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42 Friendfeed Tools, Scripts, and Hacks


42 Friendfeed Tools, Scripts, and HacksFriendfeed is the latest craze on the blogosphere and it has already spawned more than two dozen third party tools and scripts to enhance the way we use this new service. This is a collection of 42 (and more, now with updates) Friendfeed tools, scripts, and hacks that you can start with.

Desktop Applications

Sobees – You can manage your Friendfeed and Twitter accounts from nice desktop application. You can filter the Friendfeed message stream by the various services, and put the pictures on slideshow.

Twhirl – This is a popular AIR based desktop client for your Friendfeed and Twitter accounts.

AlertThingy – Another popular AIR based desktop client you can use for managing your Friendfeed, Twitter, and Flickr accounts.

Web Applications

Friendfeed Grid – This site shows random Friendfeed users, 20 most subscribed to, and the 10 top commenters.

FriendfeedLinks – This site displays the most popular links of Friendfeed.

Friendfeed Embed - The official Friendfeed widget displaying your updates for your blog’s sidebar. See my widget on this blog’s sidebar as an example.

Mobile Phones

Moblf – Moblf is the short form of Mobile Life, a new tool that you can use on your mobile phone to connect to your Friendfeed account using SMS.

FF to Go – You can read/write on Friendfeed on your mobile phone using FF To Go.  (UPDATED, June 4, 2008)

WordPress Plugins

Friendfeed Activity Widget – This plugin display a nice widget for your blog’s sidebar that will display your latest updates on Friendfeed.

Friendfeed Comments – Adds a Friendfeed comment section on your blog’s post pages that will diaply the comments you have received on Friendfeed on that post, with a customisable Friendfeed comment box for readers to comment to Friendfed directly from your blog.

Firefox addons

MySocial 24×7 – This is a Firefox addon that you can use to manage your Friendfeed updates and see your friends’ message streams from your browser sidebar.

Shareaholic – This is a Firefox addon that allows you to share a webpage to many services including Friendfeed. It also supports digg, del.icio.us, facebook, foxiewire, google bookmarks, google reader, healthranker, magnolia, mixx, reddit, simpy, stumbleupon, streakr, truemors, tumblr, twitter, and bzzster.

Yahoo Pipes

Most Comments on Your Content – Find people ranked by who have commented on your updates the most number of times.

Friendfeed Minus Twitter – This pipe creates a RSS feed of your Friendfeed friends’ message updates withour the Twitter updates.


@reply – This userscript adds the @username when you reply to someone in the comment.

Friendfeed 100 – View 100 items on the Friendfeed homepage.

Friendfeed 50 – View 50 items on the Friendfeed homepage.

Friendfeed Easy Unsubscribe – Creates a unsubscibe link to an user’s profile page.

Friendfeed Evermore Expander – this script sxpand the ’5 more…’ link on Friendfeed.

Friendfeed Filter Icons – Filter the services on the Friendfeed feed using this script.

Friendfeed Filters – You can filter Friendfeed using this script by creating your own group of friends.

Friendfeed Who Are You – This one adds a ‘Who are you?’ link on Friendfeed user profile pages and when you hover over a name, there is a little popup window displaying the details.

Friendfeed Pagerization Fixer – Fixes the Friendfeed pagerization.

Friendfeed Read Later – This script allows you to mark items to read later.

Friendfeed Reshare Any Link – Reshare any link on Friendfed to others service suing add2any.com

Friendfeed Remove Read Links – You can remove read items on Friendfeed using this script.

Friendfeed Show Domains – This script displays the domain names of shared links.

Friendfeed Show Names – This shows the full name of any user on Friendfeed.

Friendfeed Tabs – You can customise Friendfeed tabs using this script.

Friendfeed TinyURL Resolver – You can preview the tinyurls that shoe up on Friendfeed with this script.

Friendfeed Tweak Refresh Rate – You can change the refresh timings of Friendfeed using this script.

Friendfeed Hiding The Oldies – You can hide entries older than a week on Friendfed using this script so that you can maintain a cleaner and lesser load on your broser.

Friendfeed Put Alert Thingy To Bed – When you update Friendfeed from AlertThingy or Twhirl, you can change the ‘via AlertThingy’ or ‘via Twhirl’ messages to something else that you want.

Friendfeed Sticky Search – Create sticky notes on Friendfeed using this script.

Friendfeed By Service – This script adds list of icons of sites like Twitter, Flickr, Picassa, Delicious, etc. on top of your Friendfeed page. when you click on any of these icons, the messages are filtered accordingly to that specific service where they come from.

Friendfeed Show Likes – This displays the list of ‘Likes’ for any entry.

Friend feed Easy Unsubscribe – This cript adds an unsubscribe link to user pages on Friendfeed.

Friendfeed Twitter Client – This script adds a ‘reply on Twitter’ and an interface for sending Tweetsto your page.


RSS Feeds from Friendfeed Search Results – Search for anything on Friendfeed and get an RSS feed on that search query.

RSS Feeds for User Comments and Likes – As the name suggests, use this hack to get the RSS feed of any user’s comments or likes on Friendfeed.

Export OPML file of Subscribe To Users – You can use this hack to export the opml file of the users you are subscribed to on Friendfeed.

Friendfeed on Gtalk – You can update to Friendfeed from Google Talk using this hack.

Google Blogoscope Hacks – A collection of hacks including how to zoom in the small the profile picture sof the Friendfeed users you are subscribed to on your subscription page, Friendfeed Search for iGoogle,  and how to change Friendfeed colors.


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June 3rd, 2008 at 2:15 am

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  1. Brilliant List …very much appreciated. Friendfeed is the birthing room and incubator (and bedroom too if you know what I mean) for ideas. I love the aggregation and your tools list helps out a great deal for things.

  2. Great that you found it useful, Allison. Yes I too wish that Friendfeed lasts.

  3. What about FF To Go? http://www.fftogo.com/

    Benjamin Golub

    4 Jun 08 at 4:20 am

  4. And FriendFeed Stats? http://www.friendfeedstats.com/

    All of my projects ignored :(

    Benjamin Golub

    4 Jun 08 at 4:21 am

  5. Good and almost complete list. The new feature of rooms in friendfeed adds more spice in this wonderful service. The idea of mashing up all incoming streams and presenting it as a single feed is what gives popularity to friendfeed.

    Rajeev Edmonds

    4 Jun 08 at 4:06 am

  6. Rajeev, will check rooms more thoroughly.

    Benjamin, thanks for the mentions. Will update the post. But I did check out Friendfeed stats and it seemed the site was down. Let me know.

    Thanks Pierro.

  7. Thanks for sharing this. Great found .

    Pierros last blog post..The Facebook Open Platform is available for download now!


    4 Jun 08 at 4:29 am

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