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Begone Paywall - Chrome Web Store
"A simple paywall bypasser for news websites because I'm a broke college student.
Begone Paywall is exactly what the name suggests: a paywall bypasser.

All soft paywalls operate using `localStorage` and cookies. Every time you read an article, the website stores that information in the `localStorage`. For the majority of the time, you could simply use incognito mode to access the article. However, I noticed that some sites started adding in an incognito blocker which is super annoying and requires a user to manually clear `localStorage`. This extension automates that process.

Unfortunately, this paywall bypasser does NOT work on hard paywalls like the ones on the DailyTelegraph (http://dailytelegraph.com.au)

Also, this might log you out of sites like Quora.

Currently working on a way for users to add their own lists to this extension rather than having me hard code all the sites in.

Please submit an issue to GitHub: https://github.com/DevinMui/Begone-Paywall

Or email me at dmui@usc.edu for issues/list updates.

Thank you!"
chrome  extensions  paywalls 
23 days ago by robertogreco
LLN [Language Learning with Netflix]
"LLN is a Chrome extension that gives you superpowers over Netflix. It makes studying languages with films/series more effective and enjoyable."
languages  learning  netflix  chrome  extensions  subtitles  srg  onlinetoolkit  glvo 
may 2019 by robertogreco
Push to Kindle - Chrome Web Store
"Send web articles to your Kindle
Push to Kindle is a free service which lets you send web articles (news stories, blog posts, Wikipedia entries, etc.) to your Kindle or other e-reader for easy reading.

Installing this extension will add a send to Kindle button to your Chrome browser. Simply click the Push to Kindle button on a page which you'd like to read on your Kindle.

Use Push to Kindle to send a long web article to your Kindle to read it later. Use it to build up a reading list of articles for offline reading. Or simply use it to improve your reading experience.

Features:
★ Speedy delivery to your Kindle
★ Preview showing you what will get sent to the Kindle
★ Alternative download options: EPUB, MOBI or PDF
★ Send to multiple Kindle devices (enter up to 5 comma separated addresses)
★ PDF support
★ Image support
★ Title editing
★ Free

If you're confused about the email addresses needed to use Push to Kindle, please read our guide here: http://help.fivefilters.org/customer/portal/articles/178337-kindle-e-mail-address

Android users: Look for Push to Kindle in the Android Market https://market.android.com/details?id=org.fivefilters.kindleit

Kindle Fire users: Look for Push to Kindle in the Amazon App Store http://www.amazon.com/FiveFilters-org-Push-to-Kindle/dp/B005GFM0H0

iPhone and iPad users: Use our e-mail service http://fivefilters.org/kindle-it/#email

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Push to Kindle can send to the following devices:
★ Kindle e-readers sold by Amazon
★ Android Kindle app
★ iPhone/iPad Kindle app"
kindle  android  epub  chrome  extensions 
february 2019 by robertogreco
The Ren'Py Visual Novel Engine
"Ren'Py is a visual novel engine – used by thousands of creators from around the world – that helps you use words, images, and sounds to tell interactive stories that run on computers and mobile devices. These can be both visual novels and life simulation games. The easy to learn script language allows anyone to efficiently write large visual novels, while its Python scripting is enough for complex simulation games.

Ren'Py is open source and free for commercial use.

Ren'Py has been used to create over 1,500 visual novels, games, and other works. You can find them at the official Ren'Py Games List, and the list of Games made with Ren'Py on itch.io."
games  gaming  gamedesign  design  ren'py  visualnovels  if  interactivefiction  lifesimulation  software  mac  osx  linux  chromeos  chrome  android  ios  applications  windows  gamemaking  classideas  writing  multiliteracies  opensource  onlinetoolkit  storytelling 
september 2018 by robertogreco
Mike's List of Chrome Extensions — Mike Elgan
"Chrome extensions collectively make up the building blocks of what I call the Super Internet [https://www.computerworld.com/article/3286185/internet/dispatch-from-the-super-internet.html ]. This list will be improved and updated constantly. Please come back early and often for the updates. Go here to subscribe, sign up, follow and generally stalk me online. Please Email me with your suggestions and ideas!"
chrome  extensions  chromebooks  mikeelgan 
july 2018 by robertogreco
Calm Twitter - Chrome Web Store
"Encourages you to stop for a breath before you send each tweet.
Suffer from tweetgret? Tortured by typos? Get into online spats? Calm Twitter is here for you. It guides you through a deep breathing exercise before checking if you *really* want to send that tweet.

From the options panel, you can set your preferred breath count/rate and if you want the animation to appear for tweets, replies, and/or retweets."
twitter  calm  slow  breathing  extensions  chrome 
june 2018 by robertogreco
Old memories, accidentally trapped in amber by our digital devices
"Part of what humans use technology for is to better remember the past. We scroll back through photos on our phones and on Instagram & Flickr — “that was Fourth of July 5 years ago, so fun!” — and apps like Swarm, Timehop, and Facebook surface old locations, photos, and tweets for us on the regular. But sometimes, we run into the good old days in unexpected places on our digital devices.

Designer and typographer Marcin Wichary started a thread on Twitter yesterday about “UIs that accidentally amass memories” with the initial example of the “Preferred Networks” listing of all the wifi networks his computer had ever joined, “unexpected reminders of business trips, vacations, accidental detours, once frequented and now closed cafés”.

[image: screeshot of macOS wi-fi panel]

Several other people chimed in with their own examples…the Bluetooth pairings list, the Reminders app, the list of alarms, saved places in mapping apps, AIM/iChat status message log, chat apps not used for years, the Gmail drafts folder, etc.

John Bull noted that his list of former addresses on Amazon is “a massive walk down memory line of my old jobs and places of residence”. I just looked at mine and I’ve got addresses in there from almost 20 years ago.

Steven Richie suggested the Weather app on iOS:
I usually like to add the city I will be travelling to ahead of time to get a sense of what it will be like when we get there.

I do this too but am pretty good about culling my cities list. Still, there are a couple places I keep around even though I haven’t been to them in awhile…a self-nudge for future travel desires perhaps.

Kotori switched back to an old OS via a years-old backup and found “a post-breakup message that came on the day i switched phones”:
thought i moved on but so many whatifs flashed in my head when i read it. what if i never got a new phone. what if they messaged me a few minutes earlier. what if we used a chat that did backups differently

Similarly, Richard fired up Google Maps on an old phone and was briefly transported through time and space:
On a similar note to both of these, a while ago I switched back to my old Nokia N95 after my iPhone died. Fired up Google Maps, and for a brief moment, it marked my location as at a remote crossroads in NZ where I’d last had it open, lost on a road trip at least a decade before.

Matt Sephton runs into old friends when he plays Nintendo:
Every time my friends and I play Nintendo WiiU/Wii/3DS games we see a lot of our old Mii avatars. Some are 10 years old and of a time. Amongst them is a friend who passed away a few years back. It’s always so good to see him. It’s as if he’s still playing the games with us.

For better or worse, machines never forget those who aren’t with us anymore. Dan Noyes’ Gmail holds a reminder of his late wife:
Whenever I open Gmail I see the last message that my late wife sent me via Google chat in 2014. It’s her standard “pssst” greeting for me: “aye aye”. I leave it unread lest it disappears.

It’s a wonderful thread…read the whole thing. [https://twitter.com/mwichary/status/996056615928266752 ]

I encounter these nostalgia bombs every once in awhile too. I closed dozens of tabs the other day on Chrome for iOS; I don’t use it very often, so some of them dated back to more than a year ago. I have bookmarks on browsers I no longer use on my iMac that are more than 10 years old. A MacOS folder I dump temporary images & files into has stuff going back years. Everyone I know stopped using apps like Path and Peach, so when I open them, I see messages from years ago right at the top like they were just posted, trapped in amber.

My personal go-to cache of unexpected memories is Messages on iOS. Scrolling all the way down to the bottom of the list, I can find messages from numbers I haven’t communicated with since a month or two after I got my first iPhone in 2007.

[image: screenshot of Messages in iOS]

There and elsewhere in the listing are friends I’m no longer in touch with, business lunches that went nowhere, old flames, messages from people I don’t even remember, arriving Lyfts in unknown cities, old landlords, completely contextless messages from old numbers (“I am so drunk!!!!” from a friend’s wife I didn’t know that well?!), old babysitters, a bunch of messages from friends texting to be let into our building for a holiday party, playdate arrangements w/ the parents of my kids’ long-forgotten friends (which Ella was that?!), and old group texts with current friends left to languish for years. From one of these group texts, I was just reminded that my 3-year-old daughter liked to make cocktails:

[screenshot]

Just like Sally Draper! Speaking of Mad Men, Don’s correct: nostalgia is a potent thing, so I’ve got to stop poking around my phone and get back to work.

Update: I had forgotten this great example about a ghost driver in an old Xbox racing game.
Well, when i was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. you know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. we had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds of games together — until he died, when i was just 6.

i couldnt touch that console for 10 years.

but once i did, i noticed something.

we used to play a racing game, Rally Sports Challenge. actually pretty awesome for the time it came.

and once i started meddling around… i found a GHOST.

See also this story about Animal Crossing. (via @ironicsans/status/996445080943808512)"
digital  memory  memories  2018  jasonkottke  kottke  traces  animalcrossing  videogames  games  gaming  flickr  wifi  marcinwichary  death  relationships  obsolescence  gmail  googlhangouts  googlechat  iphone  ios  nostalgia  xbox  nintendo  messages  communication  googlemaps  place  time  chrome  mac  osx 
may 2018 by robertogreco
Captura de página completa - FireShot - Chrome Web Store
[via: https://chromeunboxed.com/web-paint-chrome-extension-marking-up-websites/ ]

"Captura imagenes de pagina web,editar y guardar en PDF/JPEG/GIF/PNG/BMP. Subir,imprimir,enviar al portapapeles o correo electronico
FireShot capturas de pantalla de páginas web Chrome. Usted puede editar y anotar tus capturas de pantalla.

Las capturas de pantalla son instantáneos y no producen ningún tráfico. No hay sitios web de 3 ª parte y los inicios de sesión requeridos!

"The Best Chrome Extension gratuito Google 2013" por PCMAG.COM (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2397682,00.asp)

Lo que puede hacer con FireShot Webpage Screenshot:

✓ páginas web de captura totalmente
✓ Captura única parte visible de la página
✓ selección Capture
✓ Guardar captura de pantalla en el disco como PDF, PNG y JPEG
✓ Copia de pantalla al portapapeles
✓ Impresión de pantalla

Además, los usuarios de Windows puede hacer lo siguiente:

✓ Editar pantalla: recortar, redimensionar, añadir texto y flecha anotaciones, desenfoque áreas y aplicar otros efectos
✓ Imprimir
✓ Guardar captura de pantalla en archivos PDF
✓ Guardar captura de pantalla en el disco como PDF, PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP
✓ Enviar a OneNote (versión Pro)
✓ Sube a Twitter, Google Picasa, Facebook, ImageShack, Flickr, EasyCaptures
✓ Copia de pantalla al portapapeles
✓ Impresión de pantalla
✓ E-Mail
✓ Exportar a editor externo"
chrome  extensions  onlinetoolkit 
march 2018 by robertogreco
Web Paint - Chrome Web Store
[via: https://chromeunboxed.com/web-paint-chrome-extension-marking-up-websites/ ]

"Draw shapes, lines, and add text to live web pages and take screenshot.
Web Paint provides the following easy to use drawing tools that let you draw shapes, lines, and add text to live web pages and take screenshot (touch screen supported):

Pencil tool - draw a custom line with the selected line width and color.
Eyedropper tool - pick a color from the web page or your drawings and use it for drawing.
Text tool - insert text into the web page with the selected color and transparency.
Line tool - draw a straight line with the selected line width, transparency and color.
Quadratic curve - draw a quadratic curve with the selected line width, transparency and color.
Bezier curve - draw a bezier curve with the selected line width, transparency and color.
Polygon tool - draw a polygon with the selected line width, transparency and color.
Ellipse tool - draw an ellipse or a circle with the selected line width, transparency and color.
Paint bucket tool - fill an area with selected color and transparency.
Color picker - select a color for the text and line.
Transparency slider - select a transparency for the text and line. (Drag the slider to the left to decrease the value and to the right to increase the value)
Line width slider - select a line width. (Drag the slider to the left to decrease the value and to the right to increase the value)
Rectangle tool - draw a rectangle with the selected line width, transparency and color.
Cursor tool - interact with the web page.
Eraser tool - erase part of your drawings.
Screenshot tool - take a screenshot of the current web page with your drawings.
Exit button - clear your drawings and disable the tools.

Please click the extension icon in the upper right of your browser to enable the tools."
chrome  onlinetoolkit  extensions  drawing  painting 
march 2018 by robertogreco
Screen Shader - F.lux for Chrome - Chrome Web Store
[See also: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/glux/hinolicfmhnjadpggledmhnffommefaf?hl=en-US ]

"Shades Chrome to a soothing orange color to decrease eye-strain, eye fatigue and to appease your brain's day/night cycle.
Do your eyes a favor! Install Screen Shader!

Screen Shader is a chrome extension for anyone that automagically changes the color of your screen to match up with daylight cycles in your timezone. Computer displays produce white and blue light which can irritate your eyes and interfere with your sleeping cycle. Screen Shader is designed to tint the screen a “cozy” orange color to reduce eye-strain, eye fatigue, and restore day/night balance, while also providing a wide variety of settings for everyone's different tastes!

Q: Why do i need this? Can’t i simply change the luminosity of my screen?
A: Changing the luminosity does not remove white and blue light from your display. Those colors are still unnatural and will irritate your eyes, even if dimmed. A full day in front of your computer screen can wreak havoc upon your melatonin cycle and internal clock. The unnatural light can also harm your eye retina. Screen Shader is designed to considerably reduce these effects by eliminating enough white and blue light to provide you with the best browsing experience and eye comfort.

✓Screen Shader includes a huge array of settings including:
➤ Custom day and night shade
➤ Custom transition phase
➤ Custom colors
➤ Custom screen darkening
➤ Full screen mode
➤ Shaded scrollbar
➤ Increased contrast, darkening, and hardlight modes.
➤ A cool color-changing icon
➤ Custom shades for specific urls

✓Screen Shader includes these keyboard shortcuts:
➤ CTRL SHIFT UP to increase shade
➤ CTRL SHIFT DOWN to decrease shade
➤ CTRL SHIFT s to turn off the shade
➤ And many more! Edit them in the menu.

✓Screen Shader does not require any page reloads. It works instantly on all your tabs!

✓Screen Shader also shades just about anything fullscreen(not flash and java applications though)!

✓Screen Shader is continually tested on windows, mac, and chrome OS, and is constantly being bugfixed and updated with input from its users. Send me an email, or comment here. I'll usually reply in a day or two :)

Q: Why not G.lux?
A: Because G.lux has none of the many features mentioned above!

Q: But I already have F.lux.
A: Well, Screen Shader provides quite a few more options and keyboard shortcuts. Try using both and forget about tired eyes! It sure works well for me ;)

Q: Help! It doesn't work with fullscreen flash games, hulu, etc.
A: Flash and java objects are pesky. When they go fullscreen they ignore all css/html applied to the page. So here is what you can do:

Use the Hulu Easy Pop Out extension and right click on a thumbnail to open a fullscreen Hulu player with shade.

For other sites you can use an extension like MediaPlus to make the video or game fit the size of your screen without going into fullscreen and losing its shade.

Update log:
1.7:
Fixes for pages using buggy backdrops and backgrounds.
Big speed optimization for bug fixing subsystem.
Fixed bug with 10px bar at the top of the screen
Screen Shader now force-loads itself on every tab when it loads up, so every tab is shaded :)
Screen Shader now can safely work in incognito mode (if you enable it to do so on chrome://extensions)
The party easter egg was unfortunately removed because too many people were running into it accidentally
Fixed issues on xml documents
Fixed issues with lastpass extension
Fixed scrollbar issues in upcoming chrome versions
Screen Shader now shades podStation Podcast Player, another great extension you should totally try out!
Fixed incompatibility issues with norton security extensions.
Save Screen Shader's settings to a file and load settings from save file.
Other various bug fixes.

1.6:
Screen Shader now works on anything fullscreen!
Screen Shader's content scripts have been rewritten to pure js. No more JQuery!
Screen Shader won't mess with your printing anymore.
Shaded scrollbar updated to v5.0
Polished the cross-extension messaging feature. Other extensions can now ask Screen Shader for a shade element!
Screen Shader will now stay off if you turned it off and close the browser.
Bugs with newtab page should now be fixed
Option to disable party mode and scroll shortcut
New keyboard shortcuts to increase/decrease darkness
A few bug fixes (of course)

1.5:
New option to set shade as high as you desire.
No White Flash script implemented
Fixed bugs with the new interface
Added donation page.
Using chrome.commands api, so now you can create your own keyboard shortcuts!
Added a ton of new keyboard shortcuts.
A lot of bugfixing.
All Screen Shader elements are now organized in their own parent

1.4:
Fixed printing issue for google docs
Added a cool dynamic icon changer
Switched from hex color values and opacity to rgba color values(150% faster!)
Fixed a bug where the screen blinked when using the ctrl alt + shortcut
Compressed unnecessarily large images. -1.4 MB size!
Completely new and improved UI, thanks Jeeves!
Mix-blend-mode option for chrome. 20% cooler!

1.3:
Fixed bug where the shader menu did not display correctly
Switched to a more reliable geo-ip service
Completely rewrote the shaded scrollbar, so it is now usable.

1.2:
Fixed slowness issues on slow computers like chromebooks
Removed a good portion of the unnecessary code used for debugging
Improved the loading speed of the popup by running some scripts after the popup loads
Redid loader for map display
Removed console.logs
Updated sendRequests to sendMessages for next chrome update
Changed the 'Thank you' page to be more visually appealing

1.1:
Finally! I updated/removed old code, improving performance.
Added ctrl alt scroll shortcut, and now keyboard shortcuts affect all tabs
Added the language option
Fixed a few bugs relating to the custom url option
Wrote a global system that manages the shade on every tab at the same time
When shade is changed, it affects all the tabs at the same time, so you don't see a blink or a flash when you change tabs
Page reload is no longer required on install

1.0:
Uploaded to web store. yay :D
Added fullscreen mode
Added shaded scrollbar
Added custom urls option
Added a larger color selection interface + a new color picking menu
Added a download page to thank you guys for downloading Screen Shader!

Time article: http://healthland.time.com/2012/09/13/computer-eye-strain-explained-and-how-to-avoid-it/

I am in no way endorsed by or affiliated to Time inc or its partners.
The article was written by Laura Newcomer"
chromebooks  chrome  extensions  light 
january 2018 by robertogreco
Coding with Chrome - Chrome Web Store
"Learn, improve, or teach coding skills within a Chrome browser.
Coding with Chrome is a Google project to provide an easy-to-use coding/programming environment (IDE) within the Chrome browser that even works offline. Currently, users are able to create programs using Blockly, Coffeescript, HTML, Javascript and Python with output to Logo Turtle and/or connected toys such as the Sphero, mBot and Lego Mindstorms.

Please note that the project is a running experiment and we welcome your feedback.

By installing this item, you agree to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.

Licence: Apache 2.0 (http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/License:Apache2.0)
Credits: https://github.com/google/coding-with-chrome/blob/master/NOTICE.md "
chromebooks  coding  chrome 
november 2017 by robertogreco
Design Resources
"Select websites, tools, assets, and readings for working in and learning about design.

[categories]
Accessibility resources
Books and zines
Browser features
Brushes
Colors and color palettes
Fonts
Icons and emoji
Inspiration and criticism websites
Mockups
Prototyping tools
Stock graphics
Stock photography
User testing and interactive feedback tools
Design Resources
Select websites, tools, assets, and readings for working in and learning about design.

made by @skullface · view/contribute on GitHub
Accessibility"
design  resources  reference  jessicapaoli  fonts  icons  emoji  webdesign  webdev  color  palettes  stockphotography  stockgraphics  graphics  browsers  zines  extensions  chrome  prototyping 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Outline
"Outline is a free service that makes websites more readable. We remove the clutter, like ads, related links, and comments—so you can read comfortably."
extensions  chrome  reading  onlinetoolkit 
june 2017 by robertogreco
100 Million Books
"Discover a new book every time you open a new tab."
chrome  extensions  books 
may 2017 by robertogreco
Auto Text Expander for Google Chrome™ - Chrome Web Store
"Create custom keyboard shortcuts to expand and replace text as you type!
Ever get tired of typing out long email addresses, phrases you frequently use, or just looking to save keystrokes as you type? Well fear not! Auto Text Expander is here to solve that -- kinda like TextExpander for Mac or AutoText for Windows, but installed and synced across Chrome browsers!

This free (and ad-free) extension adds basic javascript to your pages to check if your last set of consecutive keystrokes matches any of any number of custom shortcuts you can define and expands and replaces that text as you type. Save time, typos, and the satisfaction of being extra lazy!


** FEATURES **
- Keystroke checking is entirely local and nothing is sent to any servers for tracking.

- Customizable list of shortcuts to expand, which are synced across Chrome browsers you sign into.

- Omnibox (url address bar) supported for quick jumping to websites with code ATE

- Support for regular text fields, and multiline expanded text / html can be injected into content-editable divs.

- Limited support for advanced web apps -- see below for the list -- subject to breaking if they change their sites. Please email me or provide a feature request for more!

- Ability to locally backup your shortcuts and restore them from backup (per signed-in browser), and you can import shortcuts in JSON yourself.

- Macros for today's date with customizable format using Moment.js (date/time will be based on your browser/computer's clock).

- Macro for inserting clipboard paste content into a shortcut.

- Special tag for cursor location after expansion into contenteditable divs.

- Icon next to the URL bar to let you easily access and edit your shortcuts / expansions.

** LIMITATIONS **
- Some sites intercept or block the script, or use frameworks that interfere with the extension, so your shortcuts won't work on those sites, see below for list. Email me if you find more!

- The new HTML5 input fields of type "email" and "number" don't allow caret/cursor manipulation, so replacements are done at the end of the text instead.

- Some sites also use iframes that are on a different security protocol (http vs https, like say an embedded Google Docs form, Google Hangouts), and that will prevent the script from working as well.

- Chrome has storage limits, so expansions over a certain size or quantity will fail: https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/storage#properties

- If you sign out of your browser, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR LOCAL BACKUP. This backup is only done in Chrome's localstorage layer: for security, I cannot initiate a download of the JSON. Please save a copy of your shortcuts from the Import/Export dialog in the Options page!

** KNOWN COMPATIBLE WEB APPS **
- Basecamp
- Confluence (Atlassian)
- Evernote
- Facebook Chat
- Gmail / Google Inbox
- Google Translate
- LinkedIn
- MailChimp
- Outlook
- Salesforce
- Slack

** KNOWN INCOMPATIBLE WEB APPS **
- Chatango
- Chrome Web Store
- Facebook Comments
- Google Docs
- Google Hangouts"
chrome  extensions 
february 2017 by robertogreco
Library Extension - See book availability from your local library | Library Extension
"Library Extension The #1 Browser Extension that lets you instantly see book and e-book availability from your local library

See your local library's books as you browse for books!

Convenient library availability as you browse the web

As you browse books and e-books, the Library Extension can check your library's online catalog and displays the availability of that item on the same page.
If the book is available at your library, you'll know instantly – with a quick, convenient link to reserve the title!

HUNDREDS OF SUPPORTED LIBRARIES
See results from any of over 2300 libraries. Don't see your library? No problem! Just let us know!

FREE TO USE • NO ACCOUNTS NEEDED
Get started with no signup required!

EASY AND CONVENIENT TO USE
Just install, choose your library, and start to browse on sites like Amazon.com and Goodreads.com in seconds!"
extensions  chrome  firefox  libraries  books  amazon  via:austinkleon 
january 2017 by robertogreco
The Great Suspender - Chrome Web Store
"Automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources"
chrome  browsers  extensions  via:asimone 
january 2017 by robertogreco
Beaker | An experimental P2P browser
"Beaker is a Peer-to-Peer Web Browser, made for users to run applications independently of hosts. Using P2P Hypermedia, Beaker separates frontend apps from backend services, so that users are completely in control of their software and data.

[video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bem9nRpyPEs ]

"Beaker is a Peer-to-Peer Web Browser which lets users build socially and publish independently. Using P2P web-hosting, Beaker separates the frontend app from backend servers, so that users are completely in control of their applications.

At a high level, Beaker introduces concepts from BitTorrent into the Web. Anybody can publish a site immediately, independently, and for free, using only their browser.

Sites can contain files, data, media, and fully-featured applications. Using them, users can publish content without ceding control of the content to either an app or service. There is no walled garden. The keys that control each site remain in the user’s browser.

Public Peer services provide optional cloud hosting, so users don’t have to keep their devices online to self-host. These services provide the uptime of a traditional host, but with no lockin; a user can migrate from one service to another without any disruption.

With forking, you can modify any site, and deploy it instantly. Users can rebuild applications to work exactly how they like. Our mission is to put the tools of creation back into the users’ hands. It will be weird, chaotic, and creative – just like the Web should be!

Beaker was forked from Chrome. It is free and open-source."

[Update: mentioned here https://www.are.na/blog/scene%20report/2018/08/13/decentralized-web-summit.html ]
browsers  peertopeer  p2p  software  mac  osx  applications  internet  web  online  chrome  opensource  webdev  webdesign  beaker  hashbase  dat  beakerbrowser  p2ppublishing  decentralizedweb  p2pweb  distributed  dweb 
january 2017 by robertogreco
Why are browsers so slow?
"I understand why rendering a complicated layout may be slow. Or why executing a complicated script may be slow. Actually, browsers are rather fast doing these things. If you studied programming and have a rough idea about how many computations are made to render a page, it is surprising the browsers can do it all that fast.

But I am not talking about rendering and scripts. I am talking about everything else. Safari may take a second or two just to open a new blank tab on a 2014 iMac. And with ten or fifteen open tabs it eventually becomes sluggish as hell. Chrome is better, but not much so.

What are they doing? The tabs are already open. Everything has been rendered. Why does it take more than, say, a thousandth of a second to switch between tabs or create a new one? Opening a 20-megapixel photo from disk doesn’t take any noticeable amount of time, it renders instantaneously. Browsers store their stuff in memory. Why can’t they just show the pixels immediately when I ask for them?

You may say: if you are so smart, go create your own browser — and you will win this argument, as I’m definitely not that smart (I don’t think any one person is, by the way).

But I remember the times when we had the amazing Opera browser. In Opera, I could have a hundred open tabs, and it didn’t care, it worked incredibly fast on the hardware of its era, useless today.

You may ask: why would a sane person want a hundred open tabs, how would you even manage that? Well, Opera has had a great UI for that, which nobody has ever matched. Working with a hundred tabs in Opera was much easier back then than working with ten in today’s Safari or Chrome. But that’s a whole different story.

What would you do today if you opened a link and saw a long article which you don’t have time to read right now, but want to read later? You would save a link and close the tab. But when your browser is fast, you just don’t tend to close tabs which you haven’t dealt with. In Opera, I would let tabs stay open for months without having any impact on my machine’s performance.

Wait, but didn’t I restart my computer or the browser sometimes? Of course I did. Unfortunately, modern browsers are so stupid that they reload all the tabs when you restart them. Which takes ages if you have a hundred of tabs. Opera was sane: it did not reload a tab unless you asked for it. It just reopened everything from cache. Which took a couple of seconds.

Modern browsers boast their rendering and script execution performance, but that’s not what matters to me as a user. I just don’t understand why programmers spend any time optimising for that while the chrome is laughably slow even by ten-years-old standards.

I want back the pleasure of fast browsing."
browsers  performance  computing  tabs  internet  online  web  chrome  opera  2016  ilyabirman 
december 2016 by robertogreco
Video Speed Controller - Chrome Web Store
"Speed up, slow down, advance and rewind any HTML5 video with quick shortcuts.
HTML5 video provides native APIs to accelerate playback of any video, but most implemented players either hide or limit this functionality. This extension fixes that, plus more...

It will help you optimize your video viewing by allowing you to make quick playback speed adjustments, as well as rewind the video to hear the last few second one more time. We don't read at a constant speed, and we talk much slower than we read - there is no reason why we have to listen at a constant speed and at a (very) slow rate.

Once the extension is installed simply navigate to any page that offers HTML5 video, and you'll see a speed indicator in top left corner of the video player. Hover over the indicator to reveal the controls to accelerate, slowdown, or rewind the video (10 seconds + lowers playback speed). Or, even better, use your keyboard:

- S - decrease playback speed.
- D - increase playback speed.
- R - reset playback speed.
- Z - rewind video by 10 seconds.
- X - advance video by 10 seconds.
- V - show/hide controller.

If you prefer other shortcuts, want to change the increment value, or want the player to remember your playback speed in the future, head into the settings page and customize it to your heart's content."
chrome  extensions  video  via:maxfenton 
september 2016 by robertogreco
The Bookmarking App That Saves Everything -- Now available for Mac · Fetching
"Never lose a website again.

Fetching is a new kind of bookmarking app. It keeps track of all the web pages you visit so you can easily re-find them later.

It's like your own personal Google -- a search engine for all the web pages you've seen.

Saves Everything
Fetching saves the full content of the web pages you visit exactly as you see them so you can search on what you remember -- not on what happens to be public. View your cached page copies at any time.

Powerful Search
Sophisticated search ensures you always find what you're looking for, even if you only remember a few keywords. Natural language processing ensures you get results even when you can't be precise. Learn more

Sophisticated Filters
Slice and dice your data like a samurai. Filter your results by domain, time, body, title, notes and tags. Search results can be viewed by relevancy or in a time-line.

Automatic
Fetching is fully automatic via a browser plug-in that runs in the background. Just like your browser history -- only better. You don't need to do anything to keep track of everything. Safari, Chrome and Firefox are all supported.

Complete Privacy Control
Fetching is fully disabled in private and incognito modes and the extension can be turned off at any time. Rich filtering by domain and regular expression lets you blacklist any site.

Tags and Notes
Tag like a pro including auto-complete and keep notes on important sites directly from your browser. Easily search and filter on both.

Quick and Simple UI
Fetching uses reactive technology, responding immediately as you search and add content. A clean user interface gets you quickly to your goal then gets out of the way.

Bookmarks
Just like mom used to make. You can bookmark / favorite any site directly from your browser without leaving the page you're reading. Easily filter and search your saved sites later.

API Access
All accounts now include API access both via REST and DDP making it easy to create widgets, plug-ins or other software that incorporations your bookmarks and browsing data. Read the API documentation

Supercharge Your Chrome History
Fetching has been designed specifically for Chrome.

You can even tag, bookmark and take notes directly from Chrome without leaving the web page you're on."
bookmarking  via:tealtan  chrome  extensions  software  onlinetoolkit 
september 2016 by robertogreco
Falcon - Chrome Web Store
"To activate, type 'f' followed by a tab or space into the Omnibox. Then enter your term and press enter to submit.

Flexible full text browsing history search in Chrome! Press f, then space or tab, in the omnibar to start searching your previously visited websites! Every time you visit a website in Chrome, Falcon indexes all the text on the page so that the site can be easily found later.

More information here: https://github.com/lengstrom/falcon/ "
chrome  history  search  via:tealtan  extensions  loganengstrom 
september 2016 by robertogreco
Pushbullet - Chrome Web Store
"Bringing together your devices, friends, and the things you care about.
Pushbullet is "the app you never knew you needed", according to CNET. Here's why:

STAY CONNECTED
• Conveniently send and receive SMS messages from your computer (requires Android)
• Reply to messages from many popular apps including WhatsApp, Kik, and Facebook Messenger (requires Android)
• Easily share links and files between your devices, or with friends

NEVER MISS A NOTIFICATION
• See all of your phone's notifications on your computer, including phone calls (requires Android)
• Dismiss a notification on your computer and it goes away on your phone too
• Use Pushbullet Channels to subscribe to timely notifications about things you care about

SAVE TIME
• Text from your computer using your keyboard instead of grabbing your phone
• The easiest way to get a link or file onto your phone to open or share
• Deal with notifications on your computer as they arrive

"Pushbullet Is a Fantastic App Every Phone Should Have" - Gizmodo

"TNW’s Apps of the Year: PushBullet for Android" - TNW

★ Secure: Protect your notifications and SMS with end-to-end encryption
★ Used by millions of people and counting
★ Translated into over a dozen languages by an awesome group of our own users

See all the places Pushbullet is available: https://www.pushbullet.com/apps "

[via: http://www.wired.com/2016/08/attention-poor-students-chromebooks-get-awesome/ ]
android  chrome  extensions  messaging  texting 
august 2016 by robertogreco
h264ify - Chrome Web Store
"Makes YouTube stream H.264 videos instead of VP8/VP9 videos
New: Block 60fps option for lower end machines.

Try h264ify if YouTube videos stutter, take up too much CPU, eat battery life, or make your laptop hot.

By default, YouTube streams VP8/VP9 encoded video. However, this can cause problems with less powerful machines because VP8/VP9 is not typically hardware accelerated.

In contrast, H.264 is commonly hardware accelerated by GPUs, which usually means smoother video playback and reduced CPU usage. h264ify makes YouTube stream H.264 videos instead of VP8/VP9 videos.

Github: https://github.com/erkserkserks/h264ify "
extensions  chrome  chromebooks  video  youtube 
august 2016 by robertogreco
The Color Gradient Reader BeeLine Shows Promise for Speed and Attention in Reading - The Atlantic
"In the era of attention deficits, the new text will not be black and white."



"The colors in this text are rendered in a precise and strategic way, designed to help people read quickly and accurately.

The most important feature is that each line begins with a different color than the line above or below. As Matthew Schneps, director of the Laboratory for Visual Learning at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, explained it to me, the color gradients also pull our eyes long from one character to the next—and then from the end of one line to the beginning of the next, minimizing any chance of skipping lines or making anything less than an optimally efficient word-to-word or line-to-line transition.

Improving the ease and accuracy of the return sweep is a promising idea for readers of all skill levels. And yet it’s one that’s gone largely ignored in the milieu of media technologies. Today many of us read primarily on screens–and we have for years–yet most platforms have focused on using technology to attempt to recreate text as it appears in books (or in newspapers or magazines), instead of trying to create an optimal reading experience.

The format—black text on white lines of 12 to 15 words of equal size—is a relic of the way that books were most easily printed on early printing presses. It persists today out of tradition, not because of some innate tendency of the human brain to process information in this way.

Meanwhile, people who aren’t especially skilled at intake of text in the traditional format are systematically penalized. People who don’t read well in this one particular way tend to fall behind scholastically early in life. They might be told they’re not as bright as other people, or at least come to assume it. They might even be diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, or a learning disability, or overlooked as academically mediocre.

“The book format was effective, but not for everyone,” said Schneps. “This is not just technology that could help people who are struggling with reading; this is technology that could help a lot of people.”

* * *

Our minds are not as uniform as our text. We all take in information in different ways. Some people read more quickly and retain more information when lines are shorter, or when fonts are bolder, or in different colors. The color-gradient pattern above is rendered by a product called BeeLine, developed by armchair linguist Nick Lum. He got the idea after learning about the Stroop Effect, the famous phenomenon where it becomes difficult to read words like “yellow” and “red” when they are written in different colors. Lum thought, “What if instead of screwing people up, we tried to use color in a way that helps people?”

After he won the Stanford Social Entrepreneurship and Dell Education startup competitions with the idea in 2014, Lum took to developing the technology full time. So far, the response from people tends to be binary: for some it’s a shrug, but for others, particularly people with dyslexias, it’s like turning on a light bulb. As Lum describes it, people tell him “Holy cow, this is how everybody else reads.”

The idea has been well received by reading experts, too.

“Most of the academic research is figuring out entirely what your eyes are going to do on one line,” said psychologist and Microsoft researcher Kevin Larson. “That has been such a challenge that it's rare for anyone to pay much attention to what happens during that line return movement.”

At the University of Texas at Austin, Randolph Bias has studied the optimal length of lines of text for reading comprehension and speed. The two are generally at odds: Short lines make for a quick and accurate return (the movement is easier because it allows our eyes to take a greater downward angle than if the line were longer.) The downside is that because our brains process information during return sweeps, shorter lines don't afford us that time. We also don’t get to take full advantage of peripheral vision – which is key. (He cites this as the problem with Spritz, the reading technology where single words rapidly flash before a reader.)"



"The other big opportunity for the technology is in educational settings. Later this year, BeeLine will be rolling out in libraries across California, as part of a licensing partnership. This is how Lum sees the company growing. The basic Google Chrome extension and iPhone app are free. But large-scale licensing deals with platforms and institutions like school systems could be more lucrative—and make the option accessible to people who wouldn’t otherwise think to try reading in color.

In early experiments, some students do seem to benefit from the color gradients. Last year, first-grade students in two general-education classrooms in San Bernardino, California, tried out Beeline, and many did better with comprehension tests afterword. “Because of my background in visual processing, I immediately wanted to check it out,” said Michael Dominguez, an applied behavioral analyst who directs the San Bernardino school district’s special education program. “Based on everything I know, it should work great.”"

[See also (referenced in the article):
http://www.beelinereader.com/
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ie/2014/03/04/introducing-reading-view-in-ie-11/ ]
howweread  reading  dyslexia  education  cyborgs  adhd  color  text  jameshamblin  kevinlarson  via:ayjay  michaeldominguez  beeline  chrome  browser  browsers  extensions  accessibility  assistivetechnology  microsoft  attention  technology  edtech  nicklum  linguistics  randolphbias  spritz  ereading  kindle  pdfs  epub  pdf 
july 2016 by robertogreco
Highly: Highlight to share.
"Highlight the web to share the important parts."
annotation  chrome  extensions  web  internet  onlinetoolkit 
october 2015 by robertogreco
Google Released An Amazing Speech to Text Feature in Google Docs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
"Voice Typing is another interesting new feature Google released a few day ago. Google Docs’ users can now type with their voice. You can write an entire essay without having to touch the keyboard. You can even use punctuation with voice typing. There are several phrases you can choose from to punctuate your text (e.g ‘period’,’comma’, ‘exclamation mark’, ‘question mark’, ‘new line’, ‘new paragraph’.

Voice tying for Google Docs is only available on computers using a Chrome browser. To start using Voice typing, you need to have a working microphone then open a document in your Chrome browser and click on Tools and select Voice typing as shown in the screenshot below."
assistivetechnology  classideas  speechrecognition  voice  googledocs  dictation  2015  via:ablerism  chrome 
september 2015 by robertogreco
Showgoers - Showgoers
"Showgoers is a Chrome extension that allows you link up your Netflix player with a friend's so that you can watch the same Netflix movie together over the internet. With Showgoers installed, watching a Netflix movie with friends online is as easy as sharing a URL.

When you're in a Showgoers watching party, clicking play/pause or seeking to a specific spot in the movie will cause the Netflix player of everyone else in the watching party to do the same thing. With your Netflix players automatically connected together, you can focus on just sharing the experience together in real-time."
netflix  chrome  extensions  social  synchronization 
august 2015 by robertogreco
Chrome Experiments
"Chrome Experiments is a showcase of web experiments written by the creative coding community."
webdev  chrome  html5  webgl  mobile  webdesign 
august 2015 by robertogreco
Google Art Project - Chrome Web Store
"Art Project masterpieces from Google Cultural Institute in your browser tabs
Breathe a little culture into your day! Discover a beautiful artwork from the Google Art Project each time you open a new tab in Chrome.

With this extension, in every new Chrome tab you’ll see masterpieces ranging from Van Gogh and Monet, all the way to contemporary works from street artists around the world. The artwork is refreshed every day, or change the settings to see a new image every time you open a new tab.

If an artwork happens to spark your curiosity, click the image description to discover more on the Google Cultural Institute website."
via:lukeneff  chrome  extensions  art  arthistory  googleartproject 
july 2015 by robertogreco
Project Naptha
"Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web. The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image.

Words on the web exist in two forms: there’s the text of articles, emails, tweets, chats and blogs— which can be copied, searched, translated, edited and selected— and then there’s the text which is shackled to images, found in comics, document scans, photographs, posters, charts, diagrams, screenshots and memes. Interaction with this second type of text has always been a second class experience, the only way to search or copy a sentence from an image would be to do as the ancient monks did, manually transcribing regions of interest.

This entire webpage is a live demo. You can watch as moving your cursor over a block of words changes it into the little I-beam. You can drag over a few lines and watch as a semitransparent blue box highlights the text, helping you keep track of where you are and what you’re reading. Hit Ctrl+C to copy the text, where you can paste it into a search bar, a Word document, an email or a chat window. Right-click and you can erase the words from an image, edit the words, or even translate it into a different language.

This was made by @antimatter15 (+KevinKwok on Google+), and Guillermo Webster."
chrome  extensions  ocr  text  browsers  projectnaptha  guillermowebster  kevinkwok  copypaste  browser 
july 2015 by robertogreco
What's Your Algorithmic Citizenship? | Citizen Ex
"Every time you connect to the internet, you pass through time, space, and law. Information is sent out from your computer all over the world, and sent back from there. This information is stored and tracked in multiple locations, and used to make decisions about you, and determine your rights. These decisions are made by people, companies, countries and machines, in many countries and legal jurisdictions. Citizen Ex shows you where those places are.

Your Algorithmic Citizenship is how you appear to the internet, as a collection of data extending across many nations, with a different citizenship and different rights in every place. One day perhaps we will all live like we do on the internet. Until then, there's Citizen Ex."

[http://citizen-ex.com/download

"Citizen Ex is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, which shows you where on the web you really are, and what that means."]
geolocation  identity  immigration  jamesbridle  internet  web  privacy  law  time  space  data  location  legal  extensions  browsers  chrome  safari  firefox  citizenship  browser 
june 2015 by robertogreco
Kardashian Krypt - Chrome Web Store
"Covertly send messages to friends, family, paramours & more by hiding messages in pictures of Kim Kardashian!!!!!

Leverage Kim Kardashian's visual omnipresence thru KARDASHIAN KRYPT, a steganography Chrome extension that hides your messages in pictures of Kim Kardashian.

Easy to use, optional passwords for XTRA protection!!"

[See also:
http://fffff.at/kardashian-krypt/
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/finally-a-way-to-send-secret-messages-inside-pictures-of-kim-kardashian

and

http://fffff.at/kanyefy-your-dock/
http://www.avclub.com/article/heres-how-kanye-fy-your-apple-dock-206030 ]
maddyvarner  encryption  chrome  extensions  kimkardashian  kanyewest  computing  computers  data  imagery  mac  osx 
may 2015 by robertogreco
MapTab: A Chrome extension for viewing beautiful maps | Mapbox
"I open new browser tabs every few minutes and didn’t want to look at a blank page anymore, so I built MapTab: a Chrome extension for viewing beautiful maps when opening a new tab.

MapTab is simple: every time you open a new tab, a random map and interesting location is loaded.

You can choose from Mapbox Satellite or some of our crazy designs, or even add your own map design.

The project is open source and leverages Mapbox.js and React behind the scenes. If you’d like to fork or contribute to the project, check it out on GitHub. Beta users are loving MapTab."

[Available here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/maptab/dmabflbokojjfjicmbjjfnmodihciemo ]
extensions  chrome  maps  mapping  2015  mapbox  browsers  browser 
may 2015 by robertogreco
Google brings Chrome OS straight into Windows 8 in latest update | The Verge
"Google started dropping hints about its Chrome OS-like plans for Windows 8 back in October. At the time it was merely an experiment in the developer version of Chrome, but today Google is rolling out a new user interface to all Chrome Windows users alongside a noisy tabs tracking feature. The new "Metro" mode essentially converts Chrome for Windows 8 into Chrome OS. Just like Google's full Chrome OS, you can create multiple browser windows and arrange them using a snap to the left or right of the display or full-screen modes. There's even a shelf with Chrome, Gmail, Google, Docs, and YouTube icons that can be arranged at the bottom, left, or right of the screen.

An app launcher is also available in the lower left-hand corner, providing access to search and recent apps. It’s all clearly designed to work well with touch on Windows 8, something that the traditional desktop version of Chrome has not focused on so far. The "Metro" mode presents the keyboard automatically, and also includes the ability to navigate and resize windows within the Chrome OS-like environment. Some UI elements still require some touch optimization, but overall it’s a better experience than the existing desktop version with touch.

While the Chrome browser acts as a Windows 8 application, it's using a special mode that Microsoft has enabled specifically for web browsers. The software maker allows browsers on Windows 8 to launch in its "Metro-style" environment providing they're set as default. The applications are listed in the Windows Store and they're still desktop apps, but the exception allows them to mimic Windows 8 apps and access the app and snapping features of the OS. While Chrome runs in this mode on Windows 8, Microsoft does not permit this type of behavior on Windows RT.

Google’s latest update for Windows 8 is clearly a big step forwards in its Chrome Apps initiative. The search giant is working with developers to create apps that exist outside of the browser and extend Chrome’s reach into more of a platform for third parties to build upon. Having a Chrome OS-like environment directly inside of Windows 8 extends Google’s browser into a Trojan horse to eventually convince users to download more and more Chrome Apps and possibly push them towards Chrome OS in the future.

We’ve reached out to Microsoft for comment on whether Google’s latest Chrome OS update conforms with the Metro-style browser policies, and we’ll update you accordingly."
chromeos  windows8  edg  android  chrome  google  2014  applications 
april 2015 by robertogreco
You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome | The Verge
"Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for developers, but anyone can now download an APK of an existing Android app and launch it on a Windows / Linux PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

You simply need to download the ARC Welder app and obtain APKs from Google’s Play Store. There are some limitations: only one app can be loaded at a time, and you have to select landscape or portrait layout and whether you want the app to run in phone- or tablet-style. However, you can load multiple apps by selecting the download ZIP option in Arc Welder and extracting it and then enabling extension developer mode to load the folder of the extracted APK. During my testing I’ve found that most apps run really well. There are some exceptions like Gmail and Chrome for Android that throw up Google Play Services errors, but that’s not because ARC doesn’t support them. Developers will need to optimize their apps for ARC, and some Google Play Services are also supported right now, making that process a lot easier.

ARC is based on Android 4.4, meaning a lot of standalone apps are immediately compatible. Twitter works well, and Facebook Messenger loads just fine but does continuously say it’s waiting for the network. I was impressed with Flipboard, and the ability to flick through using two finger gestures on a trackpad, and even Instagram works well for casual browsing. Of course, trying to use the camera in apps will immediate force the app to crash, and keyboard commands aren’t always recognized properly. The biggest issue is that most apps are simply designed for touch, or in the case of games to use a phone’s accelerometer.

I tried a variety of games, and while simple titles like Candy Crush Soda work very well, others refused to launch properly or couldn’t handle mouse input correctly. That’s not surprising for apps that aren’t even optimized, and it’s clear Google’s project has a bright future. While Microsoft is building out Windows 10 and the idea of universal apps across PCs, phones, tablets, and the Xbox One, Google is turning Android into its own universal app platform. Google already built a way to push Chrome OS straight into Windows 8, and this latest Android experiment brings Google even closer to a PC market dominated by Microsoft. Developers can now run their Android apps on phones, tablets, PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, and even Linux-powered devices, and that’s a big opportunity that will likely result in a lot of these apps arriving in the Chrome Web Store in the near future."
mac  osx  android  chrome  emulators  2015  google  googleplay  chromeos 
april 2015 by robertogreco
Flickr - Photo Sharing! [Chrome extension]
"Your tabs deserve better
Get a beautiful photo each time you open a new tab"
chrome  extensions  flickr  photography  imagery 
march 2015 by robertogreco
Google Art Project - Chrome Web Store
"Art Project masterpieces from Google Cultural Institute in your browser tabs
Breathe a little culture into your day! Discover a beautiful artwork from the Google Art Project each time you open a new tab in Chrome.

With this extension, you’ll see masterpieces from Van Gogh, Degas, Monet and other iconic artists from museums around the world in every new Chrome tab. The artwork is refreshed every day, or change the settings to see a new image every time you open a new tab.

If an artwork happens to spark your curiosity, click the image description to discover more on the Google Cultural Institute website."

[via: http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/12/8199135/chrome-extension-replaces-new-tabs-with-art ]
at  arthistory  chrome  extensions  google  artproject  googleartproject 
march 2015 by robertogreco
Crews and Robots
"An ex­ten­sion for the Chrome browser that re­places oc­cur­rences of ‘manned’ with ‘crewed’ and ‘un­manned’ with ‘ro­botic’."
chrome  extensions  space  robots  robertmcnees  2015  sexism  gender  language 
march 2015 by robertogreco
Media Hint - Unblock the Web - Easy to Use Proxy
"Content unblocked

Countries have borders. The Internet shouldn't.

We believe an open internet is a better internet. Media Hint is your key to unlock the web and keep it worldwide. Get access to the content you want and deserve, whenever you want it, wherever you are.

Browse privately and securely. Media Hint protects your identity when visiting your favorite sites. Surf the web without revealing your location to intrusive governments, corporations or web sites.

Speak Freely! Un-blocking the internet has the power to change the world. Media Hint makes it possible."
chrome  extension  netflix  proxy  tv  television  firefox  proxies  hulu  amazonprime  music  video  socialmedia  extensions 
october 2014 by robertogreco
Earth View from Google Maps - Chrome Web Store
"Earth View displays a beautiful and unique Satellite image from Google Maps every time you open a new tab.

Click the Globe icon in the lower right corner to launch the current view in Google Maps."
chrome  extensions  googleearth  satelliteimagery  earth  via:jenlowe  canon 
october 2014 by robertogreco
A Spacecraft for All: The Journey of the ISEE-3
[All but freezes my browser.]

"The ISEE-3 was launched to study the Sun in 1978, but ended up redenifining space flight. Now it's on a new mission to become citizen science's first spacecraft, with data accessible to everyone."
chrome  google  space  isee-3  1978  citizenscience  science  classideas  satellites  spacecraft 
august 2014 by robertogreco
Privacy Badger | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web.  If an advertiser seems to be tracking you across multiple websites without your permission, Privacy Badger automatically blocks that advertiser from loading any more content in your browser.  To the advertiser, it's like you suddenly disappeared."
via:maxfenton  firefox  privacy  eff  chrome  extensions  browsers  browser 
july 2014 by robertogreco
Project Naptha
"highlight, copy, and translate text from any image."

"Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web. The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image.

Words on the web exist in two forms: there’s the text of articles, emails, tweets, chats and blogs— which can be copied, searched, translated, edited and selected— and then there’s the text which is shackled to images, found in comics, document scans, photographs, posters, charts, diagrams, screenshots and memes. Interaction with this second type of text has always been a second class experience, the only way to search or copy a sentence from an image would be to do as the ancient monks did, manually transcribing regions of interest.

This entire webpage is a live demo. You can watch as moving your cursor over a block of words changes it into the little I-beam. You can drag over a few lines and watch as a semitransparent blue box highlights the text, helping you keep track of where you are and what you’re reading. Hit Ctrl+C to copy the text, where you can paste it into a search bar, a Word document, an email or a chat window. Right-click and you can erase the words from an image, edit the words, or even translate it into a different language."
chrome  extension  copypaste  tools  onlinetoolkit 
april 2014 by robertogreco
Border Check
"What is Border Check?

Border Check (BC) is a browser extension that maps how your data moves across the internet’s infrastructure while you surf the web. It will show you through which countries and networks you surf to illustrate the physical and political realities of the internet’s infrastructure. using free software tools.
It maps the internet

Why is this relevant?

As one surfs the net, data packets are sent from the user’s computer to the target server. These data packets go on a journey hopping from server to server, potentially crossing multiple countries, until the packets reach the desired website. In each of the countries that are passed different laws and practices can apply to the data, influencing whether or not authorities can inspect, store or modify that data.

Who?

Border Check is a project by Roel Roscam Abbing. Programming by Lord Epsylon. Design by Bart Van Haren. BC was developed during Summer Sessions 2013 with with the support of V2_ Institute For The Unstable Media at Laboral Centro De Arte and the MP19 Openlab. It uses Python, OpenStreetMap, Leaflet and others."
data  borders  bordercheck  infrastructure  roelroscamabbing  lordepsylon  bartvanharen  openstreetmap  osm  python  firefox  chrome  safari  browsers  extensions  plugins  addons  browser 
december 2013 by robertogreco
I Own a "Low-End Bicycle," and Other Things I Learned from the Dictionary of Numbers | The Hairpin
"The Dictionary of Numbers translates numbers into other numbers. The Chrome extension, once downloaded as a plug-in, takes all the numerical figures that show up in your browser and gives them context in the form of other numerical figures. Or, to use its creator’s words, it puts numbers into “human terms.”


[Available here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dictionary-of-numbers/ahhgdmkmcgahbkcbmlkpmmamemlkajaf ]
numbers  context  comparison  extensions  plugins  chrome  via:jenlowe 
june 2013 by robertogreco
OneTab extension for Google Chrome - save 95% memory and reduce tab clutter
"How it works

Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.

When your tabs are in the OneTab list, you will save up to 95% of memory because you will have reduced the number of tabs open in Google Chrome."
browsing  chrome  extensions  via:maxfenton  googlechrome  onetab  tabs  performance 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Twipster
"Twipster is a Safari & Chrome extension that applies styles to twitter.com. Inspired by and based on Craig Mod's Minimal Twitter."
browser  chrome  extension  twitter  safari  twipster  browsers 
march 2013 by robertogreco
FW: FW: Fw: FW: Fwd: fwd: fw: LazyTruth tackles false claims in email chain letters » Nieman Journalism Lab
"Matt Stempeck’s Gmail extension aims to automatically detect bogus claims and help guide you (or your hysterical relative) back to sanity."
zombierumors  facts  chrome  phishing  davidkim  evanmoore  justinnowell  factcheck.org  rumors  journalism  2012  forwards  extenstions  gamil  email  lazytruth  lazyemail  politifact  factchecking 
november 2012 by robertogreco
Chrome Web Store - Send to Kindle for Google Chrome™
"Sending and reading web content such as news articles and blog posts to your Kindle device or reading app is now easier than ever.
[Official Amazon.com extension.]

Send to Kindle for Google Chrome makes web articles easier to read - we send just the content you want and not the distractions.

Key features include:
• Send news articles, blog posts and other web content to Kindle.
• Send web content to Kindle in one step or preview before you send.
• Select text from the web page and send it to your Kindle.
• Read anytime, everywhere on your Kindle devices and reading apps.
• Choose to archive content in your Kindle library, where you can re-download it conveniently at any time."
bookmarking  readlater  reading  plugins  extensions  chrome  pocket  readability  instapaper  kindle  amazon 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Scheduled sending and email reminders | Boomerang for Gmail
"Schedule an email to be sent later. Easy email reminders.
Boomerang for Gmail is a Firefox / Chrome plugin that lets you take control of when you send and receive email messages."
scheduling  productivity  firefox  chrome  plugins  email  gmail  extensions 
may 2012 by robertogreco
Here is my empire. - 5880
"A tweet arrives. It contains a URL.
- is it useful? am I sold?
I click the link.
Which opens Chrome.
Was it blocked at the host level?
- (if it’s on business insider, nyt, wall street journal or a gawker site, I see this)
Have I already read it?
- Great! Close the window, consider sharing, or converse with the person who just tweeted the link.
Is it something I might read later, but cannot read now?
- Click “posthoc” to send to ReadItLater/Pocket, which is automatically scooped into Pinboard with one fewer step and an additional layer of redundancy. Sometimes it’s nice to skim Pocket to see what’s in there, especially while knowing it can all be archived/deleted with no worry.
Is it ugly?
- Reformat with Readability’s “Read Now”.

Or… do I find I’m already a paragraph in?
If so, I tap “Reading”. An API call is made:
* Reading adds the link to my reading log on http://reading.am/maxfenton
* Reading posts a tweet on my @maxisreading account
* Reading sends the link to Pinboard…"
2012  sharing  epub  utilitybelt  toolbelts  ecologyoftools  onlinetoolkit  tumblr  redundancy  chrome  digitalempires  clippings  marginalia  digitalcrumbtrail  bookmarking  pinboard  findings  pocket  readitlater  reading.am  worlflow  maxfenton  epubs 
april 2012 by robertogreco
Page One: Banish Multi-Page Articles (Global Moxie)
"I DESPISE MULTI-PAGE ARTICLES WITH THE HEAT OF A MILLION SUNS. The Page One extension for Safari and Chrome fixes them, automatically displaying the single-page version of articles for several popular news sites. Install the extension now:"
tools  productivity  news  safari  chrome  googlechrome  extensions  browsers  plugins  singlepage  nytimes  newyorker  theatlantic  slate  wired  vanityfair  gq  lapham'squarterly  newrepublic  rollingstone  villagevoice  washingtonpost  thenation  businessweek  browser 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Send to Kindle - Chrome Web Store
"Send to Kindle is a Browser extension for Kindle owners who prefer reading web content on their devices. It’s designed to offer a quick way for pushing web content to Kindle, so you can read articles or news later on your device."
iphone  software  google  chrome  extensions  web  reading  kindle  online  instapaper  evernote  wikipedia  quora  stackoverflow  sendlater  safari  opera  firefox  everread  android  mobile  applications  bookmarks  bookmarking  ios 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Proxlet | Fight Twitter Noise
"Block apps, mute users, and filter tags on Twitter."
twitter  chrome  filters  proxlet  proxy  tools  extensions 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Personal Blocklist (by Google) - Chrome Web Store
"The personal blocklist extension will transmit to Google the patterns that you choose to block. When you choose to block or unblock a pattern, the extension will also transmit to Google the URL of the web page on which the blocked or unblocked search results are displayed. You agree that Google may freely use this information to improve our products and services.<br />
<br />
By installing this extension, you agree to the Terms of Service at https://chrome.google.com/extensions/intl/en/gallery_tos.html<br />
<br />
The icon used was created by mouserunner.com under Creative Commons License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/), thanks!<br />
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Tip: Hide the browser button by right-clicking on it and selecting "Hide button".<br />
<br />
New features in version 1.4:<br />
- import a list of patterns<br />
- plain text pattern list for export<br />
- block host of currently active tab"
google  chrome  search  extensions  contentfarms  fightingback  blocking  spam  seo  blocklists  personalblocklist 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Personal Blocklist (by Google) - Chrome Web Store
"The personal blocklist extension will transmit to Google the patterns that you choose to block. When you choose to block or unblock a pattern, the extension will also transmit to Google the URL of the web page on which the blocked or unblocked search results are displayed. You agree that Google may freely use this information to improve our products and services.

By installing this extension, you agree to the Terms of Service at https://chrome.google.com/extensions/intl/en/gallery_tos.html

The icon used was created by mouserunner.com under Creative Commons License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/), thanks!

Tip: Hide the browser button by right-clicking on it and selecting "Hide button".

New features in version 1.4:
- import a list of patterns
- plain text pattern list for export
- block host of currently active tab"
google  chrome  search  extensions  contentfarms  fightingback  blocking  spam  seo  blocklists  personalblocklist 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Rapportive
"Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox."
gmail  social  plugin  firefox  chrome  safari  email 
december 2010 by robertogreco
The Wilderness Downtown
"An interactive film by Chris Milk…Featuring "We Used To Wait"…Built in HTML5" [For Chrome only, it didn't work so well on my Macbook, but I found the concept intriguing.]
chrome  google  googlemaps  googleearth  memory  film  html5  maps  mapping  location  googlestreetview  video 
september 2010 by robertogreco
InvisibleHand
"InvisibleHand Add-on Always Gets You the Lowest Price

InvisibleHand shows a discreet notification when the product you're browsing can be bought for a lower price elsewhere. It gives you a link directly to the product page at the competing retailer."

[via: http://scudmissile.tumblr.com/post/956734600/my-new-favorite-browser-extension ]
extensions  comparison  ecommerce  firefox  safari  chrome  browser  amazon  addons  extension  prices  pricing  shopping  shop  plugins  price  money  online  invisiblehand  browsers 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Flash is Broken on the Mac: The Flash Wall of Shame - OS X Daily
"If you’re looking for a sure-fire way to meltdown your Mac browser with some Flash, check out BB 2.0, the collaborative music project, where you’re supposed to play various YouTube videos to create your own music… fancy idea but I can’t play more than 8 videos at a time on my Mac without whatever browser becoming totally unresponsive, with Firefox fairing the worst and requiring a Forced Quit to return to sanity (for the record, I can play them all on a relatively weak Windows Netbook next to me, in any browser)."

[I really need to upgrade to Snow Leopard so I can Install BashFlash: http://www.bashflash.com/ (bookmarked back in February)]
flash  macosx  firefox  safari  crashing  chrome  googlechrome  mac  osx  adobe  adobeflash 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Daring Fireball: Tynt, the Copy/Paste Jerks
"All of this nonsense — the attribution appended to copied text, the inline search results popovers — is from a company named Tynt, which bills itself as “The copy/paste company”.
daringfireball  usability  seo  spam  copypaste  attribution  javascript  webdev  publishing  wastingourtime  copyright  chrome  ads  internet  web  advertising  webdesign 
may 2010 by robertogreco
State of the Internet Operating System Part Two: Handicapping the Internet Platform Wars - O'Reilly Radar
"This post provides a conceptual framework for thinking about the strategic and tactical landscape ahead. Once you understand that we're building an Internet Operating System, that some players have most of the pieces assembled, while others are just getting started, that some have a plausible shot at a "go it alone" strategy while others are going to have to partner, you can begin to see the possibilities for future alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and the technologies that each player has to acquire in order to strengthen their hand.

I'll hope in future to provide a more thorough drill-down into the strengths and weaknesses of each player. But for now, here's a summary chart that highlights some of the key components, and where I believe each of the major players is strongest.

[chart here]

The most significant takeaway is that the column marked "other" represents the richest set of capabilities. And that gives me hope."
amazon  facebook  google  twitter  apple  microsoft  yahoo  future  cloudcomputing  cloud  timoreilly  web  payment  infrastructure  mediaaccess  media  monetization  location  maps  mapping  claendars  scheduling  communication  chat  email  voice  video  speechrecognition  imagerecognition  mobile  iphone  nexusone  internet  browsers  safari  chrome  books  music  itunes  photography  content  advertising  ads  storage  computing  computation  hosting  browser 
may 2010 by robertogreco
BashFlash - A different kind of Flash blocker for Snow Leopard
"BashFlash lets you stop the Flash plug-in dead in its tracks, letting your new-fangled Mac cool down, use less power, and give you more time to do whatever it is you do. Probably blog or tweet or something. How does it work? On 64-bit Macs running Snow Leopard, Safari pushes the Flash plug-in off into its own process. BashFlash lives as a tiny menu app, monitoring this process and warns you (by turning red) if Flash is using a relatively significant amount of processor cycles. You can then use its menu to kill the Flash plug-in. That's hot. Any running Flash content is replaced with the broken plugin icon. Want to get Flash working again? Simply reload the page, or go to a new one. The next time Flash is needed, it'll come back to life."
flash  osx  mac  free  utility  applications  safari  plugins  software  freeware  browser  battery  chrome  plugin  macosx  bashflash  browsers 
february 2010 by robertogreco

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