Journalist Sidebar

This article shares an extension that searches for Computerworld articles related to any company you are viewing on LinkedIn, and lists the search results in the sidebar.

Journalist Sidebar

If you're reading this blog post, chances are you've seen the Computerworld article that mentions PixieBrix, and you might be wondering - what does PixieBrix truly do?

PixieBrix lets you customize and automate the websites and apps that you use in your browser so they work for you, not the other way around.

For example, have you ever wanted to quickly surface search engine results that mention a company while browsing LinkedIn, Crunchbase, or some other site? This can help especially if you are browsing through hundreds of companies, whether for fun, investment research, or any other reason.

How to get started

With PixieBrix you can build a custom sidebar extension that automates searches and organizes data for you.

In fact, we created a simple Journalist Sidebar that searches for Computerworld articles related to any company you are viewing on LinkedIn. It then lists the search results in the sidebar for easy access.

What to try it out? Simply follow these steps:

Watch the video ⚡️

Why use PixieBrix

There are many tools that are used in your day-to-day that could do with a little customization. Platforms like Google Drive, Salesforce, Greenhouse, Slack, Zoom, Hubspot, etc. are some of the most used apps by workforces worldwide, but they're disconnected which can lead to inefficiency. Sometimes it takes too much manual work to get simple things done, things that should be automated.

With PixieBrix you can augment any website with any data you have available, create automations, personalize the look and feel of the tools you use so they work for you - and not the other way around.

The best part is you can do ALL of this, without having to write any JavaScript, or any other programming language. (That being said you need to be slightly technical and understand some basic tech concepts like HTTP request, CSS selectors etc.)

Once you master the PixieBrix kung-fu, however, you will be able to create incredible extensions for any workflow you might encounter while using your favorite websites or web apps.