Where can I find cool tools people have created to work with the Archive?
As more tools get built, we plan to add a separate page listing them. For now, you can find them here!
For userscripts, you will need either the Greasemonkey add-on for Firefox, or the Tampermonkey extension for Chrome. To change the appearance of the Archive, you can search for userstyles to be used with the Stylish add-on for Firefox or the Stylish extension for Chrome. For more detailed descriptions of how to use these tools, please see this unofficial tutorial provided by Archive user Arduinna.
Bookmarklets will work in most modern browsers without the need for any extra add-ons.
Searching and Browsing
- A Firefox search plugin for the Archive has been created by Archive user punk. (Thanks, punk!) To install, simply click on the "Archive of Our Own" link in the list and confirm that you'd like to add it to your search engines.
- One of our coders, mumble, created custom search bookmarklets; you can use these to search a pre-specified subset of works for a fandom, character, pairing or random prompt. [Note: A major update of the search and browse code broke these bookmarklets; once they have been fixed we will update the link here.]
- Frontend coder Sarken put together a Blurb Blocker userscript that allows you to hide work blurbs from tag listings, search results etc. if they contain one or more terms you can specify in the script.
- In the same vein, frontend coder tuff_ghost cloned the popular Tumblr Savior script for use on the Archive: AO3 Savior lets you define authors, tags, or summary keywords and will hide all work blurbs that contain one or more of these terms.
- To exclude certain keywords by default when using the tag filters, install AO3 Saved Filters by tuff_ghost and put in unwanted terms preceded by a minus sign.
Reading and Downloading
- Check out adevyish's AO3 Lazier userscript which adds a "latest chapter" button next to the chapter dropdown.
- The AO3 eBook Download Helper displays the download links for every work on a page (Works Search, Series, Collections, etc.) in a pop-up so you can quickly download multiple files!
- AO3 Download Buttons by tuff_ghost adds download buttons to each work blurb on any work listing.
Stats and Figures
- The AO3 Statistics CSV Bookmarklet by Flamebyrd lets you download your AO3 work stats (number of hits, kudos, bookmarks etc.) as a .csv file, which can be neatly imported into a spreadsheet for your own number-crunching.
- If you'd rather a have a list of all your works, including title, tags, basic stats and URL, try Flamebyrd's AO3 Works List CSV Bookmarklet instead.
- Thanks to Flamebyrd, you can build your own AO3 -> Pinboard Bookmarklet to simply add a work on the Archive to your Pinboard bookmarks, with pertinent information already filled in!
- To swiftly create a Tumblr or Dreamwidth post with all work information already filled in (linking to your own fresh work or recommending someone else's on the Archive), you can try Flamebyrd's AO3 -> Dreamwidth Bookmarklet or the AO3 -> Tumblr Bookmarklet.