Saturday, January 23, 2010

Google Voice Sweetness in Chrome


As I've said many times before, I am smitten with Google Voice.  In the last job, as an Account Representative, I used Chad Smith's excellent Google Voice Add-On for Firebox.  It allowed me to click on a phone number, say in Salesforce.com, the CRM system, and that number would automatically call my Gizmo5 client and I could speak with my client using my computer headset.  It was an awesome part of my workflow.

That Add-On is the one of two things that keep me using Firefox.  The other is Firebug that I only need when doing Javascript programming; something I have not done much of recently.

Since being laid off I haven't really needed the click-to-dial capability so I've used Chrome almost 100% of the time.

Today, via TechMeme, I was alerted to an Official Chrome Google Voice Extension that gives me the click-to-dial capability in the Chrome Dev version Chrome.  (Update 1/25/2010 : Today's new release of the stable release of Chrome supports extensions that previously you had to have the Dev version got get.)

I am a happy camper.  Now Firefox is all but retired for normal use.  I didn't think that would ever happen, but then, I should have.  I'm not using anything I used 10 years ago and likely won't be using anything I'm using now 10 years from now.  Not in its current iteration anyway.

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