I tried a “new” firefox extension. I think it’s been around for awhile, but it’s new to me.
Now, this extension is an addon that combines all your favorite social media together into Firefox: Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail, Y! Mail, digg, Google Reader, etc, etc. This addon tries to add everything that Flock has.
It does a good job with things:
- Twitter updates
- Gmail updates
- Google Reader
But, I have a couple of things I don’t like about it… Like the advertisement that sits in the bottom right corner. Sometimes that ad is blocked by my flash blocker, but much of the time, it isn’t. That bothers me. The pop-ups bother me as well. It has a notification pop-up that, while handy, has the potential to be annoying. The good thing they do with it is the pop-ups is that they combine ALL of the notifications into one pop-up with little arrows on it so you can cycle through the notifications in one pop-up so your screen doesn’t get covered with pop-ups. Very handy, and I wish Gwibber would implement that.
Try it out here and see what you think about it.
I’m going back to Flock for my browsing needs. Firefox does a lot, but Flock does some things better. I need to keep Firefox around in case some flash stuff doesn’t work with Flock (although I’ve copied all the files I need over to the Flock folder, so it should work).
I guess I really like having a separate program for all the microblogging stuff (Gwibber). It makes things easier for me to deal with. Sometimes the browser shouldn’t be a “swiss army knife” for your internet browsing.
I won’t be using Yoono anytime soon on my Ubuntu boxes, but I might use it on my Windows partitions. I’ll most likely just use Flock, as it has all of the functionality of Yoono.