Mozilla was certainly aware of the impact the switch had on Firefox's extension ecosystem. It was clear right from the get-go that some add-ons could not be ported over because Mozilla did not want to implement APIs that extensions required. Other extensions could not be ported because of missing WebExtensions APIs because the APIs were still in development. And then there were extensions that would not be ported because developers did not want to or because development had been abandoned.
New extensions would come out of this as well. Chrome developers could port their extensions to Firefox relatively easily, and developers would produce new extensions that offered new or unique functionality.
Note: Mozilla recommends that users install the extensions in Firefox Beta or other development versions of the browser as Firefox Stable may not support all APIs required to run the extensions properly.
Mozilla's Extensions Challenge for Firefox Quantum is an attempt to highlight WebExtensions and promote the new standard.
The organization announced the finalists in the groups Best Tab Manager / Tab Organizer, Best Dynamic Theme, and Best Extension for Games & Entertainment on Friday on the Mozilla Add-ons blog.
The following four extensions are finalists:
My favorite: Session Boss. Excellent extensions.
My favorite: Midnight Lizard. Impressive functionality and works really well.
My favorite: Worldwide Radio. Great selection of radio stations from around the world. Only thing missing is recording support.
Now You: What are your favorite Firefox WebExtensions?
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