Google+ Tips and Resources

Google+ (Google Plus) has nice intuitive interface and you can have better experience with few tips and resources which have sprung up in short 1 week after its launch. I am sure this list will be further expanded in coming days and weeks as Google adds more features to Google+ (Google Plus).

Google Plus CheatSheet

 

Sharing and Tagging

Google+1Add the +1 to your Chrome address bar so you can +1 from anywhere

Extended Share for GooglePlusShare Google+ posts to Twitter/Facebook, etc.

How to Search inside Google+
Add Google+ search to Chrome.
1. Open URL: chrome://settings/searchEngines

2. Add new entry with following values:

(Search in posts)
- Column 1: Google+ Posts
- Column 2: post
- Column 3: {google:baseURL}search?q=site:plus.google.com inurl:posts/* %s

(Search for profiles)
- Column 1: Google+ Profiles
- Column 2: profile
- Column 3: {google:baseURL}search?q=%s&tbs=prfl:e

 

Notifications

G+ NotifierAdds a Notification count in your browser status bar

Surplus - Google+ Features in your Chrome Toolbar including Notifier and account switcher

  • Post or respond from within the popup
  • Desktop Notifications
  • Notification sounds
  • Switch between multiple Google accounts

Hide the Google+ Notifier countFor when you want to get some other things done in life, and not know Google+ is waiting for you!

How to update your Facebook status via G + without any extension:
1. Access Facebook.
2. Go to http://facebook.com/mobile
3. Copy your email address unique.
4. Go to page Circles + Google
5. Add the e-mail from Facebook in a new circle (Hint, call the circle of “Facebook update”)
6. When you want to publish something on Facebook, simply add the circle. 

Notes:
- Photos are not uploaded on Facebook
- There may be a limitation on the amount of characters

 

 

Media and Photos

+Photo zoomHover over pictures in your G+ Stream to zoom them to larger size!

Multi-Use

Google+ Helper - Tweet and event Translate posts in your streams!

Google+ CSS TricksVarious Optimizations. Read the notes on the Extension page though

Google+ Enhancer –  Add more notifications to the Google StatusBar

Then there is the ones which I don’t think are  full extensions on the marketplace, so use on your own accord.

Google+ Hide SidebarsHide the sidebars to give you more space for content

Google+ Hide Comments – Show/Hide Comments so you can collapse them on long streams
Project - https://github.com/wittman/googleplusplus_hide_comments
Install - http://go.wittman.org/aua5

Google+ Search : Search within Google+ via Google!
Fork it (github): https://github.com/wittman/googleplusplus_search_with_google
Install: http://go.wittman.org/f2wt

Surplus
Features:
* Post or respond from within the pop-up
* Desktop Notifications
* Notification sounds
* Switch between multiple Google accounts
Annotations:
* Can read your browser history because it needs to get the URL of a tab (Privacy) 

Extended Share
Features:
* Adds Twitter, Linked-In, Facebook Share Button to each post

Notification Count
Features:
* Checks for any unread notifications of your Google Plus every minute, and displays unread notification count on your browser extension toolbar.
* Click to open a tab to read all notifications.

Photo Zoom
Features:
* Hovering over photos in stream displays larger version

+Comment Toggle
Features:
* hides any comments to posts within your Stream and makes them available on click

Color Bar Changer
Features:
* Changes color of Google Plus bar to green, pink or blue

Google+ Custom Stylish Theme
Features:
*Subtly changes top navigation colors
*Widens stream with slightly darker background to help it stand out from rest of page
*Other small modifications to add more color to Google+ pages including Profile Page.

Google+Facebook
Features:
* adds Button for Facebook stream display inside of Google+

Google+Tweet
Features:
* adds Button for Twitter stream display inside of Google+
Annotation:
*Shows AdSense Ads
* Has many user rights (e.g. Browser History, List of Extensions)

Plus One (+1) Button
Features:
* adds a button to +1 any web page. (+1 pages go to your profile).

+1 Button
Features:
* adds a button to +1 any web page. (+1 pages go to your profile).
* similar to Plus One (+1) Button.

 

Google+ Help

For more tips and guides, please visit the official Google+ help center at http://www.google.com/support/profiles/?p=help_center&hl=en

Submit Google+ Feature Requests Here:
https://www.google.com/moderator/#16/e=9fe9f

Known issues:
https://www.google.com/support/profiles/bin/static.py?page=known_issues.cs

 




     

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