How to: Seedr's Firefox Add-on

No matter which variant of a major browser you prefer, Seedr has an extension for you. Read on for the Firefox guide, or go the the Chrome guide.

 

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What are browser add-ons?

Add-ons make your browser more powerful. They are usually made by third parties, not by the company who created your browser. They can perform a wide range of tasks and enhancements, including sharpening audio, creating and editing screenshots, and adding selected files to your Seedr storage.

How do I know if an add-on is safe?

Anyone can make a browser add-on, so some of them are insecure and not trustworthy. There are a few things you can check before installing an extension to protect yourself:
  • How many users it has. The more installations the better. Less than 1000 users is very few.
  • Who made it. If you're looking for an extension for a specific service, such as Seedr, this can help you know if you found the right one. In Seedr's case, it was made by Seedr, exactly as you'd expect.
  • The rating. If it has a poor rating, it probably won't do what it claims anyway. 
 
The one exception to these guidelines is when a company you know and trust releases their new browser extension. In that case they would have very few users, and maybe no rating at all. If you're certain it's legitimate, give it a try! 
 
You can also check the badge of the add-on you're considering. Firefox features 3 types of badges: Recommended, Made by Firefox, and Not Reviewed. The vast majority of the add-ons have a Not Reviewed badge. All this means is Firefox does not regularly review these add-ons.
 
After evaluating these factors, you can decide if the extension you're considering is likely to be safe.

How to use the Seedr Firefox Add-on

and click Add to Firefox.
add to Firefox button
2. Click Add.
click add
3. If you'd like the Seedr Firefox Add-on to run in private windows, check the box.
Click Okay or press Enter.
click ok
The Seedr Firefox Add-on has now been installed in your browser. Next, learn how to use it (it's very simple).
 
4. If you'd like Seedr to be your default client, click the Seedr icon in the top right of your browser window, and check the Default Client box.
choose Seedr as your default client
5. Choose a link you'd like to transfer into your Seedr storage. Right-click the link and select Add to Seedr. If you checked the box to make Seedr your default client, you can also click the magnet icon, and the files will be automatically added to your storage.
right click and select "Add to Seedr"
6. When prompted, log in to your Seedr account the same way you always do. 
log in to Seedr
7. You should see this success message confirming that the files were added to your Seedr storage.
File added message
 
New to Seedr and want to learn more? Our Beginner's Tutorial might interest you.
 
Prefer to use a Chrome-based browser instead? See our Chrome Extension guide.
 
Looking to grow your Seedr storage space? Check out how to upgrade or spread the word.