Google should buy this great extension. :)
Mohamed Mansour originally shared this post:
Circle Management for Google+ extension update coming soon!
Thanks to everyone who likes my little Google+ tweaks. I wanted to give more stuff back back to the community, to say thank you for your support. It motivates me to create hacks which are not yet possible with the Google+ API. Please share this to your friends, the more feedback I get before, the easier for me to analyse what features to rush out the door early.
As everyone already knows, circle management in Google+ is really lacking. It becomes really hard (almost impossible in my case) managing your circles if you have more than 100 followers (people you follow, and vice versa, people who follow you). This upcoming extension would be an interim solution until we find official support.
Why isn’t it possible?
Why is the current not good enough?
The card layout is very pretty, but it doesn’t tell us at a glance who the user is. We have to drag our mouse over their name and let the extremely beautiful hover card appear which tells us their occupation. If you wanted to know which location they are from, you have to click on their name, visit their profile, and then decide if they are interesting to you.
That becomes a really tedious task to organize your circles. Even still, if you are like me, I have over 150 circles, and it becomes difficult to even search or sort your circles quickly.
What have I done?
I am juggling too many projects these days, but this weekend I put 50% of my programming time creating this extension. Here is a sneak peak of of the current state of the extension. As you can see, you will quickly (I spent a good effort trying to do this) get your data, parse it, clean it, and store it in Chrome Database. Then you can do DB Queries to actually discover people.
- Who did I circle but they didn’t circle me back?
- Who are the Googlers circled me? Perhaps, and that I didn’t circle back?
- Who are the people from Ottawa, Canada that circled me?
And yes, I will definitely open source all this back to the community to see what others can do with the API that I created! Oh, and if I have time I plan to integrate it with my classification G+ app http://stream-plus.appspot.com
Let me know what features you would like to see :)