Google Chrome Gets Greasemonkey Scripts

Update: Make sure you check out the new Super Google Reader Chrome extension.

I have been a huge fan of Firefox and write regularly on that topic here. But, I have to admit that Google Chrome has been sneaking slowly into my workflow anytime I needed a second browser.

Google Chrome is super fast to launch and browse but I hadn’t even tried to switch to Google Chrome because of lack of extensions support.

Then, Google Chrome launched extensions and I told myself it will be a while to see all my favorite Firefox extensions to be available in Google Chrome.

But I just noticed something HUGE!

Google Chrome supports Greasemonkey Scripts natively without a need of extension.

Basically, we have 40,000 more Google Chrome extensions in the form of Greasemonkey scripts. Just go to a Greasemeonkey script page and click Install. The script will install just like any other Google Chrome extension.

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If you are new to Greasemonkey scripts, they are community developed free scripts that extend the functionality of existing web applications, websites, etc.

Here are a few of my choice Greasemonkey scripts

It’s estimated that about 15-25% of the existing Greasemonkey scripts may not work with Google Chrome.

I personally feel this is a great milestone for Google Chrome especially in the eyes of Firefox fans like myself.

If you are a Firefox fan, would this woo you into giving Google Chrome a shot?

[via Chromium blog]

One Response to “Google Chrome Gets Greasemonkey Scripts”

  1. Nashville short sale November 20, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    Working with Greasemonkey scripts makes work more efficient. I use Google Chrome and has been trying to explore all I could about Greasemonkey scripts.

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