Add-Ons & Extensions

When using browsers such as Firefox and Chrome, there are many different Add-Ons & Extensions that can be installed to allow some task and enquiries to be carried out straight from the browser.

Whilst we do not accept any liability if you download or install any of the below, this is all done at your own risk and you should check out anything before you install it on your computer; however the following are quite useful additions to a browser. They are in no particular order and either relate to Firefox Add-ons (FF) or Google Chrome Extensions (GC) and can be located by searching the term in bold at either the (FF) Add-Ons or the (GC) Extensions site.

We have also started to put other useful utilities on this site, including Windows Desktop Apps (WA).

Archived & Cached Pages        Anonymizers & VPN's        Audit Trail (online history recorders)

Domains, WhoIs & IP Addresses        Email Tracking        Hide Google Doodles

Password Generators & Managers        Photo EXIF Data        Portable Versions

Privacy Protectors        Reverse Image Searches        Screengrabs & Similar

Shortened URL's Addresses        Social Media Related        Video Downloaders

Webpage Date & Time        Website Monitoring       

Archived & Cached Pages
(FF) View Page Archive & Cache / (GC) View Page Archive & Cache & (FF) Resurrect Pages & (FF) Google Cache & (GC) Go Back in Time
lets you easily link straight to an archived or cached copy of a web page

(FF) Send to Internet Archive / (GC) Send to Internet Archive & (FF) Archive Page / (GC) Archive Page
lets you save the webpage which you are currently visiting to the Internet Archive

Anonymizers & VPN's
(FF) AnonymoX / (GC) AnonymoX
access country restricted sites, such as google & tv sites, by changing your country of origin

(FF) Hoxx VPN Proxy / (GC) Hoxx VPN Proxy
Free VPN Proxy service to unblock blocked websites, hide your location and encrypt your connection

(GC) Hide My IP
free for 30 day trial, giving you access to country restricted sites, such as google & tv sites, by changing your country of origin

(FF) Hola Free VPN Proxy Unblocker / (GC) Hola Free VPN Proxy Unblocker
access country restricted sites, such as tv sites, by changing your country of origin by altering your IP Address

(FF) User-Agent Switcher / (GC) User-Agent Switcher & (FF) User-Agent Switcher
alter your online footprint by changing the device type, operating system & browser footprint left by your system

Audit Trail (online history recorders)
(FF) History ADV+ & (FF) History In Threads & (FF) The History Panel
(FF) Better History / (GC) Better History / (GC) Chrome Better History
(FF) History Master / (GC) History Master
browsing history loggers

Domains, WhoIs & IP Addresses
(FF) DT Whois & (GC) DomainTools WhoIs & (GC) WebRank Whois
displays the whois information from domaintools

(GC) Site Geo IP Locator
displays the IP address of current web site and geo-location on the map

Email Tracking
(FF) Email Tracking & Recall & (GC) Email Tracking & Recall
know who opens your emails, links and attachments, where and for how long, also lets you recall and send self-destructed emails

(FF) Block Mail Track & (GC) Block Mail Track
stops annoying email tracking using URL redirection

(FF) Encrypt Your Email With CipherMail & (GC) Encrypt Your Email With CipherMail
send and receive encrypted email messages with any email account like Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook and many more using the S/MIME technology

(GC) FullContact for Gmail
really useful tool for locating someone's linkedin details when using your gmail account, from
(GC) Name2Email
really useful tool for locating someone's email address linked to a corporate domain when using your gmail account, from

Hide Google Doodles
(FF) Hide Google Doodles / (GC) Hide Google Doodles
Stops the Google Doodles appearing on the Google Search page, replacing it with the Google logo instead

Password Generators & Managers
(FF) Secure Password Generator / (GC) Secure Password Generator & (FF) Easy Password Generator / (GC) Easy Password Generator
Password generator add-ons & extensions, which allow you to easily generate long and secure passwords

(FF) LastPass / (GC) LastPass
LastPass is an award-winning password manager, which saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device. There are a number of useful vidoeos on YouTube at Here & Here

Photo EXIF Data
(FF) Exif Viewer & (GC) Exif Viewer & (FF) xIFr Photo Exif Viewer & (GC) EXIF Viewer Pro
displays any Exif details linked to an image online

(FF) Picture Exif Cleaner & (GC) Ampare Exif Data Remover
clears any exif data embedded inside images which might compromise your privacy

Portable Versions
(FF) Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition & (GC) Google Chrome Portable
creates a portable version of your browser with the add-ons and extensions, which can run on a computer from a memory stick

Privacy Protectors
(FF) Ghostery & (GC) Ghostery
see who's tracking your web browsing when you visit a web page

(FF) Blur (previously known as DoNotTrackMe) & protects your privacy by blocking on-line tracking

(GC) Click&Clean
deletes your browsing history and traces of your on-line activity to protect your privacy

(GC) MaskMe create disposable email addresses, phone numbers and credit cards with MaskMe

Reverse Image Searches
(FF) Who Stole My Pictures & (FF) Reverse Image Search & (FF) Search By Image
(GC) Who Stole My Pictures & (GC) RevEye Reverse Image Search & (GC) Search By Image
Reverse Image Search on multiple sites, including Google, Yandex, Bing, Baidu, TinEye other site, very useful to find out where an image came from and/or where it is also being used

(FF) TinEye Reverse Image Search & (GC) TinEye Reverse Image Search
(& available for Internet Explorer @ TinEye)
find out where an image came from and/or where it is also being used

(FF) & (GC)
InVid adds a function to not only undertake a reverse image search on multiple sites but also to analyse the image for some degree of manipulation.

Screengrabs & Similar
(GC) Scrapbook for SingleFile
lets you archive pages

(FF) FireShot & (GC) Take Webpage Screenshots Entirely
FireShot is an add-on that allows you to create screenshots of web pages

(FF) Screengrab (fix version)
Screengrab will capture what you can see in the window, the entire page or just a selection

Shortened URL's / Addresses
(GC) LongURL
replaces a short URL with the original full version, so you can see where a link is actually taking you

(GC) Google URL Shortener url shortener is an extension which allows you to shorten the current website URL with the Google URL shortener service

Social Media Related
(GC) OSINT.Support
OSINT Support is creating some very useful social media extensions

(GC) PictureMate
PictureMate is a Chrome extension that will automatically search for "photos of" a Facebook account holder

(GC) Facebook Image Zoom & Downloader
view or download a zoomed high resolution images on Facebook without loading a new page

(GC) Facebook Disconnect
Facebook Disconnect prevents tracking by Facebook and other social networks who are notified whenever you visit one of the more than one million sites on the web that use Facebook Connect

(WA) Social Live Videos
Social Live Videos is a Windows app for locating live and recent broadcast videos from Facebook & Periscope via a global map

(FF) Apollobot For Instagram
an extension that lets you easily view the Followers / Following from an open Instagram account

(GC) IG Export & Export List Of Followers
These extensions allow the Instagram Followers / Following from an open account to be easily downloaded to a spreadsheet

Video Downloaders
(FF) Video Download Helper
an extension that lets you easily download audio & video from various on-line sites

(FF) 1-Click YouTube Video Download
an extension that lets you easily download a video from YoueTube

(FF) Download Youtube Video
an extension that lets you easily download a video from YoueTube

Webpage Date & Time
Not an add-on or extension but we demonstrate this on our course, so if you want to save this feature to your Favorites or Bookmarks right click on Web Page Date and then click on "Add To Favorites" in Internet Explorer or "Bookmark This Link" in Firefox. Or just left click on the Web Page Date link and then drag to your Favorites bar

Website Monitoring
(FF) Test Site For Me
allows you to check if websites HTTP & FTP service are running, so to see if a site is down just for you or its down globally

(GC) VisualPing
stays in the background and monitors web pages for changes

(FF) & (GC) Distill
seems a good way to track / monitor websites and pages for changes, to get email alerts, push notifications and slack/discord alerts on changes. It’s available as an addon / extension with both free & paid for options

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