Find Related News And Videos With Glydo


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Last month, I was introduced to a little plugin for Firefox called Glydo.

What Is Glydo?

Glydo is a plugin for Firefox that takes a look at the web page you are currently viewing and suggests related content. By default, the Glydo panel sits in the status bar of your browser, so it stays out of the way, mostly. At times, it will find a video that it thinks is relevant to the content you’re viewing, so that’s about as in-the-way as it gets. Even when it pops nothing up, it displays a ticker of related items. In addition, you can get to these items by clicking on their media type icons in the Glydo panel. The related media types available are Related Stories, Tweets, Videos, Related Info, and Web Sites. In addition, there’s an icon for Top News, one to access lots of sharing options and one for the Glydo controls for access to settings, etc.

Related stories displays the site the story is on, when it was published, the title and a summary as well as a quick link to sharing options. Other sections show similar imformation for each item. The Tweets are accompanied by the Twitter user’s name (linked, of course), and their twitter icon but don’t show the sharing options. Videos come with their rating (in stars) from YouTube, the run time, and the view count. The Sharing button provides quick access to several options for sharing items via many popular social networks and bookmarking sites. The settings area is about what you’d expect, but provides the basics like some display options and preference for where to display the Glydo panel. Additionally, you can specify a preference for ticker speed, pop-up frequency and text size. I’ve created a video below to show how it all works.

Does It Work?

In a word, yes. In two words, very nicely. I don’t generally use these plugins, but I spent a few weeks with Glydo to give it a chance and I was pleasantly surprised. Not only does it do what it promised, but it does it well and without any bugs, issues, or annoyances. It’s a free piece of software, and that often comes with some compromise, but such a compromise has eluded my attention so far. Everything is pretty seamless and fast. Does it work on IE/Chrome/Safari/etc.? No. At least, not that I’ve been able to find.

Conclusions

I always try to find the bad along with the good when I do a review. I’m having a hard time with that here. It’s just good software with no noticeable bugs and well thought out features and usability. That said, I tend to ignore things if they’re not in my face, so the only thing that might make this not perfect is my forgetting it’s there. Even with that, it will pop things up and I can in crease the frequency a little to suit me needs (and likely will). They also released two updates in the time since I downloaded, so you know they’re working hard on it. Glydo is a great little plugin for Firefox whose only down side is that users of other browsers can’t have it.

Author: Joe Colburn

Joe Colburn is a software engineer specializing in PHP and a technology enthusiast. Always eager to dive into new and exciting things, Joe writes about anything technology related news and products that he thinks you will also be excited about. Find Joe Colburn on Google+ or by any of the links below.

3 thoughts on “Find Related News And Videos With Glydo”

  1. The latest version of Glydo also detects when you are shopping for something online (in one of several online shopping sites) and shows other offers for the product you are interested in, helping you save money. It will also try to find user reviews for the product to help your decision making process.

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