138 – Firefox

DOWN 39 places. Continues its fall down the list from its No 1 position on the first list in 2007.

Firefox  is an open source web browser with. thousands of add-ons that enhance its functionality.

Website: mozilla.com/firefox/
Free. Open source
Availability: Download

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2018: 74
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2018:
Top 100 Tools for Education 2018: 

Past Overall Rankings
2017: 99    2016: 65    2015: 74   2014: 92   2013: 97   2012: 65   2011: –   2010: 29   2009: 9   2008: 2   2007: 1

Comments from those who selected Firefox as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2017

“first choice for browser for past 17 years. Use if at work, school and play.” Anon, Canada

“as the entry point to other tools remains essential. Used over other tools for speed, plugins, etc.” Ian Gardner, L&D Manager, UK, 2016

“My default browser for 16 years. Easy to use; frequent and relevant updates. Useful add ins.” John Thompson, University/College teacher, USA, 2016

“This is still my preferred browser. I’ve dabbled with others but keep coming back to Firefox.” 2015

“most efficient browser: Washington Braga, 2015

“Still my browser of choice, used every day, have used other browsers but still prefer this one.” Carol Cooper Taylor

“I use Firefox almost constantly, because its many plug-in possibilities allow me to maneuver quickly and easily for my work and my personal playing.”  Joan Vinall-Cox

“I have finally converted to Firefox from Internet Explorer (IE). After getting used to it, I have come to realize how disastrous IE really is. But then again, I have been experimenting with Google Chrome this week, and I might convert to Chrome in the coming weeks, if it is as good as it feels right now (simple, fast, sufficient and efficient). Anyway, I have all three running, so if one does not work for something, I have two other options to explore.” Zaid Alsagof

“Fast and stable browser with all the add-ons to create a powerful learning environment and to experience the web to it’s full extend.” Marcel de Leeuwe

“it’s my window on the world”  Jay Cross

“my browser of choice. With an apparently infinite source of extensions, plug-ins and add-ons, Firefox is quick, customizable and clever.”  Kate Foy