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Stack Apps is a question and answer site for apps, scripts, and development with the Stack Exchange API. It's 100% free, no registration required.

StackEye is a Chrome extension which can be used to follow other users for their answers and questions. Using StackEye you can also add a question to your watchlist there by getting notifications for each answer/comment on it. StackEye v1.0 is available in Chrome Store and source code is available on GitHub. Please feel free to fork and give any feedback.

Some features:

  • No login/authentication required.
  • Works on any question (not just those asked by you).
  • Watch or unwatch questions with a single click.
  • Follow your favorite users (New)
  • View list of all notifications and questions.
  • Works on all Stack Exchange sites.

These snapshots will help you understand what StackEye is:

  • Click the eye icon to watch and unwatch a question.

    Not watching (click to watch):

    Watching (click to unwatch):

  • Go to profile page of any user to follow him

  • How it looks when you are following a user

  • Watched questions will display notifications in the extension's popup window.

  • Followed Users will display notifications in extension's popup window.

  • Notifications can be deleted (acknowledged) in bulk from this screen.

  • A list of watched questions is also available; questions can be unwatched in bulk from this screen.

  • A list of follow users is also available. Users can be unfollowed in bulk from here.

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Hi, could you update the extension to support the new Stack Overflow localized sites? E.g.: Stack Overflow em Português. Thanks! –  brasofilo Jun 11 at 7:52
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@brasofilo Thanks for the request. I have opened a github.com/blunderboy/stackeye/issues/31 to add localization feature. I am little busy these days but I will definitely catch this up and work on it. –  blunderboy Jun 11 at 8:27
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@brasofilo I have updated the extension to support the localized sites as well. Please let me know if that works for you. I have also published the extension so update will be available in chrome store soon. Check out the commits here github.com/blunderboy/stackeye/commits/master –  blunderboy Jun 12 at 16:16
    
Yes! Muito obrigado :) –  brasofilo Jun 12 at 17:39

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StackEye v2.0 brings another great feature viz Follow users on all StackExchange sites. Just go to the profile page of the user and click Follow and there you go.

All the Jon Skeet's fans, this feature is for you. Follow him and get informed of all the posts made by him. Keep learning from his great answers and questions. There are too many experts out here on StackExchange like Jon Skeet including (RobW, Barmar, VonC, TJ Crowder, Felix Kling and a lot others). I can't name all. Just follow your favorite ones and keep learning.

StackEye is also avaible in Chrome Store. I have updated the new screenshots (as per 2.0) in my original question.

Feel free to report any bugs, suggest new features. I will be more than happy to discuss anything about it. Here is the github reporsitory of StackEye

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I am using your addon, its wonderful and timesaving. But, the restriction of 20 questions is difficult to manage. Why is there such restriction on first place? –  talegari Jun 11 at 7:25
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@talegari Its nice and valid question. I just do not want users to watch a lot of questions and then they receive too many notifications. I believe 20 is a good limit because most of the time we want to follow latest questions only. However, I can increase that to 30 or 40 if more people towards it. I am glad you like it. –  blunderboy Jun 11 at 8:31
    
I do find a necessity of following a lot more questions. So, plus 1 on increasing the bound. –  talegari Jun 11 at 9:58
    
One more suggestion: Given that some limit is present on the number of questions that one can follow, it would be good to make the questions/ list as 'FIFO' and a warning saying question 1 is going to be removed when user tries to add the 21st question. This will help avid users like me from spending time on cleaning up the list of questions I am tracking. –  talegari Jun 14 at 19:15
    
@talegari That is a nice suggestion indeed. I hope I get some time to implement this. Can I ask you to rate it and give your honest feedback on chrome store ? –  blunderboy Jun 16 at 11:36
    
About feedback, yes, I will do it immediately. One more thing to add: Its better to allow some questions to be 'sticky' (a boolean), so that a sticky question stays and would not exit the list. –  talegari Jun 18 at 9:34
    
@talegari Do you mean like bookmarking a question and showing in the list ? If I understand correctly, this feature is already present on stackoverflow and I have already opened a task for it github.com/blunderboy/stackeye/issues/2. Though it is not yet done. I will take out sometime and do it. Thanks again!! –  blunderboy Jun 18 at 10:00

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