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Commentful Firefox Comment Tracking Tool Review

Commentful is a web service and Firefox plugin that helps you keep track of blog comment conversations. I have been using it for the last few days and it seems to work pretty well.

Commentful is a service that watches comments/follow-ups on Blog posts, Digg submissions, Flickr pictures, and many other types of content. When ever there is an update, such as a new follow-up or comment, Commentful notifies you instantly.

First you have to sign up to the web service. When you have an account you go back and download the software from your account screen. The plugin is customised to your own account details. When you make a comment you right click on your comment and click “Add to Commentful”. A little light bulb in your Firefox status area alerts you to new comments on the sites you are tracking. Pretty neat!

While it is too early to say if I will use it longer term, the few days I have had it installed I have got a lot of use out of it and caught up with some conversations I would have otherwise missed. Not every comment box seems to work, but it has caught most of them.

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  1. I’m actually looking for something similar to this. Am glad you wrote about it. The subscribe to comments feature is flooding my inbox with emails/comments that I no longer wish to keep track of so something like this would be more appropriate.

  2. I’m actually looking for something similar to this. Am glad you wrote about it. The subscribe to comments feature is flooding my inbox with emails/comments that I no longer wish to keep track of so something like this would be more appropriate.

  3. Thanks! I’ve bookmarked the site. I use coComment. In my experience, coComment is a great service.

    You can use coComment WordPress plugin to integrate the service in your blog. Then installing a FireFox extension won’t be a requirement for your readers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thanks! I’ve bookmarked the site. I use coComment. In my experience, coComment is a great service.

    You can use coComment WordPress plugin to integrate the service in your blog. Then installing a FireFox extension won’t be a requirement for your readers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. The other day I started using coComment, which sounds very similar to what you’ve described. However, coComment adds a bit of HTML/CSS/Javascript/whoknowswhat (I haven’t looked at the source at all) beneath the comment entry area that includes a checkbox asking whether or not to track the conversation. I haven’t yet run into a problem with it not being able to track a conversation.

    I wish I’d have had one of these programs when I started blogging. It’s definitely helped me keep track of comments. Hopefully more and more people start using these.

  6. The other day I started using coComment, which sounds very similar to what you’ve described. However, coComment adds a bit of HTML/CSS/Javascript/whoknowswhat (I haven’t looked at the source at all) beneath the comment entry area that includes a checkbox asking whether or not to track the conversation. I haven’t yet run into a problem with it not being able to track a conversation.

    I wish I’d have had one of these programs when I started blogging. It’s definitely helped me keep track of comments. Hopefully more and more people start using these.

  7. Wow, I think you can read my mind Chris…I really need this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Wow, I think you can read my mind Chris…I really need this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. @Leonard – yeah it is nice to have more control over when you follow up comments you have left rather than be bombarded with emails ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Avinash, @Stephen – I might take another look at CoComment, last time I tried it was a while ago

    @Jack – you are welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. @Leonard – yeah it is nice to have more control over when you follow up comments you have left rather than be bombarded with emails ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Avinash, @Stephen – I might take another look at CoComment, last time I tried it was a while ago

    @Jack – you are welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. This looks pretty interesting. I’ve been using co.mments for about 4 or 5 months, and I find it indispensable. Being able to track all my comments in one place is much easer than email notification (when it’s available).

    I liked it better than coComment, but that was mainly due to some bugs back when I tried both. I’ve heard that coComment has improved greatly.

    I’ve been asked the value of keeping track of your comments. To me, commenting is a form of marketing for your site, and tracking “mailings” is a key component of a campaign.

  12. This looks pretty interesting. I’ve been using co.mments for about 4 or 5 months, and I find it indispensable. Being able to track all my comments in one place is much easer than email notification (when it’s available).

    I liked it better than coComment, but that was mainly due to some bugs back when I tried both. I’ve heard that coComment has improved greatly.

    I’ve been asked the value of keeping track of your comments. To me, commenting is a form of marketing for your site, and tracking “mailings” is a key component of a campaign.

  13. When I came across a need to keep track of my comments left on other blogs, (I created a separate category named ‘Comments on’ and I used to reproduce the comments linked to the original comments! Tedious!) I tried out Co.mment and CoComment. I stuck with CoComment. During the recent blog design changes CoComment came off my sidebar.

    Will give your latest find a shot and see how they fare v. CoComment.

  14. When I came across a need to keep track of my comments left on other blogs, (I created a separate category named ‘Comments on’ and I used to reproduce the comments linked to the original comments! Tedious!) I tried out Co.mment and CoComment. I stuck with CoComment. During the recent blog design changes CoComment came off my sidebar.

    Will give your latest find a shot and see how they fare v. CoComment.