A brand new Firefox addon that converts your browsing experience into a dashboard.
Home Dash is the newest Prospector experiment to improve search and content discovery in Firefox. It removes all the standard web browser interface like the location bar, search bar and tabs; and leaves behind just a Firefox logo that is used to bring up a dashboard. Here on the right-hand side, Home Dash has found my top 24 sites and organized them based on my browsing behavior. While still far from it’s end goal, this was the original idea of making a browse-based browser (as opposed to a search-based one).
This is just the first release of Home Dash, and it starts by removing the standard browser interface to give the web content full priority in the window. It moves the usual browser functionality into a dashboard that sits on top of the page and goes away after you have found what you were looking for. It simplifies some search behavior, so instead of trying to recall if a page is in your history or opened as a tab or somewhere on the web, you can just type what you want into the dashboard, and it lets you search all of those at the same time.
Additionally, Home Dash helps you just browse to (instead of typing to search) the sites you like by finding the top 24 sites and organizing them in a way that matches your browsing behavior. In the near-future, the Prospector team plans to let you customize this area by adding, removing and resizing the sites you want. This area would not be limited to just sites either — in the future you may be placing web apps and widgets and even people that you frequently interact with. With all this information, it would be useful to organize different groups of sites, apps and people into multiple separate dashboards that focus on one idea or task.
Install it here