Wavebox Flow

Wavebox Flow screenshot

Wavebox Flow is a tool that allows you to easily create browser extensions from within your browser. Flow includes helpful templates to get started and a ChatGPT Assistant that can give you hints and tips, complete bits of code and find errors. Without much coding experience, you can give sites superpowers, make Twitter pink or replace every instance of “duck” with “quack”.

Wavebox Flow is build completely on web technologies and runs right in your browser, and the extensions you create work in any Chromium browser & Firefox! If you’re using Wavebox to create your flows, then there are some extra helpers available to load, reload & manage your creations to make everything super simple 🦸.

Getting started

Visit https://flow.wavebox.io/ in your browser and pick what kind of flow you want to create. Use the helpful templates and the GTP AI Assistant to create your first extension.

If you’re using Wavebox, then everything is taken care of from here, your extension is automatically installed and reloaded as you make changes 👍. If you’re using another browser you need to do the following steps to install & reload your extension…

  1. Open browser extension settings: Open a new tab, type chrome://extensions into the address bar and press enter
  2. Enable developer mode: Enable the developer mode toggle in the top right of the extensions page
  3. Load your extension: Press the Load unpacked button and use the file picker to locate your extension on your machine
  4. Reload your changes: Use the reload button at any time on the extensions page whenever you want to see your changes reflected in the browser

Building from source

Flow is built on web technologies, the majority of the codebase is written in TypeScript and React. The flows that you created are stored on your machine, and flow makes heavy use of the Web FileSystem APIs to achieve this.

Building the client is as simple as…

  1. npm i
  2. npm run watch
  3. Visit http://localhost:8080 in your browser 👍

You can easily run the ChatGPT assistant from your local machine with your own OpenAI API key. To do this…

  1. Edit demo_bot_server/index.js and place your OpenAI API key at the top of the file
  2. Run node demo_bot_server/index.js to start the server
  3. Edit BOT_WEBSOCKET_URL in src/constants.ts to point to ws://localhost:443/
  4. Run npm run watch to compile and run the client


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