Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.
For the most part, this free toolbar just takes up precious space on your browser window but doesn't give much value to the user. Orkut Helper promises quick access to your Orkut account, but that didn't prove to be true for us.
There's a lot of wasted space with Orkut Helper, and no options to customize it to take up less space. A drop-down menu gives you a long list of options for managing your Orkut account, but you have to be signed in before you can use the features. Once we were logged in, each link on the menu took us to its corresponding Orkut page. We were able to use the text edit buttons on the toolbar to bold, italicize, underline, add color, and insert smileys to any feature that let us add text. All of the features located in the drop-down menu are also found on the Orkut Web site. Since you have to be logged in to use the features, the drop-down menu on the toolbar is redundant.
This program is only worth it if you want to edit any text in say, your scrapbook. There seems to be a lack of logic with Orkut Helpers design. It offers few benefits and isn't worth the space it takes up.
With its autologin feature, you can login, without entering the password again. Also, if you are logged in gmail with Remember Me On This Computer checkbox checked, you get logged into Orkut automatically on opening http://www.orkut.com. It uses the cookie of Gmail/Orkut to login. It just sees whether your Cookie is present or not. Your password is never checked. View My Scrapbook link on each of Orkut pages, not just on your profile/home pages. View Scrapbook link in front of profile link, so that you can go to their scrapbook, without going to their profile. View Album link in front of profile link. View Message link in front of profile link. View Community Topics link in front of community link. View Community Events Link In Front Of Community Link. View Community Members link in front of community link. Copy Smileys within the scraps/posts so that you can copy Entire scrap/post, including the smileys.
Replace Orkut smileys with animated smileys. Don't you think, the orkut smileys are static images, would yo+E59u not like some animated smileys. Replace the links in scraps/posts which point to images by their corresponding images. So that you don't have to click the link to view the images. Replace links to SWFs by their corresponding SWFs.
What's new in this version:
Version 10.5 updated for orkut's new look and fixed the problem of scrap all.