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UK TV Times – TV listings in a firefox and chrome addon

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in browser add-ons, Software | Posted on 19-06-2012

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The great TiVo PVR records all the TV I could possibly want, but I sometimes still look at the TV guide to see if it’s worth getting up from sitting at the PC. Of course there are various TV Guide websites, but none of that is as convenient as a single click popup in your browser.

Here’s a Chrome / Firefox addon I wrote to show TV Listings with a single click:

V 1.0

Features

  • View now and next TV listings with a single click
  • Shows 20 most popular channels

 
Coming soon

  • Searching and reminders

  • Customisable channel list

Get it yourself direct from:


UK TV Times for Firefox

and for chrome:

UK TV Times for Chrome
Youtube video

ebay live – firefox and chrome addon

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in browser add-ons, Software | Posted on 13-06-2012

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This week I wrote another browser add-on for firefox and chrome, this time to keep track of your eBay watched items and sales in a handy window, accessible by a single click.

V 1.0

Features

  • Track your eBay activity with a single click.
  • Opens a popup widget with your watched item list already displayed.
  • Links at the bottom for quick access to
  • Watched items
  • Selling items,
  • Sold Items
  • My eBay

 

Get it yourself direct from:


eBay Live for Firefox

and for chrome:

eBay Live for Chrome
Youtube video

BBC News add-ons for firefox and chrome

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in browser add-ons, Software | Posted on 17-05-2012

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Following on from my recent add-ons, here’s a handy plug-in to display latest bbc news headlines.

Instead of opening a tab, this opens a faster mini window on a single click:

So go get the add-on “Latest BBC News” for both firefox and chrome:

V 1.0

Features

  • Get all the Latest BBC News headlines with a single click.
  • Opens a popup widget with the latest news headlines.
  • Links at the bottom to show all sections:
    Technology, Health, Entertainment etc

 

Get it yourself direct from:


BBC News for Firefox

and for chrome:

BBC News for Chrome
Youtube video

Hot UK Deals – add-ons for firefox and chrome

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in browser add-ons, Software | Posted on 10-05-2012

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An avid bargain hunter, I often keep an eye on HotUKDeals.com for the latest deals,
and following on from my recent add-on for ebuyer’s website, I thought I’d make a more convenient way of checking the site.

Instead of opening a tab, this opens a faster mini version of the site on a single click:

It also adds the oft-requested feature of page numbers at the top of threads on the main site:

 

Much better !

So go get the add-on “Top UK Deals” for both firefox and chrome:

V 1.1.0

Features

  • Opens a fully functional small version of the HUKD website
  • You can
    – sort by date,
    – sort by recently comments

    – view/post comments

  • You can even post a new deal direct from the popup !
  • Also makes minor edits to the main HotUKDeals site :
  • – adds pagination box to the top of the comments page [ 1.,2.3…last]

 

Get it yourself direct from:


Top UK Deals for Firefox

and for chrome:

Top UK Deals for Chrome
Youtube video

eBuyer add-ons for firefox and chrome

Posted by Mike Redrobe | Posted in browser add-ons, Software | Posted on 19-04-2012

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Sometimes a website redesign loses useful features, this was the case recently when popular computer & electronics retailer eBuyer.com updated their site.

Gone were long searchable list of products, with a limit of 10 per page, and no option to add to cart directly from the product list, which makes comparing products / mass adding a shopping list very laborious.

So like any good techie, I set out to fix matters by writing a chrome extension and firefox add-on to alter web pages on-the-fly to my liking, and bring back the ease of use.

EBuyer’s site without add-on installed:

Note the large banner before product results, and only 10 per page, now here’s with the add-on enabled:

and with add to cart buttons added:

 

Much better !

Without further ado, here’s the add-on “eBuyer Tidy” for both firefox and chrome:

V 1.0.6

  • Add to Cart directly on search / list pages.
  • Works with categories properly now and retains special offers
  • Forum link at the top
  • shows a selected number of products per page ( not restricted to 10!)
  • Removes the big banner before search results (leaves it on the main index page)
  • options page ( for number of items shown)

 

Get it yourself direct from:


eBuyer Tidy for Firefox

and for chrome:

eBuyer Tidy for Chrome
Youtube video