Backing up my ginormous Zotero library was something of a deterrent, so I didn’t install Firefox 3 until Ubiquity (Introducity Ubiquity, Mozilla Labs) (Ubiquity Firefox Plugin) piqued my curiosity.
At first glance, Ubiquity strikes me as Quicksilver for the Web. I suspect it will be much more.
Install a single plugin, then summon Ubiquity’s command box with a keysequence. You can also use a contextual menu (right). Pre-installed commands are sorted in order of expected use. ‘Tag’ uses Firefox’s local tagging capability. To add delicious bookmarks, you could try delicious plugin code from Ryan Sonnek.
Aza Raskin’s Ubiquity Intro Video gives a sense of the current capabilities. For instance, Example #2 shows that highlighting Craigslist apartment listings and invoking ‘map these’ generates a map of the listings.
Step 1: Highlight Craigslist apartment listings
Step 2: Invoke Ubiquity's 'map-these' command
Step 3: Voila! Mapped listings. (Less clicking, more mapping!)
Nice, eh? Go try Ubiquity. Or, if you want to read more first, there are plenty of options:
Ubiquity Info for Users: Mozilla Labs Post | User Tutorial
More: Extra Commands | Ubiquity Herd (Stats/Dashboard) | Support/Discussions | post from Aza Raskin’s personal blog
Ubiquity Info Developer Links: Author Tutorial | Source Code | Google Group | Wishlist | Labs Wiki
Tags: Aza Raskin, Craigslist, Firefox, Mozilla, Mozilla Labs, Ubiquity
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