The Extension Roundup is a personal pick of extensions which were published in the first quarter 2016. I tried to choose new extensions and those which received a major update. Hopefully you find a „hidden“ and useful gem.

Every three months I will publish such a roundup. If you find an extension, which should be mentioned here, please drop me a note. I will consider it for the next roundup.

RealURL – Speaking URLs for TYPO3 (EXT: realurl)

RealURL provides speaking URLs for TYPO3 and thus makes TYPO3 more search engine friendly. Version 2 was released as a complete rewrite focussing maintainability and performance. Furthermore it provides „reasonable“ defaults for the configuration.
Version: 2.0.12
TYPO3 Compatibility: 6.2.0 – 8.0.99
Publication date: March, 03 2016
Author: Dmitry Dulepov (@dmitryd)

Sitemap Generator (EXT: sitemap_generator)

The extension „sitemap_generator” provides the possibility to create sitemaps for all types of extensions. Sitemaps for individual extensions can be configured via TypoScript.
Version: 0.4.1
TYPO3 Compatibility: 6.2.0 – 7.9.99
Publication date: March 15, 2016
Author: Markus Sommer (@delamaras)

Cookie Law Management (EXT: aip_cookie_law)

Cookie Law Management is an easy to use plugin that allows to show privacy information, manage website cookies and get consent to install. It is compliant with EU Law and Italian Law.
Version: 2.0.1
TYPO3 Compatibility: 6.0.0 – 7.6.99
Publication date: January 15, 2016
Author: Archimede Informatica (@archimedeinform)

FAL Secure Download (EXT: fal_securedownload)

This extensions makes it possible to secure the frontend usage of documents by setting permissions to folders and / or files for fe_groups.
Version: 1.0.1
TYPO3 Compatibility: 6.2.0 – 7.6.99
Publication date: March 08, 2016
Author: Frans Saris (@franssaris)

Amazon Affiliate (EXT: amazon_affiliate)

The extension Amazon Affiliate offers the possibility to create links to articles on amazon including your affiliate account. It provides a frontend plugin and a extension to the TYPO3 link picker. Versions 2.2.x are compatible with TYPO3 6.2.
Version: 3.0.3
TYPO3 Compatibility: 7.6.0 – 7.6.99
Publication date: March 11, 2016
Author: Simon Schmidt (@sfsmfc)

Parsedown (EXT: parsedown)

„Parsedown“ provides a content type that allows writing markdown text. Below the texture there is a preview element, where you can see the formatted text while writing.
Version: 1.0.4
TYPO3 Compatibility: 6.2.0 – 7.99.99
Publication date: March 14, 2016
Author: Michiel Roos (@TuurlijkNiet)

Mask (EXT: mask)

Mask provides a possibility to create own content element and page templates. The authors want to replace the extension „templavoila“ which will not developed actively in the future.
Version: 1.1.3
TYPO3 Compatibility: 6.2.0 – 7.6.99
Publication date: March 03. 2016
Author: Gernot Ploiner (@typo3kurse)

Metadata and content analysis service (EXT: extractor)

This extension detects and extracts metadata (EXIF / IPTC / XMP / …) from potentially thousand different file types (such as MS Word/Powerpoint/Excel documents, PDF and images) and bring them automatically and natively to TYPO3 when uploading assets. Works with built-in PHP functions but takes advantage of Apache Tika and other external tools for enhanced metadata extraction.
Version: 1.3.1
TYPO3 Compatibility: 6.2.0 – 8.99.99
Publication date: March 30, 2016
Author: Xavier Perseguers (@xperseguers)

Scheduler Timeline (EXT: scheduler_timeline)

The scheduler timeline enables you to see, when a scheduler task was executed, how long it ran and if the task completed with success or an error. If you hover over a task in the graphical timeline, you get more details about this specific task run.

Version: 1.0.2
TYPO3 Compatibility: 6.2.0 – 7.99.99
Publication date: March 23, 2016
Author: AOEpeople (@aoepeople)

Autoloader (EXT: autoloader)

This is a developer centric extension which aims to ease the development of TYPO3 extensions. It loads CommandController, Xclasses, Hooks, Aspects, FlexForm, etc. and takes care of creating the needed templates, TCA configuration or translations at the right location. A short video tutorial is available at http://typo3blogger.de/autoloader-contentobjects-podcast-01/

Version: 2.0.0
TYPO3 Compatibility: 6.2.0 – 8.99.99
Publication date: February 26, 2016
TER Link: https://typo3.org/extensions/repository/view/autoloader
Repository: https://github.com/lochmueller/autoloader
Author: Tim Lochmüller (@360friends)