Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins are utilities that are more likely apps which can be installed on Internet Explorer. They vary on usage, features and functionalities. They are basically handy and lightweight programs that can be used to modify and enhance the functionality of the IE browser. These can be used to check the weather and listen to music, compare the prices and many others. They can also be used to modify the looks of the IE browser by changing its appearance with the use of themes. Besides, they can be used as well to update the Facebook profile.
Add-ons come in several types including the Extensions which can be used to add new features to IE or change the current ones and let users block the advertisements. These can also be used to pull down videos from any website and offers the ability to integrate the IE with other websites such as Facebook, Twitter and others. Another type of Add-on is the Appearance which comes on two types; the themes that is capable to modify the looks of buttons and menus, and the persona that designs the menu bar and tab strips with background images.
Meanwhile, the plug-ins provides the ability to add support for various types of web content. Normally, this plug-ins comes with patented formats such as Flash, QuickTime, Silverlight and other formats that are usually used for videos, movies, music, and online games and so on. In addition, add-ons and plug-ins vary on each user interface.