Google+ has already created a lot of buzz and is growing faster than most analysts expected. This is our first post concerning Google+, not first thoughts though. Soon after its release most people were skeptical about Google+, and thought it would suffer the same fate as that of Wave and Buzz.
But I was among the few who felt Google was not that stupid, to not learn from its failures (Not Boasting!). After all, failures are building blocks to success.
Well turns out Google has indeed learnt its lessons, bringing in a product which has taken every aspect of the user into consideration. Be it privacy, UI or any feature for that matter Google+ has delivered much more than anyone expected. But this “Much more” has been associated with another skeptical view that its only for Geeks. Well am not really sure, if that view is correct. It would be still too early to comment on it.
Remember it’s people who Make or Break any product. And since Google+ is still in Invite-only stage, many non-geeks haven’t had access to it. Talking of which, if you do need an Invite, leave a comment, I will be more than happy to send it. I don’t find any reason why the so called non-geeks shouldn’t like Google+. If not anything, its very simple and secure.
If I were to describe Google+ in short, I would say:-
Google+ = Twitter + Facebook + Foursquare + Picasa + WhatsApp + Video Chatting + Alerts
(Did I miss out any +s? :p)
I don’t say Google+ is perfect but you can’t deny the fact that its probably the best attempt by Google (or any company for that matter) to bring the entire web under one social platform.
I personally have been quite impressed by Google+ and the easy of its Interface. And making matters more simple are the new apps and softwares that are coming out.
GClient allows you to manage Google+ from desktop.
Clicking on it will display a window showing your latest Google+ activities. You can pretty much perform most of the tasks via this Window.
Extensions for Google Chrome to Manage Google+
Most of the addons and extensions build for Google+ have been mainly for Google Chrome; which has been dominating the Browser market off late. Here are 3 Extensions for Google Chrome that will come in handy to manage Google+.
Replies and more for Google+ plus
This Chrome extension adds Reply to author and Reply option on Google plus posts to make it easy for you to mention them on your comment! You need not use a @ or +.
Download: Replies and more for Google+ plus
This Chrome extension adds an icon near the address bar for you to call out the latest notifications bubble, without going into any Google sites.
Notification Count for Google Plus
This Chrome extension shows the number of Google+ notifications through an icon placed next to your address bar, whether or not you are on a Google Site.
Download: Notification Count for Google+
Feel free to drop in your view, I will be happy to hear them! 🙂