Snowl Integration with Places

alta88 has recently done a bunch of work to integrate Snowl with Places. His initial efforts have focused on getting sources and people into Places, as he describes in this post to the discussion forum.

This will make the list of collections in the next version of Snowl work like Firefox’s list of bookmarks in the Bookmarks Sidebar, and sources/people will also show up in the AwesomeBar:

Snowl doesn’t yet register the snowl: protocol, however, so selecting those items doesn’t do anything (yet). What do you think it should do?

And what additional Places-backed features would be useful?

(Picking up on something dietrich said on Twitter last week, I’d love to see Places get populated with tweets that reference a URL, setting the title of the Places entry to the content of the tweet, so you can use the AwesomeBar to find that site you saw last week in a tweet, as other folks have done with Delicious.)


Myk Melez

Myk is a Principal Software Architect and in-house entrepreneur at Mozilla. A Mozillian since 1999, he's contributed to the Web App Developer Initiative, PluotSorbet, Open Web Apps, Firefox OS Simulator, Jetpack, Raindrop, Snowl, Personas, Firefox, Thunderbird, and Bugzilla. He's just a cook. He's all out of bubblegum.


2 thoughts on “Snowl Integration with Places

  1. Its good to see snwol integration with places. Personally, i love something as simple as Sage. Most important thing to me is not to maintain another set of list (List of feeds and twitter accounts).
    If its integrated with places then programs like Weaves can easily sync them. Use same folder bookmark anology. Don’t store url at 2 places.

  2. I see a flaw in current HTML5 draft that would prevent “snowl:…” URLs from wide use. Right now sites have some means to register non-trivial URL schemes, using registerProtocolHandler(), but then they absolutely cannot see whether some URL scheme is registered within a browser. Even their own registerProtocolHandler(), if instantly denied by the user or cancelled later, sites just can’t see whether it happened or not. If HTML5 had something like isProtocolRegistered(“snowl”), then the things would have been much better. Right now it doesn’t. You (Myk Melez) should do something to change the current situation, pull some strings at WhatWG, in order for such API to appear.

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