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20 must-see Greasemonkey Addons(No Technical Knowledge Req.)

Aibek Esengulov 12-03-2007

20 must-see Greasemonkey Addons(No Technical Knowledge Req.) greasemonkey scriptsCouple of months back I had covered Greasemonkey, a powerful and all-favorite firefox extension. Now I am taking it further and want to present some of the coolest greasemonkey addons(aka scripts) out there letting you do crazy things such as: downloading apple trailers and clips from popular video sites(Youtube, GoogleVideo….etc), integrating google reader into gmail, adding mirror links to digg listings and etc… No-technical knowledge required, guaranteed.


GENERAL Browsing:

1. GoogleTagCloudMaker – generates tagcloud from Google search results and inserts it above sponsored links. Great for filtering and finding related keywords

20 must-see Greasemonkey Addons(No Technical Knowledge Req.) google tag(click to enlarge and open it in a new window)

2. Disable Text Ads – removes annoying inline contextual text ads from 3 major distributors: VibrantMedia(IntelliTXT), Kontera and Linkworth

3. RSS+Atom Feed Subscribe Button Generator – don’t bother looking for RSS subscription links again. This greasemonkey addon automatically finds RSS and Atom subscription links on a webpage and inserts feed subscription buttons(20 must-see Greasemonkey Addons(No Technical Knowledge Req.) feed subscribe2) to the top left corner of the page. See screenshot from below


20 must-see Greasemonkey Addons(No Technical Knowledge Req.) greasemonkey feed subscribe

4. Textarea Backup – never retype lost emails, forum posts, feedback forms, blog comments, etc again. This addon automatically saves entered text after every 10 keystrokes so if the page is reloaded for whatever reason, be it browser crash or unintended exit, the text will be restored.

5. LookItUp – lets you highlight anyword and quickly look it up on wikipedia, a dictionary or whatever info database you like without leaving the page you’re on. The result is displayed directly on the webpage and can be instantly removed with a mouse click. Which dictionary is selected depends on customizable keystrokes. View demo screenshot(opens in a new window)

6. Linkify ting – converts plain text links into real clickable links so you don’t have to manually copy and launch them in a separate window. Examples;

  • // (will be auto-converted to) ->
  • // -> //
  • -> //
  • -> //

7. Google MP3 – handy music player Greasemonkey script that inserts a play button next to any MP3 file you happen to stumble upon while browsing web so you can listen before you download.


8. Apple Trailer Download – lets you easily download full movie trailers from Once you’re on a trailer page it adds a tiny menu(screenshot below), where you can select preferred resolution and download it using ‘right-click -> Save Link as’ combination.

20 must-see Greasemonkey Addons(No Technical Knowledge Req.) apple trailers


9. Download Video – awesome Greasemonkey addon that lets you download video clips from YouTube, Google Video, Myspace, Metacafe,, Putfile, Dailymotion and Sevenload. The script shows a small download menu at the top of supported video pages(image below). (You’ll need to save files in .flv format or change extension afterwards)

download videos

GMAIL Goodies:

10. Gmail Super Clean – clean and distraction-free gmail. Looks great, check it out here
11. Gmail + Reader Integrator – integrates Google Reader into Gmail. This literally saves you one extra tab. Highly Recommended


20 must-see Greasemonkey Addons(No Technical Knowledge Req.) greader to gmail2(click to enlarge and open it in a new window)

12. Gmail Spam-count Hide – hides spam count, since no one needs it anyways

SITE SPECIFIC (Youtube, Myspace, Facebook, IMDB, Digg,,

13. Prettifier – lets you change font and link colors on This is the only listed plugin that requires basic html knowledge.

14. IMDB enlarge actor pictures on hover – enlarges actor pictures in IMDB cast lists when you hover your cursor over that table row. Demo

15. AdSlicer for MySpace – removes all myspace ads and blank spaces they leave behind

16. YouTube Googler – this handy addon makes YouTube video pages look more like Google Videos. It moves comments to the sidebar and expands the video frame to take up as much space as possible, exactly like on Google Video. Demo

17. Facebook Auto-Colorizer – gives each profile a unique look by colorizing page based on the user’s photo. Demo

18. Digg – Add Mirror – excellent addon for Digg users that inserts links to DuggMirror, Coral Cache, Google Cache and below each story’s digg-count. So, if the story source is down you still can easily view its mirror page from one of the sources.

20 must-see Greasemonkey Addons(No Technical Knowledge Req.) mirror buttons

19. Artist Fan Rank – adds your or the page owner’s fan rank to artist, track, album charts, and album track listings.

20. Instead of 20’th Addon I am including quick Greasemonkey installation guide:

  1. Install Greasemonkey from (firefox users only).
  2. Restart Firefox(at this stage you should see tiny monkey face at the right-bottom corner of the screen).
  3. Click on the any of the preferred addon links described in this post.
  4. Locate “Install” button that’s shown in the upper-right corner of the opened page.
  5. Done. Go and test it…

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  1. FrmClub
    November 6, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    thanks you admin.

  2. nice
    October 20, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    thx for the list

  3. Basketbol
    October 7, 2009 at 4:15 am

    Thanks for that.I like it

  4. LiderPaylasim Forum
    September 29, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Thanks for that.I like it:)

  5. Koxp Seri Cs Ä°ndir
    September 6, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Thank you for this post..

  6. teknoloji
    August 29, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    thanks admin . Good post :)

  7. RAP
    August 28, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Hi , thanx admin for post .

  8. Vera
    August 12, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Oh what a nice and useful list. Thanks !

  9. Abhijeet Pathak
    April 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    AutoPagerizer is also a must have script. In search result pages like Google's, it automatically inserts next page of results into current page. Its one of the best and most useful script.

  10. ArahMan7
    June 16, 2008 at 1:11 am

    I used Greasemonkey mainly because it give Blog*Spot users Trackback capability, but even since I downloaded the new monkey version (Greasemonkey 0.8.20080609.0) I lost Blogger Trackback capability. I love the old monkey (Version 0.7.20080121.0). How do I get Blogger Trackback again or did I missed something?

    Greetings and lots of love from Malaysia.

  11. Che
    April 23, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Great list!!

    Thanks!!!!! :)

  12. wtf
    March 28, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    "Disable Text Ads" is complete bullsh*t. Instead of downloading textads script, having it running and then removing consequences with another greasemonkey script you can simply adblock it.

  13. Me
    February 19, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Only "Disable Text Ads" is really great, the rest are expendable.

  14. Vincent Chow
    February 4, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I prefer Gmail Beautifier over Gmail Super Clean :)

  15. Matt
    January 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Cool list... very diverse! I'm thinking about creating some scripts myself. If anyone has any ideas be sure to contact me.

  16. Make Up
    December 12, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    Oh what a nice and useful list
    Thanks again

  17. Aibek
    September 21, 2007 at 2:31 am


    I heard about it before, but to my knowledge it supports only few scripts. What about your experience with it? Any particular popular scripts it does (or doesn't) support ?

  18. NBA
    September 21, 2007 at 1:43 am

    CreamMonkey - integrates Greasemonkey-like functionality to Apple’s Safari browser. While it’s not 100% compatible with all Greasemonkey scripts, works fine with many of them...

  19. Aibek
    September 19, 2007 at 9:02 pm


    Ussally this happens when you switch firefox themes. Hsve you changed Firefox themes recently?

  20. Glendale Golfs
    September 19, 2007 at 7:59 am

    I am having troubles with colors with my firefox hightlight text color
    It somehow changed to a green color
    Any idea of how to change it back to defaults ?

  21. Walley
    August 7, 2007 at 1:31 am

    What lovely tools.
    You saved me a lot of effort and a lot of wasted time and effort
    Oh what a nice and useful list
    Thanks again

  22. Aibek
    June 15, 2007 at 10:12 am


  23. GugaRedy
    June 15, 2007 at 5:13 am

    Very useful resource. THE BEST. I liked your site.



  24. Aibek
    May 11, 2007 at 9:27 pm

    Can't agree more.

  25. 2241
    May 11, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Its amazing how diffirent internet users with diffirent expertise and points of view can find such usefull tools that seem to be invisible and not seen of found by most

  26. Richie
    April 29, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    Cool list,thanks!

  27. hardware
    April 13, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    Stupore! Amo questo luogo!:)))))))

  28. John
    March 27, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    Very nice site!

  29. peter
    March 13, 2007 at 11:42 pm has a cool greasemonkey script that will replace digg search with a nicely organised google one.

  30. Aibek
    March 13, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    @Dr. Fre & Dario
    thank you guyz, links are fine now

  31. Michael Brennan-White
    March 13, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    Have you tried adding the Super Clean Gmail to work with Google Reader.

    Just curious?

  32. Dr. Fre
    March 13, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    YouTube Googler returning a 404, some extra full stops in the URL causing it, here's the link:

    YouTube Googler Script:

    Thanks for the great list!!

  33. Jeff
    March 13, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    thanks very useful list 10/10

  34. ace
    March 13, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    What a great little list.
    Short yet comprehensive.

  35. Daniel Einspanjer
    March 13, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    Digg Mirror is great, it was the impetus that caused me to write my Add Digg Control script ( that lets me digg articles that I open in tabs.

  36. Rob
    March 13, 2007 at 11:58 am

    This list rocks! I've been frustrated with because they don't seem to have a "popular" or "most downloaded" category at all so it's difficult to know which one's are worth the time.

    You're readers might also be interested in my list of my 27 favorite firefox add-ons, of which, Greasemonkey is one of them. I will definitely be linking to this article on a follow-up that I plan to write to that post... I'm going to give some of these a try right now!

  37. Dario Salvelli
    March 13, 2007 at 10:00 am

    Good Stuff. The demo of 16 script isn't available.

  38. Aibek
    March 13, 2007 at 3:47 am


    All above listed scripts can be installed directly from the script page using 'install' buttons. However, sometimes scripts may provide no install button but the 'script'(code) itself. If that's the case 'right-click' greasemonkey icon, select 'new user script', copy provided script code to the newly opened window and save it.

    Before you go ahead and create script yourself, try accessing the script page again but make sure that greasemonkey is running. Usually Greasemonkey automatically checks anything ending with '.js'(javascript files) and when it sees that it's a script it tries to install it. In case something won't work let me know.

    P.S. Try to avoid installing scripts from anywhere else apart from

  39. Dustin
    March 13, 2007 at 3:38 am


    Did you install greasemonkey?

  40. Douglas Taylor
    March 13, 2007 at 2:20 am

    When I click on "install" a new tab opens with a listing of the script. Any ideas on how one actually installs the script?


    • Cam G
      December 22, 2008 at 4:53 pm

      Do you have grease monkey installed?