to your language
- SEO and web development research
- Diagnostics like pings and traceroutes
- Whois and DNS information
- W3C Validator
- W3C CSS validator
- WOT Scorecard
- Alexa ranking info
- Quick URL shortening
- Copying a server’s IP address or other info
Open the FlagFox options window. The Flagfox options window allows you to choose from an list of actions to add to the flag’s right-click menu or set to shortcuts. If you are an expert Firefox plug-in developer you can try to create their own actions.
Flagfox is a useful Firefox add-on which does a lot of things that you may find really useful in many different scenario. The Site safety and malware checks allows you to detect phishing sites and other harmful sites. Other features like web page translation is a much required feature to access websites developed in different languages. The location data used by the extension is provided by Maxmind. The location is the location of the server where the site is hosted and many not necessarily be the location from where the website is managed or its domain nationality.
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