After all the cussing and pleading, I finally got a Google wave invite just 2 days back. Even though I had gone through all those sexy video tutorials explaining what Google Wave is, I couldn’t figure out what I am supposed to do next. In case, you are in a similar situation check out the cool list of Google wave gadgets and tools I managed to collect over the last 2 days.

Before that, do not expect something mind-blowing when playing with Google Wave. There are still hell lot of things which aren’t perfect and by default Google hasn’t come out with that many gadgets as such. Most of these are built by hobby developers who must have been trying out the Wave APIs and some of them are really useless!

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Ultimate List of Google Wave Gadgets and Tools

1. Twitter

tweety-robot

This ought to be featured out here and of-course on top. Just add tweety-wave@appspot.com to your contact list and follow the instructions you get inside the wavelet. It uses Twitter’s oAuth mechanism to log you in. The wave with the Tweety is updated in a real time.

2. Wikify for Wikipedia

wikify-wikipedia-wave

Wikify gives you a full definition of any topic you want from within a Wave. All you need to do is to add Wikify mail address to your Wave contact list: wikifier@appspot.com
and each time you need to know the definition of a topic or a term, use the Wikify command to get the info from Wikipedia

3. TwilioBot

twiliobot-wave

TwilioBot (twiliobot@appspot.com) automatically transforms the phone numbers in the wave into click-to-call links. If user clicks a link, a call is placed to his cell phone or landline and to the phone number in the link and the two are connected. The phone call can be transcribed and automatically inserted into the wave as text with a link to the audio of the conversation.

4. Map Gadget


google-wave-maps

Lets users edit a map together, adding markers and polys with titles and descriptions. Users can also search for addresses and businesses and add those.

5. Bit.ly-bot

Add bitly-bot@appspot.com to your contact list and then add this user whenever you want to shorten URLs inside Waves. It will do that automatically. You can also use the same Wave just to shorten the URL whenever needed.

6. iWave

Allows you to create a profile on Wave by using Facebook connect. To use iWave, open a new Wave, click on the green button, and add this widget URL: http://gadget.wave.to/iWave/iWave.xml

7. Grauniady

Grauniady is a Guardian Google Wave Prototype Robot and I really like this experimental gadget. Add grauniady@appspot.com to your contact list and input the phrase you want to search on The Guardian. This robot is a great example how mainstream media could use Google Wave.

8. Eliza

Remember Eliza, the auto-chat bot? She makes her way into Google wave as well. Add elizarobot@appspot.com to your contact list and talk to her if you are feeling alone in your Google Wave client.

9. Starify

Starify allows you to bookmark Waves. Add Starify’s email address to your contact list: starifybot@appspot.com and then you are able to keep track of all your starred waves. Add Starify user to any wave you want to bookmark, then type the following commands:

1. /star’ Star a wave
2. /list’ See all your starred waves
3. /delete’ Remove starred waves

10. Nokar

Nokar is pretty similar to Starify and works on the same command concept. It allows you to do all sort of things such as: Convert your text to pirate-speak, show recent tweets by user, and more. Add lab2market@appspot.com to your contact list.

11. Bloggy

Bloggy publishes the content of waves to a blog site. Add blog-wave@appspot.com to your contact list and test it out yourself.

12. Stocky

stocky-wave

Stocky (stocky-wave@appspot.com) automatically detects stock symbols from a wave and updates it with the live stock price.

13. Emoticony

Emoticony is a must have for all MSN fans. It’s a robot that converts text representations of emoticons to actual images once the Wave is submitted. The robot sits on this email address: emoticonbot@appspot.com and can be used in every conversation.

14. Cartoony

Cartoony replaces the text of every submitted blip with a cartoon balloon that contains the text instead. Add cartoonybot@appspot.com to your contact list and then to all waves to see it in action

15. Amazon

Add this email address to your contact list: amazon-withwaves-com@appspot.com, then follow the commands instruction to use the amazon bot.

16. Calcbot

Calcbot helps you with simple math calculations during your conversation. Add this bot to your user list: calcbot@appspot.com and follow the simple command to start.

17. Flippy

Not sure why you want to do this, in case you get bored inside a conversation, you can flip your text with Flippy - flippy-wave@appspot.com

18. Lasty

As the name suggest it’s a bot related to last.fm and music. Add Lasty (last-robot@appspot.com) if you want to tell people what you listened to recently on Last.fm during a conversation. After adding Lasty-bot to your contact list, type ‘YourLastFMUser-is-listening‘ inside a Wave and Lasty will tell what song are you listening.

19. Complety

Completey (wave-complete@appspot.com) replaces “???” in a blip with a suggested word.

20. Short Emoticon Service (SES)

Similar to Emoticony but the other user gets notified along with a sound. Pretty simple and effective. Let the other users know how you feeling currently.

21. Row of Four

Add rowoffour@appspot.com to your contact list and play against a robot, with the goal to get four cells in a row of your color before the robot does.

22. All for Good

All for Good is a Google Wave extension that helps you find and share ways to do good in real time. It helps you take up volunteer opportunities, thus play a role in improving our communities and country. Here is the installer XML

23. Tagdef

This wave looks for #hashtags in your wave/blips, and uses the API at http://tagdef.com to look up definitions for these tags. It then adds a reply to the wave with the definitions. Add tagdef@appspot.com to your contact list and follow the instructions.

Let me know which Google wave robot / Gadget/ tool you liked the most? Is there any new gadget released and not present here? Do let me know.

 
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Raju is the founder-editor of Technology Personalized. A proud geek and an Internet freak, who is also a social networking enthusiast. You can follow him on Facebook and on Twitter. Mail Raju PP. Follow rajupp

 
 
  • http://www.dollarshower.com/about Ajith

    I am yet to get an invite… Wonder if they have any preferences or biases for giving invites :)

    How’s your experience with Wave?

    • travis

      do you want an invite? i have 12 left.. let me know your email and i will send one over to you..

      • FredFlinstone

        I am VERY INTERESTED in an invite…

        juke_box_hero982 [at] yahoo [dot] com

        • travis

          invite sent

      • Paul

        Any invites left?

        send a reply to pjorgenson71577[at]yahoo[dot]com where I will supply with email I use regularly and don’t just leave out for the world to see in replies such as this one.

        Have been trying to track an invite for about a month now and just stumbled on this site and found your post.

        Many thanks in advance!

      • Dave

        can send me a invite too? daveteu@gmail.com

        • syarif

          sent!

      • Paul Egges

        Any invites left? thanks pegges at boulder.net

        Thanks,

        p

      • Yogesh

        Hi,

        Please send me Google wave invitation, if you still have any left.
        yogeshdpatel[at]gmail[dot]com

      • Joe

        Hey got anymore invites? jfotos@gmx.com if you do. Thanks!

    • Chinco

      Please send me Google wave invitation, if you still have any left.
      chincopanda[at]gmail[dot]com.

      Thanks in advance,
      Chinco

  • Cynthia Medina

    Wow looks like you’ve been busy these past 2 days but I’m glad because I just got my invite today and now I know what’s available. Thanks for the great list.

  • http://techgenuine.com Ricky

    Where did you get the invites from? I m yet to get my invite. Im very eager to try out my hands on it.

  • http://maslintchoonthecloud.blogspot.com/ Maslintcho

    It seems that bloggy and twetty are down or still don’t work! Any hint?

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      Yes, Tweety seems to be down currently, not sure about Bloggy. There is an alternative for Tweety I guess, will check and update

  • BlogrPro

    I am still finding hard to get an invite for Google Wave.

    Meanwhile, you did a very detailed post here. I am very much interested in testing Wave without it.

  • http://popfuze.wordpress.com Pop Fuze

    Good list.

  • Abhishek Shrivastava

    I’m actually not yet on Wave, but would love to be invited to the party if you’d like a new friend. Sorry in advance for my shameless spam in requesting an invite. This looks like an absolutely wonderful new way to communicate with others!

    Anyone who has a spare invite….please invite me..

    abhisfortitude (at) gmail (dot) com

  • http://ashonomics.blogspot.com/ Ashish Gandhi

    @author: Handy list. BTW in place of Lasty try a new release – Dr. Music (dr-music@appspot.com). This one also has a feature to tell you about music compatibilty, common artists (with pics) alongside current track (with pics again).

  • FreeStuffInINDIA

    Hey raju

    Is there a plugin for this REPLY thingi in ur blog??

    coz i dont get this in my blog.

    i really liked this reply thing

  • http://www.twitter.com/unclefishbits unclefishbits

    I love it… thank you for all you work! Eliza is not a smart bot, but I like her. blogger didn’t work, twitter worked but the interface was ascii and sort of mucked up. the guardian one didn’t work…. but this may just be me.

    This is INCREDIBLE… this makes it a lot more interesting thinking about what we can do… it’s limitless.

  • http://chaaps.com Chethan

    Wonderful Collection! really was helpful

  • MrFuThaFEDS

    this is a much need find… kudos to you bro!!!

  • http://withwaves.com Raul

    Amazon, MP3 and eBay bots and gadgets here http://withwaves.com
    More bots and gadgets are on its way…

  • Richard Mortier

    Hi – nice collection!

    You might also find our ClackPoint wave gadget interesting – adding it to a wave allows the waves participants to hold an audio-conference within the wave, calling in either through their browser or by phone. Wed welcome any feedback!

    The gadget can be installed from http://files.clackpoint.com/plugins/wave.xml

    More info at http://clackpoint.com/gadgets/wave/

    Thanks,

    Richard Mortier
    mort+techpp@vipadia.com
    Cofounder, Vipadia Limited

  • http://gameartsguild.com BFGalbraith

    http://gameartsguild.com/seth/rpgdice.xml

    This is the best RPG dice Gadget we came up with after not being happy with the other wave dice. Notice that you can “scroll” through the older die rolls with the Wave history. This tool recognizes 3 operators: + (addition), – (subtraction) and d (die roll). You can leave out the number of dice when rolling one die (d10 = 1d10 (9)) and you can leave out the type of dice when rolling d6 (5d = 5d6 (16))

  • Luke

    FAQ GADGET

    Hi there,
    just was playing with some gadgets and thought i could write one by my self. Now I made a FAQ Gadget where you can put Question and Answers, delete them, set up that only you can manage the FAQ Gadget and users have the possibility to vote if the answer helped them or not

    The direct wave installer is here: https://wave.google.com/wave/#restored:wave:googlewave.com!w%252B-KE8la6aT.12

    if it shouldnt work, you can use this xml:
    http://www.webler.at/gadget/faq.xml

  • Fahiz

    can i have a google wave invitation please….

    ma e-mail address : fzcool123@gmail.com
    thnx a lot

  • wallie

    Would love to be invited too! wallie@wolke7.net

  • http://www.rajib-bahar.com Rajib Bahar

    Thanks for this list.

    #20 is missing the link or contact to that gadget

    I’ll google this, but, if you have quick example on how to install that xml gadget then it’ll make things easier for others.

  • Manuel

    can please someone tell me where to find Rosy the translator for google wave??

  • akash

    heya evry1..!

    i have added twitter gadget..bt cant access it..

    can anyone plz help me..!?!

  • dan

    I added the tweety gadget to my Wave account, and to be honest I don’t really see the point in it! Am I missing something? Assumably you could set up a similar account yourself and add users to that to enable multiple users to tweet to the same account, or set up a twitter account so that people can view your wave conversations – but this can also easily be done using any of the many Twitter apps already out there such as Seesmic.

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      @dan,
      as I have mentioned at the start of the article, most of these apps are in beta and are nothing more than experiments to explore the possibilities of Wave. Google has yet again thrown open its product to be taken forward by developers for FREE.

  • Dhanya

    Interesting list… being a starter with waves, I found it very useful. Thanks a ton!

  • rlsp

    Even I have discovered this plugin, a collaborative mind map:

    http://cactus-wave.appspot.com/net.brucecooper.mindmapgadget.MindMapGadget/net.brucecooper.mindmapgadget.client.MindMapGadget.gadget.xml

    Also I made my own robot a week ago, if someone want to try it, is a rock paper scissors lizard spock game. You can add the robot with this address: tooboor@appspot.com

  • http://www.mailvision.com dgutzeit

    You may want to check out a wave gadget that allows wave participants to talk to each other.

    Manifest for the gadget is located at:

    http://picowave.mailvision.com:5080/weblynx/manifest.xml

  • Rajin

    Anyone figure out how to embed Google Latitude in a wave?

  • http://www.MikeTheArchitect.com Mike Walker

    Thanks! Great compile!

    Regards,
    Mike Walker

  • http://www.downloadbuyer.com lorna

    Thanks so much for your list, having just started “waving” your post was really helpful for gadgets! Appreciated.

  • http://blog.d2soft.com Benjamin

    You can take a look at the new “Nimbb Gadget” just released. It allows to quickly record a video using a webcam and share it with all participants in the wave. Great to share thoughts easily.

    Gadget URL: http://service.nimbb.com/GoogleWave/Nimbb.xml

    Installer URL: http://service.nimbb.com/GoogleWave/installer.xml

    More information: http://nimbb.com/Tools/GoogleWave/

  • Zavi

    If anyone has an extra invite I would appreciate it. I got one but I don’t have anyone to WAVE with. My friends are all still waiting. Just one would be great so I can test it out.

    Vidimo Se!

    ZaviMe@gmail.com

    • Jeannette

      with your invite you should have received extra invite to pass out to your friends. make sure you are not missing that wave!

  • Jeannette

    you list the MAP GADGET, but do not give us an extension to add it…any idea?

  • deepika

    Hi very useful information..i add the twitter address you have mentioned in my google wave. how to tweet from google wave?

  • stiju

    i need an an invite stiju[dot]easo[at]gmail.com

  • Zavi

    I got an invite from someone I hardly know, not from google, so I cant pass any out. If someone invites you no extra passes come like that.

    Hoping to wave at someone.

  • yeyeye

    can u send me invite please for inannasjofn gmail com

  • Chuck

    Very nice list of Google Wave Gadgets, found a few new ones.

  • http://www.droidweb.com Maliek Mcknight

    Nice post, I added this URL to a wave I shared w/ all GWave contacts. Feel free to add me (triplemwebdesigns@gmail.com).

  • Gabriel

    I have several invites left. If anyone wants one, let me know your e-mail address on this post.
    Cheers.

  • Niels

    Hey, you forgot http://www.6rounds.com/googlewave ;)

    But thanks for the great list!

  • atarno

    A new bot is in the house!

    wavorizer@appspot.com

    Wavorizer encodes text into a 2D barcode. This barcode is displayed in a wave and can be scanned by mobile phone camera enabling wave’s participants to store the encoded data in their mobile devices for future use.

    Add it to your contacts and enjoy!

  • Varm Solsken

    Hello….. thanks alot for this amazing tools :-)
    I have got the WAVE :)
    I’m figuring it out … :)
    this helps too much . thanks

  • bruce

    i’m wondering, how can you prevent certain robots/extensions from overriding others.

    for example, this wave can produce bad results pretty often if include the bit.ly and wikify bots:

    this http://reallylong.com/url/path/is/also/long has a cool research paper on that Bill’s group might be into

    bit.ly eff’s up the wikified link that gets returned. there’s no change in the order which you add them either. one might think bots could have precedence but it’s not the case.

  • http://aimbotdownload.com Aimbot Download

    Im still looking for an invite, very useful list here though, i’ve bookmarked it and once I find myself an invite i’ll be zooming back here :)

  • http://blog.ale-re.net/2009/12/first-wave-gadget-d.html AkiRoss

    I did a simple Like/Dislike gadget, need some testers XD
    http://blog.ale-re.net/2009/12/first-wave-gadget-d.html
    Hope you like
    Bye

  • http://instant-gadget.appspot.com/ Tomas Zverina

    I would like to mention our tool:
    http://instant-gadget.appspot.com/

    Thanks!

  • Jonathan Cahn

    Can anyone help me find a talented developer for WAVE?

  • Adam Benzan

    I coded up a quick little todo list (that’s a bit of a mess, but people seem to enjoy it) that I wrote up about here: http://blog.removablefeast.com/?p=46

    Here’s a direct link to the gadget: http://www.removablefeast.com/todo.xml

  • Adam

    Great list can’t wait to get some of these installed, really want a better solution for google doc spreadsheets implementation than the current iframe option. If anyone know of one would love to hear about it. ;)