If you’re a typical internet user, you’ve probably signed up for a handful of different social networks over the years. All of these social networks no doubt mean completely different things to you, as they each have a separate set of your friends subscribed, different uses and often hold unique interests at heart. In other words, the things you share with each social network are tailored individually to each network and audience.
Despite keeping these networks separate in your own head, the everyday browsing habits of internet users usually involve one main browser set-up, often with a bunch of extensions. But who wants to have a different extension for each social network you want to share to? Not me! Not when there’s a way of sharing to all your networks using the one extension, Shareaholic.
What Is Shareaholic?
Shareaholic is a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer. It’s also available as a bookmarklet for use in any other browser. We’re going to focus on the Firefox extension for now.
In addition to these browser tools, Shareaholic also offers blog sharing tools and analytics for publishers. So, take a closer look around if that interests you.
Share To Anywhere
There are 100+ popular social networks and tools supported by Shareaholic, and it’s possible for you to choose which of these to list and in what order they appear. Because of this, you should be able to share directly to almost any social network or tool you like, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, WordPress, LinkedIn, Evernote, Hootsuite, Tumblr, Delicious, Bit.ly, Pocket, Gmail and many more. Since it’s entirely up to you, you can make this the most powerful and productive browser tool you ever use.
Keeping Things Neat
Since you only need one browser extension to share with multiple social networks, you can cut down on the total amount of extensions you have active in your browser. This will keep your toolbars neat and cut down on extension slowness.
How To Use Shareaholic
Shareaholic sits unobtrusively on your toolbar until you’re ready to share something. When you’re on a page worth sharing, simply click the Shareaholic button and choose the service you want to share to from the menu (which you will have already customized to show your favorite services). Shareaholic then pops up a window ready to share. Mostly, this window contains the correct page to share items directly to that service, with all the details of the page you were on filled in. This means that for any given service you can access all the bells and whistles available including delayed posting, choice of image, tagging and more.
Registration is not required, but it is available as an option. For people who use multiple browsers, you’ll appreciate that you can sync your Shareaholic settings by signing up for an account. Any services added to Shareaholic via one browser extension (or the website) will be ready to use in other browsers immediately.
Recommended By Mozilla
The Shareaholic extension is loved by so many people that it now comes recommended by the Mozilla foundation itself.It was the Grand Prize Winner of Mozilla’s own Extend Firefox contest.
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