“Prasenjeet”:http://chaoszone.blogspot.com/2003_08_01_chaoszone_archive.html#106070718197986260 says that “Google Toolbar”:http://toolbar.google.com/popup_help-beta.html now offers popup blocking ability, so he finds himself using less and less of “Mozilla Firebird”:http://texturizer.net/firebird/index.html. But I am still sticking to Firebird. Read this article by Ben Goodger which explains “Why You Should Switch to the Mozilla Firebird browser”:http://www.mozilla.org/products/firebird/why/
I am addicted to Tab-Browsing. You can also bookmark a set of tabs. So I have tabs with India related news sites, US related news sites, finance news etc.
Google search is integrated into the browser. So I don’t need a Google Toolbar. Besides this there are features like “Smart Keywords”, where by I can give a nickname to a bookmark. This enables me to type “newshopper” to take me to “Sulekha Newshopper”:http://www.sulekha.com/hopper.asp. To search something in a page, all you need is keep typing the string and the search is performed on the page. No more Ctrl-F required.
Now besides this, the weblog reader I use, “NewsMonster”:http://www.newsmonster.org/screenshots.html, runs under Mozilla as a sidebar.
Till IE has all these capabilities, I think I will use Firebird.
Update: Dan Gillmor has a column on “RSS Aggregators”:http://weblog.siliconvalley.com/column/dangillmor/archives/001285.shtml