Along with letting us stay in touch, online social networks are a great way to share online content. Whenever we find something funny or interesting online we head on over to our social networking account and share it with our friends and family.
Leaving the current page to visit our networking account can make sharing a little inconvenient. To simplify it there have been many good tools made. AddThis is one such tool.
AddThis is a browser addon for Mozilla Firefox. The addon aims to simplify sharing online content on a variety of social networking websites. After we install AddThis we can see a new toolbar added to Firefox.
As you can see from the image above, this toolbar gives us the option to share the current webpage on almost any network. We can add more networks by using the plus icon in the far right. Pressing the icon opens a webpage providing us with more sharing options.
The sharing options here can be added to our AddThis toolbar. Alternatively we can access the Addon’s options to select any of the networks there and add them to our AddThis toolbar.
Users who find that the extra toolbar clutters up their toolbar area, can use AddThis in another way. The second tab in the addon’s options lets us add AddThis options to the navigation toolbar, URL bar, as well as the context menu.
People who browse using Firefox in full screen will find the context menu entry the best option.
AddThis is a great Firefox addon which facilitates sharing on numerous networks. It will excellently serve professional bloggers or marketers trying to promote a product on social media site.