Firefox & Flock Fun – Fattening the browser
The Digital Wanderlust article about adding extensions to improve the blogging experience caught my eye today.. Nothing special, since there are tons of article with “my ten favorite extensions”. But this one actually had some new and interesting goodies.
I alternate between Flock and Firefox on my portable USB drive. Admittedly, Flock isn’t a light browser by nature, already being packed with quite a few options to blog and accessing various social networking fads. During the day I keep track of various newsfeeds to find items to write about for Livre. There is a lot that could be interesting as well, but it simply takes too much time to go to the backend of my WordPress-based weblog.
Enter ScribeFire. I have been playing with it for some time, and though Flock has it’s ‘own blog editor’ I like ScribeFire somewhat better. Spurred by the article I tried it in Flock and it works marvelously. So, the first suggestion was nothing new, but useful nonetheless.
Clipmarks was a new one for me and it looks neat. You create a quote from a webpage by using the Clipmarks toolbar, finish the quote, add some additional remarks and post it on your blog. The downside is that you can not choose the category. Plus, you have to register your weblog account on a third-party service again.
The TwitterBar is plain funny. You can post on Twitter via the address bar. I haven’t tried the DashBlog extension yet, but you can scan a webpage for multimedia content and add that to your own weblog.
Using these additions my webbrowser is as close to perfect as can be. If I could only find an RSS extension that can take care of hundreds of feeds without slowing to a crawl and provide a similar interface as Akkregator or FeedReader, it would be complete.
I found my RSS extension: NewsFox. 😉