Mozilla has announced the winners of the Extend Firefox 3 add-on contest. This is where extension developers submitted their add-ons to try and win prizes like a MacBook Air, and the winners definitely deserved it. I did submit our CyberSearch extension to see if it’d win, but it looks like it didn’t make the cut. :(
What extensions did scoop up the win? Here they are sorted by category:
Best New Add-ons
- Pencil – Lets you create interface prototypes. [our coverage]
- Tagmarks – A visual tagging system for bookmarks. [our coverage]
- HandyTag – Suggests relevant tags for the page you’re bookmarking.
Best New Add-ons Runners Up
- Webchunks – Firefox implementation of the Internet Explorer Webslices feature, plus more!
- Badges on Favicons – Add informational badges to the tab favicons.
- Devo – A command launcher for Firefox.
- Close ‘N Forget – Close the current tab and forget about the visit.
- Callout – Makes the notification services of the Operating System available for web pages and Greasemonkey scripts.
- Reasy – An RSVP reader.
Best Updated Add-ons
- Read it Later – Allows you to save pages of interest to read later.
- TagSifter – Browse bookmarks by tags.
- Bookmark Previews – Sift through bookmarks using a cover flow-like interface. [our coverage]
Best Music Add-on
- Fire.fm – Direct access to the Last.fm music library.
Congrats to all of the winners! There are some other extensions I believe deserved to win, such as Foxmarks in the “best updated” category, but there’s not much any of us could have done since a panel of judges was designated to make the decision.
If you’ve tried out any of the extensions mentioned above let us know which ones you think deserved the win, and which of your favorites should have taken home the crown.