Keyboard Shortcuts For Gmail, Twitter, Dropbox, Facebook & YouTube [Web]

Who doesn’t love a nice, convenient hotkey? I personally think the only thing that can replace keyboard shortcuts (on PCs and Macs), could be the ability to transmit commands via brain signals, and that doesn’t appear to be happening any time soon. Keyboard shortcuts have transcended beyond desktop, and work on many websites and web apps, making it easier to navigate them. Almost all popular sites support keyboard shortcuts, and the following is a simple compilation of keyboard shortcuts for Gmail, Twitter, Dropbox, Facebook, and YouTube, some of the most visited and used portals across the world wide web. Since they are shortcuts, there isn’t much of an opinion to have about them, but for what it’s worth, this list is arranged with respect to which site has the best to worst keyboard shortcuts. Read More

Super Video Is A Free, Resizable Floating Video Player For Android

The concept of ‘floating apps’ is fast transforming into a pretty handy way of helping Android users extract the maximum performance out of their immensely powerful devices, while at the same time, letting them enjoy the true essence of multitasking on a mobile device. Previously reviewed calculator app, AirCalc, is a very fine example of a neatly-designed and simple floating app, which remains persistently visible on any Android screen that you navigate to. Over a period of time, the concept of floating apps has been employed on far more diverse app categories, and Android users these days find themselves surrounded by a healthy number of floating video players in the Google Play Store. However, the catch with most of these ‘floating players’ is that they come tied with a hefty price tag, which is not the case with Super Video, Floating & Popup – a comprehensive video streaming and playing Android app that lets you simultaneously play multiple local and YouTube videos through various resizable and movable floating windows. Read More

Block Certain Channels From Appearing In YouTube Suggestions List [Chrome]

While listening to music or watching our favorite videos on YouTube, we often get distracted by the related or suggested videos in the sidebar. While we can always choose to ignore those, there might be one persistent enough to make you lose focus and skip to that video instead of what you were watching. While getting distracted is not as big of a nuisance, if you get tired of misleading thumbnails or titles, then RE:Channel Blocker, a Chrome extension, is what you need. This neat utility lets you block videos from unwanted channels of your choice hat keep appearing in the Suggestions list. It gives you a nice way to filter out videos from particular channels that can ruin your YouTube experience. Read More

Squrl For iPhone & iPad: View Trending Videos From Your Social Networks & Video Sources Of Choice

Services like Google Reader are helpful in letting users view items from several news sources in one place. Such feed aggregators are not rare, and there are many similar apps available for iOS as well. Squrl Video Discovery is an iPhone app that is essentially a feed aggregator, but with a major twist – the app deals specifically with videos. With Squrl Video Discovery, you can create a personalized video feed, stay apprised of the latest video trends among your social media friends and discover new videos from sources of your choice. Squrl offers a network of its own too, where you can follow different channels and other users. Read on past the jump for further details. Read More

VidzBigger: A Video-Focused Alternative To The Regular YouTube Experience [Chrome]

VidzBigger, a Chrome extension, automatically scales YouTube videos to the largest possible size, and lets you read comments and scroll through Suggestions without losing focus from the video. With it, you can get a two or three column layout, change video quality, disable auto play, video ads and confirmations. In addition to that, you can set the number of comments to be shown, and enable HQ/HD videos upon loading. Once the extension is installed, everything on the page is rearranged and the video is aligned to the right side, so you can scroll the page to view suggested videos or comments while you watch the video. Preferences are divided into multiple categories, such as Instant Layout, Qualities, VidzLoops etc. Each category consists of multiple features and options that can be enabled or disabled, according to your preference. More after the jump. Read More

Fire Media Player Adds A Sidebar For Creating YouTube Playlists & Controlling Playback In Firefox

Fire Media Player is a media playback and management tool that allows you to play YouTube videos and playlists in a compact sidebar. The sidebar can easily be toggled on and off with the click of a button, and music playback can be controlled from the toolbar or from within the right-click context menu. With it, you can create and edit playlists, search for music and share it with your friends on popular social networks. Additionally, music can be added directly to playlists from YouTube using the right-click context menu. Fire Media Player also lets you see thumbnails of next/previous videos right within the sidebar. Read More

Stream Audio From YouTube Videos Using YouTunes Live For iPhone

YouTube might be a video hosting service in essence, but one look at the number of songs and lyrics videos is enough to tell anyone that a majority of users are there for the music. A lot of people run YouTube in the background, only listening to the audio and paying no attention to the video. This is why having YouTunes Live on your iPhone might be a pretty good idea. The app extracts audio from any video on YouTube (or even the videos you have on your device), and you can enjoy listening to your favorite tunes even after the screen has timed out. Read on to know all about this handy app. Read More

OpinionCloud Creates A Word Cloud To Summarize YouTube & Flickr Comments [Chrome, Firefox]

Comments on popular services like Flickr and YouTube can be quite useful when you want to find out what the crowd thinks about a particular video or photo, but at the same time, too many comments can make things complicated, especially if they span multiple pages. OpinionCloud, a Chrome extension and Firefox Add-on, changes the way you read user comments on YouTube and Flickr. It does this by summarizing comments into a negative and positive word cloud of sorts, providing an overview of the overall public opinion. The bigger the word, the more common its occurrence is, and the colors denote positive or negative points of view. Moreover, clicking one of the words pulls up a list of related comments. All of this appears underneath the video, and you can easily toggle the keywords on and off by clicking the OpinionCloud button. With it, you can simply  and look at decent videos and photos that actually interest you. Read More

Save A History Of YouTube Videos Viewed On Any Webpage [Chrome]

After watching several entertaining videos on YouTube, you might want to revisit a previously watched one. There are a couple of ways to do this; you can either search your browser history, or you can search YouTube’s own history, which requires that you're logged in. In the absence of the latter case, searching the browser history can be a difficult and time consuming task. Video History For YouTube makes life easier by keeping a track of your YouTube activity. Not only does it work on YouTube's own website, but also records embedded videos from other blogs/websites and saves them in a list for later viewing. Moreover, it notifies you when there are new items from your Subscribed channels. Also, the Popular Videos category lets you view videos by This Week, This Month and All Time options. Read More

Control Music Playback For YouTube, Google Music, Rdio & Others From Chrome Toolbar

If you like listening to music from various popular services, such as YouTube, Google Music, Rdio, or Grooveshark, pausing or switching between songs can sometimes get difficult, specially when you’ve got a bunch of tabs open and are working on something else. Music Controller is an extension for Chrome that places a simple control panel on your toolbar that quickly allows you switch, pause/play songs or mute all background music at once, regardless of which tab the song is in. With it, you no longer have to be worried about whether you’re playing music in Pandora, Google Music, Grooveshark or any other service, as you may easily pause, skip or thumbs up for a song from the pop-up in your toolbar. The only requirement for the extension's working is that the music playing  tab should be in the same Chrome window. Read More

Beta-Searchable: Highlight Text On Websites To Search On Google, YouTube & Current Page

Beta-Searchable is a Chrome extension that provides you with super fast search results for highlighted text on almost any website. It lets you save a lot of time when you have to search the same term on multiple websites. With it, you can get Google search results, Google images, YouTube videos and social results from Topsy. All you have to do is select some text on a website, and a tiny pop-up will appear with Google Search, YouTube, Google Images and other buttons. Additionally, you may also lookup the same term on your current domain. Clicking the tiny arrow at the top of the pop-up lets you switch to social pages that are retrieved from Topsy. Moreover, the extension lets you view most used, recent and related websites. Read More

Replace YouTube Video Comments With Those From Facebook [Chrome]

YouTube is great for watching videos and listening to music, but the comments left on videos are often profane, impossible to understand or cat fights in the making. This is probably why so many users now hide or disable comments on videos. Facebook YouTube Comment is a Chrome extension that takes a different approach towards comments posted on YouTube videos; instead of removing them, the extension replaces them with comments from Facebook. While Facebook comments aren’t the most intellectual conversation you can find online, they are, nevertheless, better than the ones on YouTube. With this extension, you will be able to actually enjoy reading comments on YouTube videos. It adds comments from users all around the world, which connects you with the great videos talked about on Facebook, making it possible for you to see what people on Facebook are talking about. Read More

Tube Player: Watch YouTube Videos Based On Social Network Popularity [Web]

If you like listening to YouTube videos shared on popular social networking websites, or if you're just simply bored of the same old style and interface of YouTube, then Tube Player, a new web application, finds the most popular videos from social networks and lets you listen to social playlists with the best videos. All you have to do is type an artist's name, and Tube Player will build a playlist for you based on social popularity. Videos are instantly retrieved and displayed in a compact player with multiple options displayed at the bottom of the player, such as Previous Video, Next Video, Reload Video, Like, Dislike and more. Additionally, you can shuffle and create a mix of music by different artists.  Read More

Bookmark YouTube Videos & Resume Playback From Where You Left Off [Firefox]

Often, while watching YouTube videos, we need to close the video because something important comes up or we have to be somewhere. Such situations can be quite annoying, especially when you know that if you close the video, you won't remember where you exactly left off. Only a few weeks back, we covered a Chrome extension called Pause For Later that allowed you to pause videos and save them for watching later. ResumeLater is a similar Firefox add-on that lets you bookmark videos on YouTube and resume playback right from where you stopped it.  After installing the add-on, simply click the button in the status bar to pause and save videos in a pop-up, along with the time elapsed information. You can then access all your saved videos by clicking the resumeLater icon in the status bar and enjoy them later. Read More

ChromeTunes: Add YouTube Playlists & Listen To Tracks via A Slick Popup

Wouldn’t it be great if we could listen to music on YouTube and work online at the same time, without having to sift through multiple tabs? ChromeTunes is a Chrome extension that lets you listen to tracks and playlists from YouTube through a slick pop-up. Not only does the extension allow you to search and listen to tracks, but it also lets you add your favorite playlists right through the pop-up. After you’ve installed the extension, you can directly add playlists by accessing the settings and enter a List ID. You can also click the search button and enter a query in the search box to find tracks and playlists. ChromeTunes will then instantly retrieve playlists or tracks from YouTube, along with a thumbnail preview of an album or track. Read More

Briteclick: Search, Reference & Shopping Through A Customizable Sidebar [Extension]

Wouldn’t it be great if we never had to leave our email or current webpage to access relevant information from various sources? Briteclick is an innovative search tool that makes finding information and completing tasks on the internet much easier and faster. After installing the extension, all you have to do is highlight keywords and get intelligent search results, neatly organized in a slick sidebar. This Chrome and Firefox extension lets you instantly view results from popular sources, like Google, YouTube, Wikipedia, eBay and much more. Briteclick tailors results based on the keywords you search and presents them in a convenient sidebar, so you never have to leave the current page to open multiple tabs. Read More

Generate Playlist For All Videos On A Particular Webpage [Chrome]

Everybody loves watching videos from sites like Facebook and YouTube, but sometimes, searching for videos/tracks in unending lists and feeds can become frustrating. So, if you're sick of scrolling Facebook feeds and YouTube playlists for music or entertaining videos, then Moovu Video Clipper pulls all videos from a particular webpage and lets you play them in a beautiful interface, without any clutter. With it, you can literally transform any webpage into a playlist and turn your browser into an amazing platform for viewing, collecting and sharing videos. Moovu makes sure that you stay tuned with all the videos on the web and never miss one again, with the best part being the fact that you can listen to all of them sequentially, without having to open all those YouTube links or scroll back and forth through your feed. You may share videos with your Facebook buddies and even play them in a pop-up. The Chrome extension works perfectly on websites like Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and more. Read More

noodzy: Hashtag-Based Control For Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Gmail [Web]

noodzy is a smart bar that lets you add simple tags to manage popular social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube and more. By having all your favorite and most frequently used social media services added to a single Noodzy account, you can easily share your messages and status updates with your online buddies without having to open multiple tabs. Using this nifty web app, you can perform multiple functions, like update your status, open Google to enter a query, view your wall or your friends wall right within the same interface, play YouTube videos directly on the bar and more. Read More

Enhance YouTube’s Music Search With Filters & Artist Information [Chrome]

seevl For YouTube is a Chrome extension that lets you explore music in a contextual way, by providing you with intelligent music suggestions and connections between artists on YouTube. With it, you can tailor what you want to listen to by browsing artists, labels or genres, or by combining all these features together to find new ones. seevl uses relations between artists and gives you automatic recommendations based on your current music track. Additionally, it offers you with artist biographies, fact-sheets, information about collaborations, influences, genres, record labels, and lets you learn how everything is connected. Read More

VHX: Online Video Sharing/ Watching With Social Network Integration [Web]

Finding and watching videos online can be quite a complex and fragmented experience, as we either have to search different services separately, or we can watch videos shared by our friends on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking websites. VHX is a new web application that brings online videos together and gives you a streamlined watching experience. With it, you can discover new videos by following friends and other VHX members who have a similar taste. Moreover, the service comes with a beautiful interface that displays high quality videos. VHX also lets you download a bookmarklet that lets you share or queue up videos from around the web. Currently, VHX only supports Vimeo and YouTube, but according to the developer, other services will be added soon. Read More