Google Wave is a new service from Google that is in private beta, which means only a limited number of people are able to test it. If you want to give it a try, you will need an invite from other Google Wave members.
Do you know that Google can be used much more than simply searching for a specific item? How many of you knew that Google can be used to search movie showtimes, airline travel tickets, stock quotes, package tracking, patent numbers, and people profiles?
We all know that Firefox stores the information in the form that you fill. Each text field’s information is stored separately. If you return to a similar text field, you will find all previously saved entries. Read More
Facebook Videos has grown
quite fast over the past few months, it now serves more than 1 billion impression
a month. Which if you ask me is quite impressive. We all know how to download YouTube videos, there are hundreds of tools for it but what if you want to download videos from Facebook?
Update: Facebook Video for FireFox has been disabled by FireFox addons manager. However, you can use Download Flash & Video to quickly download Facebook videos.
Session Manager Firefox Add-on
is a an extension that allows users to save their current session and then restore it later. It does exactly like what it calms, saving all Firefox tabs and windows so that you can access them later the way they were.
Tab Scope adds tab functionality in Firefox and puts Mozilla team to shame. It is something I have always been looking forward too. What it does is simple, showing preview of tabs. But not only simple previews, rather it shows real-time dynamic previews. Read More
If your bookmarks are cluttered, the best way is to first remove invalid, broken, and duplicate bookmarks and then go ahead to sort out others. So far removing broken bookmarks has been a difficult task. We will be using CheckPlaces
extension for this job.
Note: CheckPlaces for FireFox has been discontinued.
In March we reviewed an awesome add-on for Firefox called Open It Online which allowed users to save/edit documents online without having to download it. Recently the developer has updated it and also included Box.net support as well. Now you don’t need to select Box.net from the list when saving/editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, just select Save IT Online to Box.net and it will save it to your account instantly. Read More
So you have loads of Firefox addons installed but want an easier way to access all their options? The default way in Firefox is to navigate all the way to Tools > Manage Add-ons and then clicking options next to the desired extension. It can become quite irritating if you have to access options for few extensions frequently, so is there any easier way out?
is a free add-on for Firefox that lets you play video/audio playlist easily from within Firefox. Once its installed, you will see a proper media player interface in the status bar from where you can play/pause, move between videos, shuffle, and do much more.
So you must be thinking what’s the catch here? Instead of having to open YouTube music videos on different tabs and playing them one by one, this Firefox add-on will let you play all YouTube videos from within the browser without disturbing any of your work.
is a free add-on for both Internet Explorer/Firefox browsers and Outlook Express/2003/2007 desktop clients. It solves a very unique problem. Suppose you get an email from PayPal asking for some information, how would you know if it is legit?
Once Iconix is installed, it will scan all your emails when you visit your account and add Truemark icons before the sender’s name that it finds to be legit. It scans by sending some details of every email to the Iconix server and then determines whether the email is original or fake. It scans all emails in real-time and the process is relatively fast. The scanning takes place in the background and does not disturb your activity.
Lately, I have been writing about many interesting Greasemonkey scripts. Even through the Greasemonkey add-on has been installed 17.5 million times, many users still don’t know what it is, how to use it, or why to use it. In this post, I will do my best to explain what is this add-on is all about.
What Is Greasemonkey
Just like there are hundreds of add-ons out there for Firefox, one among them is called Greasemonkey. So what does this add-on do? Wikipedia has explained this superbly,
This add-on allows users to install scripts that make on-the-fly changes to most HTML-based web pages. As Greasemonkey scripts are persistent, the changes made to the web pages are executed every time the page is opened, making them effectively permanent for the user running the script. Greasemonkey can be used for adding new functions to web pages (for example, embedding price comparison in Amazon.com web pages), fixing rendering bugs, combining data from multiple webpages, and numerous other purposes.
SearchBox Sync is a small add-on for Firefox that updates the search box content every time you make a search on any popular search engine(Google, Yahoo, Live, Amazon, Wikipedia, YouTube, eBay, etc). You must be thinking how it’s helpful? But once you get used to it, you will find it very useful in certain circumstances. It saves us from typing the search terms over and over again. Read More
Making it easier to navigate through images is one thing all browsers fail in. Suppose you find a directory full of images, what you will do is click the first image, go back, click the second image, go back and so on. This shows the lack of usability in every browser, can’t they make it easier to navigate between images? Thanks to Image Navigator, the experimental add-on for Firefox, browsing images is now a piece of cake.
Once the add-on has been installed you will find a toolbar on the top-right side. This toolbar will help you navigate between images and moving between folders easily.
Image Navigator for FireFox has been discontinued.
If you use Firefox and are looking to increase your productivity, then this tip is for you. Split Browser is a free add-on for Firefox that splits your screen to make space for more content. It is suitable for those users who have large screens, i.e screens larger than 19” or those who have high desktop resolutions.
Note: Split Browser is quite an old Firefox add-on, I am reviewing it here for those users who haven't heard about it before and for for those who don’t know how to use it.
It only splits the content area, not the whole browser. You can open tabs in new content window, just right-click the tab, select ‘Split Tab To’ and then select the area where you would like to split. Read More
File Hosting providers such as MegaUpload and Rapidshare have time limits for non-premium users which is pretty much annoying. You have to wait for 30 seconds to 50 seconds sometimes before you can actually start downloading a file.
MUBundle is a free add-on for Firefox that removes the time limit from MegaUpload by auto skipping it. Apart from skipping the time limit it also downloads the file automatically by clicking the Download button for you.
Are you addicted with Firefox? Firefox is a great browser with tons of add-ons which can turn your browser into everything from checking your email to capturing screenshots. You can now finally turn your Firefox browser into a Windows explorer file manager in 2 simple ways. Doing so, will make you more productive and save yourself plenty of time. Read More