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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Netvouz Buttons updated

The Firefox extension for Netvouz has been updated by its developer. It now supports Firefox 3.1 beta versions. You can also display your most recent bookmarks (Netvouz new view) or all your bookmarks (Netvouz all view).

If you want to use any of these two new options open Tools -> Add-ons in Firefox. Then click The Extensions tab on the top, highlight the Netvouz buttons row and click Options. Select your preferences in the dialog that pops up.

Thanks again to John Pedersen for all his work on the extension!


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Spam cleanup!

The Netvouz bookmark database grows steadily - and we like it! Lots of good stuff is coming in all the time.

However to maintain Netvouz' excellent performance and to keep our service free from junk we have decided to do a major spam cleanup. We believe we will junk more than 100000 accounts in this process so it's gonna take us a while.

While we do this we have also disabled the self-registration feature, so during the time we will manually create new accounts for those who really want them.

Happy bookmarking!


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Enabling Netvouz Buttons in Firefox 3.0

John Pedersen, developer of the Netvouz buttons extension for Firefox, has updated the version number of the extension so it's now compatible with Firefox 3.0 and the add-ons installation mechanism. So now it installs smoothly without any tricks needed.

Thanks again John!


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Netvouz 2.0 - project finally started


As some of you have noticed there hasn't been many new visible features to Netvouz lately. Instead of adding new features we have focused on two things; 1) keeping Netvouz free from spammers, and 2) scanning the market for the best Web 2.0 development tools and platform.

Today I'm glad to say that the project of transforming Netvouz into a dynamic web 2.0 platform has finally started. We have selected the technologies and products that will enable us to do this transition. This means you should finally see all the goodies of Ajax as well as several new features being rolled out once the Netvouz 2.0 platform is in place.

Netvouz today consists of some 80.000+ lines of code and one of our goals is also to cut down on that number, making the codebase easier to maintain. Another goal is to open up an API for others to easier integrate Netvouz in other services and platforms.

It's currently too early to give an estimate on when we can launch Netvouz 2.0, but as the project moves along I'll post updates here.

If you have a feature request, please don't hesitate to drop us an email at "info at netvouz.com".


Friday, January 04, 2008

Netvouz buttons Firefox extension updated

John Pedersen who developed the original Netvouz buttons extension for Firefox has released an updated version (now available for download from Mozilla extensions web site).

Version 1.51 has slick new icons made by Swedish Arvid Axelsson, creator of the excellent Firefox theme Qute (highly recommended). It also has configurable options for how the MyNetvouz and Add2Netvouz buttons should open windows.

To configure the new Netvouz buttons extension to your preferences select Tools -> Add-ons in Firefox. Then click the Extensions tab on the top and then the Preferences (or Options, depends on Firefox version) button next to the Netvouz buttons extension. This brings up a dialog box where you can select the window opening behaviour you prefer:

Thanks much John for your hard work on this update!