Integrate Plurk to Firefox with Plurkybar
Those who have switched microblogs from Twitter to Plurk have been disappointed at the lack of Firefox add-ons available. Need proof? Off the top of my head, without googling, I can name a few Twitter add-ons for our favorite browser: Twitterfox, Twitbin, TwitKit, Twitterbar and so many more. Plurk, on the other hand, has very little selections to speak of.
Personally, I’m not a fan of Plurk’s horizontal timeline scheme, and I try to use the mobile interface as often as I can. In fact, I was able to devise a way to use the mobile interface solely. I installed Mozilla Prism and made an application out of Plurk. But constantly updating it manually can be a pain.
Enter Plurkybar. Apparently, the developer, Martin Gomez, has the same concerns as I do. Looking for a Plurk add-on for Firefox, and finding only TwisterMc’s Plurk Firefox Sidebar, which he found too simple, he set out to develop Plurkybar. Here’s what he says about his creation:
Plurkybar is â€œan immensely simple Plurk sidebar for Firefox.â€ Just download it and youâ€™ll be able to plurk within Firefox without having to have a dedicated window or tab. It automatically refreshes every minute so that youâ€™re assured that you get the hottest, freshest, latest plurks available in your timeline.
Installation isn’t as smooth as going to the Mozilla Add-ons site, though. You have to select â€œOpen with Firefoxâ€ if you want to install it there and then, or â€œSave Fileâ€ to install it later. If you downloaded the it, just double-click the .xpi file to install Plurkybar. Once you’ve installed Plurkybar, just hit Ctrl+Shift+P to run it, and it’ll open up in your sidebar.
It’s a bit rough around the edges, but that’s why it’s version 0.1. Martin’s actively encouraging feedback and suggestions though, so why don’t you give Plurkybar a try?