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The Play Store's web market has come quite a long way since it was first announced back in February of 2011. Still, that doesn't mean it's perfect - among others, there are quite a few filter options still on the request list. For example, many users want to separate their free and paid apps in the My Apps interface. Thanks to a Greasemonkey script Artem just stumbled across, now you can.

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That's not all this ingenious script does, either: it also lets you see all of your apps on one page by adding a resizable handle to the bottom right corner of each box. This is incredibly useful for anyone who has pages and pages of apps (like most of us here on the AP team), as it lets you find that one particular app without having to flip through multiple screens.

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The best part is that this is a Greasemonkey script, so it works perfectly in both Chrome and Firefox (and possibly Opera, though we didn't try that). To get it running in FF, you'll first need to install the Greasemonkey extension, then add the script.

While Chrome supports Greasemonkey scripts natively, this one utilizes jquery, so it requires the Tampermonkey extension. Once you have that installed, it's only a couple more clicks to install the script. Easy peasy.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    This one's a keeper for sure.

    I also submitted a feature request to display totals: http://userscripts.org/topics/117622

    And app prices: http://userscripts.org/topics/117623

    Btw, if anyone's good at making Greasemonkey script, I have an idea for another one for the Play Store that many will want. If you can help with making it happen, please drop a reply.

    • http://profiles.google.com/pbooker117 Phillip Booker

      Cant wait to get home and install it.

    • http://droiddev.co.cc/ CuriousCursor

      Greasemonkey script maker reporting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.breszkovics Dániel Breszkovics

    And I thought I buy a lot of apps... Your paid apps list seems to be huge.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I counted them and found 204 paid apps in my list.

      • http://twitter.com/JirafaBo JirafaBo

        Ouch! It's my 77 uninstalled paid apps that bother me most!

  • http://twitter.com/Bbruno8 Bruno Reis

    There's another way to install the script without the need of Tampermonkey on Chrome. At the end of your target line, place these parameters: --enable-easy-off-store-extension-install
    e.g. "C:Documents and SettingsusernameLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe" --enable-easy-off-store-extension-install

  • http://droiddev.co.cc/ CuriousCursor

    I wrote a greasemonkey script to have a link to the developer console and the market link to each app in the developer console. :( Didn't get any coverage.

    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/103390

    • John

      Play Store * ;)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I can guarantee you coverage if you write a script that loads full-sized images when you click on app screenshots in the Play Store. The trick is to add something like =h2000 to the screenshot urls - then you get the large versions. That's how the Play Store used to work - it showed large images, but then they changed it. Viewing tablet screenshots is ridiculous now - you can't see any detail.

      • http://droiddev.co.cc/ CuriousCursor

        ...that...should be easy. On it.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Fantastic. Can you please email me at artem@ this site's domain so I don't miss it?

          • http://droiddev.co.cc/ CuriousCursor

            Can you show me an app that has high res screenshots up?
            Or do you mean the screenshots that are shown on the phone since they look higher res than the website.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Brilliant. We'll post it tomorrow. It's perfect.

          • DCMAKER

            +1 for being awesome and helping community!

        • akoli

          Thanks mate works like a charm.

  • IncCo

    doesnt seem to work for me.. cant get any of my paid apps to show..

    • akoli

      Its a couple of sections down on the my apps page and took an extra restart of forefox for me ..

  • http://twitter.com/JirafaBo JirafaBo

    Ummmm... nothing about Greasemonkey has EVER "worked perfectly" nor any Firefox add-on for longer than a few weeks, for that matter.

    however, I'll reinstall just to try this script.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I use about 5 GM scripts and they are updated pretty often. Sure, sites change and break them, and that's the nature of things. GM is a fantastic tool for what would otherwise require external tools.

      • http://twitter.com/JirafaBo JirafaBo

        Yeah, I definitely agree it's a great tool, I just never had much luck with it. Reinstalled and this script is great for sure. Too bad can't remove apps from the list on the webstore. Maybe that's next from google....

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Sure you can - have been able to for a while: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8056/8085127581_89f45dc2c4.jpg

          Edit: oh, right, remove permanently from the list. You're correct.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Btw, here are some GM scripts I use: http://userscripts.org/users/25327/favorites

          • akoli

            Much appreciated ... youtube adds removed ... tick ..... downloading site timer .... tick ... plus the two already mentioned... used greasemonkey or something simialr years ago but was a lot more tweaking back then.

    • pitman

      Try scriptish - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/scriptish/
      I installed it when Greasemonkey was giving me trouble

  • TEMarc

    Thanks for the find, Artem. Always hated the fact that one could never see the end of what was installed before, or the alphabetical sorting that Google missed out on.

  • habib

    please give instructions on how to add the script.i cant figure it out!

  • Bad_Attitude

    Excellent find! Working great after restarting Firefox (Pale Moon). Much appreciated!