Ubiquity

I forgot since when did I install this firefox extensions. Because from time to time I always got new ubiquity extension update notification. Up until several days ago, I still don’t really know the full capacity of it. All I know is CRTL+SPACE invoke it’s window. Taken from the main site

Ubiquity is an experiment into connecting the Web with language in an attempt to find new user interfaces that make it possible for everyone to do common Web tasks more quickly and easily. It’s a Firefox extension, so it works on Macs, Windows, and Linux.

With only a couple keystrokes, it lets you use language to instruct your browser. You can translate to and from most languages, add maps to your email, edit any page, twitter, check your calendar, search, email your friends, and much more. All without leaving the page you’re on.

Hmm.. this is looks interesting!

Today, I have time to play around with it and realize that it have more than meet the eye. Ubiquity work just like Gnome Do. It’s build around the concept of command. Each command can take optional parameter and perform action based on the command and it’s parameter. Let’s take a look at translate command which translate sentences from one language to another language. All I have to do is:CRTL+SPACE then type trans great to indonesia.

Another neat feature is the integrated google calculator command, for example try type gc sqrt(4) * 5 and see the result. You know what? this is just a small subset of ubiquity’s command. The command itself is easily added through user command we build ourself or subscribe to command made by community.

Author: Arief Bayu Purwanto

Hello, my name is Arief Bayu Purwanto, a 24 years old father of a beautiful daughter. Interested in online programming, linux, games, and reading. Currently working on kapanlagi.com as junior developer. I live in a relatively quite and cool place called Malang. I'm available for some freelance stuff as well as some consulting job. You can see my portofolio for some previous task I've finished and some other information related to my capability. Btw, I'm plurking here.

  • thank’s a lot for info sharing. It’s very useful reference ^_^

  • thank’s a lot for info sharing. It’s very useful reference ^_^