A fan of Firefox add-ons? Who wouldn’t be? After all, they make your life a whole lot easier by automating a lot of things you do with your favorite browser. But did you know that there are actually collections that some Firefox users have put together to benefit other Firefox users? They’re called ‘Firefox Collections’.

Firefox Collections make it easy to keep track of your favorite Firefox add-ons and share them with the world. You can follow any of these collections to keep track of updates like newly added add-ons, try out recommended add-ons, and even test out brand new ones.

Most Firefox Collections have ratings for the add-ons to help you decide, and they’re often better-targeted and more actively curated by the collection owners.

To get you started, here are some popular Firefox Collections that you can use and will surely help you out one way or another.

Enjoy!

The Paranoid Kit

The Paranoid Kit

There are a number of great privacy/security collections on Firefox, and The Paranoid Kit is probably the best among them because the collection owner has taken the time to write a useful note for each add-on featured in the collection. The selected security add-ons are “relatively passive and produce minimal disturbance in typical day-to-day browsing.”

Top add-ons include LastPass, BetterPrivacy, Adblock Plus, User Agent Switcher, Lightbeam, and NoScript.

Traveler’s Pack

Traveler’s Pack

Do you love to travel? If you often plan the trips yourself, you need to have the necessary add-ons to help with the process of planning, booking, and documenting. And that’s just what the Traveler’s Pack aims to do.

Top add-ons include Forecastfox Weather, Simple Currency Converter, FoxClocks, and Self-Destructing Cookies (which will come in handy if you’re planning a surprise trip).

Gmail Add-Ons You Must Have

Gmail Add-Ons You Must Have

Gmail is one of the best online email services around, and you can make it even better with the add-ons in this Firefox Collection. Whether you want to get notifications of new emails, bring all your favorite Google services to Gmail or add cool email signature, this collection is perfect for you.

Top add-ons are Gmail Manager, WiseStamp, X-notifier, and Integrated Inbox.

Online Shopping

Online Shopping

Online Shopping is a Firefox Collection that will come in handy for any special holiday when shopping deals are at their best. If you love shopping or you just like to save money when shopping, the add-ons in this collection can help you do just that. Now, you’ll never miss out on those great shopping deals!

Top add-ons include The Amazon 1Button App, Ciuvo – Price check in your Browser, InvisibleHand, Boo.ly Shopping, CouponsHelper, and PriceBlink.

Web Developer’s Toolbox

Web Developer’s Toolbox

Firefox has an amazing collection of web development add-ons, and this collection brings the best of them together. So far, there are 14 add-ons to help users troubleshoot, edit, and debug Web projects, all from within Firefox.

Top add-ons in this collection are Stylish, User Agent Switcher, iMacros, Firebug, Web Developer, and Greasemonkey.

Privacy

privacy

If the add-ons in The Paranoid Kit don’t meet your needs, this privacy collection might come in handy. The add-ons listed are more geared toward making you anonymous on the Web, as well as covering and erasing your tracks online.

Top add-ons are BetterPrivacy, Adblock Plus, Ghostery, anonymoX, Web of Trust, and NoScript.

Family Organizer

Family Organizer

As the name suggests, the Family Organizer is a collection of Firefox add-ons that are aimed at families. The add-ons listed can be used to create a “safe and fun online experience” for parents and children. So far, there’s only 6 add-ons included, but let’s hope that it’s actively updated.

Top add-ons are ReminderFox, FoxFilter, Web of Trust, and Integrated Inbox.

Add-Ons for Google Products

Add-Ons for Google Products

Do you often use Google products like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Search, and YouTube? This collection’s for you, as it can help make using Google tools even easier. The add-ons on the list can extend the functionality of Google’s most popular services.

Top add-ons include Google Shortcuts, Gmail Manager, Video Download Helper, SearchPreview, Shareaholic, and Feedly (a Google Reader replacement).

Firebug Add-Ons

Firebug Add-Ons

Firebug is a popular web development tool that integrates with Firefox. It’s useful for editing, debugging, and monitoring CSS, HTML, and JavaScript on any web page. If you frequently use Firebug, this Firefox Collection is a great way to keep up with add-ons to help extend this amazing web development tool.

Top add-ons are YSlow, FireFinder, FirePHP, FireQuery, Firebug, and CodeBurner.

Social Circuit

Social Circuit

Whether you’re a social network addict or just like sharing stuff on your social networking account, this Firefox Collection is perfect for you. Social Circuit comes with social networking add-ons to help make sharing easier, and to give you quick and easy access to the most popular social networking sites.

Top add-ons include Facebook Toolbar, Yoono, StumbleUpon, Shareaholic, ChatZilla, and Thumbnail Zoom.