Chrome

Delicious


Delicious is a bookmarking/favorite web application, in that it saves and archives the URLs that you like. Of course you can save your bookmarks/favorites in your browser, which I do with Google Chrome (Bookmarks). I use Google Bookmarks for mine, as well as Delicious (which I use for my public bookmark sharing web application). I also use Wonderpage (see https://onetoday.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/wonderpage/ ) to visually show my Delicious bookmarks as thumbnails of the page.

Why do I use both Google Bookmarks and Yahoo’s Delicious (currently owned by Yahoo anyhow). Well there are a number of reasons. Firstly I prefer to use the Cloud for most of my Internet tasks, which will generally always allow me access to my data no matter what computer I use and/or wherever I am. Using both also allows me to have a readily available backup – which is always wise I think. Of course I also like to allow visitors to my Blogs, websites and so on, to have access to sites that I think are fairly useful and valuable.

Anyhow, have a look at Delicious – it is in my opinion the best bookmarking application in the Cloud.

http://www.delicious.com/

Wonderpage


I suppose there is no real reason to actually use this web application (not that you have to use any I guess). Most web users generally have some form of bookmarks or favorites as a mechanism for remembering URLs. Wonderpage is a means of visually remembering URLs, with a thumbnail view of the web page being remembered in a grid/list of other such URL memories. Wonderpage is just another way of sharing your favorite bookmarks with others (or for yourself).

There is an add-on for Firefox and an extension for Chrome. You are also able to import bookmarks in an HTML file and from Delicious.

If I have to be critical, there seems to be no way of receiving much in the way of online help – FAQ, etc. It is also difficult to see just how you can link to your public page/profile.

Visit wonderpage at:
http://www.wonderpage.com/

 

Boomerang for Gmail


Boomerang for Gmail is a Firefox and Chrome plugin for Gmail. It allows a Gmail user to take control of when they send/receive emails. It is currently available by invitation only – however you can apply for an invitation.

See more at:

http://www.baydin.com/boomerang4gmail/

Chrome Extension: Eye Dropper


Today’s link is actually to a Chrome Extension called Eye Dropper. What is it? It’s an extension for Google Chrome that allows a web designer to pick colors from web pages, etc. Well worth a look. I use it now. Very useful.

Visit:

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/hmdcmlfkchdmnmnmheododdhjedfccka

The Wilderness Downtown: A Google Chrome Masterpiece


Now this is something special from the Google team of developers. It is called ‘The Wilderness Downtown’ and is a collaboration between Chris Milk, Google and Arcade Fire (Band). It brings together a number of web technologies including HTML 5, Google Maps and Google Street View. It is something to experience and could well be a look to the future of the World Wide Web.

http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/