Top 10 Greasemonkey User Scripts, 2009 Edition

Top 10 Greasemonkey User Scripts, 2009 Edition

The Greasemonkey extension is a marvel for customising your Firefox for a better browsing experience. But which Greasemonkey scripts really deserve your consideration? Check out our Top 10 and find out.

This list is a bit Google-heavy, but that’s to be expected—the search giant crafts all its web sites in the same kind of JavaScript that Greasemonkey works with, so geeks have the power to make Gmail, Google search, and other webapps much more useful and powerful.

All of these scripts run best on Firefox with Greasemonkey installed. (If you’re using Firefox and haven’t already installed Greasemonkey, you’ll need to do that before trying out the scripts below.) Some of them, however, can be loaded into other browsers, like Google Chrome’s dev channel version, Safari with Greasekit, natively with Opera’s user JavaScript tools, or apps like Trixie for Internet Explorer (which we haven’t tested with IE 8, so apologies for any confusion).

On with the user scripts!

10. Google Inline MP3 Player

9. A Bit Better RTM

whole lot of Greasemonkey scriptsRemember the Milk

8. Twitter Search Results

Twitter is a powerful, real-time search

7. Google Reader Absolutely Compact

HelvetireaderGoogle Reader for Wider Screens

6. Google Docs Download

5. TinyURL Decoder

Firefox extensionsbookmarklets

4. Gmail Unread Message Count in Favicon

title bar tweak

3. Invisibility Cloak

2. Textarea Resize

1. Folders4Gmail

So ends another compilation of 10 tweaks we hope you’ll find useful in your day-to-day browsing. By all means, though, tell us the scripts you can’t believe we left off, and the better versions of the scripts we didn’t, in the comments.

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