Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Google-Specific Greasemonkey Scripts

It's been a while since I wrote about one of my favorite Firefox extensions: Greasemonkey. In today's article, I wanted to show how the scripts run via Greasemonkey could enhance one of the sites that most us visit & use on a daily basis: Google!

Multi-Column Google Search Results

This can be incredibly useful on wider monitors. It's configurable to 1, 2 or 3 columns.

Google FX

A plethora of options of improvements for Google like Autopager, Sidebars, MultiLanguage Suggest, ThumbShots, Image Preview, Toolbars, Filters & much more - Fully Customizable - includes 8 Theme Colors with Iconization.

Google Book Downloader

Download any book from books.google.com. I must admit, I've not used this one, but it sounds intriguing.

Google Secure Pro

I love this one. Although I have some extensions that cover some of this, none cover this many. Basically, it forces Google products to use (https) secure connection . Also compatible with Opera 9+. Supported: Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Reader, History, Bookmarks, Groups, Knol, Notebook, Webmasters, Voice, Contacts.

Google Enhanced Black

This Black Google script enhances all Google service pages with an inverted color-scheme for reduced eye fatigue; it also removes ads & clutter and improves page layout and readability by widening search results.

There are others out there, and MakeUseOf captures some of them in two articles I hope you enjoy as much as I did:
9 Greasemonkey Scripts For More Productive Google Search
5 Useful Greasemonkey Scripts To Enhance Google Calendar

With the so many Greasemonkey scripts out there, I'm sure there are a few that I don't know about. Should you come across any, please don't hesitate to share them with us in the comments.  ▣
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1 comment:

Frank said...

Sweet scripts! I always Google at http://bGoog.com to get a longer life out of my phone battery and it reduces my bandwidth usage. It looks cooler with a black background that uses less power than white and I use it in Firefox on my computer too.