Muzli & Panda together?

almost 7 years ago from , UI / UX Designer

I have been using Panda as my home tab in Chrome for years and really like the access it gives me to DN, the layout and capacity for inspiration.

However, I always enjoyed the stuff put out on Muz.li, who seemed to feature work not found elsewhere. I uesd to look at this on muz.li/blog/ but this now seems to have dried up, with new items only being added to the homepage which restricts non-app users to two articles.

Has anyone worked out a way to make everything work in harmony without having to enable and disable extensions every time?


  • Ben Hartwig, almost 7 years ago

    What I do is keep Muz.li as my home tab since that can't seem to be used otherwise, but then open up Panda using this web address: http://usepanda.com/app/#/ which brings up the Panda app without having to enable an extension. Hope that helps!

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    • Mark O'Neill, almost 7 years ago

      Thanks Ben but that would mean Muzli would be what opened when I launch a Chrome tab which is what I would like to avoid. I suspect what I am trying to achieve is impossible and I will just have to enable the Muzli extension every few days to see what updates there have been.

      Fundamentally they are competitors for the same bit of my browser, so it is understandable they should be at odds with each other, but it is a bit annoying.

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      • Numecca .Numecca ., almost 7 years ago

        I'm having this same problem.

        I used to have the extension button on my toolbar and have Panda enabled in new tabs. That doesn't work anymore. Now, when I disable Muz.li in Chrome's extensions manager, the toolbar icon disappears. Didn't used to. Life was better then... :(

        Let us know if you figure this out.

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      • Numecca .Numecca ., almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

        What I ended up doing was weaning myself off of Panda and replaced it with the following:

        RSS to whatever I would normally glance at on Panda in Feedly.

        I use Hot Shots for browsing Dribbble, which is unstable and crashes all the time. It also doesn't support .gif, so that's annoying.

        i switched over from using Ember to Inboard. Ember has an RSS feature built in, so you could sub to Dribbble, Aawards, etc. However, the layout for the feed was horizontal, which made for a shit parsing experience.

        What I do now is like Dribbble posts on Hot Shots, and then Inboard has a feature that syncs with your Dribbble account and pulls all your liked posts into a folder.

        I would recommend just dumping Panda. It's getting too crazy anyway.

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        • Mark O'Neill, almost 7 years ago

          Yep, it is a small problem but it is really irritating. It was perfect when I could just open Muzli and have a browse.

          Panda does everything I want - I don't tend to like on Dribbble, just browse. Abhilash's suggestion below may make things a bit smoother but I think we will probably just have to live with it as it is. If Muzli's layout was better I would use that all the time - I might have a play and see if I can get it closer to how I want it.

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  • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    Every times I try to give a chance to Panda, I always end up having my eyes bleeding because of a too overwhelming interface. I still prefer Muzli for it simple interface. As for my RSS feed, my best friend is Feedly…

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  • Abhilash Singh, almost 7 years ago

    You could possibly make a new Google Account and add this user to Chrome. This Chrome user will have Muzli Extension enabled. So, you would essentially need to switch user every time you wanted to use Muzli. But again this is just a workaround and not entirely free of overheads.

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    • Mark O'Neill, almost 7 years ago

      That is a great idea, I will give this a try - it is easier to switch user than it is to enable/disable extensions. Thanks!

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