Two weeks ago, I pointed out Michael Harris’ Greasemonkey/Safari/Chrome extension that added some links to the foursquare search pages to make things a little easier for superusers. Paul van Eijden has taken that idea and run with it â€” and I mean really run with it.
He’s released a Chrome extension called Foursquare Extension Tools for SU that does everything the original did and a hell of a lot more. It now automates much of the repetitive clicking that superusers do on a regular basis.
Here are the highlights:
- In addition to the Edit/Manage venue links and venue ID on the search pages, he’s added one-click buttons for:
- Closing venues
- Flagging venues for deletion
- Categorizing venues as homes â€” yes, no more clicking Edit, Home/Work/Other, Home, Add Category more times in a single day than you can count
- Those buttons now appear not only on the search pages, but on the venue pages and your history page
- Venue editing pages have a handy button that automatically capitalizes words, properly abbreviates road names and makes other smart corrections
- He’s added intelligent buttons to search Google Maps or foursquare from the venue page and edit pages
- There’s a Superuser Tools link in the top menu bar that takes you right to the admin interface from anywhere on the site
The extension is only available for Chrome right now, but may be ported to Firefox and Safari in the coming weeks.
Needless to say, this extension removes a lot of unnecessary clicking for superusers. Many of the single-click links this extension adds replace three to four clicks (and subsequent page loads), leaving superusers able to work more quickly. It should be a boon to overworked superusers.