Internet Explorer add-ons have been introduced by Microsoft in the previous editions of Internet Explorer. Despite the introduction, they never managed to come close to the popularity and inventiveness of add-ons produced by the Mozilla Firefox community.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 introduced a set of new features (accelerators and web slices) that fall into the add-on category as well. The following article contains 8 sleeper Internet Explorer add-ons that can be useful for the majority of Internet Explorer 8 users.
Note: Microsoft retired the addon's website. This means that any of the add-ons listed below are no longer available.
We would also like to point out that this is already the second article about Internet Explorer 8 add-ons and that the first can be accessed at this link. (read: 10 Useful Internet Explorer Add-ons).
First a quick explanation about the different types of add-ons for Internet Explorer:
Will search for a selected job on thousands of websites including newspapers, job boards and company career pages.
Twitter add-on for Internet Explorer 8 that adds a button to the toolbar which, when pressed, opens a popup window that allows to post status updates to Twitter.
Synchronize favorites and bookmarks across multiple computers.
Makes it possible to quickly post to LiveJournal using the selected text on another website.
Quick access to the latest news (titles, videos and excerpts) that have been posted on the New York Times website.
Will search for the selected text on the popular music community portal Last.fm
LastPass is an online password manager that provides access to interesting features like password generation. It is available for multiple web browsers.
Open documents, spreadsheets and presentations online with this useful Internet Explorer add-on.
Do you know of any add-ons for the Internet Explorer web browser that are worth mentioning? Let us know in the comments.Advertisement
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