Get sparky to monitor the websites. the trend, how people surf each site, which page is more popular & to which page people go often once they visit a particular site. It’s fun to know which websites are top performing and has highest traffic/most popular in the country.(want a data for most popular websites in India? )
How you can use the data from Alexa toolbar?: to analyse the web. Simple. For instance you’d be surprised to see Maps.Google.Com isn’t in top 10 places people go to Google!! Although it’s very very popular product (at least in US!)
So, download the toolbar & enjoy it’s features. It’s available for Mozilla Firefox as well as for MS Internet Explorer.
Alexa Toolbar (sparky) is perhaps the first toolbar available for IE must be since pre-Y2K era!! not sure though…
Although Opera lags behind the internet browser’s market share race, I must agree when it comes to speed & page loading it’s the best browser. I had been using it for 2/3 years; until firefox 1.5 released. Opera’s click gesture was one of the most innovative new feature among the browsers back then… & Now we see this video.
I seriously want to believe this video. But well, Happy april fools day everyone 😉
I wanted to make a post exclusively for this firefox addon called datafox. I was looking for the reason…
It’s very critical addon & comes very handy to monitor your bandwidth usage. It’s my most favourite add-on of firefox.
This applies to all BSNL’s & MTNL’s broadband subscribers. I know there are hell lot of you out there who use BSNL’s DataOne or MTNL’s triband. It’s new version update 1.7 hence the post. If you dont have this addon grab it now from the official site.
Note that this is a firefox addon & you need to use Firefox browser to leverage this monitoring tool.
(You can download the firefox by clicking on the its image on the right sidebar.)
Last year I made a post promoting Internet Explorer 7. But I personally do not use MS ie7. Yes, it was recommended to those who still using old ie 6. Although therere some features I like about internet explorer. They are not strong enough to stick me to MS IE. & during my Linux phases I had to use Firefox. Its not a compromise actually, I prefer Mozilla firefox browser over any other internet browser. I had used Microsoft internet explorer 6, 7 & beta 8. (might add review of beta 8..) but I always liked Firefox. I love the browser so much that I in fact joined some groups and communities to spread the firefox. Yeah, can you see the firefoxs logo on the sidebar, which says upgrade to 3.0? yes theyve provided it ;). And to my surprise, if I become one of the top referrer & selected from lucky draw, Id get a firefox t-shirt!! This is fun!! 🙂 All you have to do is click on the button, download, install & use firefox. Of course you should use it if you like it. Choice is all yours.
Firefox is a cross platform (can be run on any system Windows, Mac or Linux ) internet browser. If youre better than a newbie at computer operating or internet surfing, I hightly recommend you to have Mozilla Firefox. Well, if youre not newbie or less than a average user, chances are youre already using FIrefox. (so let me rephrase it) & if youre wanna be an efficient net surfer I recommend using Firefox.
Multiple tabs & customised search engine are common options that come in browsers these days.
Some advantages of firefox are: its highly customizable. You can play with it add almost any feature you want. There are thousands of coders, developers / programmers out there who make plugins & addons just for you; which helps make efficient browsing. Take for instance Ive installed a add-on called fireone which monitors my broadband internet usage. & warns me if Im crossing (or reached near to) my bandwidth limit. It comes handy & I dont have to log in to BSNL site time to time just to see the status.
Thats just one example; I might some time in future, post a list of add-ons Ive added in firefox browser. & its a great advantage Firefox has got over all other internet browsers. Therere many other advantages like: I heard browsing is more secure & difficult hack. But the things that I dont understand I dont comment on. Anyways if the experts are commenting that its a secure browser, it has to be; as we seen some fatal issues with Microsofts internet explorer lately, I again highly recommend to switch or as they say upgrade.
I learned the 30% of visitors come to my sites are still using 6.0 version of IE. That means half of those who use Microsoft Internet explorer use the earlier (and obsolete) version of IE. I see no point in sticking with the browser which is 6 years (?) stale.
The new browser (oh even IE 7 is considered to be old now… 🙂 ) IE 7, has lot of more additions; it is mo secure & faster & has many new features that MS IE browser was missing earlier.
Features such as: tab browsing and search slot at the top right side were lacking. Something Microsoft borrowed from opera and Mozilla firefox browsers.
I recommend everyone who use IE 6.0 or those who use windows XP and haven’t upgraded their browsers toupgrade it to IE 7. You can also do it by tuning Windows automatic udates ON.
I want to talk about some of the best and unique features that IE 7 version has which I think other browsers lacking. 1.]Feed reader allows you to read the content offline and at your leisure time. Although its broadband / DSL internet connection almost everywhere now and you rarely find dialup these days. ( I use dialup by the way) it comes very handy even if you have dedicated /always on internet connection. I think opera browser has this feature since ages. but firefox doesnt have this one. 2.]Costomised search slots.
Yes, ironically I heard Firefox is (most?) open source browser and you can do whatever you want to with it, but I see lot of feature“easy to use” in IE.
For example I could add my favourite costomised search enginescour.comto IE but not in Firefox. Heck! I can een hae Okut Seach using IE 7 without Google toolba You can add itually any search engine from any site. isn’t it cool? So what are you waiting for?Get it now! It’sabsolutely free!
Some disadvantages, I must mention: It’s available only for Windows XP SP 2 or higher versions of operating systems.
It still doesnt include spell check.
& lastly it doen’t stores the text if the application crashes. (which is a serious problem I think)
And application crashes quite often, btw!! 😉
But overall, I recommend this browser as it’s in-built; no hassle; comes free with Windows Vista & available free on automatic updates on Windows XP.