Similar to Mozilla Firefox's upcoming "Tab Candy" concept, Google Chrome add-on TabSense helps manage your tabs in a streamlined, organized manner. Though in its rookie status--there are still minor bugs--the extension is definitely worth keeping thanks to its simple utility. After the lightning-fast install, a rounded/rectangular icon will appear to the right-hand side of the address bar. A message will say that settings can be configured through the extensions option of the tool menu. In this menu users can uninstall and disable; however, the "options" link takes you to a blank page that merely … Read more
StayFocusd is a Google Chrome extension that helps Internet procrastinators focus on their work instead of browsing copious amounts of time-wasting material. This add-on is useful when you want to limit how much time you spend on a particular Web site, or even the entire Internet. StayFocusd is customizable and intuitive--it's simple to create detailed Web-surfing guidelines--but beware: this extension is harsh; make sure you really want to block your sites.
After downloading the add-on, a round blue icon will show up on the right-hand side of your address bar. While you are on the site that needs blocking, … Read more
Like its desktop counterpart, Yoono for Firefox lets you access multiple social accounts all in one spot. With the capability to chat on AIM, Yahoo, and Live messenger while surfing your Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr accounts, this Firefox extension is a good choice for people who enjoy constant social updating.
The Web version also supports YouTube, LinkedIn, Friend Feed, and Google Talk. The interface is extremely similar to the desktop version; all of the functions for social Web browsing and Yoono's columns are the same as we had mentioned in our Yoono for desktop review. However, the Firefox version … Read more
Like its desktop counterpart, Yoono for Chrome lets you to access multiple social networking accounts all in one spot. With the capability to chat on AIM, Yahoo, and Live messenger while surfing your Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr accounts, this Chrome extension is a good choice for people who enjoy constant social updating.
The Web version also supports YouTube, LinkedIn, Friend Feed, and Google Talk. The interface is extremely similar to the desktop version; all of the functions for social Web browsing and Yoono's columns are the same as we had mentioned in our Yoono for Chrome review.
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Gmail Notes makes e-mail management easier by allowing users to add short notes to their e-mail threads. This Chrome extension is handy when Gmailers need to save extra information connected to their e-mails. However, it fails at being reliable; don't expect your notes to be saved in your in-box when you come back to it, and don't expect to always be able to use it.
After the brisk installation process, a pencil icon will appear in the right hand side of Chrome's address bar whenever Gmail is open. To begin note-taking, click on this icon and it … Read more
Staying up-to-date on all of your friends' Facebook and Twitter musings can take a considerable chunk of your online time. Mozilla Firefox add-on Friendbar streams news feed updates and tweets from your browser toolbar, keeping you socially connected when you are surfing the Web. Though Friendbar has an easy-to-follow user interface, it falls short with some nonpractical repetitiveness.
After restarting your browser, Friendbar will be visible in your toolbar. To begin using the extension, sign in to your Facebook and Twitter accounts using the log-in buttons on the right-hand corner of the toolbar. Friendbar will instantly start streaming posts from … Read more
Radiotic is a Mozilla Firefox add-on that plays various radio stations from your Web browser status bar. While it offers 70 stations to choose from, they come from only 10 different countries. The odds are against you finding your favorite station on such a minimal list.
To view available and previously played radio stations, right-click on the Radiotic tool bar at the right-hand corner of the status bar. Selecting "Radio Monitor" will open a new pop-up with a selection of countries. Each of the 10 countries has one or more radio stations. The USA folder only has eight … Read more
Whether you need a dose of funny baby videos or want to check out that depressing cell phone commercial, YouTube usually has it all. This includes thousands of songs. YouTube Music Player, a Mozilla Firefox add-on, allows you to search the YouTube music video database and create playlists using them. This add-on is great for listening to a YouTube playlist while you are away from your computer. However, don't expect smooth sailing when you are surfing the Web or doing any other computer work.
After restarting Firefox, a red play button will appear in the right-hand corner of your … Read more
If you feel restricted with Last.fm's "scrobbling" capabilities, Firefox add-on Harmony will help you get more music onto your charts. Harmony lets you share tracks played through Pandora and other FoxyTunes-compatible players on your Last.fm profile. Foxy-tunes is another Firefox add-on; it's a music player that controls iTunes, Windows Media Player, and 21 other music jukeboxes from your browser status bar.
After downloading Harmony, a small "audioscrobbling" icon (a curvy "AS," which will be familiar if you use Last.fm) appears in the bottom-right-hand corner of your Web browser … Read more
Read your favorite blog while listing to uninterrupted music. Fire.fm plays personalized Last.fm radio stations from your Web browser toolbar. The Mozilla Firefox extension taps into your Last.fm profile and plays everything from your favorite artists to music that is recommended for you.
After downloading Fire.fm, a thin music player appears on the right hand side at the top of your browser. The add-on will prompt you to log into your Last.fm account when you click "create a station," and if you do not already have one, click "create a Last.fm … Read more