Greasemonkey Scripts for Google Productivity

Greasemonkey, a Mozilla Firefox extension that allows users to install a script that makes modifications to the way Web pages look and act using small bits of Javascript, has been downloaded nearly 25 million times. While there are hundreds of scripts there are many which can help you improve your productivity and efficiency as a Web professional.



Twitter Search on Google Search Pages
While Google might be in talks with Twitter to display real-time search results in the index, there's already a way to do that. This plugin shows real time search results from Twitter on Google search pages. Displays the five most recent tweets for the query that you are searching for. Great for those interested in the real-time results. The plugin also matches the language of the Google search results. There is a similar script that includes Delicious Search on Google search pages worth a look.

Multi-Login for Google Accounts
One of the most popular Google-related user scripts for Greasemonkey (downloaded nearly 170,000 times) is the Google Account Multi-Login which replaces the sign out link on Google Pages with a select box of accounts that you may use - for example, a personal account and a work account.

Social Media Metrics Plugin for Google Analytics
Displays social media metrics data in Google Analytics by pulling data into the Content Detail reports automatically and making the icons interactive. For example, if you had zero digs on a submitted item you could automatically click the dig icon and be directed to the Digg submission page. Supported services include Digg, Sphinn, Mixx, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Delicious and Yahoo inLinks. 

Enhanced Google Analytics
Another rather interesting GA related script is Enhanced Google Analytics which allows the user to see new referring sites/keywords or referring sites/keyword that have seen a significant boost in traffic to a site. The script is also available as a Firefox plugin.

Site Rankings on SERPs
Want to quickly check on how your site is doing for a newly optimized keyword. The Which Page Am I On script lets you instantly find out on which page of Google's search your website appears.  The script stops searching on the 30th page but can be edited to work however you want by modifying one variable. You will need to sign out of you Google account to make sure personalization and Search Wiki aren't affecting the results. Hat tip to Ann at SEJ

Gmail and Google Reader Integrator
I subscribe to far too many feeds to make this script practical for me, but this Greasemonkey script will integrate Gmail and Google Reader so users can check mail and read feeds in one location - great for increasing productivity.

A few other interesting Gmail related scripts for Greasemonkey include one which adds a number to the standard Gmail Favicon in the browser that gets brighter as more unread messages accumulate, and another which modifies Gmail's often confusing "labels" into the more recognizable "folders".


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