all the news about Chrome, it's been pretty easy to forget about one of Firefox's recent releases: Ubiquity. We gave Ubiquity a rave review for giving Firefox a whole new UI. The standard commands, or "verbs", that come with Ubiquity are great. Yet we couldn't help but want more. Developers have been working around the clock to produce some fantastic custom verbs for Ubiquity. Here is ReadWriteWeb's list of the top picks of custom Ubiquity verbs!With
Ubiquity already comes with built in search commands for Youtube, Amazon, and Flickr. Here are our top picks for searching media sites using custom Ubiquity verbs:
- Last.FM - Allows users to search the Last.FM music network for artists pages.
- Seeq - Search Seeqpod for music.
- Vimeo - Allows users to search Vimeo for matching video results.
- Stickam - Watch the livestream of your Stickam friends no matter what page you're on.
- Netflix Search - Search Netflix for movies.
So far Ubiquity only allows you to interact with one social network: Twitter. With these custom verbs you'll be able interact with more popular social networks.
- Ping. FM - Update your default Ping.FM status.
- Jaiku - Update your Jaiku status.
- Identica - Update your identi.ca status
- Facebook - Update your Facebook status or locate a friend.
- FriendFeed - Post a link or comment to your FriendFeed stream.
- Twitter and Link Shortner - Extends Ubiquity's default Twitter functionality to include a link shortening command.
- Myspace Person Search - Search for someone on Myspace.
Social Sharing and Bookmarking Sites
Outside of Digg, there are no other ways to share news and links with friends. So for those of you on Reddit, Delicious, and other related sites, we have just the verbs for you!
- StumbleUpon - Stumble the current page you're viewing. Requires StumbleUpon extension.
- Sphinn - Submit an article to Sphinn.
- Reddit - Submit a link to Reddit
- Twine - Post an article to Twine.
- Delicious - Bookmark an article with tags to your delicious account.
- Share On - Share a link on any of the following sites: Facebook, Reddit, Digg, Delicious, Slashdot, or Fark.
- Most Popular on Delicious - Get a quick overview of the current 10 most popular delicious bookmarks.
- Google Bookmark - Add the current page you're viewing to your Google Bookmarks.
- Instapaper - Save a page for later to your Instapaper account.
- Soup.io - Bookmark a page to your Soup.io account.
- Tumblr - Share a ton of link love to your Tumblelog.
- Check Slashdot - Get a quick overview of either three of the latest articles on Slashdot or any number of articles that you specify.
While searching for the best Ubiquity verbs we came across a ton that were great, but couldn't be categorized. Without further ado here are other notable verbs:
- Subscribe via Google Reader
- Multiple URL Shortners (TinyURL, isgd, Bitly, Hurl)
- EveryStock Photo Search
- Find Movie Times Near You
- W3C Validator
- Torrent Search
- 30 Boxes
- Remember The Milk
And The Verbs Keep Coming
We're sure you'll be able to find a ton of new Ubiquity verbs to subscribe to. What we'd like to know is what verbs you're already using and what verbs you hope to see in the near future. To start the list, we're already using quite a few of the built in verbs and most of the social media custom verbs listed here. In the future we'd like to see verbs for Diigo, sharing items via Google Reader, and more video related verbs. Let's hear what's on your list.