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All Things Appy: Top 5 Humor Apps for Firefox

All Things Appy: Top 5 Humor Apps for Firefox

Who among us can't use a few extra laughs each day? If you use Mozilla's Firefox browser, you're in luck. With these cheerful apps waiting as you work, there's no such thing as a bad day -- just fire one up and you'll be smiling again in no time. Our favorites are Stitcher Radio, Random Southpark Episode, 1-Click YouTube Video Download, The Most Unnecessary Firefox Add-On V 1.0 and Play drums!

The desktop environment can be the spot where you need a bit of humor the most. During a hard day pounding away at the contraption, a little light relief may be in order.

In today's All Things Appy, TechNewsWorld takes a look at the top five must-have free humor add-ons for your Firefox browser.

About the Platform: Look for the add-on that you need in the Search box in Mozilla's Firefox Add-Ons browser page, or surf for the link and select it. Click on the add-on that you need, let it install, and then re-start Firefox if you are prompted to do so. Some add-ons are only available from the developer's website.

Note that add-ons can be called extensions when they have been installed.

No. 1: Stitcher Radio

Stitcher Radio has 5 stars out of 5 from six user reviews in Firefox's add-ons library. The add-on has a total of 1,560 users.

Listen to comedy radio shows on demand. This Internet radio app concentrates on the spoken word, as opposed to music, and features a comedy section that includes top comedy shows, all-stars, unrestrained comedy talk, news satire, pop culture banter, sketch, stand-up and terrestrial radio comedy.

Stitcher

A social bonus feature is the ability to share episodes as you listen and discover like-minded shows.

No. 2: Random Southpark Episode

Wazupian's Random Southpark Episode has no user reviews in Firefox's add-ons library, but it does have 81 users.

If you're slogging away at your desktop and simply need a laugh, this app is for you. Installing the extension creates a minuscule Southpark town sign in the bottom right corner of your browser frame. Click on it and a random Southpark episode opens in a new tab courtesy of Viacom's SouthparkStudios.com.

Southpark is the adult animated sitcom famous for its dark humor. Grab a scene or watch an entire show if you have the time.

No. 3: 1-Click YouTube Video Download

1-Click YouTube Video Download has 5 stars out of 5 from 273 user reviews in Firefox's add-ons library. The add-on has a total of 247,865 users.

Google's YouTube property is the largest repository of comedy and humor videos on the Web. Perform a Firefox search within YouTube's website for comedy, and then take advantage of 1-Click YouTube Video Download's simple download button to populate a list with all of the available video formats that can be downloaded. Then simply download to watch offline.

No. 4: The Most Unnecessary Firefox Add-On V 1.0

The Most Unnecessary Firefox Add-On V 1.0 has 5 stars out of 5 from two user reviews in Firefox's add-ons library. The add-on has a total of 72 users.

7lives' app will appeal to those with a gentle disposition who are looking for some light amusement at the desktop. Clicking on a miniature browser button launches a simple rendering of a bird. Click on the bird and it chirps. That's it -- stress relief.

It reminds us of a kind of virtual Tamagotchi -- the Japanese handheld digital pet -- although much simpler. For some unknown reason, the bird has four legs.

No. 5: Play drums!

Play drums! has 4 stars out of 5 from 19 user reviews in Firefox's add-ons library. The add-on has a total of 2,851 users.

For those with less of a gentle disposition -- those who like to make a bit of noise and bang on things -- our final must-have humorous app for Firefox is Play drums! Didier Lafleur's app converts your keyboard to a combo text input device and drum machine and plays the drums loudly as you type.

Best results are achieved when you forget that you've left it running and start typing.

Want to Suggest an Apps Collection?

Is there a batch of apps you'd like to suggest for review? Remember, they must all be for the same platform, and they must all be geared toward the same general purpose. Please send the names of five or more apps to me, and I'll consider them for a future All Things Appy column.

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Patrick Nelson has been a professional writer since 1992. He was editor and publisher of the music industry trade publication Producer Report and has written for a number of technology blogs. Nelson studied design at Hornsey Art School and wrote the cult-classic novel Sprawlism. His introduction to technology was as a nomadic talent scout in the eighties, where regular scrabbling around under hotel room beds was necessary to connect modems with alligator clips to hotel telephone wiring to get a fax out. He tasted down and dirty technology, and never looked back.


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