The winners of Mozilla’s Extend Firefox competition have been announced. The top trio were Pencil, a diagramming and graphics interface tool; Tagmarks, which adds additional tagging icons to Firefox 3.0’s location bar; and HandyTag, an extension that provides relevant keywords for associating with bookmarked sites. More info is available in this Mozilla blog entry.
Winners of ‘Extend Firefox’ Contest Announced
Submitted by Caffeine Deprived 2008-08-26 Mozilla, Gecko 4 Comments
It’s good to see people finding ways of making tagging work. Up until now, I simply haven’t used it either in Firefox or anywhere else it was available. It just requires too much work, deciding what tags to use. Where I have seen tagging used on various web sites, the tags are always vague, inaccurate and incomplete and provide no real advantage over searching for keywords.
Pencil would arguably be the most useful tool for mockup GUI designs.
I’ve never seen something so useful and such a brilliant idea, instead of drawing something on paper – you can just drag and drop the native controls into a sheet of paper.
Totally loving it. Totally innovative.
You mean like what BeOS allowed you to do 10 years ago with the META:keyw extended attribute on the empty files of type application/x-vnd.Be-bookmark that were used by NetPositive ? … wow that’s progress! :^)