Computer and Internet Basics
Search Engines: Spezify and Wolfram Alpha
Tired of a million results? Want to get specific? Try Spezify, a visual search engine that returns only what you want, without the filler. Want to get more specific? Try Wolfram Alpha, a computational knowledge engine that answers questions, finds facts and does math!
Faster and more secure than other browsers, works seamlessly with Blackboard and Collaborate, highly customizable, and best of all, has some unbeatable plug-ins and add-ons available!
Citation Management: ZOTERO
This is one of those great add-ons mentioned above. Zotero helps you collect, manage, and cite your research and create your bibliography. Works with Galileo databases, can be synced across multiple computers and used with Microsoft Word or Open Office.
Social Networking and RSS Aggregator: YOONO
Another one for Firefox, this left pane utility feeds Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo & Aim IM, Google Talk, Linked In, Youtube, and more, AND your RSS feeds into one continuously updating stream. Update your status instantly across services, or even log-in to multiple accounts at once. Also available as a stand-alone.
Short-Cuts: Google Shortcuts for Firefox
If you're addicted to Google services like I am but dislike toolbars, you'll love the Google Shortcuts add-on for Firefox. Display all your Google services in one place.
Media Browser: COOLIRIS
Browse, share, search, view across services including the Web, Facebook, Youtube, Flikr, and more. Browser plug-in or on your mobile.