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May 3, 2007

Skype Firefox Extension - Brilliant

I just updated Skype on my home computer, and boy am I impressed with one new little feature. It's a Firefox extension that looks for phone numbers on web pages. When it finds one, it highlights it and sticks a "skype out" link on it, which makes for a one-click phone call.

Um, why do I bother using a standard phone anymore?

Technically, this kind of functionality is easy to achieve. But the phone needs to talk to the computer. It's a natural feature for a VoIP service, and would be a major pain in the rear for a traditional phone.

Anyway, here's what it looks like: