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Steemit Platform Switcher - a simple but useful tool!

in steemit •  last year

Introducing the Steemit Platform Switcher


Chrome Extension that lets you switch between platforms in 2 clicks!

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I am sure most of you have heard of the following common and useful platforms: chainbb, steemd and steemdb. The official steemit.com platform of course provides a very good interface for general use, but sometimes some of us may want to switch to chainbb to look at the comments in a forum-styled view, or to check detailed statistics of a post on steemd orsteemdb.

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(P.S. It seems that SteemDB and chainBB do not have any official logos. The logos shown above are designed by @stevenlwk)


A small trick

Switching between these 4 platforms is not a convenient task; I used to do a lot of clickings before I can arrive at the corresponding platform. But soon I discovered a slightly more convenient trick: you can just edit the domain of the URL of the current page to jump to any other platforms! (If you already knew this trick, you may skip to the next section)

For example, say I am browsing this post on steemit.com, which has a URL https://steemit.com/contest/@kenchung/free-steem-mathematics-programming-competition-2-2017624t152846454z.
Observe the following table to see the corresponding links on these platforms:

PlatformLink
Steemithttps://steemit.com/contest/@kenchung/free-steem-mathematics-programming-competition-2-2017624t152846454z
chainBBhttps://beta.chainbb.com/contest/@kenchung/free-steem-mathematics-programming-competition-2-2017624t152846454z
SteemDhttps://steemd.com/contest/@kenchung/free-steem-mathematics-programming-competition-2-2017624t152846454z
SteemDBhttps://steemdb.com/contest/@kenchung/free-steem-mathematics-programming-competition-2-2017624t152846454z

It is not difficult to discover that the only difference between the URLs is their domain names.


Our new tool

Using the little trick stated can save some time, but can still be quite annoying to change back and forth continuously. Thanks to the idea proposed by my friend @happychau123, we have developed a simple Chrome extension which makes platform switching just two clicks away! What the extension does is replacing the domain in the URL by your desired one. Now you have more time to create quality contents :)

Get Steemit Platform Switcher now on Chrome Web Store!

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How to use

  1. Click here to navigate to Chrome Web Store, press ADD TO CHROME.
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  3. Press Add extension.
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  5. Make sure this message pops up.
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  7. Navigate to any steemit posts on any one of the 4 platforms.
  8. Click the extension button. A drop down list with the other 3 platforms will be shown.
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  10. Choose the targeting platform from the drop down menu. Voila!

Special Thanks to...

  • @happychau123 for raising this interesting idea!
  • @stevenlwk for providing beautiful graphical designs!
  • @jesta for creating chainBB, SteemD and SteemDB, all of these platforms are excellent!

Known bugs


Some users reported abnormal behaviors of the extension. If you encounter a similar problem, try to switch to another tab and then switch back. This should solve most of the problems. We are working on it and will provide an update ASAP.


Steemit Platform Switcher is completely free to use. If you want to support us, upvote and resteem this post!


Please kindly drop a comment below to let us know if there are any bugs or suggestions for improvement! :)

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Good tool!

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This comment has received a 0.32 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @inoue.

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Thanks for sharing this application of great magnitude. This will help out tremendously. UpVoted and followed. Resteemed.

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Thx for resteeming!
We will make updates and more upcoming quality contents!!
Please follow me as well :)

Thanks for sharing, this is a big time saver!

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glad that it helps! :)

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hell yeah brother

Yes!! This is so helpful!

I just asked jesta on her blog post if there is a way to switch to forums on Steemit website and now I found this. It's great. Hope you will add Zappl and other future Steem-based platforms. It's getting yuge and no one can stop it. :)

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Hi, Thx for your suggestion!
We have added this to our feature request list!

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nice comment broh

Oh my god! You are genius! How can you have such a great idea for doing it! I have faced the problem when I use the chainbb and the steemit. And you just simply solve my problem. And you even have some additional feature that is absulotly a bonus for me. Thank you very much for your sharing, I just love it!

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oh the one who have such a great idea is @happychau123 but not me! :) Ye I found this tool very useful too and I am using it as well haha. Glad that you like it!

Great work ken, your first 1000 payout and i am proud of you. Would like to see more creative stuff from you, i really enjoy chainbb so i will check out the addin later on at home. Thank you for your sharing and i will see you around. Have a good friday.

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you are welcome! if you are talking about the creative part, it is actually @happychau123 's idea and I am just the programmer! Glad that you like the extension :)

Thanks for all of this info, good post

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This comment has received a 0.09 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @hamzaoui.

Wow! It is a very useful tool for newbie like us!
It is a good path for people to use steemit in a more convenience way I think. Thank you very much for your effort! We will try to use it and debug it for you!

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Thx:)
If you happen to find any bug, please let us know!

Bravo!!! This is a very useful tool for us. I am using Firefox all the time, not for particular reasin, just because of my habit. I open tabs for different Steem platforms.
Now I am going to move to Chrome because of this tool. Simple useful! Thanks a lot, @kenchung!

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wow then Chrome should pay me a commission for introducing a new user to move to Chrome haha XD
thanks for your support!

SUPER AWSOME!

GOOD JOB TEAM!

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WE GOT IT ON OUR COMPS!

Hey @kenchung and @happychau123, you've been clever maths geeks!
Well done - was a real pain switching over.
Now I know who to ask to make other little apps.

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BTW is anybody else experiencing problems with accessing chainBB? It just seems to hang. If others are finding it OK perhaps I need to reboot. Thanks.

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Can you tell use more?
Like what did you did before it hangs?

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If you have any interesting ideas, just drop us a msg on steemit.chat :)
we will try our best to make it real ^^

great tool - it is hard to find chainbb-i followed you too

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yes this is true, hard to find it if you dunno he trick. Thanks for following, followed you as well :)

We made it :)!
Hopefully more people will see this post and share this nice tool to everyone ^^

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Yeah we finally made it! :) Thanks for your great idea, I know it is going to be great once I heard of it!

Nice Work!

One Bug - Sometimes the menu of what to switch to is empty. I'm afraid that I haven't been able to find what reproduces the problem consistently though.

One Suggestion - SteemD and SteemDB both frequently lag (in fact, 21 hours later, your post still isn't in SteemDB). When a post isn't present yet, you should put up a comment that says that it hasn't been loaded yet -- a blank entry makes it look like it may be the switcher's fault.

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Thx for the feedback!
Please let us know if you can produce the bug again!

Add Busy ya bums 😘

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Thanks for your recommendation!
We will add this to our requested functionality list:)

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good idea, may consider adding it in the next version ;)

Congratulations @kenchung!
Your post was mentioned in my hit parade in the following category:

  • Pending payout - Ranked 5 with $ 1011,1
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Thanks!
Good to know we are on #5 :)

So many useful tools lately! I'm lovin it

The tag #steemdev is the best one for that.
Good work.

Also think on listing to steemtools.com (form at bottom)

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Great, I will use that tag if I have an update next time
And I have also submitted a request to get listed on steemtools.com, thanks for letting me know!

That's what I've been look for!
Thanks a lot for the recommendataion!

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thank you. this is a great tool and so usefull

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Oh these themes are cool! I particularly love the blue one. Thanks for your contribution to Steemit!

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You are welcome - thanks for the feedback.

This plugin is amazing. It helps me to switch between them in about a second. I recommend it!

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If you like the tool, please resteem this post and follow us :)
Lets share the joy ^^

I used to manually change the urls and it definitely got monotonous and tiring.
This is the perfect answer for my needs and I can't wait to start using it.
Thanks for sharing and appreciate the effort and intent.

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Its good that you enjoyed the extension :)

Its amazing plugin ! Thanks a lot

Love it 😄👍

Great tool! Btw, I've never heard of chainbb so thanks for sharing this with us !

YA MAN THIS IS GOOD TOOL I AM LOVING IT
I WILL ALSO MAKE A POST SOON ON THESE TOOLS TO MAKE IT MORE POPULAR

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Great, thanks for including my tool in your recommendation post :)

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Your welcome

Nice extension, it help all steemians. It will save time and effort. Thanks .

thanks for contributing to the community. This tool will definitely help everyone out there!

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you are welcome, sure we will continue to contribute to the community! :)

Very cool thank you

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you are welcome :)

That definitely makes life easier, thanks!

so don't need to go from one place to another, it's all in there. This actual a superb platform idea. Thanks for creating this, it's one of a kind. Keep on...

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we will continue to add more platforms / functionalities to this tiny tool, hope that can cater for more and more users! :)

Its so useful tool for everyone

Nice tool! Thank you for the time and effort.

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If you do appreciate our effort, please upvote, resteem and follow us ^^

Good Worker Steemer buddy

@kenchung this is a great plugin, thank you for writing it! Upvoted and resteemed the post, and also followed you. :)

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thanks man, glad that you like it! :)

this should be resteem.

Took awhile for SteemD to open up, but it finally did after trying for a few minutes. Thanks for making things easier

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I think the chance of the speed bottleneck happening in our script is low, it is just a very lightweight client side script. Does steemd happens to load faster if you directly access it?

Thanks for sharing and thanks for the post

What an awesome tool!! Kudos to the developers. Making our lives so much quicker and easier ;)

good job bro, thank you for your contributions ! cool !

Pretty cool. Awesome its free.

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of course :) and it will always be free

We are much grateful. Thanks for sharing this relevant information with we the newbies. I've really learned a lot from that.
We're going to uphold the good name of steemit!!!

this is perfect! thanks a lot!
followed+upvoted+resteemed

Very useful tool! I haven't ventured away from steemit.com yet even though I did hear about the other interfaces simply because I didn't have a convenient way of doing so. Now I do, so thanks for the post!

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You are welcome! There are many useful steem platforms out there and all of them have their own special features. Make sure you try them out with the help of this tool then :)

Damn this is so rad ! good work.Steem is just getting better!

Wow!, Nice job

Sir i feel it very nice nd helpful for all ... yes sir i wanna try this ...

Impressive bro!
Definitely will use it!

This works great! Thanks!

I'd like to make another request for busy.org. I like browsing on that site, but I don't like the 100% votes.

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Thanks for replying!
Another user has just suggested that, It is on our feature request list :)

Good post! Thanks for sharing these useful tools.

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If you like the tool, please resteem this post and follow us :)
Lets share the joy ^^

Well done ;)

awesome thanks for the info !

how do you get add steemit switcher to come up !? I went there but cant figure it out !

Thanks for the information. Very usefull to know. Just followed you, follow back when you can 👍

Thanks for this! It's an awesome and convenient tool!

Wow, great job! you are a genius. Thanks for sharing.

True handle in the platform tricks him a beautiful subject I wish you a happy day I liked the subject of reading very carefully +follow

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If you do appreciate our effort, please upvote, resteem and follow us ^^

Yay its working in my chrome perfectly and its most useful tools for me while use steemit because i was use all in different browsers so i have to switch tab but this is more easy as only one click. I am following you and its great we get new thing which help us and also time saving so thank you for share great post.

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Thanks!
Please don't forget to upvote, resteem and follow us :)

Thank you for sharing a valuable knowledge about chrome extension and this helps user to Resteem , Upvote and Followed easy with simple clicks

This is awsome i really enjoy it

awesome post bro I collect lot of knowledge
followed and upvoted bro anyway i am @anngodage

Its very useful to me
followed and upvoted bro anyway i am @anngodage

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I know you are anngodage :)

Wel done! I can see the potential of this chrome extension. Great app always comes from a simple idea. You extension did provide us a better browsing experience for shifting from one platform to another. Awesome man!

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That's right, the idea is really simple and so as the coding actually haha
Hope this tool will save some of your time! :)

Hi dear, thanks a lot for sharing wonderful information, and you always share creative stuff.

steemit is the most useful application that is known to mankind, its better you all believe it now

Excelente informacion de esta manera nos nutrimos todos de conocimientos compartidos, sigue asi. Gracias hermano.

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Any translation lol?

thanks man! aloha Al

This post made me discover 3 new websites.

nice logo

Could you add busy.org too? Just discovered it today because of chainbb and I just love it :D.

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sure, we will add this to our to-do list :) you should be able to see it in our next update :)

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Thanks, loving the love :D

Wow, thank you so much for contributing to the steem it community, i personally just use chainbb in esteem and havent tried using the other platforms, but based on how i felt about chainbb and esteem, i could kind of understand why there is the need of some more friendlier ways to help cope with the few platforms!! Steem it community really need bright minded computer guy to help improve our experiences, so that we can attract more people into thw community!! Thanks again and steem on!!

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haha I am just a math guy but not really not really a pro computer guy :p yes I am very happy to enhance the user experience on Steemit! and hope that more and more people will start to use Steemit! Thanks for your support!

For a newbie like me, I got the concept but have to try these tricks soon as I 'm adept with all the terms.. I just joined last week and I know you guys will be a great help.. thanks for sharing.. upvoted and resteemed..

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Thanks!
please also follow us for upcoming great tools :)

OMG! I am not ready for this part yet, but following so when the time comes I will grasp the concept. Thanks. 🐓🐓

Its simply yet your amazing to share this very useful app. I follow you now kenchung. Upvoted!