Best add-ons (extensions) for Firefox on Android

Firefox offers dozens of beneficial add-ons that improve the browsing experience on desktop computers, and a number are also available on Android.

firefox is known for its many add-ons that improve the browsing experience on desktop computers, but many are also available on mobile. Mozilla originally added support for add-ons to the Android version of Firefox in 2020. Now there are many add-ons available for Firefox on Android, including many desktop favorites. The best part is that the user can install the add-ons from the browser itself, which means they don’t have to search for them online.

Free and open-source Firefox is one of the leading desktop and mobile browsers. The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation makes Firefox available on all major desktop and mobile platforms, including Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, and iOS. It is also available for various Unix and Unix-like operating systems, including FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Illumos, and Solaris. While most versions are based on the Gecko rendering engine, the iOS version uses WebKit due to Apple’s strict platform requirements.


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One of the best Firefox add-ons on Android is Dark Reader, which adds a dark mode to any site, making browsing the web less straining on the eyes. It works as advertised by inverting colors on websites making them high contrast and easy to read at night. It is also free and open-source software that does not display ads or collect user data. HTTPS Everywhere is another great add-on for Firefox on Android. It was developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and protects online communications by automatically enabling HTTPS encryption on supported sites.

Firefox add-ons on Android

Privacy Badger is another offering from EFF and another must-have software for all Firefox users across all platforms. It prevents advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking users across the web. Instead of using a predefined list of trackers to block, the software learns to block invisible trackers based on their behavior. It sends the Do Not Track signal to tell companies not to track users and the Global Privacy Control signal to websites to prevent users from sharing data. Overall, this is one of the best add-ons for people who value their digital privacy.

Another notable Firefox add-on is Google Search Fixer, which helps Firefox users have the same search experience as Chrome users. Unfortunately, Google’s web search does not offer the same search experience to firefox for Android as it is for Chrome, although the former is just as capable. The add-on solves this problem by spoofing relevant user-agent information to trick Google into sending the same search results that would be sent to Chrome. Apart from the add-ons mentioned above, power users could also benefit significantly from NoScript Security Suite, FoxyProxy, Decentraleyes, Ghostery, etc.

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Source: Dark Reader, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, Google Search Fixer

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