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
Toolbarhelps 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
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
Here is a screen shot below: (taken from
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.
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
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.
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.
It is an FireFox extention made by an indian named Rohit
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.
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:
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
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