Thomas Vanon

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Developer Information
Name Thomas Vanon
Location Internets, USA
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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In a little more detail...

Tech geek. Film nut. Mozilla fan.

My Reviews

LastPass Password Manager

LastPass needs to finally prioritize development for Firefox Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I want to love LastPass. The extension technically works, mostly, in critical areas. However, their Firefox extension has lagged behind others (Chrome, Android) and stagnated for too long. The main icon still does not comply with basic Firefox design guidelines (tiny, blue background). Now there are problems with the extension not being "signed", a security issue Mozilla will not allow soon. The newly added "development channel" (alpha, testing) is too unreliable, recently suffering large step backward (3.2.20a vs 3.2.17a, icon reverted, settings reset, etc). Just constant disappointments lately with LastPass on Firefox. Please prioritize development for the best (open-source, non-profit) browser in the world.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Restart

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic add-on. Works exactly as intended. Adds "Restart" button between default "Help" and "Exit" buttons. Thank you. Should be included in Firefox by default.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.3.1-signed). 

Lightshot (screenshot tool)

Beautiful Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Fantastic, my go-to add-on for many screenshots (anything on-screen), but needs an option to capture entire web pages (long pages, off-screen). Maybe it can, but I couldn't find how. Well done in all other areas, hope the feature I mentioned is considered and added.

YouTube Center

The Best Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Incredible add-on for YouTube, the best. Expertly done, beautiful. Ridiculous amount of options available, from one-click Download to one-click Lights Out, and much more. Must-have, highly recommended. Thank you YePpHa and all contributors.

I only hope it is updated somewhat regularly to keep up with Google's "updates" (...that break everything).

LastPass Password Manager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

LastPass is a damn fine password manager. Can take a while to get used to, including learning shortcuts (like Fill Form and Copy Password). Tons of options and settings, like 2-factor authentication and auto-login with pin code. Passwords are backed up, hard to "lose", available on many devices. Inexpensive option to upgrade, includes mobile apps. Highly recommended.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1.1-signed). 

Toggle Find Bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simply great. Thank you. Seems like it could become a(n even simpler) userstyle for Stylish; That would be even better! Obligatory "this should be the default behavior, Mozilla!" comment.

Yoono: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

"Sadly, Echofon has stopped working a few days ago and ever since I've been looking for a new unobtrusive plugin.

Both Twitbin and Yoono have the same problem. They want to be always visible.

I just want something small, running in a corner, showing me the number of new tweets and when I decide to open it, show me these new tweets.

I'll keep looking"

My thoughts exactly. We really need an Echofon replacement /clone, it worked so well until they discontinued it (and still worked well for months).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.7.29). 

Reddit Enhancement Suite

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

RES is a must-have Firefox add-on for all Redditors. Period. Many of its features should have been built into Reddit long ago, but they weren't, so here's RES to please us all. Huge thanks to Honestbleeps. Can't wait to buy RES Pro someday. Update: Mozilla, I really hope this update publication process is better expedited in the future. The latest version of RES was completed and available weeks ago on other browsers...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.5.1-signed). 

Feedly - Beyond Google Reader

Perfection Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Incredible app. Feedly for Firefox is a must, especially if you also have it installed on your phone. The best news app and RSS reader in the galaxy. Effortlessly imported Google Reader feeds. Keep up, Netvibes! Highly recommended.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (10.2.1-signed). 

Barlesque

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Barlesque had a great run. Years of service for me. Thank you. These days, I highly recommend the switch to something (amazing) like "A Better Firefox Add-on Bar" by jcontreras.

A Better Firefox Add-on Bar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Installed and wowed. I've been using Barlesque and trying a few Userstyles for a long while, none have been working /looking well. I missed your gorgeous userstyle /addon in the time since I've last checked. ABFAB is incredible. Perfection? Style #5 preferred. Highly recommended, and thank you very much xjcontrerasx.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1-signed). 

Adblock Plus

Blocker of Ads Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Adblock is still incredible. I honestly don't care much and think people are overreacting about the allowing of safe ads. As long as we can opt out and/or manually block them, it's probably for the best. However, I do care that the icon now has a little arrow next to it. (I'm only kind of joking.)

Edit: Success! You can remove the arrow (dropmarkers) with the following Stylish or userChrome mod: "#addon-bar dropmarker { display: none !important }". (No quotes. Thanks Gingerbread Man!)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Cookies Manager+

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Cookies Manager Plus is a fantastic Firefox cookie manager, plus! A+

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1.1-signed). 

DuckDuckGo (HTTPS / SSL)

Install This! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

DuckDuckGo is undoubtedly one of the finest search engines in existence. Private. Clean. Tons of customization. Perfection!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20110219). 

Stratiform

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

One of the finest Firefox add-ons slash themes ever created. I'm excited. Highly recommended. A++ Would install again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0a3.1-signed). 

Restartless Restart

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It works! Restart--without restarting--at will! Nice, little icon as well. Thanks Erik. As said, feature should be built into Fx 4. (Insignificant annoyance: The description capitalizes the I in Firefox ("FIrefox"), and it's bothering me. ;)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.1-signed). 

Omnibar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Indeed, the Awesomebar! One of the finest Firefox add-ons available. Three words: Search engine keywords! Compatible with Firefox 4 (Beta 2) when combined with Mozilla's excellent Add-on Compatibility Reporter add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.0.20100707). 

Strata40

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing, must see to believe. Strata40 (combined with StrataBuddy and other necessities) transform and beautify Firefox like no other theme ever has. Thank you SpewBoy, ReduxTeam and all other contributors! And thanks to Mozilla for publishing the inspiring Fx 3.7/4.0 concepts.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.4). 

Omnibar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Pretty nifty! Works great while saving space. Feels like a feature that should be included in the next evolution of Firefox. Thanks Ajit K and all contributors!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.7.20091104). 

StrataBuddy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing, must see to believe. Strata40 with StrataBuddy (along with and just a few more more necessities) transform and beautify Firefox like no other theme ever has. Thanks SpewBoy, ReduxTeam and all other contributors! And thanks to Mozilla for publishing the inspiring Fx 3.7/4.0 concepts.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.6.6).