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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!

Firefox Tools for Google Reader

Do you use Google Reader a lot?

Ever since Google moved Google Reader over to the newer, cleaner and better design I have been using it to handle all of my feed reading. I have gone from FeedBurner, to Newsgator, to Rojo to Google Reader – so I have tried a lot. Google Reader beats the rest of them hands down.

I just posted my big Google Reader Guide over at my personal blog, Mitchelaneous. There are a lot of Firefox and Greasemonkey goodies in there for you to check out, so please do so. If you know of any good ones that might have missed let me know as well. I did my best to find the best of the best.

Google Reader Notifier

I think I may have found one of my new favorite extensions for Firefox. I use and I love the Google Reader. It handles all my RSS feeds well, and thanks to it I never miss a beat. This firefox extension shows you how many unread items you have in your Google Reader account.

If you use the Google Reader a lot, this is a priceless pleasure to have in your browser.

+ Read More About and Install the Google Reader Notifier!