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Add Google Notebook to Sidebar

Google Notebook SidebarWant to add Google Notebook to your Firefox sidebar?

Well after looking at how others did the trick with adding Google Talk to your sidebar, I figured I would try it with Google Notebook. The good news is that it does work. I have posted a simple three step tutorial over at Mitchelaneous.com to help you get through it step by step.

Let me know if you find this useful and I might have to give it a shot with a few other widget services out there on the Web.

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Add Favicons to Google

Favicons on GoogleI just love adding favicons to things.

If there was one innovation on the Web I had to pick that I could not live without, it would be our friend the favicon. It just makes browsing through links a little less challenging on the visual side. Now thanks to a Firefox extension you can add favicons to your Google usage as well.

Google Icon enhances search results by adding the favicon next to each search result (if available). Icons make it easier to recognize your favorite websites and breathe more life into that dull search page.

+ Download and Install the Google Icon Extension for Firefox!

Stream Google Search Results

The folks the brought you the CustomizeGoogle extension for Firefox are working on something else that might help you get more out of Google and push forward a new and innovative idea for Online searching.

This CustomizeGoogle feature saves you from the hassle of paging through Google web search results. Whenever you navigate to the end of the page, you dont have to hit the next button. CustomizeGoogle automatically fetches next set of results and appends them to the bottom of the page.

Here is a move that explains a little more about what is going on:

I like having the streaming results as I skim through Google Reader, so if you can give me functionality like that on the regular Google searches – well, then consider me sold.

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Make Gmail Better

Want to make Gmail better? Well the folks over at Lifehacker have put together one heck of a nice Firefox extension – taking some of the best Greasemonkey scripts from around the Web. What does it do? It adds a menu of optional extra features to Gmail. To view the enabled features and get more information on each, in Firefox’s Add-ons dialog, click on Better Gmail’s Preferences dialog.

Better Gmail

Gmail’s good, but it could be better. We’ve featured several Greasemonkey scripts that enhance Gmail in lots of different ways – like adding saved searches, attachment icons, label colors, keyboard macros, a filter assistant and right-click conversation previews. But not everyone wants to install Greasemonkey and hunt down all those scripts.

+ Download and Install the Better Gmail Extension for Firefox!

Add Google Talk to Firefox Sidebar

Several folks have been sending me this tip in so I figured it was about time I got to posting about it. Seems like the original claim to fame, as far as finding this tip goes to the folks at Digital Inspiration.

1. Create a bookmark for this address: talkgadget.google.com/talkgadget/client

2. Right-click on that bookmark and select “Properties”.

3. Check the box that says, “Load this bookmark in sidebar” and you are all set.

Now you can get your Google chat going without launching a client and you can keep it with you at all times because it is right there in your Firefox sidebar.

Gspace – Storage Space from Gmail

There are a lot of good Online backup Web sites out there today. Since Gmail first hit the scene though, people have been trying to use it to have a little extra storage space on their computers. Now there is yet another tool that helps you manage this process and your files in the Firefox extension, Gspace.

This extension allows you to use your Gmail Space (2.8 GB and growing) for file storage. It acts as an online drive, so you can upload files from your hard drive and access them from every Internet capable system. The interface will make your Gmail account look like a FTP host.

Gspace

Out of all the “lets use Gmail for backup” tools out there, this one is the best that I have seen thus far.

+ Download and Install the Gspace Extension for Firefox!

Google Utilities

Do you want a Firefox extension that gives you quick and easy access to all of Google’s services? When you look at things like Google’s word processor and RSS reader, you begin to think of these things as applications more than Web sites. The GUtil! Extension treats them as an extended arm of the browser.

After you install this extension it adds a new menu item just for Google and all the products they have out in the market today.

If you are a big Google fan, this could be the best way for you to get into each service you know and love. Horrible name for an extension, but it does get the job done.

+ Download and Install the GUtil! Extension for Firefox!

Mashup the Web

Do you enjoy mashing up your content from various sources to suit your own needs?

Well I have a tool for you that might make your mashing a little easier to handle. All you need to do is to find the virtual potatoes.

Operator lets you combine pieces of information on Web sites with applications in ways that are useful. For instance, Flickr + Google Maps, Upcoming.org + Google Calendar, Yahoo! Local + your address book, and many more possibilities and permutations.

All of these scenarios are possible due to Microformats, an emerging standard for injecting semantics into HTML.

+ Download and Install the Operator Extension for Firefox!

Google Thumbnails

Now this is nothing new and I have seen it before, but the GooglePreview extension for Firefox might do it the best. What am I talking about? Well, first let me ask you a question. Wouldn’t it be nice to see thumbnails next to your search results in Google? I think it would be nice – and that is what this extension will do for you.

Inserts preview images (thumbnails) of web sites and Amazon products into the Google and Yahoo search results pages. When you use GooglePreview and click on an Amazon link within the search results, you support me and the further development of the extension and back end if you actually purchase a product.

+ Download and Install the GooglePreview Extension for Firefox!

LookLater

The folks over at LookLater have created a new and neat way to manage your bookmarks. The LookLater extension for Firefox gives you Instant searchable bookmarks in your own private online archive. Some of the features include:

  • Bookmark links, pages or images
  • Automatically save context with each bookmark
  • Search in titles or context or browse by date or site
  • Tag bookmarks and import your existing tags
  • No software to install, just a bookmarklet
  • Integrates with del.icio.us, Google, eBay and more

+ Learn More About and Install the LookLater Extension for Firefox!