[New version available!] Steemit More Info 1.0 - Chrome Extension + Firefox Extension

in #steemdev4 years ago (edited)

A new version is available!


A simple Steemit extension that shows more info on steemit.com

If you use steemit.com, you may have notice that it is lacking a lot of functionalities.
That's why you need to use tools like https://steemd.com/, https://steemdb.com/, https://steemstats.com/, https://www.steemnow.com/, ...
A lot of tools!

So why another tool???
Because this is a Chrome and Firefox extension that you install on your browser, and then all the informations you need will be available to you directly on steemit.com!

Please take into consideration that this is a new project that I just started, and the features are limited to just a few so far! I'm planning to add more and more features in the next versions. Every suggestion and idea is very much appreciated!

This is version 1.0 with some bug fixes and a few new features added


  • In the profile page of any account, you will see a Vote Power indicator on top (next to the name and the reputation), with the reward that a 100% vote from that user will give in SBD ($)

  • In the profile page of any account, you will see the number of votes that user has done today

  • A new tab 'Votes' is added, where you may see the latest upvotes done or received by that user.
    It shows the estimate of the votes in $ too!
    You can filter the votes between incoming votes and outgoing votes

  • When you click upvote and the Vote Weight slider appears, not only you see the percentage of the vote, but you also see the amount in $ that upvote will be valued

  • When you are looking at a post or comment and you click "votes" to see the list of people that voted that post, you now also see what was their contribute to the total reward!

  • You can see the posts with two different layouts: list (default) and grid! You can change to grid layout using on the buttons on the top-right corner of the page.

  • On the blog page of an user, you now see an histogram of the posts of that user based on the creation date. You can scroll horizontally to go back in time.
    Posts made by the user are shown in blue, reposts in green!

    By clicking on one of the bars, you can open the list of posts made on one specific date. This makes it easier to look at old posts of an user!

    You can choose to show the histogram automatically on page load (default) or if you prefer to load the histogram on request if you find it to be too invasive. To change this setting, hover on the histogram title and select "On load: hidden"

  • The followers and following pages have been updated to show a table of the followers/following, with more informations (Reputation, STEEM Power, Upvote Worth). You can sort by the different attributes by clicking on the table's column.

Future development

I'm planning to add more features like:

  • Setting page to enable/disable features
  • COMING SOON: Trending of up to 5 favorite tags in one page. You select your favorite tags and you'll see the list of the top trending of all the tags combined in one list. I'm not releasing this feature yet because it still has some bugs.
  • Notifications, for instance if somebody replies on one of your posts or comments, if you get an upvote, ...
  • A page with some graphs of the stats of the account
  • A "witnesses" tab where you can see the witnesses the user is voting for
  • Working on my own API, such as mentions notification, followers by date of follow operation, posts reposted by others, ...
  • ...

Privacy - Do I steal your data?

I do not access your private keys. The only way I could do it, is if you go to your wallet page and click on "show private key". But I don't do it!
Should you trust me? Well, I believe is better not to trust anyone. That's why the source code of the extension is available on github and you can (and you are encourage to) look and study it!

The way it works is by scraping the webpage and the url of the page you are looking at to extract your username and the username of the user you are looking at. Then it uses steem-js to get informations about that user.
This process doesn't involve any private key! In fact, you can see informations of other users as well, even if you obbiuvsly don't know their private keys.


(Currently you will need to install it yourself)

  • Download and unzip the extension. LINK: https://github.com/armandocat/steemit-more-info/archive/master.zip
  • If you are using Chrome
    • Open the Chrome Extentions page by typing chrome://extensions in your Chrome Browser.
    • Drag and drop the root folder of the project you just unzipped (steemit-more-info) inside the chrome extension page.
  • If you are using Firefox
    • Open about:debugging in Firefox, click "Load Temporary Add-on" and select any file in the extension's directory.
  • Go to Steemit!

When a new version of the extension is available, a popup in the top right corner of the page will appear with a link where you can read about the update and download the new version. Unfortunatelly, auto update is not available right now, but this way, you have the option to look at the code before installing it ;)

Bugs and new features requests

Please feel free to comment here or contact me on steemit.chat if you have suggestions or features requests!

Please help me spread the word by resteem and upvote this post!

I'm doing this project in my free time. The more interest I get from the community, the more I'll be devoted to improve it!
So if you like this project, help me in letting everyone know about it.
And follow me! I will post any update on this extension and other projects I'll work on! And you will also see some beautiful picture about myself 😹🐾



Amazing job! Installato e provato, davvero complimenti!

Great extension @armandocat, upvoted, followed, resteemed! :)
Check out Steemit UI Tools (SCT) by @steemchiller | New Features & Improved User Interface!

Ive not tried the extension yet but it looks very promising. Thanks.
I actually also started implementing missing features in python and js.
Upvoted and resteemed.

Never see such spectacle.. a rainbow within the foggy mountains. Great shot, thanks for sharing!

Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!!
I can tell you how happy I am with this plugin and how much it makes my life on Steemit easier!!!

As well, thank you very much for taking my suggestion about the possibility to make the histogram hidden if we want to, not only in consideration but already built in this new update.

Besides that, I like very much this new Followed and Following List with a possibility to go through it by different criteria! Amazing!

I received your donation! Thank you so much!
Thanks for your kind words and your support.. This is what I like about Steem.. people are kind and supportive.
Of course, the amount I earn is important because it allows me to continue working on the extension more than I could otherwise (I'm a freelance developer, so I can work on what I want, if I can earn enough at the end of the month).
However, sometimes you earn more, sometimes you earn less. But still, if the people that see your work are happy, even a 0$ upvote and a satisfied comment like yours are enough to make my day!
I'm very happy from the response I'm receiving for my work, so I'll continue to do the best I can to make this better and better!
Thanks again!


When I saw your first post about this extension, I didn't really give it much attention - because I generally don't like installing extensions on my browser.

I thought I'd try it out now and I have to say...

This is probably the best tool I've used to get more info from steem so far. I get the same information I do from other tools and more, without needing to open up a new tab.

I love it. Thanks so much for creating this tool.

Great update man, I'll get in touch with you soon.

Its really nice extension, thanks for taking effort for making this extension available for us.

Thanks to @Jerrybanfield for getting me here. Awesome faucet @Armandocat. You got my upvote and I followed.

amazing plugin my friend! wOw! speechless!

btw, i just found out that if i use a .gif for my profile backer it will play on busy.org/@teamhumble but obviously NOT on steemit.com - any way with your extension to rewrite that background backer profile to support the .gif i have in my settings? :)

I tried once to put a gif and it didn't work! Nice to know that on busy.org it works!
I'll consider this new feature, but I guess it could have some privacy problem to use directly the urls the users submit in their settings page. That's why steemit cache the images on their servers. So I'm not entirely sure I'll add that.

no problem. was just a question, i'd love to see subtle gifs on profiles on steemit! :) thanks for pushing new updates. they are fab.

Amazing work man... 👍

Looks awesome cheers will look into it now Thanks 😁

This looks really cool. As a new user I think this will be very valuable.

Is there a reason you didn't submit this to the Chrome App Store? Do you plan to in the future?

Well, first thought is that I don't want to add that to chrome and firefox stores, because I believe people should look at the code before installing it. However I know that most of the people are not developers and they will not look at the code anyway, and a lot of people are asking me to add the extension to the stores.. So I guess I'll probably do it sometime

I understand that concern. I just thought it would be more reputable if you did. Mainly because in Chrome's case at least Google checks the code for malware, etc upon submission.

I installed it manually. I'm excited to explore all the additional functionality!

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a very perfect tip steemit friend, thank you for sharing the info that allows me to develop the account steemit @taministy

already working!!

wow that's fast turn around, i blog about it and boom you have a new version and update. super rad man! :)

For us non- tech folks, sure wish it was an app! It sounds fantastic!

My son was here this weekend and installed it for me. Yay! I love it!

i just tried it in Chrome and drag and drop absolutely does not work. In FF, i received the error. There was an error during installation: Directory C:\Users\len\Downloads does not contain a valid install manifest. I like the features and would like to install it. Are there other methods?

You have to follow the instructions:

  • Download and unzip the extension. LINK: https://github.com/armandocat/steemit-more-info/archive/master.zip
  • If you are using Chrome
    • Open the Chrome Extentions page by typing chrome://extensions in your Chrome Browser.
    • Drag and drop the root folder of the project you just unzipped (steemit-more-info) inside the chrome extension page.
  • If you are using Firefox
    • Open about:debugging in Firefox, click "Load Temporary Add-on" and select any file in the extension's directory.
  • Go to Steemit!

For chrome, you have to drag and drop the directory, not the zip.
For Firefox, you have to load a file, for instance the file manifest.json that is inside the folder, not the directory or the download directory

Interesting! Thanks!

So glad to see you working on this actively. I installed the extension for firefox a few days ago and I gotta say it is absolutely brilliant. I LOVE seeing my VP and the $ upvote amount of my vote. I LOVE seeing who upvoted me and by how much, and I also love that I am able to see all the people that upvoted me, as opposed to the first 12 or so, + (insert number more) Thank you so much for this awesome extension :)

is incredible @armandocat your contribution to the community but it is safe to use this, can you see my passwords?

If I wanted, yes, I could see your password when you enter it during login or if you go in the wallet and click on the button to show the private keys.. that's the reason why I made the code open source, so you can check that I don't do that

I understand the open source but there are users who do not know about programming; then what guarantees could you give these users not to be hacked? I guess they trust your reputation.

I really liked your work, but I would like to be safe using that extension.

Well, what prevent ad blockers from steel your passwords? Those too have all the access they want to your data. If you don't go and check the code you can never be sure.
Btw, I understand your feeling. I would never install an extension without having a look at the code 😉

one last question if I used another browser that does not have the extesion and I go to my wallet and I give him to see my passwords still so could show my passwords?

Extensions are limited to the tab where you are browsing steemit. So no, my extension cannot see anything outside the browser where you install the extension and it can access strictly info on steemit

Thanks for your quick reply @armandocat

Im on linux os, i guess these are only for window users? The zip file is window.

I'm using mac, but I know that it works also on windows and also Linux because some people commented in the previous versions posts.. try follow the instructions and let me know 😉

Great work! Thank you formmaking this awesome extension for us @armandocat ! Cheers!

very good post, the truth that I wanted to know many things that show this extension I like this tool ..

Wow very important information in steemit
Good job

You can choose to show the histogram automatically on page load (default) or if you prefer to load the histogram on request

Awesome. Perfected an already good idea.

You can sort by the different attributes by clicking on the table's column.

Making an otherwise useful aspect of steemit useful!

It's like customer service that actually listens to the will of the people. Great job once again!

So cool thx mate!

Have to install this... in the mean time up and resteemed... thanks for this timesaver...

Wow. Really amazing.

All I can say is wow, and bravo! Installed and using with no issues on Firefox thanks to your simple install instructions. The features you add are amazingly useful. Glad to resteem this and follow you - you sir are a prince among men!

This looks pretty amazing indeed!

Great idea. Knowledge is power and with blockchain it's all there to view.

Does this work on Ubuntu?

Yes, it worked. I've tried. thank you. That extension is really useful. Looking forward to new features :)

Did something happen? I installed extension an hour ago and it was working. It is gone now....

Are you using firefox? If so, you need to install it again every time you close and reopen firefox. Next version will be available as official firefox extensions and this will not be needed anymore

I am using Chrome

That's strange...
Try the new versions here:

It's available on the Chrome Extension Store 😼

Thank you, this one is working now! I hope it will work more than one hour :)

I really like your extension! Thank you again!

Hi, Nice features, we implemented most of those features on stage.steemiz.io too ;-)

Love the new links drop down!! Seen more stats I knew existed just didn't know where to find them. Very helpful in understanding what's going on with not only my blog buts other's as well.

Thankyou so much! awesome!

Thanks Armandocat! This is great. I'm going to start using it now!

Thanks, love this LINK: https://github.com/armandocat/steemit-more-info/archive/master.zip

so nice, My mind does not obey