Google Maps and Firefox Enhancements

It is so nice to have applications that just keep getting better.

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune reviewed an enhancement for Google Maps and a new extension for Firefox called Scrapbook.

Google Maps has incorporated address-specific satellite imagery. There now two links in the upper right hand corner—Map and Satellite. This feature allows you to toggle back and forth. In the satellite mode, you can zoom in to a simulated altitude of 1,000 feet.

The URL for the Scrapbook homepage is

http://amb.vis.ne.jp/mozilla/scrapbook/index.php?lang=en

This extension provides a sidebar where you can store and manage web pages, fragments of web pages, and more. Here is a quick overview.

ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and easily manage collections. Key features are lightness, speed, accuracy and multi-language support. Major features are:

  * Save Web page
  * Save snippet of Web page
  * Save linked Web page
  * Organize the collection in the same way as Bookmarks tree
  * Full text search and quick filtering search of the collection
  * Simple Editing of the collected Web page
  * Text/HTML edit feature resembling Opera’s Notes

Much more detail is available on the home page.

One thought on “Google Maps and Firefox Enhancements

  1. What would be good is the ability to bundle extensions with a custom Firefox installer. I’m not a great fan of installing half a dozen extensions on multiple computers, but I like Firefox’s interface more than Opera.

    An Opera theme for Windows XP would also be very nice wink.

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