Archive for the ‘firefox extension’ Category

Blog client for Mac

One of the reasons for my very long break from blogging has been the inability to find a good blog client once I moved to using a Mac.
In Windows, I loved using Live Writer (surprisingly one of the few MS products I love).

I am too lazy to open wordpress.com and then write a post from the admin interface, I would prefer an offline blog client and Live Writer seemed perfect.

And ever since moving to Mac, I have not been able to find a replacement
which is free.

After some searching, I am trying out ScribeFire which is a firefox plugin. Initial impressions seem to be good, and also since firefox is one app which I have open almost 100% of the time on my macbook, I hope that the frequency of my blogging increases 🙂

I am still searching for a desktop client (free) in Mac to replace Live Writer; if you have any suggestions, please add them in the comments.

Firefox Personas – Switch skins easily

One of the little annoyances in Firefox is selecting a good theme; you need to install all of them, and keep restarting everytime you change the theme.

Now, a new firefox addon, Personas, makes life easier for you. It has a set of skins which you can just select and the skin is applied immediately to the browser, so it is pretty easy to see which skin you like and choose it.

Also, instead of selecting a particular skin, you can select a category feed which automatically selects a random skin from that category.

Though the skins aren’t as complete like themes(only the background and the colors change, not the fonts or the icons), it is very easy to use and can be used in combination with any theme.

So what are you waiting for, install the extension from here, and start coloring your browser…

Finally found an use for GreaseMonkey

I installed GreaseMonkey on my Firefox a couple of months back. And I tried many of the scripts to tweak various sites, but did not find any of them very essential, so I mostly disable GreaseMonkey and have it installed only to try some new scripts..

Finally I found out a real useful script today. I am totally addicted to Google Reader these days and today I came across some post about a new firefox addon. I forgot to star it, and when I wanted to find it again, I could not locate it as I got another 200 posts within hours. I seriously dont understand why there is a search box in Google Reader, goes against the unsaid Google policy of ‘search and not sort’..

That is when I installed this Google Reader Search greasemonkey script. It is a very essential script, atleast until Google adds Search to the Reader(I hope this happens soon)

What are you addicted to?

Which websites are you most addicted to? I knew I was kind of spending more time on Google Reader, but just found out that I orkut 37% of my time and Google Reader comes a close second at 34%. And I also found that I spend 55% of my time from morning in active browsing…

If you want to know your addictions, all you need is this Firefox extension. Page Addict is a cool addon that monitors your net usage. The information is stored only on your machine and not online, so it is safe enough..