Just an idea that a browser plugin displaying recent related activity for a user can be really useful rather than opening the SO site and navigating around or browsing through emails. I personally like echofon for twitter, I feel that something similar for SO can be a timesaver for many regulars here.

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We all want browser extensions, iPhone and Android apps, notifiers and whatnot. Until there's an official API, as fretje pointed out, none of these are really possible (they are, but they're not exactly what most of us want).

Your best bet right now is to simply use RSS feeds. It's an imperfect solution to a lingering problem.

  • I'm not upvoting sockpuppet accounts! Hey, wait, I did... Jan 6, 2010 at 13:46
  • It's your sockpuppet account, man. If you don't agree with yourself, who else can you agree with?
    – alex
    Jan 6, 2010 at 14:12
  • Do you really try to argue with the hand which let you speak? The Hand of God? Jan 6, 2010 at 15:19
  • Sorry, master! I was trying to make it look like I'm not really a sockpuppet. Damn these multiple personalities!
    – alex
    Jan 6, 2010 at 15:26

We're still waiting for an official API with which browser plugins can be made.

But till then, you can help yourself a lot with what has already been made using Greasemonkey.

Also, what @sockpuppet said.

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    I heard from a very reliable source that the API will be released in 6-8 weeks.
    – alex
    Jan 6, 2010 at 13:03
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    @sockpuppet: yeah, that's what I heard as well...
    – fretje
    Jan 6, 2010 at 13:03
  • Sounds real cool
    – Ravi Gupta
    Jan 6, 2010 at 13:04

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