Test Pilot is an important part of Mozilla Firefox, and allows Mozilla to test out new features and tools that aim to improve the experience of Firefox users. Yesterday, the organization launched two new Test Pilot projects: Price Wise and Email Tabs. Price Wise allows users to track the price of items online, while Email Tabs makes it easier for people to share links via email.
How Price Wise worksEssentially, Price Wise is a price-tracking tool. It allows users to add certain products to a watch list; Price Wise will send notifications when there are changes in price. The extension only works for eBay, Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and Home Depot, but there are apparently plans to extend its usage to other retailers and eCommerce sites. As holiday season is approaching, it makes sense for Mozilla to push it out to users.
You can try it out here.
How Email Tabs works
Email Tabs is a tool which helps users to send links via email. Typically, you’d need to copy and paste links into your email, but with Email Tabs, you can share from a whole list of tabs. But that’s not all. Users can also choose how the content should be presented in the email. So, it could be a simple link, a screenshot, or even the full text. At the moment this only works with Gmail, but like Price Wise, Mozilla is looking to extend the roll out.
You can try Email Tabs here.
Both experiments are available for anybody who is signed up to the Test Pilot program.
Mozilla previews Send, Color and Side View
Mozilla also previewed other experiments that are due for release this year. Send allows you to encrypt and share large files up to 1GB, Color, allows users to customize the look of Firefox, while Side View makes comparison shopping easier, as one can look at two products without having to switch back and forth between two separate web pages.
To learn more, visit the Firefox website of Firefox.