Firefox is one of the best browsers you can use. It’s fast, privacy-focused, and comes with a myriad of customization options to help personalize your browsing experience. Android users can also enjoy all the benefits of this browser, thanks to its nifty mobile version.
Just like its desktop variant, Firefox’s Android iteration supports plenty of add-ons. While not all desktop extensions will work on mobile, many of them do. Below you’ll find our list of seven of the best Firefox for Android add-ons.
1. Dark Reader
While Firefox for Android offers a Dark theme, switching to it will not darken the sites you visit. Here’s where the Dark Reader add-on comes in handy. As the name clearly indicates, the extension can turn web pages dark, which makes it easier for users to read the contents of a page at night or in a dark environment.
The add-on doesn’t alter image colors – it only inverts the colors of the webpage, so you’ll get to enjoy looking at the actual pictures with their accurate colors.
2. Video Background Play Fix
For those who love listening to music throughout the day, the Video Background Play Fix can be a great add-on to have.
Once installed, you’ll be able to play YouTube videos in the background from your browser without problem. (Note: you have to play videos from the youtube.com website and not from the YouTube app.) All you have to do is start playing the video you want, then exit the YouTube and go about your business. The audio will continue playing in the background, and you’ll be able to see a notification bar when you can control playback.
If you’re concerned about your online privacy, Ghostery can give you the peace of mind you need. This Firefox add-on for Android will show you every script that is tracking you on a webpage.
Additionally, it can enhance your online security since it can block any detected malicious scripts, thereby keeping your sensitive data safeguarded from those trackers with an evil intent.
4. AdGuard AdBlocker
You’ve probably used an adblocker of some sort to prevent seeing annoying ads that pop up when browsing on your desktop. AdGuard AdBlocker can do this in Firefox for Android.
With the add-on installed, you’ll be able to block all the ads on the pages you visit. (While you’re at it, consider adding https://www.maketecheasier.com to the whitelist.) As example, this add-on is all you need to get rid of all those annoying video ads that plague YouTube.
5. Search by Image
Search by Image is a powerful reverse image search tool and is available in the form of an add-on for Mozilla on Android. The tool supports the most popular search engines, including Google, Bing, Yandex, Baidu and more.
By default, the extension allows you to select an image directly from a page, then search for the image URL. Alternatively, you can upload pictures, capture a page area or simply use a URL – all from the context menu and the browser toolbar.
Bitwarden is a free password manager for all your devices. The add-on allows you to safely store all your logins and passwords and keeps all data encrypted on-device with AES-256 encryption, salted hashing and PBKDF2 SHA-256 before uploading it to the company’s server.
On top of keeping your logins securely stored, BItwarden also doubles as a secure password generator. With the help of this extension, you won’t be tempted to reuse the same password across apps and websites, thus keeping your sensitive data secure.
7. HTTPS Everywhere
HTTPS Everywhere is another add-on created to protect your online communications. It does so by tapping into HTTPS encryption automatically – even on sites that default to unencrypted HTTP or fill encrypted pages with links that lead to unencrypted sites.
With this add-on installed and running, you won’t have this problem anymore, so you can enjoy a completely secure browsing experience.
If you’re looking for a fast and highly secure browser for Android, Firefox is among the top choices. Coupled with a sensible add-on repository, Firefox makes a strong case for itself. Options are a bit more limited than on the desktop, though, where options abound.
If you’re looking to get even better at using Firefox, we recommend you don’t miss out on our article that shows how you can get vertical tabs in Firefox and Chrome. Alternatively, if you’re on iOS, then perhaps it’s time to switch from Safari to Firefox.