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Recommended AddOns

Here is a list of the best, in my opinion, addons that you can use to make gold in the game. Divided into three categories, they are:

  • Essential Add-ons – These are the add-ons that are imperative to any player wishing to make money. They will give you the extra advantage passed over by much of the population.
  • Optional Add-ons – These are add-ons that I find useful in my day to day gold-making activities. I suggest you try them out.
  • Crafter Add-ons – These are add-ons that you should install only if you want to make gold using Professions and crafted items.

Essential Add-ons

Auctioneer

As mentioned earlier, Auctioneer is the most powerful add-on in the game. Auctioneer will scan the auction house for you, and create the spreadsheet so essential to keeping up with the market trends of the game. It will give you the insider information on bids, listing, and buy-outs.

Postal

One of the overlooked add-ons of the game, postal add-ons give you the ability to “mass-mail,” or send 21-30 items simultaneously to one player. It can allow you to send or open all of your auction winnings or sales, and do it at once, instead of taking the time to do it one by one.

Suggested Add-ons

FuBar

Fubar is one of those addons that I didn’t know I needed until I tried it out. It lets you display information in a bar at the top and/or bottom of the screen -- all the numbers and meters that you want to always have handy, without having to click on anything or hover your mouse for tooltips.

Auditor

Useful add-ons that show your income and were it came from, AuditorFu is for the player who enjoys the intricacies of statistics, and likes to track their gold. It can serve as a blueprint for making money in the future. I personally use both because they give me a slightly different view on my cashflow.

Gatherer

For the herbalists, miners and hunters of treasure, the main purpose of the Gathere add-on is to track those items essential to these professions. Gatherer provides a minimap to remember where various items were found in the past. This, like AuditorFu, is a way of looking into the past successes to fuel future ones.

Altoholic

Altoholic gives people as much information as possible in the benefit of a single add-on. It allows users to search their bags for Auction-House-like frame, like screenshots.

Crafter Add-ons

Advanced Trade Skill Window

ATSW is a complete replacement for Blizzards trade skill window with more overview and special functions like bigger window, production queue, different sort options, and many other.

LilSparky's Workshop

LilSparky's Workshop adds auction-derived pricing information for trade skills right into the trade skill recipe frame. Each skill is evaluated for material costs and potential value of the item created.