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What is Tombloo?
Tombloo is a Firefox extension for posting photographs, memos, bookmarks and quotes into more than twenty web-services, including Tumblr, twitter and FriendFeed.
You may get frightened by the large number of these services, but don’t worry, you only need to remember one simple concept:
Single interface to all the actions you want to do with the stuffs on the web.
Tombloo provides exactly the same user interface for both of writing a memo and sending a screenshot to a photo sharing service. br/>
Tombloo currently supports the web services listed below:
You only want to use one or two services? That’s fine, it’s possible for you to clean up all the unwanted options from the screen.
Tombloo recognizes how the information like permalink and author’s name are embedded in every supported website. You only need to right click on a stuff and choose
Share - *** item.
Extraction is supported on the more than forty kinds of websites listed below:
|Photo||Photo – Amazon||Photo – Flickr|
|Photo – 4u||Photo – Snipshot||Photo – Fishki.Net|
|Photo – Google||Photo – Picasa||Photo – webshots|
|Photo – Blogger||Photo – Shorpy||Photo – FFFFOUND!|
|Photo – Google Image Search||Photo – Share-image.com||Photo – Frostdesign.net|
|Photo – image link||Photo – Upload from Cache||Photo – background image|
|Photo – Capture||Photo – LDR||Photo – LDR|
|Video – Vimeo||Video – YouTube||Video – Google Video|
|Video – MySpaceTV||Video – Dailymotion||Video – Rimo|
|Video – Nico Nico Douga|
|ReBlog||ReBlog – Tumblr||ReBlog – Dashboard|
|ReBlog – Mosaic||ReBlog – Tumblr link||ReBlog – LDR|
|Quote||Quote – LDR||Quote – Twitter|
|Quote – inyo.jp||Quote – Amazon|
|Link||Link – LDR||Link – Amazon|
To summarize, Tombloo works as an information hub for the web. It enables us to extract information from various websites and post it to various websites. Any combination of sources and targets on the lists above are supported.
Tombloo is fairly fast; while supporting a large number of services, it doesn’t slow down your browser.
How to use
Right click on the link below, choose
Save this link as and save it.
Drag-and-drop the file into the currently running Firefox and follow the instructions on the screen.
Post a memo
To begin with, let’s post a memo to twitter. (You can choose Tumblr or Wassr, if you prefer.)
Right click on the background on a page in your browser and …
You will see a pop-upped form with blanks.
This is a Quick Post Form.
You can add tags and a comment to the item you are posting here.
After filling the fields, mark the web services you want to post and press
Post. That’s all.
Post a picture or a quote to pre-selected services
Next, let’s get prepared for an even quicker way to post stuffs.
Choose in the menu
Tombloo Options and you will get the following window. After selecting your favorite services and eliminating unwanted services, your posting will be even more accelerated.
This window shows supported services in rows, and posting types in columns.
The options with will be selected automatically. The options with won’t be displayed in the posting form.
For example, if you have the configuration above, every ‘Photo’ will be posted to FFFFOUND and every ‘Quote’ will be posted to Tumblr by default.
Now, you are done with the configuration. Let’s move on to a Quick Post by right-clicking a picture you want to post.
If you choose
Share - Photo - Flickr here, then you get it posted to the services you have selected beforehand.
Tombloo suggests the most appropriate posting type according to the surrounding context in which you click.
In the example above, Tombloo recognizes the page as Flickr, extracts the largest image and posts it to FFFFOUND.
Similarly, if you want to post a quote from a page, choose the text on the page, open a context menu and …
Share - Quote.
Here, you will get the quote posted to Tumblr.
This submission goes as a background process so that you can immediately leave the page after Quick-Posting it.
This is how you do with Tombloo: Clip a stuff, post it, and move to the next without interval.
Tombloo is something like a neat knife to cook the web for you.
Post a bookmark
Finally, let’s try a post to Delicious.
Open the configuration window again, select Delicious as a default target to post a Link and open the second tab,
Tag Provider and you will get auto-completed when you add a tag to a post.
Don’t forget to set a short-cut key like
CTRL + SHIFT + D (or any other key combination) in
Shortcutkey - Link Quick Post.
Let’s move on to posting.
Move to the page you want to clip and press the short-cut key you have chosen. Then, a Quick Post Form for a Link post will pop-up.
(You can use the context menu and choose
Note that the default target
Delicious will be checked already.
After finishing adding tags and comments, click the button
Post or press
CTRL + ENTER.
The following video shows a real example of how you use Tombloo’s Quick Post feature.
As you can see in the video, when you have a Quick Post Form shown, the text you select in a page will be added into the form immediately.
When you check a page, you may want to open the Tombloo form before you read; so that you can clip quots or write memos while you read.
Auto-completion supports fuzzy-matching of tag names.
For example, Tombloo may recognize
JS as the tag
That’s all for a basic usage of Tombloo.
Tombloo has various other features.
We recommend you to explore the features of Tombloo in your daily life, and hope you will find the most comfortable way.
For more information, visit TIPS.
Developer / License / etc.
Tombloo is developed by:
Your donation would help a lot the development of Tombloo.
If you find Tombloo useful for you, feel free to lend your support.
All the products created in this project are in the public domain.