Best Free Greasemonkey User Script

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Introduction

Greasemonkey is a hugely popular addon for most mainstream browsers. To me, this is my second most used add-on (first being DownloadHelper).

A Greasemonkey user script could be anything from blocking ads, to adding several different things to google search or a bot which basically browses the Internet for you. Greasemonkey is most known for Firefox; however, it can also be available (or at least run the scripts listed in this) for other browsers.

All of the links will be to userscripts.org which in my opinion is the best site for scripts.

In this article I will pick 5 of the best, review and describe them in a concise way.

 

Rated Products

Videoembed  

A script automatically embeds videos from a site like YouTube.


Our Rating: 
4.5
License: Free
Loads fast, great idea.
Not updated by developer in years.
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Hide Google Instant Preview  

Removes Google Preview whilst being incredibly simple to install.


Our Rating: 
4
License: Free
Many features, easy to learn, fast, updated often by developer.
User interface outdated.
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NoDelay  

Takes you straight to your download with no unnecessary pauses required.


Our Rating: 
4
License: Free
Easy, Great concept.
Not many features, also rarely updated.
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Profanity Filter  

Censors all of that naughty Internet by replacing common expletives with three harmless asterisks.


Our Rating: 
4
License: Free
Easy to learn, great for parents.
None really, just pretty simple.
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BrowserBot  

A bot performs web tasks based on rules you give to it.


Our Rating: 
4
License: Free
Many Features, Very Useful, updated often by developer.
Difficult to learn, Complex.
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Honorable Mentions

eBayMaps - This is a very 'nifty' script intended to locate an item by one click when browsing eBay. For example, if you're looking for a local car then no need to message the user asking their location, this will find it for you!

GreaseFire - This isn't a script however it helps you find scripts. Basically when you install it (Firefox only I think) it lights up whenever you are on a page where there are scripts which you could install. Then you click on the icon and it takes you to a new window which gives you a list of the scripts, with details and with one click of a button they are installed on your system and in affect on the page. There is a downside though as it apears to slow down your browser (or it seemed for me). This is because it has to search the Internet on every page to find scripts - sometimes there are thousands.

 

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