StumbleUpon From Any Browser, Coming Soon?

StumbleUpon is a social network which brings in steady traffic rather than bringing a burst and disappearing altogether. The only problem with StumbleUpon though was that it pre-dominantly supported stumbling through toolbars only, unless a website has a StumbleUpon button to make things easier for you.

Having toolbars for each and every browser is not easy though, and the team at StumbleUpon will be releasing a new web toolbaron Tuesday, which could fit into any browser without users having to install anything. The toolbar would actually be a (i)frame, that would give users stumbling options, just like a regular toolbar.

Related: OperaStumbler adds StumbleUpon Features for Opera


The toolbar will only exist as long as a user is stumbling through the StumbleUpon website though. In broader sense this does not solve the difficulties for users while surfing with browsers like Google Chrome, Safari or Opera  which do not support the StumbleUpon toolbar. In such cases users will still have to login to StumbleUpon before they can actually submit content, which makes it much more harder if a website does not have a stumble button included.

What we would like to see, is a bookmarklet that creates the StumbleUpon Web toolbar, so that users can easily invoke and stumble pages without having to login to StumbleUpon every-time, to manually submit content.

What are you thoughts about this? Do let us know.

[via StumbleUpon 2.0]

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  • seems like a move in the right direction at least. the easier it is for persons not computer savvy, to use stumbleupon, the better. more people stumbling, more persons liable to view any one particular stumbled site.

  • Thats great news for all stumblers…

  • I think this is the right move for them. Now in order for people to stumble they will have to go to the main StumbleUpon page rather then simply using their already installed toolbar. This will mean many more pageviews/unique daily users to their main page, which, in turn, will mean more opportunity for sponsers/advertisements. Great move StubleUpon, this will surely do well for you gusy in the long run.

  • So nice to hear. Now i can use su in safari also i guess.
    It is going to be a web interface.
    Adding a page is just a click away.

  • im glad to hear that great new on stumbleupon. now i can also SU at safari