2 FireFox Addons to Schedule Your Browsing

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I am sure there are plenty of pages you visit weekly, daily and in some cases monthly. It is hard to keep that in mind. Here are two FireFox plugin that might turn helpful: two tools that allow to schedule your browsing:

My Weekly Browsing Schedule

My Weekly Browsing Schedule automatically opens your selected pages on the specific days of the week and at specific times.

Once the tool is installed, the options dialog becomes available from the TOOLs menu as well as from the (right-click) contextual menu. Thus, whenever you are on a page you want to schedule, just right-click on it and select “My Weekly Browsing Schedule”.

My Weekly Browsing Schedule

In the dialog you can easily set up when you want the page to open:

  • Click to choose the days of the week;
  • Click under # to activate the “CatchUp” feature for any page (in case you missed your schedule, this will open the page once you are back to work);
  • Click under * to activate “StartUp” feature for any page (this will open the page on the browser startup no matter what);
  • Double-click to select the time:

My Weekly Browsing Schedule

In the “Options” dialog you can customize the following settings:

  • Open pages in a new tab or window;
  • Set the default time;
  • Set the scheduler look and feel (number of rows, width)
  • Import pages to schedule.

My Weekly Browsing Schedule

More handy options:

  • Add pages in bulk: select multiple Bookmarks / Tags to add by using Shift + Click in “Add from Bookmarks”
  • Another way to add pages: use the Import function to import a list of Websites from a simple text file
  • “Open Websites Now” will immediately open Websites for a particular Day and Time Interval

Page Scheduler

Page scheduler is an experimental addon that helps you schedule web pages with daily, weekly, monthly and yearly recurrences within a specific date and time range.

Here’s how it works:

  • When on page you want to check regularly, click PageScheduler icon in your browser address bar and choose “Add to scheduler” option;
  • The dialog will open where you can set when and how often this page will be scheduled to open:

Page Scheduler

The dialog allows you to set the following time and frequency parameters:

  • Open the page every (provide the number here) days;
  • Open the page every weekend or every weekday;
  • Open the page starting and ending the specified dates;
  • Open the page within the specified time range;
  • Open the page on the specified day of the week (e.g. every Monday);
  • Open the page on the set date of the month or every set date of the month (e.g. every first Monday of each month):

Page scheduler

Besides, the icon in the address bar allows to open all scheduled pages in different tabs whenever you want:

Page scheduler

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  • Arthur Coleman

    I can’t tell you how many of your articles I end up bookmarking. Always practical guidance on tools. Keep on going!

    Do me a favor, please take a look at this URL http://bit.ly/d3iBYh and tell me a. if you find it useful and b. how I can improve it. I’d like to learn from your approach as I’m a toolhound and like to share the info with those who follow me.

  • Hameedullah Khan

    Wow! I didn’t know about that, they are going to be really helpful. Until now I had to add browsing reminders on my todo list. 🙂

  • Chris

    Scheduled browsing? So the morning CNN site is ready for ya when you wake up? It’s true, we Americans, ARE very LAZY. LOL

  • Dhvanil

    Hi Ann…Thanks for another great tool. Even i have lots of bookmarks with great tools for SEO provided by you.

    Ann, Do me a favor. I am looking for a tool that shows google, yahoo and bing cache date together. Also show previous cache dates for month or so. By that we can get a record how frequently site cached or indexed.

    Hope I’ll get that tool.

  • Kian Ann

    wooo.. didn’t know this exists! so useful esp to start your day! 🙂

  • Arrow SEO

    Great tool, but i prefer to do it all manually. Its too robotic.

  • Patricia Skinner

    Take that Chrome! Robotic or not, I love it. I can think of loads of uses for these lovely little darlings: I am going to use them to help me keep up with my scheduled posts. Call me a robot–it’s absolutely fantastic!

  • Hemani

    Nice tool but that’s true its too robotic….i don’t prefer my self to be so robotic.

  • Bharath Reddy

    LOL!! This tool was awesome!! I don’t think this tool would help me in my daily browsing..but lemme give it a TRY!! Thanks Ann..

  • andreas.wpv

    Very nice.

    Would be so much more helpful to include different logins as well, though. Monday client A, Tuesday client B with different analytics and adwords account – but even if scheduled, I still have to login into several accounts. I’ve seen a few tutorials but an integration into the scheduler would be fan-tas-tic.

  • Bill Bolmeier

    Very cool find, thanks for this. Here’s one you use after copying URLs into the clipboard. Alt-Shift-K automatically opens up each URL in a Firefox tab from the clipboard. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7273