If you are curious to know what software a blog or website is using, Wappalyzer can be useful. It is a Firefox addon that can reveal the software that is being used in the webpage.
Install the addon and restart your Firefox. Now just browse to a website or a blog and you will see all the applications, software or frameworks the site is using in the Firefox status bar.
You can configure the add-on by right clicking the magnifyicon placed in the extreme right of your Firefox status bar. The options panel let’s you do the following two settings:
- Retrieve the Wappalyzer information on mouse click or automatically when the page completes loading.
- Set Wappalyzer to show the names of installed components as a tooltip or on mouse hover.
Want to try out Wappalyzer in other browsers? Try the experimental bookmarklet here.
Wappalyzer is a nice little addon for Firefox without any bells and whistles. It can be used to quickly find out what software and frameworks a site is using without having to look at the source code.
Techie-Buzz rating: 3/5 (average).