I think Google Reader is one of the few services of Google’s that I use because it feels like only one of a few that they have really gotten right. The Google Reader is a wonderful thing to use, and it makes going through and large RSS list a breeze. To make your getting in and out of it a little easier, I would suggest picking up the Google Reader Toolkit. This Firefox extension will allow you to place its’ icon on Firefox status bar and notifies you if there are updates available on Google Reader.
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We all want a way to get more information about the Web sites we know and love, right? Even if you don’t run one yourself, it is always nice to go out and find out something you did not know. That is where the About This Site Firefox extension comes in. It will hand you a plethora of details all in one context menu.
If you use either the Greasemonkey or Stylish Firefox extensions, I have the perfect extension for you when it comes to getting a little more browsing room while using Google Reader.
Just load this bad boy up via either one of those extensions and you should be good to go.
So where does it save you the room? Well for the most part it looks like it just cuts off the Google stuff from the top and gives you the “full view” of the reader. This is nice if you just hate seeing that Google Reader logo at the top every time you login.
I am not going to lie to you, I like this extension just because of its name. GButts adds the functionality of having your Google services on the same toolbar section as your home, bookmarks, forward and refresh buttons are. All you need to remember to do is drag and drop them onto your toolbars. If you find yourself using Google’s services a lot, then this extension is right for you.
The Google PageRank extension for Firefox has been updated to support Firefox 2! I am not sure why, but this is my favorite of all the Google PageRank extensions there are out there. It is in no way officially related to Google. It was just written by some guy to solve a very simple problem. If you don’t like all the crap that the Google Toolbar includes, you might check this out.
Need to know how much cash you have flowing in thanks to Google Adsense? Well you can forget about going to the Adsense Web site, logging in, and all that mess. That takes up too much of your time – and as we all know – time is money. You need to stop reading this and pickup the Adsense Notifier extension for Firefox. It gives you a running list of cash coming in via your status bar.
If you use Google’s Feed Reader this is a Greasemonkey script that you need. This script adds a feed icon to the upper right corner of your browser window for one-click subscription to Google Reader.
My version of the script adds an overlayed check icon when you’re subscribed to at least one of the feeds that the site advertises via auto-discovery. This was made easy by a URL that Reader exports: http://www.google.com/reader/api/0/subscribed?s=feed/
Maybe I just have not been paying attention, but this is the first time I have ever heard of Google Notebook. I saw it as a widget on Google’s personalized homepage. It looked pretty neat, so I checked it out and found out they have a Firefox extension for it as well.
You can now check your Gmail and Google Reader at the same time with this amazing Greasemonkey script that will show a link for your feeds in the sidebar of Gmail. It will also show you how many unread feeds you currently have and when you click on the link it pulls up your unread articles! (found via digg)
Here is a neat Greasemonkey script that I ran across the other day.
The Digital Inspiration blog shows how to construct a URL that will play any MP3 file with Google’s player, which is nice, but it seems like a lot of work. So I’ve modified the auto inline MP3 player greasemonkey script to embed the Google Player in case you prefer the look and feel of Google’s player to the Musicplayer.