To those who want to escape the hassle of downloading documents online and running multiple programs just to view them, well, then, here’s something sweet for you:

Docs Online Viewer is new and a FREE online document viewer add-on for the Mozilla Firefox that eliminates the need for you to download common day job files such as DOC, DOCX, XLS, PDF, CSV, etc. Powered by Google Docs API and Zoho Viewer, Docs Online Viewer is absolutely a time and computer resource saver.

Docs Online Viewer: Use Only Your Web Browser To Open/View DOCS, XLS, PDF, etc.

With Docs Online Viewer, you can view any document with relative ease and safety without having to download it first. This eases the burden of your computer in protecting itself from unwanted malware or tracking cookies, or worse, viruses. It also saves time from having to download something before being able to view it.

Doc Online Viewer also proves very useful for Linux users who do not have Windows Office. The Docs Online Viewer will open any document format such as DOC, DOCX, PDP, PPT, PDF, ODT, and more. 

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Opening documents on your Mozilla Firefox does not even involve installing any software in your computer. All you need to do to start is:

1 With your Firefox, download and install Docs Online Viewer HERE. Firefox may require you to restart your browser after installation.


2 Once installation is done and Firefox has been restarted, you should see a tiny "Eye" icon on the search results page when you search for any documents, whether using Yahoo, Google, or Bing.


3 Click on the "Eye" Icon and another window will appear. The document can then be viewed on this online window within the browser. You can view the pages in order, zoom, and use tab options like File, View, Help, or search for a particular word in a search box.

4 Suppose that you’re using other browser and you want to view some a doc file, just prefix your file URL with:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=file_full_URL

Example:

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.xmlw.ie/aboutxml/wordsample2.doc

Some notable goodness of Docs Online Viewer:

  • Cutting down viewing time of documents by avoiding downloading time consumption. 
  • Documents are easily identified using the 
  • Online Viewer Ease, simplicity, and convenience of use. 
  • Honesty to being secure and risk-free. 
  • Pages can be viewed in any order. 
  • Safety, since documents are viewed on the browser. 
  • You can download the original document should you opt to. 
  • You can even edit and save a document online. 

Buttonizer Gives You Cleaner and Neater Viewing Area by Turning a Toolbar Into a Button (Firefox)

Supported File Formats: DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, PDF, PAGES, AI, PSD, TIFF, DXF, SVG, EPS, PS, TTF, XPS, ZIP, RAR, RTF, ODT, SXW, SSV, SXC, ODS, SXI, ODP, WPD

If you’re wondering how to open documents using only your browser (without using additional software), well, give Docs Online Viewer a shot!

Open and View Online Documents of Any Format Directly On Your Browser without Downloading Them

Many who alternate between using Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox know that the latter always comes with many toolbars. Unfortunately, as more toolbars and extensions are used, Firefox can become cluttered, so your viewing area for webpages become less and less in time.

A Firefox extension called Buttonizer solves this problem.

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If you use small screen PC, you can get more space in your browser with Buttonizer without having to hide the toolbars from view and without sacrificing the viewing area. This Firefox add-on converts a complete tool bar into a simple button on the address bar.

How it works?

All you need to do is download and install Buttonizer from the Mozilla add-on site (link). Once installed, you will need to restart Firefox. After this, you will see Buttonizer as a button on the right side of your Address bar. All you need to do is to right-click on it and then select which toolbars can be converted to a button.


Once a toolbar is selected, it becomes hidden. When you mouse over the Buttonizer, you can access the hidden toolbar again.

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However, you can only set one toolbar at a time to a button. When you right click the Buttonizer button and select another toolbar as a button, the previous toolbar will revert to normal. The advantage of this app is that you no longer need to click so many buttons just to retrieve a hidden toolbar on the browser. The app works sort of like a button shortcut.


According to its developer, Byungwook Kang from South Korea, Buttonizer works great if you are using a small screen such as from a laptop or netbook. The next step for Kang and Buttonizer is adding multiple button support.

Download: Buttonizer (Firefox)

Buttonizer Gives You Cleaner and Neater Viewing Area by Turning a Toolbar Into a Button (Firefox)

You might have already heard about 'Popcorn', it’s an HTML5 media framework written in JavaScript for filmmakers, web developers, and anyone who wants to create time-based interactive media on the web. Popcorn.js is part of Mozilla's Popcorn project.

Good news is: Team Mozilla has launched version 1.0 of its Popcorn Maker, a web-based video editing app powered by the Popcorn framework.

Well, what’s so exciting about this app is that regular users can easily re-create or enhance already existing videos online -- be they from YouTube or Vimeo -- thereby allowing you to add image, map overlays, and links from Twitter, Wikipedia, and other websites. So the result would be like a highly-interactive web page rather than a traditional video.



Popcorn Maker helps to change or transform usually passive video viewing into a feature-rich interactive experience that allows for greater viewer engagement. Eventually, a more advanced version of the app will be able to create shoppable videos or video ads for advertisers on YouTube. In this way, you can easily link to a product website or immediately buy a product while watching a video that shows the products.



See Popcorn Maker in action HERE.

Mozilla's Popcorn Maker Lets You Enhance, Recreate Existing Videos from YouTube, Vimeo

Here’s the situation. You have a lot of work to do. Perhaps you have a deadline at work to submit a report. Perhaps you’re catching up with your school term paper deadline. Perhaps you’re working as a home based web developer and your client has set a deadline.

But, the temptations are numerous. You end up watching the latest Linkin Park videos on YouTube, or you keep commenting and uploading on Facebook, or you can’t seem to stop the latest downloads of “Game of Thrones.”

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This doesn’t sound good for productivity. It can get you fired, or you end up with a failing grade, or worse, you lose your client.

It really boils down to personal self-discipline. However, there’s an app that can help you with your self-discipline issues and to help you get the real work done.

Save Yourself from Time Sinks & Be Productive Online With LeechBlock (link)

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Introducing an extension called Leechblock. It works perfectly well with Firefox. This may sound almost impossible, but, the extension app does work.

All you need to do is download Leechblock, install it, then restart your browser. Now comes your honesty and discipline factor. Select the site or sites that make you unproductive and block them on the browser’s tool menu.

But, it doesn’t stop there. You can set the time periods that these sites should be blocked. That’s right; you’re not depriving yourself completely. It’s just a discipline thing. You can even set the number of minutes or hours you can allow yourself to visit the selected sites per hour or per day.

Block, Restrict Access To Unwanted Websites - No Additional Software Needed

Lastly, you can select the days of the week Leechblock should block these sites. You can also set an optional “custom name” for the selected sites such as “The Force Balances Time between Work and Play” or other funny or not so funny file names. Putting up custom file names allows you to categorize what sites you’re blocking.

You can add sites anytime to the block lists on Leechblock. Can you undo the blocked sites? Here’s where the discipline factor comes in. Of course, you can unblock anything, but, Leechblock will make it difficult for you.

So, stop wasting your time and get back to work. But, before you do, download Leechblock first.

For Chrome, you may want to check out Nanny, yet another productivity add-on similar to LeechBlock that allows you to be more productive and less distracted by blocking sites.

How To: Temporarily Block, Restrict Access to Unwanted Websites and Increase Productivity

Don’t you hate it when people copy or steal your photos or images then use them on other web sites or content without your permission? Problem is, how do you search millions of websites for copyright infringement?

Now, you can find out if your photos or internet images are being used by others in violation of copyright infringement laws. A new and innovative forensics Firefox extension makes discovering copyright infringement easy.

"Datum Search By Image" Makes It Easy To Find Stolen Photos Online (link)

If you're wondering about how to find your stolen photos online, then, you've got to check out "Datum Search By Image". Created by the Datum Company,  this Firefox extension allows you to search and track those images you think are being copied and used illegally. Datum Search utilizes the power of Google and TinEye, thus, allowing you to search for duplicate image use. Simply download, install, and restart your Firefox. The function is then automatically added to the right click menu.

Image Courtesy of Mozilla.org
The technology of searching for copyright infringement from Google and TinEye has been available for some time now. What the Datum Company has done is to combine these two into more practical use for a more efficient approach to internet image forensics.

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The forensic Firefox extension thus, uses these two highly rated reverse image engines and takes advantage of the unique methods of discovery offered by both engines. This ensures the best quality results for all forensic searches and leads to discovering if your image content has been stolen.

Datum Search is so far the most user-friendly and the fastest method to finding image copyright infringement online. Get it HERE.

Find Your Stolen Photos Online With This Forensic Firefox Extension

Previously on this blog we have talked about SMS Scheduler apps both for the iPhone and Android.  SMS Scheduler apps are special kind of software that let you schedule, auto-send SMS text messages at later point in time. You just have to specify the sending date and time, and let your phone automatically send those scheduled messages at preset time. Head over HERE to learn more on how to automatically send SMS text messages at predefined time.

This short tutorial will introduce you to yet another awesome scheduling app, but this time for emails.

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Scheduling your emails to be sent in the future is helpful for some reasons. One good example is that you might want to deliver your email at the exact time when the recipient gets to their desk every morning. Or if you know that the recipient always gets online every 8:00 PM, it might also wise to schedule your email to be delivered on that time. You don't want your emails to be buried by all of the other emails, right?

Schedule Emails in Gmail To Be Sent Later

This handy add-on is called RightInbox, a free Chrome and Firefox extension specifically designed for Gmail that lets you schedule, send email messages at predefined time. Once installed, you may need to reload Gmail until you get prompted like this:
Just hit "Continue" until you arrive on this page:
If you've successfully granted access to RightInbox, "Send Later" button should now sits next to "Send Now" button. Here's a quick video walkthrough on how to use RightInbox:


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The good thing about RightInbox is that your email still get delivered even if you shut down your computer. Download RightInbox - The Email Scheduler HERE

How To: Automatically Send Email Messages At Later Time

For some, not every single aspect of Facebook is a complete clean-cut. Taking its Image Viewer as an example, you have to do the wear-and-tear on your mouse; click on every single photo that appears either on your feed, wall or to someone else' gallery to get the sufficient detail of the image. And once a larger version gets displayed, you need to click the tiny Close button again to close the viewer.

Kind of annoying, isn't it?

Thankfully, there is such a browser extension that automatically enlarges, zooms in the photo currently being hovered, making Facebook less of a hassle!

FB Photo Zoom: Lets You Zoom Facebook Photos By Mouse-Overing Them [link]

FB Photo Zoom is the Chrome extension that truly saves you time when viewing photo streams on Facebook. With this free Chrome add-on, you'll find it much quicker to interact with Facebook photos: you just have to mouse over those photos. In other words, you just have to position your cursor on top of any photo in your feeds, then wait a second until the full-sized version of the image appears.


For non-Chrome users, you may want to checkout Thumbnail Zoom for Firefox. As with the former, this add-on shows a floating panel with the full size of a thumbnail when hovering over an image or thumbnail. Other than Facebook, Thumbnail Zoom supports Twitter, MySpace, Amazon, Picasa, Flickr, LinkedIn, Hi5, Twitpic, deviantART, PhotoBucket, Tagged, Last.fm, Wikipedia, YouTube, DailyMile, IMDb, Imgur, Photosight.ru and Google Images.

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How do you find these image enlarger add-ons useful? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

New Browser Extension Lets You Zoom Facebook Photos By Simply Hovering Them