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HashMaps

Adding Google Maps search to your address bar.

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Publisher: Shivan
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What is HashMaps?

Adding Google Maps search to your address bar..

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HashMaps lets you search for places and directions straight from the address bar. HOW TO USE: Once installed, in the address box, type in #, and press either Space or Tab. That's it! Now look for places or directions. NEW: You can save commonly used addresses like 'Home' or 'Work', which would allow you to search something like "home to McGill University". To save: Click on the Extension icon next to the address bar, and put in addresses. Or, go to chrome://extensions, find HashMaps, and click on the Options button. Note that you don't need to do this if you've already saved your Home/Work addresses in your Google Account. TO SEARCH FOR PLACES: Simply type in the name of the place, and press Enter. Example: "McGill University". Screencast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGTYNvsGLgU TO SEARCH FOR DIRECTIONS: Type in the origin and the destination separated by a 'to', and press Enter. Example: "Montreal to New York". Screencast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPGPeumO-d4 MOTIVATION: While travelling in India, I often want to look up directions and places on Google Maps. But given that internet speeds are still somewhat iffy, the process is a pain. To look up directions, I have to first load maps.google.com, then enter locations, and then search. That extra step of loading the landing page significantly slows things down. But that's not why I wrote HashMaps. Given Chrome's excellent address bar - Omnibox - I now no longer have to go to google.com to search for something; I can just search from the address bar (this is of course also true for Firefox, but it sometimes craps out when it sees a colon: it thinks you're supplying a port). The process feels much more natural. That was the idea behind this extension. I use Google Maps on a regular basis, and the extra step of going to maps.google.com seemed unnecessary. I should be able to search for directions using my address bar, just like I use it for searching for other things. That, and I'm lazy. ICON CREDITS: http://www.flaticon.com/authors/freepik WHAT'S NEW: - Saving Home/Work addresses! - New, snazzier icon, courtesy: Freepik - Suggestions! Start typing and see suggested locations. Don't worry, your search history isn't saved at all: all suggestions are created dynamically when you type by smartly interacting with the Google Maps API.

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The latest version of HashMaps is available on the Chrome web and is currently being used by 107 active users. The initial version was launched on 2017-06-13.

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HOW TO INSTALL HashMaps FROM A CRX FILE

  1. Download HashMaps CRX file
  2. NOTE: Sometimes the browser may block downloading / installing CRX file from outside the Chrome Web Store. If so, you may need to download the ZIP file instead
  3. In the URL bar, go to chrome://extensions
  4. Enable Developer mode
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