I was creating an intermediate guide for staff exploring Google Wave and as part of it I’ve put together a list of Wave extensions which might be of use to educators. This list was taken from the Google Samples Gallery and a unofficial list of robots/gadgets. If you want to try these out to add a robot to a wave add it to your wave contacts (click ‘+’ button bottom right of the contacts panel) then add the robot address [email protected] Robots can then be added to a wave in the same way to add human contacts. To add gadgets I recommend following The Complete Guide to Google Wave - Wave Gadgets guide

Robots

  • watexy - [email protected] - Use LaTeX mathematical language in your Waves!
  • WaveAlpha - [email protected] - It empowers the user with the ability to query Wolfram Alpha’s Computational Knowledge Search Engine right from a “wavelet” and retrieve the results right into the “blip”.
  • Wikify - [email protected] - Replaces specific marked up text with a link to Wikipedia or a description relevant to the marked text.
  • Emaily Robot - [email protected] - Robot which can email waves as they are updated
  • drop.io Robot - [email protected] - Creates a drop and puts the info into the wave whenever the robot is added as a participant.
  • Rssybot - [email protected] - Turn google wave into an RSS reader! Add Rssybot to a thread, then enter the URL to the RSS feed you want watch and press subscribe. When a new post appears on the feed Rssybot will put it into the wave for you! Clicking on the post will expand the feed.
  • Tweety the Twitbot - [email protected] - You can access your Twitter account.
  • Aunt Rosie - [email protected] - Aunt Rosie will automatically insert a language drop down into your blip when you’ve typed enough for her to recognize your language. Select the language you’d like to translate to and she’ll reply with the translation.
  • Taggy - [email protected] - Recognize #hashtags and add them as tags to the wave.
  • Treeify - [email protected] - Treeify is a multi-wave robot which lets you connect waves into tree structures. With it you can build and navigate trees of waves http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WYYu4pZt-M
  • Invity - [email protected] - save all current participants of the wave as a named group. When you create a new wave and add Invity, you are able to select a group and Invity automatically adds all members to the wave
  • Graphy - [email protected] - Collaborate on flow charts and graphs.
  • Embeddy - [email protected] - Generates code to embed a wave in your webpage

Gadgets

If I’ve forgot any you think should be included please use the comments to make suggestions ;-)