Here is a list of 5 Greasemonkey scripts that drastically improves my experience on the web almost every day:
- Folder4Gmail: Hands down my favorite script for Gmail since it solves my biggest grip – lack of folders. It allows you to create labels in a specific format, that will nest and create the appearance of folders.
- Google Account Multi-Login: Replaces “sign out” link on most Google pages (including Reader, webmaster tools, mail and iGoogle)
- Linkify Ting: It turns text that it thinks are links include clickable hyperlinks. So instead of seeing trevinchow.com, it will turn it into a hyperlink. Saves me time from copying and pasting needlessly.
- Flickr multi-group sender: Flickr’s UI limits you to sending a photo to one group at at time. This overrides the “Send to Group” button and allows you to send to multiple groups.
- Google Reader + Twitter: Allows you to easily share blog posts on Twitter directly from Google Reader.
Here are other scripts that I find useful, but aren’t in the must-have category:
- Twitter Search Results in Google: Include search results from Twitter within Google search results.
- Helvetireader: Cleans up Google Reader into a much easier to read by applying a very minimalistic theme. It opts for not removing a lot of UI elements and assumes you know shortcut keys.
- Auto add to Google Reader: Add directly to Google Reader instead of asking whether you want to add to Google Homepage or Google Reader.
- Wikipedia Animate: Allows you to see Wikipedia entries as a timeline of changes on the page. Pretty sweet.