Andrew Greer

About me

Developer Information
Name Andrew Greer
Homepage http://www.aj00200.org/
User since June 3, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 1 add-on
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

Power Bookmarks

A FireFox add-on that allows you to easily get to some top websites for searching and information.
You will need to add to your toolbar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars (2)
45 users

My Reviews

Blur

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

As far as the technical blocking measures: my tests found Ghostery to be slightly superior. I also believe that blocking adds with an add-on such as AdBlock Plus is better than simply opting out of targeted ads. I would rather block all connections to trackers rather than telling allowing them to track me but opting out of targeted ads. It is not the ads which bother me, it is the tracking.

As far as the user interface: Much work needs to be done in this area. Ghostery is much simpler to use. The list is less cluttered. The breakdown into tracker categories is nice, but ultimately results in the interface being cluttered.

Also, I found that Ghostery is much more customizable - or at least that the options are easier to access and understand.

One feature I would like to see added is the ability to not use opt-out cookies. They are not necessary when connections to tracking servers as blocked completely. Instead, these opt-out cookies only add additional entries to my cookie manager making it more difficult to find what I want.

Overall: this add-on is not bad. But I feel that the security it provides is sub-optimal compared to other add-ons. Since it is featured in the security/privacy section, I feel justified in giving a harsh review because it was one area which I feel is critical that users get right.

I would be willing to re-evaluate if upgrades are made.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.1.611.1-signed). 

Lightbeam for Firefox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Collusion is the newest add-on to my collection, but it has fascinated me the most. The graph generated by this add-on provides an intuitive way to examine the connections between websites and data miners. Collusion has also allowed for me to test various privacy configurations and other add-ons in my browser to see what has the biggest impact on the amount of data which is collected about me. This is a must-have tool for anyone who is concerned about their privacy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.16.3.1-signed). 

NoScript Security Suite

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

NoScript is the most powerful add-on I use – by far. This add-on has increased my productivity by eliminating the excessive amount of dynamic content on the web while still allowing me to view this content if desired. This add-on also provides numerous security enhancements which allow me to feel more confident when browsing to unknown sites. NoScript has given me the ability to focus on the task at hand, not the animations in the sidebar or the possible security risk associated with each click.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.4.1-signed). 

Greasemonkey

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on with great features and endless possibilities.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.20100408.6). 

eyesight check

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Although this game may not be able to improve your vision, it can be used to monitor how fast it is deteriorating. Also, it can be used to see if those new glasses you got are actually working.
If you have some time to waste, this could also be a fun little game.
Although not the best add-on, it does have it's uses.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.05). 

Adblock

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works great. And it's a lot better than I thought it would be.

Stylish

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is my favorite FireFox add-on of all time. I also wrote some cool user styles for Google!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.7).