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GBookmarks – Manage Your Bookmarks From Firefox

Posted by madhavkobal on 04/11/2009

Firefox Google Bookmarks (gbookmarks) v0.5: (NEW!)This extension allows you to access Google Bookmarks. It creates a menu in firefox using which you can add, edit and remove bookmarks. So, you can access your bookmarks from any computer. You don’t have to mail a link if you want to save or access bookmarks accross computers, just use my extension…

Download it here (NEW!)(if you get an error, this site is prevented by firefox. Click on “Edit Options” and allow this website)

New featues in v0.5:

– Compatible with Firefox 3.5

– Added Sub Folder capability

– Fixed the bug on Mac

New featues in v0.4:

– Compatible with Firefox 3.0

New features in v0.3:

1. Fixed the bug while adding/deleting the bookmarks.
2. Fixed the Inline Spell Check bug
3. You can see the bookmarks under various labels

4. This should be slightly faster compared to the old versions

New features in v0.2 from v0.1:

1. Added the ability to Add / Import Firefox Bookmarks to Google Bookmarks
2. Added the ability to Sort by Date and title
3. Added Context Menu buttons

Before Installation:
Legal Issues at the first:

  • THIS IS NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH GOOGLE AND GOOGLE DOESN’T ENDORSE IT. SO, INSTALL IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • I AM NOT HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DATA LOSS OR ANY DAMAGE DUE TO THIS EXTENSION.
  • IF GOOGLE MAKES ANY CHANGES, THIS MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY.
  • IT MAY SO HAPPEN THAT THIS EXTENSION MAY BE DISCONTINUED AT ANY POINT. I WON’T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • You should have Google Account to access Google Bookmarks and use this extension. You can create a new google account at https://www.google.com/accounts/ .
  • You need internet connection and a computer 🙂

USAGE:

  • You can save your bookmarks to ONLY ONE account in this version. Accessing multiple accounts may not be feasible in Firefox.
  • It ALWAYS picks the account you are logged into (no matter what account you gave in extension’s preferences or options) for the same reason said above. So, be careful if you use 2 accounts as the bookmarks may go to either of your accounts based on the login.
  • This is the first version and may need lot of improvement. So, let me know if you encounter any bugs.

TODO:

  • In the next version, interface for importing your existing firefox bookmarks to google bookmarks will be provided. So, please wait until then.
  • Keyboard and context menu shortcuts
  • Please mail me if you have ANY OTHER feature requests.

IF THERE ARE ANY BUGS/SUGGESTIONS/COMMENTS, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT rjonna@rjonna.com. I will try to get them in the future releases if feasible…

Screenshots:

Google Bookmarks menu.

 

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FireFTP – Firefox Add-on

Posted by madhavkobal on 03/11/2009

FireFTP is a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox which provides easy and intuitive access to FTP Servers. Along with transferring your files quickly and efficiently, FireFTP also includes more advanced features such as: directory comparison, syncing directories while navigating, SFTP, SSL encryption, search/filtering, integrity checks, remote editing, drag & drop, file hashing, and much more!

Download FireFTP from here

Screenshot

fireftp

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Firefox Chores Goes Faster With iMacros

Posted by madhavkobal on 16/09/2009

If you find yourself doing the same tasks over and over again in Firefox, maybe it’s time you automated some of those things. Free add-on iMacros for Firefox records your keystrokes and actions and saves them as macros. Then you can then perform recorded tasks with the click of a button.

Click the iMacros button in the Firefox toolbar, and the add-in appears in the Firefox sidebar. To record a macro, click the Rec tab, then click Record. When you’re done recording, click Stop, give the macro a name, and your work is done. The macro will now appear in a list, and you can run it by highlighting it, and clicking Play in the Play tab. To get you started, iMacros comes stocked with pre-built macros, which appear in the Play tab. When you add your own, they appear in that tab as well, and you can see dozens at a time .

What can you do with iMacros for Firefox? Things as complicated as logging into a webmail account like Gmail and creating a blank e-mail, or as simple as checking stock quotes. Users comfortable with scripting can make it do more as well, because you can tell it to perform more sophisticated tasks, such as performing automated, in-depth testing of Web sites. In addition, you can use it in concert with other scripting technologies, such as Windows Scripting Host, and so you can call scripts created with iMacros from inside other scripting tools. But it’s simple enough to use so that anyone can create basic macros for tasks such as checking email and getting stock quotes.

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Assign Keyboard Shortcuts for Favorite Websites in Firefox

Posted by madhavkobal on 12/09/2009

One way of doing this in Firefox is through the use of keyword bookmarking. This can be done by saving a website in the bookmarks and then assigning a keyword to it. For instance, when I want to visit YouTube I just enter “f” in the address bar and hit enter. Firefox will take me directly to http://www.facebook.com

siteshortcuts

Another way is by using Site Launcher. With this add-on you just enter a shortcut key and your favorite pages will come up in an overlay window. Press the key that corresponds to a website and it will open in a fresh Firefox tab. Add as many sites as you want from the Site Launcher menu or just Ctrl-Shift-S when browsing a page to add it to Site Launcher. In addition, the favicon will be automatically downloaded so you can recognize the website.

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