Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Aaron Boodman created Greasemonkey back in the day. He also worked on Gears. And most recently he created Chrome Extensions. I have a funny feeling that folks were pinging him daily “hey, when ya gunna give me Greasemonkey on Chrome” and he just delivered:
Ever since the beginning of the Chromium project, friends and coworkers have been asking me to add support for user scripts in Google Chrome. I’m happy to report that as of the last Google Chrome release, you can install any user script with a single click. So, now you can use emoticons on blogger. Or, you can browse Google Image Search with a fancy lightbox. In fact, there’s over 40,000 scripts on userscripts.org alone.
Not all of the scripts will work. The deeper the integration, the less chance of success. We now have user scripts supported in a variety of browsers, and hopefully they get more and more portable.
If browsers could surface the functionality to mainstream users, good things could happen beyond us power users.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:38 am