Ubiquity

Mozilla has launched an interesting labs add-on for Firefox called Ubiquity. It’s a productivity tool for passionate users, as the Scobleizer writes “It’s not for non-passionate Internet users. They won’t get it.“.

Download it, read the tutorial, have a play, extend it, and increase your productivity :o)

UPDATE 8/Sep/2008: I’ve creaed a ubiquity command for my Pub Finder, to install it, visit my install page. To activate it open up Ubiquity and type pubfinder and hit enter to see the pubs.

Screengrab a website in Firefox

I’ve had a few occasions to print out a website exactly as the browser is displaying it. Usually it involves a screen grab, scroll down, screen grab, scroll down etc. and then stitching the images back together. I’ve now found a much simpler solution – ScreenGrab:

Screengrab! is an extension for Firefox that makes it easy to save a web-page as an image. With it, you can save anything that you can see in a browser window – from a small selection, to a complete page.

Two neat apps

iSquint – Mac OS X only, converts and imports movies you have which aren’t in .MOV format into iTunes. This means you can use Front Row to watch them. Takes about 15 minutes for a 75 minute movie. Fingers crossed it also means I’ll be able to use Apple TV to watch them over the wifi.

FireBug – Firefox debugging extension for Javascript, CSS, etc. It’s a perfect companion for the Web Developer extension.

Firefox popup killer fights back

If you’re running Firefox and want to stop those darn popups which are getting more clever and avoiding the built-in popup blocker, install this extension. It blocks all popups by default, allowing you to whitelist just those sites that you allow. It’s still in beta, but when you test against http://www.popuptest.com/ nothing appears (WARNING: If you use IE, be prepared for lots of popups from that site, and then you’ll realise why you should be using Firefox :o)

From say goodbye (again) to pop-ups!