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Orkut Helper Tools and Utilities

Since its launch on January 22, 2004 Orkut has gained enormous popularity and many helper tools for Orkut start flooding on internet. Here we will be discussing some of the most popular tools for orkut. For infomation about orkut kindly visit another articel on this site from here.

1.) Orkut Toolbar (Recommended for every orkut user):

Orkut Toolbar helps you to format the text of your posts in the Orkut forums. Works only on FireFox web browser.

With Orkut Toolbar all you need is type your entire text without any formatting code and then select the desired parts of text and apply the format using the toolbar buttons. Much like you does in OpenOffice, MS Word or any other text editor.

This Toolbar makes posting links and images within Orkut very easy. It is created by Renato Rodrigues.

For more information you can visit this site or Orkut Toolbar Forum.

2.) Changing Orkut Background:

If you are a Firefox user you got lots of options for changing the look and feel for orkut. In a message posted on http://insideorkut.blogspot.com I find a very nice example of changing Orkut background from baby blue to "various blues".

Here is a screen shot below: (taken from http://insideorkut.blogspot.com)

Steps:

First install Grease Monkey (click here) then install Blukut hack (click here).

For more information on Grease Monkey check http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/index.html

Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension which lets you to add bits of DHTML ("user scripts") to any web page to change its behavior. In much the same way that user CSS lets you take control of a web page's style, user scripts let you easily control any aspect of a web page's design or interaction.

3.) Orkut Cute :

Orkut Cute is a freeware program which let you send scraps (the public messages that anyone can leave on anyone else's profile) to all your friends in Orkut and all your other online social networking communities. The program also informs you when you receive new scraps and new topics in yours communities.

Although such a program would allow you to communicate with the masses, a similar one was developed before which was abused by spammers.

Features:

  • Alerts you when you receive new scraps.
  • Scrap all of your friends (be careful with this one).
  • Receive notifications when forums are updated.

Visit there web site to get more information about the program.

4.) Scrapboy :

Scrapboy is a kind of browser for orkut. Using Scrapboy you can browse orkut and know when you or your friends receive new scraps. Sending scraps from your desktop is also as easy as writing an instant message. Keeping in touch with your friends was never more fun and easy.

5.) Sorkut : (FireFox Extention)

It is an FireFox extention made by an indian named Rohit Kumbhar.

This toolbar search for the threads with specific words in the title. Just give the commumity id of the community you want to search, enter the search term and click Search. Its basically an automation that an ultra patient person would go through for searching the threads he wants.
NOTE: You must be logged in to orkut to use this toolbar.

DownloadLink:-
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/extensions/ search_orkut_communities/search_orkut_communities-0.3-fx.xpi
Works with :- Firefox 1.5-1.5.0*

6.) Orkut Scrap Helper : (FireFox Extention)

It is an FireFox extention made by an indian named Ajay Martin.

Features:

  • Scrap those who have scrapped you in a single step!
  • Persistant link to Your scrapbook.

NOTE: You must be logged in to orkut to use this tool.

Download link :-

http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/extensions /orkut_scrap_helper/
works with : - Firefox 1.0+ - 1.6

Updates about new features of ORKUT: (18-Aug - 2007)

To Spice up your scraps, Orkut has recently started allowing images, videos, podcasts and HTML embeddable objects in scraps. Now you can add rich multimedia content to scraps that you send to your friends.

How to add multimedia content to scraps:

Adding images
Copy and paste urls ending in .jpg, .gif, .png or .bmp and the image will appear in the scrap.
for example, http://example.com/example.jpg

Adding videos from YouTube and Google Video
Copy and paste the url and the video will appear in the scrap.
for example, http://youtube.com/watch?v=videoid

Adding podcast/audio
Copy and paste the url of an audio file and an audio player will appear in the scrap.
for example, http://example.com/example.mp3

Adding html-embeddable objects
Create or upload your content at sites such as photobucket.com, imageshack.com, rockyou.com or slide.com. Copy and paste the html embed code to share it with your friends.

Please note that this recently announced feature may not be available on your account yet but it is being rolled out slowly to all users.



Will add some new cool orkut tools here as I came to know about them.

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  4. Firefox Tips and Tricks / Tweaks / Secrets / Codes
  5. Tips and Tricks about GMail
  6. Introduction to Orkut (Tips)


 

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