Ever wondered how to add HTML signatures to your favorite webmail service? Well, now here is a way great way to add personalized signatures.
WiseStamp is a FireFox extension that lets you add a personalized signature on any webmail service such as Gmail, Yahoo, AOL mail, and Hotmail. If that wasn’t super enough, it also allows you to add your signature to just about any webpage (as long as it supports HTML), such as Google Docs, Zoho Docs, etc.
But what really makes this plug-in cool is its integration with your social media plug-ins. You simply enter links to your social media profiles in the boxes provided and WiseStamp does the rest. Underneath your signature it will put a logo of the social media network on which the person reading your mail can simply click to view your profile. You can add your instant messaging handles too.
If you’re a blogger, you’ll love this part. Add your blogs RSS feed URL and WiseStamp will automatically enter your last post into the signature! Super Cool.. Isn’t it? If you don’t have a blog, you can do the same with your last Twitter update!
On top of it, you have 2 styles of signatures to configure to. You can create separate Personal & Business signatures as required.
Just download the WiseStamp Firefox extension and start making up your dream signature.
Take a Video Tour on how to use it:
Ever wondered being able to change the colour and style of your Firefox browser at the click of a button, well thanks to the wonderful team at Mozilla Labs as its now possible. Personas are the new fantastic feature for Mozilla Firefox, change your browser to suit your current mood, feelings or personal taste without downloading individual skins. Personas are the new “light-weight” skins for internet users, offering simple designs that are simple to change when desired. All the changes to your browser are applied instantly with no restart required!
Getting Started With Personas
Personas are the newest feature straight from the Mozilla Labs. Personas are lightweight, easy-to-install and easy-to-change “skins” for your Firefox web browser. This latest feature has been introduced for several reasons:
* Themes today are hard to find, create and install.
* Who likes using the same theme everyday? Personas allow you to change your theme instantly.
* Personas can easily reflect your mood, feelings or hobbies.
Make Your Own Personas For Firefox
Firefox has always been an open source brower, meaning anybody can contribute to making firefox a better overall browser. Personas are no different and all the themes are designed by you the users. Anybody can make a personal Persona it is literally that simple.
Make a Persona featuring you, your favorite color, favorite past-time or even your pet! The options are endless. Personas can even be set to private if you don’t wish to share your personal styles.
Foxmarks is an essential Bookmarking add-on. Foxmarks backs up your bookmarks every time you make changes. You can View and restore your old bookmarks on their web site. Foxmarks has been available for Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Now, Foxmarks is becoming Xmarks. It’s just not a name change, but they are also enhancing the browser add-on and web site with new capabilities.
With the upgrade from Foxmarks to Xmarks, you’ll still enjoy bookmark sync, backup and all the features you love about Foxmarks. In addition, Xmarks adds new discovery features:
1. Smarter Search
Xmarks will highlight the three sites in your Google results that have been bookmarked by the most people; this is a quick and easy way to tell which sites are most valued by real people like you.
2. Site Info
Xmarks adds a small blue information icon in your browser location bar. Click it to learn more about the site you are on and see recommendations for the top five similar sites. This is a great way to uncover the best of the web.
Visit Xmarks.com from any browser to write your own site reviews and to see even more similar site recommendations.
Xmarks is currently Firefox only, but it syncs perfectly with your existing Foxmarks Web account and the Foxmarks add-ons for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
You’ll also notice that Foxmarks.com is still a separate site. In the coming weeks, Foxmarks website will be fully rebranded and also release an Xmarks upgrade for the Internet Explorer and Safari add-ons.
Welcome to the all new and improved Xmarks.
Mozilla has now devised a Web application called “Fashion your Firefox” that allows Firefox users to dress up the web browser with their favorite add-ons.
It is a tool meant to customize the Firefox browser based on users’ interests and online activities. Fashion Your Firefox simplifies this by allowing users to select add-ons that they need with just one click.
Mozilla defines the ‘fashioning’ the Firefox bit in the following way:
Fashion Your Firefox refers to the application’s ability to customize, tailor, and “fashion” your Firefox to best suit your daily activities online.
Mozilla currently has 9 sets of interestingly named Firefox extensions with their description below them. Some of them are: Social Butterfly (for social networks), Shutterbug (for viewing and sharing images and videos online), Rock Star (for music), and so on.
To add multiple add-ons to your Firefox, users can select add-ons in categories that are interesting to them. Click the “I want this add-on!” button and select the adjacent “Click here to install them” link. Users will then be prompted to confirm their choices, and your browser will restart with the selections added to your Firefox, without having to add them individually.
PixelPipe is a unique Web 2.0 service which can send your media to over 45 unique destinations. You can send to one or many, the choice is yours. Pixelpipe allows you distribute all forms of media across the web – Images, Videos as well as Audio Clippings.
The web-interface is elegant, non-cluttered and easy to use. Once you add pipes (associate various services) uploading multimedia content is basically a matter of few clicks.
Current list of supported services via Pixelpipe:
Photo & Video: Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, Photobucket, Nokia Ovi, Phanfare, Smugmug, vimeo, ImageShack, Pikeo, webshots, kyte, FotoTime, Zooomr, Fotki, DRR.net, 23hq, 72 photos, ipernity, Viddler
Micro-Blogs: twitter, Pownce, FriendFeed, TwitPic, Seesmic,
Social Networks: Facebook, Friendster, imeem, Vox, bebo, Hyves.nl
Blogs: Blogger, TypePad, WordPress, MoveableType, tumbler, LiveJournal, Atom, MetaWeblog
Photo Printing/Sharing: Kodak Gallery, Shutterfly, photobox
Online storage: box.net, Acrobat.com
Generic: FTP, Email
You can use various desktop & mobile tools to get your media online.
To name a few here are some free tools available:
# Pixelpipe Uploadr: This includes some nice features such as the ability to add your titles, tags and even rotate in advance of uploading. There’s no support for video at this time
# Picasa: Add a button to upload from within Picasa on your desktop.
# Windows XP Web Publishing Wizard: (Not compatible with Vista) This enables simple upload directly from Windows Explorer using a built-in wizard.
# Fotofox: Firefox 3 extension, supports drag and drop upload of photos, naming, tagging and privacy
It also tool to upload via iPhone.
Complete list of free tools from PixelPipe is available here: Free Tools
While not everybody will need Pixelpipe and almost no one will use all the pipes offered by Pixelpipe, its certainly an extremely valuable resource to (lazy) folks who wish to maintain an updated album in multiple sites.