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
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 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. Commented Jun 11, 2014 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 Commented Jun 12, 2014 at 16:16
  • Yes! Muito obrigado :)
    – brasofilo
    Commented Jun 12, 2014 at 17:39
  • This is a fabulous tool! Alas, it doesnt not work with the new SO user profile page, so there is no way to add users anymore. Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 16:04
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    @Plutonix I will push an update soon to fix the issue. May be you can open an issue on github and I will work on it on priority. Thanks for submitting Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 16:25
  • So the data stored in this extension is device dependent ? If I am using two Google chrome, I can't have the data in my all devices ??
    – IamaTacos
    Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 16:02
  • @OSryx Currently it is not supported. But I do have plans to add it in future. Chceckout this issue: github.com/blunderboy/stackeye/issues/33. These days I am mostly busy with my other Chrome Extension, Requestly but I do have certain plans to add more things in StackEye and make UI more beautiful Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 18:14
  • I love StackEye ... anyway keep up with good work
    – IamaTacos
    Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 19:35
  • This looks great, any chance you could add the ability to watch tags as well as specific questions? Commented Aug 18, 2015 at 23:05
  • @JonathanPotter I had plans for adding this feature to follow tags.Github Issue but I haven't had time to implement that..I will surely consider adding this in future.. Commented Aug 19, 2015 at 11:29

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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
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 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. Commented Jun 11, 2014 at 8:31
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    I do find a necessity of following a lot more questions. So, plus 1 on increasing the bound.
    – talegari
    Commented Jun 11, 2014 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
    Commented Jun 14, 2014 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 ? Commented Jun 16, 2014 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
    Commented Jun 18, 2014 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!! Commented Jun 18, 2014 at 10:00
  • Great extension overall, but why the limit?! Why would you care how many questions one wishes to watch? I think you should allow an unlimited amount of watched questions. Otherwise, it is useless for me. (I can answer more than 20 questions in a single day.) Commented Feb 7, 2017 at 6:03
  • @YisroelTech There are a couple of reasons for the limit - 1. I don't want users to follow any number of questions and get frustrated later about too many notifications. I want them to follow only the questions they are seriously concerned about getting notifications. 2. There are limits with local storage where I store all this data. Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 7:03
  • @sachinjain024 I think you should at least give an option to change it for the Stack Exchange nerds who do seriously follow a lot more than 20 questions. Meanwhile I downloaded it from GitHub and edited the file to allow more, and loaded it as a developer in Chrome... Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 12:38
  • @sachinjain024 Is a way to view the updates grouped by the SE site (rather than just by user/question)?
    – Thiyagu
    Commented Jan 6, 2018 at 14:49
  • @user7 That is a good suggestion actually! I am not actively working on this project anymore. I can willing to help if someone wants to take over the project. Commented Jan 7, 2018 at 15:58
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    The "Follow" option no longer seems to work. Will you be fixing this soon? - Thanks! Commented Oct 22, 2018 at 20:58
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    Thanks @ChileAddictPMP for notifying me. I am not very much active on this project these days but I will fix this one on weekend. Commented Oct 25, 2018 at 7:32
  • Update - I removed the extension from Chrome and added it again. After doing that I found that if you go into the user's profile and then to the Activity Tab, there is an option to Follow/Unfollow again. However, I of course, lost all my data to I had to go back and re-follow everyone, which was a pain. Is there any way, Stack Eye could keep our profile information so that we don't lose it if we need to remove it then re-install it? Commented Oct 25, 2018 at 17:30

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