Have you ever been through a Linkification? It sounds like something you would get at the doctor’s office along with a flu shot. I can promise you it doesn’t hurt, and it only takes a few seconds. You don’t even have to bend over either! Linkification doesn’t hurt at all, it is simply one of the best Firefox extensions out there.

So what does the Linkification extension do? It allows you to view plain-text URLs and E-mail addresses as actual links. When a Web page designer or blog poster hasn’t linked up a link or E-mail address, this extension steps in and does that work through the browser for them.

Once you install the extension, you are given a plethora of options to play with. You can set the link color to be different so you don’t give it confused with other links on the Web page. You can set up a list of Web pages that you don’t want links to be created from. You can even set up how the newly created links open.

The Linkification extension is for Firefox versions .9 and up. If you want to pick it up and give it a shot, you can download it at the Mozilla Update Web site. No turning your head and coughing required.