Bookmark Tagging and Organizing Dominate Extend Firefox 3 Grand Prize Winners


Mozilla's Firefox browser's biggest strength has always been customization. When Mozilla created Firefox 3, the huge improvements in its underlying architecture made Firefox 2 plugins obsolete. To help encourage a new generation of add-ons, Mozilla Labs launched the Extend Firefox 3 contest in March to create a new generation of plugins.

Entries wrapped up on July 4th, and after spending the rest of the summer judging over 100 entries, Mozilla Labs has finally announced the winners of Extend Firefox 3.

"The Envelope, Please"

Extend Firefox 3 presented grand prizes in three categories:

  • Best New Add-on
  • Best Updated Add-on
  • Best Music Add-on

And, now, the winners (drum roll, please):

Best New Add-on

  • Pencil - a GUI prototyping and diagramming application
  • Tagmarks - one-click tagging for bookmarks
  • HandyTag - automatic tagging for bookmarks

Best Updated Add-on

Best Music Add-on

  • - accesses music library ( co-sponsored this category)

As you can see from the list of grand-prize winners, organizing your favorite Internet sites through better bookmarking is the dominant theme of Extend Firefox 3. To learn more about the winners, their projects, and the six runnerups, see the Extend Firefox blog.

What's your personal "Grand Prize" winners list of new or retooled plugins for Firefox 3? Hit the Comments button and tell us your favorites!

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