>> Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Jumping straight to the goods, after this disclaimer: Use Firefox, it's got the ability to make browsing what it should be.
- Absolutely use Adblock Plus!
- This makes ALL of your internet surfing practically AD-FREE. Seriously.
- Once installed, also make sure to add "http://*facebook.com/beacon/*" (without the quotes) to the blacklist - this denies the tracking by Beacon (even if they do re-enable it. I understand they turned it off after all the hullabaloo) This is adapted from the Idea Beacon blog.
- Get the Boost plugin for Firefox .
- Auto-login (read the note for the Toolbar Auto-login!)
- Quick-zoom rollovers for all Pics
- Easier (lazy! Yes!) Pokes
- Download photo albums, stylish/Ajax album view
- Hide All Ads (It almost works 100% - see Greasemonkey note below)
- Pop-up notifications for many useful things
- Side-bar of friends' status changes
- 8hands – standalone social network unifier
- Displays update alerts from multiple social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr, etc.
- Note that this is alpha state software. I've noticed that it crashes sometimes - not often - and I've seen some other odd quirks here & there, but nothing really horrible. I think the worst is that it's not memory-optimized yet. But it still only takes up 10-20 meg, I think.
- GreaseMonkey - plus Remove Ads Feed script
- Cleans up what Boost misses, it even gets inline "sponsored" ads
- TwitterSync (Facebook app)
- Monitors your Twitter status (recommended to set it as Public) and syncs your Facebook status when Twitter changes.