idea for FF plugin: add to LT box/icon
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I can't actually code this myself, but I'm throwing out the idea in case someone else likes it and might know how to do it.
I know there are already some FF plug-ins to let you search LT and to let you add to LT (at least there used to be the latter; I haven't used it in some time, so I'm not sure). Those work(ed?) via the search box in FF. I think there also is or used to be a bookmarklet to add to LT. Again, it's been a while since I used it, so I'm not sure.
What I was thinking would be cool is a script or extension that pops up a little icon or box when you're on any page with data you use to add a book to LT. Maybe this could be restricted to certain booksellers, or maybe it would be easier to just have any time there's a recognizable ISBN (so that it would work on any seller).
You know "book burro"? It pops up any time you're on a page with an ISBN, I think, and you can use it to search for the book on various sellers' pages or elsewhere. I'm envisioning something like that, but just a little icon or box for "add to LT?" Part of Zotero's functionality might be another model; I know it works from something more than just ISBN, but when Zotero recognizes certain things on a page (on Google Books, Amazon, a library catalog), you get this little icon in the navigation bar that you can click to add the book to your Zotero database. Wouldn't it be cool if we could add an FF extension that showed a little LT icon any time you're on a page with book details on it? (Or maybe it would be misused, or present problems -- thoughts?)
What made me think of this: I came across a comment on an LT member's profile the other day, saying that the member had left LT for shelfari (!) because it was easier to add Amazon purchases directly or immediately to Shelfari. So I got to thinking about how this could be made easier for LT too. Chances are that Amazon is not going to add a button that says "add this book to LibraryThing?" after each purchase. But maybe this is the kind of thing an extension could do...?
Anyway, those of you who know how to design these hacks, what do you think? Is this something that is do-able?
(I might not use this myself, because I enjoy typing in the ISBN when the book arrives at my door, but I imagine it could be useful and popular for others.)
Is there any way to get something similar for FF?
I can't get the updated amazon bookmarklet to work on Amazon's page, but the search and add features of legallypuzzled's LibraryThingSelect FF extension seem to work well.
Is there any way of modifying that extension to allow for the selection of collections?
I'll see if I can fix the Amazon bookmarklets this weekend. I don't actually use them :)
I'm going to start another thread specifically about the bookmarklet, as there are several requests in this one.
Edit: That new thread is now here.