Firefox with Greasemonkey: The Gmail Addons Greasemonkey script embeds any page you specify inside Gmail's interface. By default, it comes with Google Calendar and the Google Talk gadget. (If this sounds familiar, it is—Gmail Addons is an update to the previously mentioned Enhance Gmail script.) Add any other web pages to Gmail by following the directions on the script homepage. If you're willing to dig into manually editing the script, Gmail Addons can embed Google Reader, Notebook, Docs, Remember the Milk, or virtually any other web page you'd like next to or below your inbox. Gmail Addons is free, requires the Greasemonkey extension to run.
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Firefox with Greasemonkey: The FriendFeed by Service Greasemonkey script does just what it sounds like, filtering results in your FriendFeed by service. The one pervasive concern lodged against FriendFeed when we reviewed it earlier this week is that FriendFeed introduces too much overflow with its all-in-one stream. With the FriendFeed by Service script installed, you can filter your feeds by service so you can see at a glance, for example, what music your friends are into on Last.fm or what bookmarks they made in Del.icio.us. FriendFeed by Service is free, requires Firefox with Greasemonkey.
Firefox with Greasemonkey: Google Reader Filter is a free Greasemonkey user script that takes a list of user-defined keywords and automatically highlights any items in Google Reader whose contents match any word in your matchlist. The script's filtering does not remove posts from Reader, so you won't miss any content—you'll just have your attention drawn more closely to the matching items with the highlighting (though clearly a toggle option to truly filter matches would be useful). Google Reader Filter is free to install, requires Firefox with the Greasemonkey extension. I had mixed results with it, so let's hear how it works for you in the comments. Google Reader Filter
Firefox with Greasemonkey only: The YouTube H.264 user script adds a link to view and download the higher-quality version of YouTube videos in page. You already know how to hack YouTube URLs to access a higher resolution and audio quality version of a clip, and this script makes downloading the HQ version easy. (See the difference between regular and HQ videos.) Be warned: This script can take time to render the links (sometimes it hangs indefinitely), and the HQ version isn't available for all videos. Once the kinks get ironed out, I'll add it to the Better YouTube extension. The YouTube H.264 user script is a free download that works with Firefox and the Greasemonkey extension. YouTube H.264
Firefox with Greasemonkey: The YouTube Lyrics Greasemonkey script adds a lyrics box to the YouTube sidebar, which is perfect for following along with the lyrics on the wealth of music videos available on YouTube. The search is automatic when you hit the Lyrics link, and it can search several lyrics services for the song. The script will, obviously, work best when the artist and song title are part of the YouTube clip's title. YouTube Lyrics is free, works wherever Greasemonkey does. YouTube Lyrics
Firefox with Greasemonkey: The Videoembed Greasemonkey user script automatically embeds any video from YouTube, MySpace, MetaCafe, and more directly into a web page wherever videos are linked but not embedded. If you stumble onto a bookmarked YouTube video on del.icio.us or a Google Video on Digg, for example, you'll no longer need to click through to watch the video. Handy! Videoembed is free, requires Firefox with Greasemonkey. Videoembed
Firefox with Greasemonkey: The Google Reader Subscribers Count Greasemonkey script displays how many Google Reader users subscribe to the site you're currently visiting. It does so by checking the site for feed links, then sending a request to Google Reader to find out how many subscribers each feed has. For example, the numbers in the screenshot apply to Lifehacker's main, excerpts, top, and comments feeds, respectively. This script seems like an excellent tool for applying the wisdom of the crowd to sites you're unfamiliar with. Google Reader Subscribers Count
Firefox with Greasemonkey only: Tunneling through Wikipedia can be pretty time-consuming, given the dense number of links that take you sideways and elsewhere. The Wikipedia Inline Article Viewer, a free Greasemonkey user script, helps you save time and find relevant information by providing a quick preview of linked articles on the same page as the one you're browsing. The script places a small icon next to each article link that activates the pop-ins, but only on Wikipedia page—if that function could be extended to off-site links, it could move to the super-helpful category. As it is, it's still a good way to find, or avoid, information on a great resource. Wikipedia Inline Article Viewer is a free download that works with Firefox and the Greasemonkey extension. Wikipedia Inline Article Viewer
Firefox with Greasemonkey only: Last week we introduced you to the Gmail Multiple HTML Signatures user script, which associates above-the-reply rich signatures to all your addresses in Gmail. Back then the script required hand-editing to get it working, but the author just updated it to make setting up your signatures a snap. Once the script is installed, go to a Compose or Reply page to choose your From: address, and create or edit your signature for it. You've still got to manually enter the HTML, but not in the source of the user script itself. (Nice work, Jerome.) The Gmail Multiple HTML Signatures user script is a free download and may make its way into the next revision of Better Gmail.
Gmail HTML Signatures
Firefox with Greasmonkey: If you get carried away surfing the web by clicking every tangential link in sight, drawing you down yet another road away from the stuff you're supposed to be doing, check out the No Links Please! Greasemonkey script. This simple user script strips web pages of links, ensuring that you stay where you are, get the info you need, and get done. Its creator explains: One of the things which makes the web great are its hyperlinks. However, they also make the web vast and most importantly, far too easy to roam. No Links Please! breaks the web by removing hyperlinks from all pages apart from Google. Without the knowledge or temptation of links you are free to devote all your time to real work and never roam the web again. Obviously the web isn't the web without links, so you could apply No Links Please! to individual sites (like Wikipedia, for example) to save yourself from particular hyperlink distraction sinkholes. No Links Please! is a free download and works with the Greasemonkey Firefox extension.
James Clarke - No Links Please!
US-centric: Firefox with Greasemonkey: Download Netflix "Watch Now" videos straight to your hard drive with the Netflix Download Links Greasemonkey script. We've already pointed out how to rip Netflix "Watch Now" videos to your hard drive, but fact is, the whole process is a pain in the ass. The Greasemonkey script automates a lot of the work, making it tons easier (thought it requires a bit of setup to get started)—and now that Netflix is offering unlimited "Watch Now" streaming, this script opens up a whole new world of possibility.
Firefox with Greasemonkey: Free Greasemonkey user script Google Account Multi-Login adds a simple drop-down menu to Google pages (including Gmail) for quick switching between your different user accounts. Just install the script, reload the page, and you can start adding your Google accounts to the drop-down. It's simple to use and it's a huge timesaver for anyone who actively uses different Google usernames and passwords. It's probably not the most secure place to put your passwords, but if that doesn't bother you, this script may come in very handy. The Google Account Multi-Login script is free, requires Firefox with Greasemonkey.
Google Account Multi-Login
Firefox with Greasemonkey: The EnhanceGmail Greasemonkey script incorporates Google Calendar and the Google Chat gadget directly into your Gmail account. Install it, then click the Calendar or Chat links at the top of the page to open your inline calendar or chat gadget. If you don't like the default setup of the inline layouts, you can edit the script and change a few simple values to get it looking nice (like the screenshot above, which also features Remember the Milk integration).
Firefox with Greasemonkey: Send a copy of all the messages you write in Gmail to another address automatically with the GmailAutoBcc Greasemonkey script. Once installed, GmailAutoBcc asks you once for an email address that all messages should be blind carbon copied to, and every message after that arrives there, unless you want a prompt or other tweaks. For users of HighRise or other services that learn through email, the script could be a nice time-saver. You must have the Greasemonkey extension installed in your copy of Firefox to use GmailAutoBcc, which is a free download. Those accessing Gmail through Thunderbird or Mail.app can auto-bcc through their email apps.
Firefox with Greasemonkey: The Movie Dude Greasemonkey script links popular movie sites to one another so that—for example—you can quickly add a movie to your Netflix queue after you've read about it on the popular movie web site IMDB, or after you came this close to buying it on Amazon. Likewise, say you're thinking about adding a movie to your Netflix queue but you want to read some reviews on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes first—just click through with The Movie Dude. While the link list is a little large and a bit on the ugly side, the interlinking of all of these sites is actually very handy.
Firefox with Greasemonkey: Bring the keyboard shortcut glory of Gmail Macros back to your updated Gmail account with the new and improved Gmail Macros Greasemonkey script. Whether you grew to love the Gmail Macros script through its integration with our very own Better Gmail Firefox extension or you've always used it with Greasemonkey and have been aching for it back ever since Gmail updated and broke Macros, the new script from Google Reader developer Mihai Parparita promises to restore your favourite Gmail shortcut tool.
As an added bonus for the productivity set, the script has added a new shortcut (f) that will focus the current view. That is, pressing 'f' from a Followup label will display all unread, starred, or messages that are also in the inbox. The Gmail Macros script is free to install, requires Greasemonkey. This also means that Better Gmail enthusiasts can eventually expect restored support for Gmail Macros. That snappy new Gmail is beginning to look really attractive.
Power up your Flickr account with the Digital Photography School weblog's helpful roundup of 10 Greasemonkey extensions that take some of the irk out of Flickr. A few could be real time-savers, including a Flickr mail manager and a multi-group submission tool—but I'm particularly partial to the Auto Page script, which automatically loads new pages of a photostream Google Reader-style when you scroll to the bottom of the current page—meaning you don't need to click the Next button. All the scripts require Firefox and the Greasemonkey extension. For even more Flickr streamlining through the power of Firefox, check out Gina's Better Flickr extension. Screenshot by steeev.
Firefox with Greasemonkey or Stylish: Take advantage of every pixel of Google Maps screen real estate with the Google Maps Max Greasemonkey script/Stylish user style. GMaps Max wipes out the top header whitespace and displays your map full screen, with an optional driving directions sidebar. The Maps Max script also removes the Google copyright symbol and increases the inset map window four times. Check out some side-by-side comparison screenshots.