Why was All Tabs Helper created?
I have a friend who typically has over 500 tabs open, and I would watch as they struggled to manage their tabs via the tabs bar. The "List all tabs" drop down menu displays tabs in a form which seemed so much more practical to me than the tabs bar. But it seemed like it fell short in that the only thing you could do was select a tab. Originally I thought to just add the ability close a tab, and to move a tab by drag and drop. But very quickly I started to see what an ideal interface this would be to do things I had wished I could do with tabs - move or close multiple tabs - load/unload them - view only most recently visited, duplicates, or search them - and so many other things. Over time All Tabs Helper evolved into what it is now.
About the Developer
|User since||January 5, 2012|
|Number of add-ons developed||4 add-ons|
|Average rating of developer's add-ons||Rated 5 out of 5 stars|
Who is Allasso Travesser?
My Development Philosophy
Right off, let's get one thing straight: I do this for me. ME, ME, ME. It is an outlet for my creative expression. Sometimes I see work someone is doing, or that I am doing, and I'm inspired how I can make a tool or improve existing software that would assist. The software I write is not for everyone, nor is it intended to be. Sometimes others flow with my vision, and can find benefit to themselves in using what I've created. So I make some of it available publicly, and I am most happy if a few others get some help from it. I am not opposed to feature requests, and have granted MANY, even a lot of things that I wouldn't use myself. But keep in mind my philosophy...
I am often saddened when people give an addon (not just my own) a less than good review because it lacks one or two things that would make it "just perfect" for them. A very powerful tool so they even say themselves. If it just had a button over here. Like giving a Lamborghini 4 stars (or even 3 or 2) because it's hard to get in and out of. It should have mechanized seats that automatically extend out, raise up and scoop the driver into the car. Then I'd give it 5 stars. Okay, so these addons are not quite Lamborghinis, but you get my point. Ah, so I've said it. But it will never change, there will always be those kinds of reviews.
I'm sometimes asked, "Where's the Donate button?" I've chosen not to use one because the layout on AMO feels to me a bit like soliciting, and that it implies funding for continued development, which would make me feel like I am making a promise for the future. However, I know there are some who sincerely want to express their thanks for what they have been benefiting from, and I don’t want to deny them the opportunity to do that. If you wish to make a donation, you can PayPal me at email@example.com. (I have seen sites that have a “tip jar”, which I think has a more favorable implication)
All in all, as long as this is fun for me, I'll continue on.