I’m a freelance web developer, so I do a lot of coding. But, I also manage a lot of content for my clients. This could include adding new products to an e-commerce store, creating pages or blog posts or interacting with forms on any number of websites on a daily basis.
I don’t mind managing content, it comes with the job. But it can be tedious and when something is tedious and repetitive, the process should be made as efficient as possible.
Unfortunately, many web forms that I make use of regularly have user interfaces that are surprisingly poor. I’m going to use Netsuite’s web store management app as an example. I recently had to populate a web store with hundreds of items, using the form below:
Ouch, right! The field to enter a detailed description is way too small. You’re thinking, “big deal, just resize it”. But, when I need to use this form dozens of times, it becomes tedious and annoying to have to resize the field each time.
This is but one example in a sea of web forms that have this kind of interface. So annoyance lead to innovation when I decided to create the Textbox Tamer Chrome Extension.
The extension is ridiculously simple, no settings and no icons in your address bar.
Textbox Tamer does one simple job: maintains the size of a text box after you resize it.
Textbox Tamer also:
- Is “smart enough” to maintain that size across all pages that use the same field
- Provides a way to restore to the text fields original size easily
If you enjoyed using Textbox Tamer and it made your work life a lot easier, you can show your appreciation by donating $10,000. Or, just AutomatePlus and we’ll call it even!