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September 17th, 2007
Firefox Addon Cookie Swap

I am not a big admirer of Firefox and don’t like going into the fight of Firefox and Internet Explorer, but yeah I do like some of the extensions ( Firefox Addons ). Until now, I was a big fan of “Mouse Gestures” extension, but now I have got one more which is CookieSwap.

What is CookieSwap?

CookieSwap enables you to easily swap all your cookies so that you can be logged in to multiple web e-mail accounts (like Gmail and Yahoo! mail) at the same time and quickly switch between them. It also enables you to maintain numerous sets of profiles of cookies.

This is useful for tasks like:

  • You have got multiple email accounts in Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail etc and tired of logging out and then back in to check emails. It is also useful if two or more people are using the same computer.
  • If you use MyBlogLog and don’t want to stay logged in when you are surfing website
  • If you want to use Google Web Search anonymously, but at the same time you want to keep yourself logged in for other Google Services like Orkut, Google Analytics etc.

Note : If you want to do anonymous web surfing then just create a anonymous profile and don’t login to any services using that profile.

How this extension works?

  1. Right click on the CookieSwap area of the Status Bar Panel (lower right corner of the browser) to bring up the CookieSwap menu. Select a profile (let’s say ‘Profile1’
  2. Go to a web e-mail site (like www.gmail.com) and login
  3. Bring up the CookieSwap menu again and select a different profile (let’s say ‘Profile2’)
  4. Again go to the web e-mail’s main page. Note: Don’t click on a link in the current open page. Instead, hand type the URL…like www.gmail.com, or use a bookmarked entry for the site.
  5. Notice the site doesn’t recognize you as the previous user. Login with a different username if you want.
  6. Use the CookieSwap menu to go back to Profile1 and again surf to the web e-mail’s main page. It recognizes you again as the original user that logged in!

Click here to install CookieSwap

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