"Windows Live Plugin" website launched

The Windows Live Team has launched a new website showcasing and organizing plugins for Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Writer.

Photo Gallery plugins include, Inkubook (for creating professional looking photobooks), various uploaders (Facebook, Picasa, and Youtube) and other publishers for content management systems.

Movie Maker plugins are currently a little more limited, with only uploaders for Youtube, Facebook and Smugmug.

Live Writer users should be excited as there are over 177 different plugins available, running the gamut from content enriching tools (Now Playing, Polaroid Picture and more) to specific object inserts like Youtube videos, code inserts, smilies, attachments and more.

Windows Live Team has also simplified the submission process so submitting and uploading plugins is easier and more streamlined.

The team is hoping a plugin community for the software will flourish, and as much of the Live Suite is seen as essential software, there should really be no shortage of development in the coming months.

Out of the Live suite, what software is the most useful for you? Also, what are you hoping the plugin community whips up next?

 

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So when can I publish my Live content directly to Facebook? How are these plugins different than what Live 2011 offers out of the box?

I think M $ is going against the grain of things, its Live suite is heavier each day many useless features, longing for version 7.5, your web applications are in constant error with Linux

For me it's similiar to another ugly but important site, ieaddons.com. Can't MS create better sites likes this? User Comments and ratings, search, login with live ID, updates for the addons... And I still not understand why any ... live.com (or other) sites have an own design.

I actually only use Windows Live Mail, due to the Hotmail integration. Don't think I ever used any of the others, except for Messenger (and I don't care about addins to it, only need to use it for text chat).

Glassed Silver said,

Source is source, story is story

GS:mac

In other words, a link to the plugin site nonetheless would have been better. Why? you're posting about the plugins but you're not giving a link to this "new website"? Sweet.

malania said,
In other words, a link to the plugin site nonetheless would have been better. Why? you're posting about the plugins but you're not giving a link to this "new website"? Sweet.

No, ideally you would post both, that's all I'm saying.
Totally with you there, it's just that you can replace one by the other.

GS:mac

malania said,
Latest messenger really sucks. Nuff said.

yep, used it for chat, now all i see is news and crap like that; the chat is off to the side. Id rather the Chat be up front and the news of to the side

auziez said,

yep, used it for chat, now all i see is news and crap like that; the chat is off to the side. Id rather the Chat be up front and the news of to the side

Just use the mini view if you want it to remain chat-centric.

Nathanael said,

Just use the mini view if you want it to remain chat-centric.

I lawl when people complain about it not having a particular feature, when the only thing thats really missing is their ability to find it.

Nathanael said,

Just use the mini view if you want it to remain chat-centric.

+1

Its not f**king rocket science, when it first opens it asks how you want things displayed for gods sake! I have no affiliation with the live team, no incentive to be 'on their side' - its just really high quality dumbness winds me up

Messenger has sucked for years. Preferred it when it was like what Google Chat is now... just an IM, nothing more, nothing less.

Aanuun said,

I lawl when people complain about it not having a particular feature, when the only thing thats really missing is their ability to find it.

So true.