Flagfox

Flagfox

Displays a country flag depicting the location of the current website's server and provides a multitude of tools such as site safety checks, whois, translation, similar sites, validation, URL shortening, and more...

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What is Flagfox?
Flagfox is a Firefox extension that shows the physical location of the server for the current website. It heightens your browsing awareness and helps understand applied legal jurisdictions and native languages. It offers a variety of tools, like site safety checks, finding similar sites, translation, SEO research, diagnostics, Whois and DNS information, page code validation, URL shortening, and more. All features are designed to respect user privacy, carrying out country lookups locally using an internal IP address location database.
Stats
By: Dave G
Version: 6.1.74 (Last updated: 2024-04-29)
Creation date: 2007-10-02
Weekly download count: 2,612
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • clipboardRead
  • clipboardWrite
  • menus
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
  • tabs
  • webRequest
  • dns
  • cookies
  • See more
Size: 1.06M
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Summary

Flagfox is an extension that displays a flag icon indicating the current webserver's physical location. Knowing where you're connected to adds an extra layer of awareness to your browsing and can be useful to indicate the native languages and legal jurisdictions that may apply. Additional information can be obtained via a multitude of external lookups and users can add their own custom actions. All actions can be added to the flag icon's context menu and set to icon click or keyboard shortcuts for quick access.

Clicking the flag icon loads our default action, Geotool, which gives a detailed map showing the city the server is in and other useful information such as its local time and ISP. Many other actions are available for a wide range of uses such as:

  • Site safety and malware checks
  • Finding similar sites and reviews
  • Automatic translation to your language
  • SEO and web development research
  • Diagnostics like pings and traceroutes
  • Whois and DNS information
  • Page code validation
  • Quick URL shortening
  • Copying a server's IP address or other info
  • or you can create your own custom actions!
Flagfox is simple, unobtrusive, and uses relatively little resources. In order to protect your privacy, country lookups are done locally rather than asking an external server about every page you browse to. It works by accessing an internal IP address location database, basically a rough map of the physical layout of the Internet, based on data provided by Maxmind. This gives a flag for the nationality of the actual location of the server you're connected to, rather than just the nationality of the domain name which may be different. Flagfox updates are provided on a monthly basis to keep this internal database accurate.
User reviews
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Pros
  • Works perfect
  • Great, using it for years!
Cons
  • Doesn't work with proxies
  • Permissions requested are not fit for purpose
Most mentioned
  • Works perfect
  • Doesn't work with proxies
  • Permissions requested by this plugin are not fit for purpose
Recent reviews
by Angshu, 2024-05-18

by Angshu, 2024-05-18

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Safety
Risk impact

Flagfox is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Flagfox if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Flagfox has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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