You may already be aware of Ghost Browser, my apologies if so. However, I’ve lost count of the number of advanced users that I’ve met in the past month or so that haven’t seen it yet, but who would benefit significantly from its features:
Put simply, Ghost Browser allows you to have multiple authenticated sessions open to the same site simultaneously, with each session having its own cookie jar, isolated from other sessions. This allows users such as web developers, testers, social media managers to easily work with multiple identities or use case perspectives without the need for multiple browsers, bookmarks, saved passwords etc.
What makes the app more powerful is the ability to have colour-coded projects – groups of sessions (with stored logins) so that daily workflows can be setup once, and then launched with one-click when they’re needed. Projects allow work to be focused and productive, and switching tasks is made more straightforward as you can always pick up right where you left off.
I regularly need to log into multiple social media accounts on the same network, customise sites and communities and test them as a non-admin user, build communities and content as different identities, use different affiliate IDs for similar transactions etc. All these tasks benefit from the Ghost Browser’s ability to have isolated sessions.
What takes it way beyond other browsers and plugins though are the Projects… I tend to work with as many as a dozen customer projects at a time, using different site identities depending on whether the relationship is direct or through a partner, and often needing to use as many as a dozen different personas when creating demos and populating content. The ability to setup and maintain sets of browser tabs that can be called up on-demand is a massive timesaver and really helps my productivity.
I’m currently trialling using Ghost Browser full time when on my Mac, but even if you’re not ready to switch from your default browser on a permanent basis, this is a super option to have installed for when you’re deep into a project and need the capabilities it offers.
Ghost Browser is a free download for Mac or Windows. A Linux version is coming soon.
Building enterprise software today: A partnership in openness (IBM’s Jason Roy Gary at FOSSASIA 2017)
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 11:49a Stuart McIntyre Those that were at IBM Connect or on recent partner calls may have seen versions of this presentation from Jason Roy Gary of IBM. However, I am thrilled to find a video version recorded at last week’s FOSSASIA 2017 event held in Singapore.
Jason is a Distinguished Engineer and since last year has lead the IBM Connections engineering team. It’s fair to say that his arrival has resulted in a dramatic revolution in the way that IBM is approaching the Connections product, infrastructure
IBM Connections 6.0 announced, generally available March 31st
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 8:52a Stuart McIntyre They told us at Connect that IBM Connections 6.0 would be made available in Q1, and here’s the announcement that they’ll be sneaking it across the line on the 31st March…
Connections V6.0 adds new capabilities for creating and customizing engaging Communities, and offers users increased flexibility in syncing and managing their online and offline Files folders.
Community customization capabilities can help to make a Community more useful and engaging for the Communit
IBM Connections 6 is coming soon… So what is the killer enhancement?
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 10:20a Stuart McIntyre Earlier this week IBM published a press release previewing the headline features of the upcoming new on-premises release of Connections:
IBM today announced it is bringing new capabilities to enterprise social networks for a simpler collaboration across the workforce and employee onboarding experience. The latest version of IBM Connections also integrates with IBM Cloud Object Storage, providing companies an ability to scale their storage needs with their employee’s usage while improving st
IBM extends Sametime support to 2021. What next for IBM in the UC space?
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:59a Stuart McIntyre IBM Sametime is a robust communications offering designed to accelerate your social business by driving faster decisions, with more complete information powered by the business experts in your organization. The suite of tools in Sametime helps unlock the value in your underutilized communications systems by integrating them into a more intuitive system. Sametime tools and services can be accessed from within the applications and business processes that you use every day.
Support for Sametime V9.
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 10:58a Stuart McIntyre This concept was mentioned in a WSJ article on the nature of Internet Trolls:
A site published by the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK just rolled out a system that gives readers a brief multiple-choice quiz about the contents of an article—proving they really read it—before allowing them to comment.
Reading more on the idea, I really think that NRK are onto something:
The goal is to ensure that the commenters have actually read the story before they discuss it.
“We thought we should do
Conspiracy theories, courtesy of Google Home
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 10:36a Stuart McIntyre https://twitter.com/ruskin147/status/838445095410106368/video/1
This kind of (accidental?) misinformation is going to be become an ever increasing issue as intelligent assistants become more deeply embedded into our lives. Worrying…
Engage 2017 abstract submission closes today
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 3:51p Stuart McIntyre Engage 2017 is about 2 months away.
Monday-Tuesday, 8 – 9 May, 2017, at the Elisabeth Center Antwerp, Belgium. A brand new conference center, in an historic frame. In the city center, next to the 19th century Zoo and the stunning Antwerp Central train station.
Our target is to have more attendees than the 425 attendees we had last time.
Close to 80 sessions in 5 tracks: Business & Strategy, Development, Administration & Deployment, Emerging Technologies
and for the first time: B
Ghost Browser – the Productivity Browser for Tech Pros
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 8:50a Stuart McIntyre You may already be aware of Ghost Browser, my apologies if so. However, I’ve lost count of the number of advanced users that I’ve met in the past month or so that haven’t seen it yet, but who would benefit significantly from its features:
Put simply, Ghost Browser allows you to have multiple authenticated sessions open to the same site simultaneously, with each session having its own cookie jar, isolated from other sessions. This allows users such as web developers, testers,
Slack takes aim at the corporate sector with Enterprise Grid, names IBM as one of the launch customers
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 2:58p Stuart McIntyre TechCrunch yesterday reported on Slack’s plans to unveil an enterprise version of it’s service:
Slack, the business app that lets teams of users communicate, share files from other services, and work on them with each other, has taken off like wildfire since launching three years ago, with 5 million daily users, 1.5 million of them paying today. Now, Slack is embarking on the next step in its ambition to be the go-to platform for all workplace collaboration, no matter how big
What not to miss at IBM Connect 2017: Connections Pink
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 11:22a Stuart McIntyre IBM Connect 2017 takes place later this month in San Francisco, and the last-minute push to increase attendance is already underway. I’m a big fan of the new venue, and the shift from Florida to California, and so really hope that the event is a huge success.
One of the interesting aspects of the registration push has been the unveiling of some information that previously being kept relatively quiet – if not under NDA, certainly out of the limelight:
IBM Connections provides the p