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Google Notebook

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.

+ Learn More About the Google Notebook Extension!

Inline Google Player

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.

+ Read More About This at Lifehacker!
+ Read More About the Google MP3 Player!

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!]