Build a Better Browser
Putting a new shine on your browser won't take much elbow grease: You'll find a bevy of easy-to-install plug-ins for Firefox and Internet Explorer awaiting you on the Web. We rounded up dozens of the best free miniprograms, which can expose cookies on sites you visit, give your browser a new look, provide easier access to RSS feeds, blogs, or weather reports, increase your online safety, and more. A few of them even work with both browsers (look for the ones marked with an asterisk). We also list a couple of IE plug-ins that, for a small fee, store and organize Web pages, and tighten security. By the end, you might be surprised at what your enhanced browser can do.