Apr 27 2009
With our set of Extensions you can transform Firefox into a true Google browser, with Gmail, Search, Maps and more integrated into the application.
1. Google Browser Sync – This new extension from Google syncs your bookmarks, cookies, history and passwords. The extension, which syncs cross-platform also preserves your previously open tabs when you launch your browser again.
2. Google Toolbar 2.0 – This toolbar can be set to replace the integrated search box. You can search the given page, any of a number of Google services all while enjoying auto-complete.
3. GDirections – This third-party extension adds right-click options for searching Google Maps. Highlight an address on a webpage, and with a right-click you can get directions to the location from a preset home address or bring up a map of the location.
4. Google Calendar Quick Add – If you use Calendar, this extension makes adding a calendar event as quick as a keystroke. Click control-; and type in something like “Dentist Appointment, Thursday at 4:30″ and an appointment will appear on your default calendar.
5. Google Calendar Notifier – This extension can trackmultiple calendars and will show alerts for events in your status bar.
6. Blogger Web Comments – This Google extension shows you comments from the blogosphere related to the page you are viewing (not just blogspot blogs either).
7. Gmail Manager – Track multiple Gmail accounts. Auto log-in to all your Gmail accounts and get the number of unread in your status bar.
8. Gmail Skins – Not shown above, this extension provides added layout options to Gmail, including float-while-you-scroll menus and enhanced views.
Even with some assembly required, a Google browser is not out of reach. Join me next week for more great free downloads.