Track, manage and display Youtube clips' comments via the Unity-integrated TubeReply
Youtube is a massive platform for publishing video clips, where millions and millions of users are constantly pushing feedback into presented clips, consequently, after posting a video on Youtube, the "publisher" is usually interested in user comments, action commonly observed via the web-browser.
TubeReply is a meaningful utility that allows one to track comments generated by Youtube clips in a logic manner, in the sense of gathering, organizing and displaying all the comments related to a particular Youtube clip.
Consequently, TubeReply removes the need for a browser, by pulling the comments into an easy-to-use interface, with support to display the full content of messages, furthermore, being "packed" inside of left-panel categories, comments exposed with date, author, title and reply (yes or no).
Its usage is as simple as clicking the
Add video button and typing the label (mainly for user's ease of identification) and URL (by directly pasting the Youtube clip's link), then, the utility populates the related areas with comments, clicking on a comment, displays its full content in its bellow area.
TubeReply features an enhanced Unity integration by providing state-aware appindicator support (vividless when there are no comments, colored when there are comments), Messaging Menu integration (exposing the unread comments' number) and Unity launcher integration (badge support for unread comments, progressbar for loading comments), thus presenting itself as a properly integrated, fully usable app under Ubuntu.
Due to its Unity integration, the user immediately gains extra "energy" by taking care of other tasks, while TubeReply gathers comments and notifies the user via Ubuntu notification and messaging menu.
Constantly adding comments is performed by checking Youtube on a time interval, interval that is to be adjusted under
Preferences where the user's Youtube account is to be filled (required, in order to make the application usable).
How do we install TubeReply 12.08.4?
Add the following PPA (Precise)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dlancer/tubereply
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tubereply