Mozilla Firefox: 2 Billion Add-On Downloads and Counting

For anybody who’s ever doubted the popularity of Mozilla’s Firefox, not that there will be many, an interesting statistic became known today that should put paid to any doubts. Apparently over 2 billion add-ons have now been downloaded by Firefox users.

An article by Jolie O’Dell over on Mashable, reports that another incredible statistic released is that the number of add-ons is actually more than the worldwide amount of Internet users. The one billion add-on download mark was attained early last year when the Firefox share of the market was 22%. However by May of this year Firefox’s share of the browser market had increased to 24.5%.

The figure has been achieved of course due to the developers who create the add-ons and as Mashable points out, Firefox is certainly seen by many as the most customizable web browser out there. If you want to take a look at ’25 of the best add-ons’, a collection compiled by Firefox to recognize the landmark, then go here.

To read the full Mashable article go to mashable.com. We’d be interested to know what you think about this landmark figure of add-ons downloaded, or maybe what you consider the best add-on to be, so why not let us know.