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Boost Your Netflix Experience With the ‘Netflix Enhancer’ Extension

Boost Your Netflix Experience With the ‘Netflix Enhancer’ Extension

If you’re a Netflix addict like me, you love the service at its core, but would make several improvements and tweaks if you had the chance.

One of the most frustrating examples of this is the reliance on Netflix customer ratings on movies and TV series to determine if something is even worth watching. I don’t know about you, but I prefer not to be beholden to the personal, emotion-driven user reviews when trying to decide if I want to press play or ‘add to queue’. Usually, a Google search for more professional reviews is a better gauge of this, instead of accepting the opinion of Netflix reviewers and eagerly watch a film only to be severely disappointed by the supposedly “must-see” movie.

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The ‘Netflix Enhancer’ extension for Chrome saves you some trouble and gives better, more informed details on content by including IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes ratings on the site itself.

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You may also have a particular aversion to certain genres, like horror or romance, and tend to avoid them when perusing the rows of Netflix titles. It would be nice if Netflix just stopped recommending them to you since you know you have a 0.01% chance of watching them, but they keep popping up and clogging your browsing. Netflix Enhancer does that, too. It’ll also allow you to watch trailers from the comfort of your Netflix page. Not all content will have a trailer available through this extension, but the leap from none to some is pretty decent.

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And for Mac users, you have the option of playing your content in a pop-out player. Once you activate this feature in the options section on your Chrome extension page, a little popcorn icon will signify the option to play your movie or TV series in a convenient pop-out window. No word yet on whether this feature will be available for Windows users in the future.

Check out some screen-grabs and the extension’s information video below, and go here for the extension in the Chrome Web Store.

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        Last Updated on May 14, 2019

        8 Replacements for Google Notebook

        8 Replacements for Google Notebook

        Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

        1. Zoho Notebook
          If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
        2. Evernote
          The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
        3. Net Notes
          If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
        4. i-Lighter
          You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
        5. Clipmarks
          For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
        6. UberNote
          If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
        7. iLeonardo
          iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
        8. Zotero
          Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

        I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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        In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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