Want to add information rich profiles to Gmail? Then you need the Rapportive add-on for Firefox. This great add-on will allow you to see what people look like, where they are based, a few of their interests and social network profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and more.
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Do you want to customize the Gmail interface to your liking and strip away the ads? The Firefox extension, Gmelius, will do that and much more. It is the sleekest Gmail related add-on for Firefox I have seen in a long time.
Mozilla is getting into the world of social link sharing. With F1, you can add the functionality of sharing a link on Twitter, Gmail or Facebook into the Firefox browser. This neat add-on has a lot of potential, and is simple enough for anybody to pick up and use.
My RSS feed reading application of choice is Google Reader. I have been using it for several years now, and it has never let me down. Now, that is not to say it could not be improved though. Here are a few ways you can make your RSS feed reading in Google Reader even better.
The Google Reader Watcher add-on is handy to have, because it will check your Google Reader for unread new posts. You can use this to keep track of how many stories you have yet to read. Checking Google Reader with this add-on is much more practical than visiting the Google Reader web site several times a day, for those RSS feed addicts out there like me.
Want to be able to create a much more dynamic signature for your webmail accounts and more, the will show off your instant messenger names, social network links and more details about yourself? WiseStamp is a pretty awesome addition to Firefox, that will let you do that and so much more, in a very stylish way.
Once installed, you get your own WYSIWYG editor to create and edit your own signature collection. You can add links via RSS, instant messenger service or social profiles from around the Web too.
Still need more information? Check out this awesome video tutorial demonstrating what all you can do with this amazing add-on for Firefox.
There are a lot of Firefox features that don’t get much press, or are quickly forgotten about. For example, did you know that you could switch to using Gmail or Yahoo! Mail as your default mail client (to handle those mailto links)?
To chance your settings, go to Tools, Options and then click on the Applications tab. From there, type “mail” into the text box to go to the default mail handler settings. From the drop down box, you should get several choices, Yahoo! Mail and Gmail being two of them. Choose the webmail application of your choice, hit the button labeled, “OK” and you are all set.
Now you are ready to use the webmail provider of your choice as your default e-mail application, as far as Firefox knows.
Are you a webmail addict?
Maybe you share a browser between family members, and you both use different webmail clients? No matter the reason you need to use it – one thing is for sure. This plugin is one of the best to make sure you stay up to date with your latest e-mails.
You can also use multiple accounts in a same host. The Web Mail Notifier currently supports:
- mail.google.com(Gmail & Google Apps)
- mail.yahoo.com (yahoo.com, ymail.com, rocketmail.com, yahoo.co.jp)
- mail.live.com(hotmail.com, msn.com, live.com)
- www.nate.com(nate.com, empas.com)
- and more!
You can pick up the Web Mail Notifier add-on on the Mozilla Add-ons web site. By far one of the best webmail tools for Firefox.
Do you use a lot of Google services? The Firefox add-on, GButts, will help you get quick and easy access to any Google service you want, next to your address bar or anywhere else you might need it.
Here are all the Google services you can quickly show or hide via the extension.
You can customize how much space you want to save with the options across the bottom (by making the menu a toolbar or a drop down menu). You also have the option of a horizontal or vertical menu. You can then right-click on your toolbar, go to “Customize” and then drag and drop the GButts Toolbar you created on to your toolbar layout – anywhere you might need it.
If you are a heavy Google user – the GButts add-on should be right up your alley.
Want to quickly see how many unread messages you have in Gmail? Well, with a little help from Firefox, Gmail and one creative userscript author, that can easily be done. Gmail FavIcon Alerts 3 adds an unread message counter to the Gmail favicon in your browser.
Along with the unread message count, you also get a red Gmail icon when there is no unread messages:
…and a chat bubble when somebody is trying to chat with you via Gmail:
Here are a few more things new in this version 3 of Gmail FavIcon Alerts:
Now, you can keep tabs on the exact number of unread messages you have! With the power of the <canvas> tag, the unread message count is now dynamically created for your number of unread messages. The font scales well up to 999 unread messages, but higher numbers are still rendered for those with massive unread counts.
If you have Greasemonkey installed, to get this userscript – just head on over to Userscripts.org and hit “Install”. Gmail FavIcon Alerts 3 is well worth using, if you spend a lot of time in your Gmail inbox.
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