So I was pleased today to read Mozilla’s announcement that they had crossed the one billion mark for add-on downloads since they started counting in 2005. See chart below.
Note also that this graph and the headline 1 billion figure are understatements, probably significant understatements, as add-on downloads from sites other than Mozilla aren’t included in the total.
This milestone shows both the popularity and the power of the model. What I like about it most is the whirlwind of creativity it unleashes. The vast number and variety of Firefox add-ons is testament that. This post from ReadWriteWeb shows this very clearly.
For the record my favourite Firefox add-ons are:
- Scribefire for blogging – I use this every day and it keeps getting better and better
- Alexa toolbar (and been planning to add Compete for sometime)
- TinyURL Creator