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Gmail Manager

Everybody loves Gmail, but some of us love it too much. Do you ever find youself switching between Gamil logins just to get all your E-mail checked? Moving the mouse around, logging in, logging out – it is all a lot of work. Why do all that work though, when there is an extension that will do all of that for you? Gmail Manager has come to your rescue!

[Learn More About Gmail Manager!]

Quick Add to Google Calendar

Are you searching for a way to quickly add appointments to your Google Calendar? Well if you are using Firefox then you are in luck. If you are using one of those other browsers, then you are beyond saving.

The extension is very simple. It adds a new shortcut (CTRL + ; [semi-colon]) to your browser window that launches a simple text dialog. In the text box you can enter whatever you would in the Google Calendar Quick Add feature and if you hit ENTER it will create the event for you in your default calendar. Remember, you must be logged in for it to work, if not, I’ll remind you anyways. The icing on the cake, is that it will find any Google Calendar window that’s opened and reload it for you so you can see your new appointment.

The Google Calendar Quick Add Firefox Extension is the thing you need to pick up to get the job done.

Eliminate Your Search History

It looks like users of the Greasemonkey extension got one more reason to jump for joy. Thanks to this handy script, you can eliminate the ability for folks to track your searching habits.

So to alleviate that at least a little bit, I have written a little Greasemonkey extension that routes the searches you would normally make on Google, Yahoo!, or MSN through a secure search proxy over at http://www.blackboxsearch.com.

Just install Greasemonkey, install the script from here (http://www.nemik.net/blackboxsearch.user.js) and visit your Google, personalized googe.com/ig, Yahoo, or MSN page as normally. But whenever you do a search it will go through the anonymous proxy so that Google and others cannot keep track of your searches.

+ Learn More About This Greasemonkey Script!

IGoogle Sidebar

We have all seen the Google personalized homepage by now. It is neat and simple, but what if you could get it in a Firefox sidebar? You would think then the usability factor would go way up. You can do so, but to make it easier on you – check out the IGoogle Sidebar Firefox extension.

[Learn More About the IGoogle Sidebar!]

Make Google Better With Greasemonkey

Sure we all love Google.com, but wouldn’t it be better with a tweak here and there?

+ Google Redesign
Make your Google a little prettier with this new style.

+ Google Thumbnails
This adds screenshot thumbnails to google search results.

+ Google Results Counter
This script adds an ordinal number at the left side of each search result on Google results pages.

To use any of these useful scripts, you will have to have the Greasemonkey Firefox extension installed.

Greasemonkey Help Need Help? Be sure to check out the Beginner’s Guide to Greasemonkey!

GooglePreview

Ever wanted to see a Web page before you clicked that link in Google? This extension inserts preview images (thumbnails) of web sites and Amazon products into the Google and Yahoo search results pages. This should make your searching just a little faster and maybe even a little better.

[Learn More About GooglePreview!]

Get a gBrain

I know I have told loved ones, family and friends I would like to have a second brain. Not really sure where I would put it, but with everything we are doing these days Online, it would come in handy. The Firefox gBrain extension gives me a “Googlized” version of a second brain, as far as my browsing habits go. I guess beggars can not be choosers.

[Learn More About gBrain!]

SEO for Firefox

Search engine optimization (SEO) is important for just about every Web master out there. You always want to know where your competitors are and how you are standing in the search engine rankings. SEO for Firefox hopes to make your optimization process just a little easier.

Want to know why Google or Yahoo! ranks pages? If so this is the Firefox extension for you. SEO for Firefox pulls in many useful marketing data points to make it easy get a more holistic view of the competitive landscape of a market right from the search results.

[Learn More About SEO for Firefox!]

Google Browser Sync

browsersync.gifThe folks at Google released a new Firefox extension. What is its name? Google Browser Sync. What does it do? Take a guess!

Google Browser Sync for Firefox is an extension that continuously synchronizes your browser settings – including bookmarks, history, persistent cookies, and saved passwords – across your computers. It also allows you to restore open tabs and windows across different machines and browser sessions. For more info, please visit our FAQ.

To use the extention, all you need to do is configure the extension on all computers for which you’d like your browser settings automatically kept in sync.

[Learn More About Google Browser Sync!]

Is Firefox 2.0 a Google Mole?

Right off the bat, I think this is a little silly and playing a little too much chicken little. In Firefox 2, Google’s new “safe browsing” features seem to have more than a few folks ticked off. Why? It is because Google will control the list of Web sites that may be “miscreants”. So we want fixes to the problem, but we don’t want one person to be solving the problem? This is like calling a plumber to fix a leak and telling him to bring three or four buddies to make sure he did his job right.

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