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GButts

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.

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Google PageRank Extension Updated

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.

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Adsense Notifier

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.

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Smart Google Reader Subscriptions

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/. It returns “true” or “false” depending on whether the current user (as determined by the Google Account cookie) is subscribed to the given feed.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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