cnsmr

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Name cnsmr
User since October 3, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

NoSquint Plus

Used to love it more Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've been using NoSquint for quite some time. Recently, without my knowing it was no longer compatible with the latest versions of Firefox nor supported, it was causing all kinds of headaches for me. I spent too much time trying to figure out what was wrong before I learned my version of NoSquint was the culprit. I was alerted to NoSquint as the problem only because eventually the buttons were inoperable, not responding at all when clicked. It would have been nice to have been given some notice so I didn't spend so much time trying to figure out why my Internet experience was suddenly wonky. Given the homepage keeps opening on its own every time there is an update, and maybe other times too for all I know, because it's become so frequent, the developer could have done the same when the version I'd been using was abandoned.

Following the direction to uninstall NoSquint and replace it with the new NoSquint Plus helped a lot. It is working again. However, I don't like it as much as the old version.

Although I was offered the choice to have the current settings visible in my status bar/ toolbar, it is never there.

When it updates, it moves the icons from where I've placed them in my toolbar. It's done it two times since I installed NoSquint Plus a week ago. I don't want an app changing my personally arranged configurations on my computer.

The settings are no longer accessible. Since the initial set-up, I can't find them to change them! Why hide them from the users?

As mentioned above, every time there is an update and maybe for other reasons too, the developer's home page opens, right in the middle of whatever else I am doing. I resent it when developers have their apps take control of my machine that way. If I want to open their homepages, I will. Unless they are alerting me to an issue I need to know about, like the program will no longer function, then I don't want them deciding for me and intrusively interrupting what I am doing.

At one time, I would have given it five stars, but I'm giving the new NoSquint PLus (what is Plus about it compared to the old version?) three stars for those reasons.

I'm considering removing it altogether since I can zoom in and out without it and that is all I'm using it for now.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (47.5.0). 

Print Edit

This App is great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this App. I save a lot of images and documents from the "Intertubes", but I don't like to save extraneous data from pages to my computer because doing so wastes space on my computer. Print Edit allows me to remove (either by deleting or hiding) every single line, letter, and image I don't want, preview what the saved page or image will look like, and flip back and forth between preview and edit until I get it just right. I've used it for months, maybe a year, without a hitch; it's been entirely reliable. I can't say that about many Apps. Two thumbs up for Print Edit!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (16.4). 

translator

Great when it works, but usually it doesn't Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I love this app when it works, but most of the time it doesn't work. When I originally installed it, I was really happy with it, but in the last several months I'm continually met with nothing but a box that opens with the original text and an unresponsive button to translate that text to English.

I do not have the time or geek-skill to spend "engaging the developer" and hunting for answers on github. Either an app works or it doesn't. Those that work well for me and make my tasks go more smoothly I am happy to pay for, but those that frequently bog me down searching for answers and alternatives do not warrant payment or even remaining on the average person's devices. Our time and efforts matter too. Hence, disappointing as it is to still not have an alternative to Google's translation (and I was so pleased at first when I thought I'd found one as good or better than Google's so I could dump one more Google feature!), this app is just too frustrating to keep dealing with so it is coming off my machine today.

PictureMate - View hidden Facebook pictures

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Just tried it on multiple random profiles. It didn't work on any of them. Instead I was redirected back to my own profile page with a message telling me the search item could not be found. No time for wasting, so deleted.

Blur

Loved them both, now deleting both Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I absolutely Loved MaskMe, and I was also a big fan of DNT. Each did their own thing and didn't interfere with the other.

Using DNT, I've never given a hoot about medals and things like that so I always keep them turned off. I really liked that DNT just sat there doing its job and that I could disable tracking when I needed to for web pages that wouldn't work until I did, and I especially liked that I could disable Only those that required it. That's gone! Now it is all or nothing so when I run across a web page balking, I'm forced to allow all of the tracking cookies access. Uncool! What were they thinking?! How could they possibly believe users would want to give up control?

MaskMe rocked. It worked Great! Recently, though, not all of my emails have been forwarded, and its happened quite a few times in the last few weeks. One that wasn't forwarded was important and my not receiving it caused problems for me that I couldn't fix. By the time I discovered the other party had sent me an email that I'd not received, it was too late.

Also, and most unfortunately, I'm just sick about the fact that after two years of collecting MaskMe masked emails and passwords, I've lost them all, and I mean hundreds.

After happily using MaskMe for months, I bought in as a premium member, but then didn't re-up when my subscription expired because after paying for the service, I ended up caught up in the "transition" hell. Why Abine was selling MaskMe at the same time they were phasing it out is beyond me. For sure, it was not fair to the new subscribers ponying-up subscription fees.

I tried for months to transition from MaskMe to Blur, but it ended up going nowhere, turned into a convoluted mess, and after a few emails back and forth, I don't have the time to sit and pour over screen shots with customer service. I'm locked out of my MaskMe account now anyway and can't get back in so its futile.

Finally, I'm also fed up with how aggressive Abine has become over the last year in continual pop-ups and glaring, busy icons on every one of their screens telling me to sync and backup (both of which were free with MaskMe), and whatever else they want to sell us, only to be led to the page for buying a subscription. Its basically just ads slapped on every single DNT/Blur screen! I'm one of many who intentionally blocks ads from screens, because I hate them! Why would I want my privacy protection company shoving them in front of me, cluttering my view? Get those damnable icons off our screens! If we want to purchase, we will; but guess what? I find the incessant luring with icons and the pushing, pushing, pushing, Sleazy, and for that reason alone I won't subscribe again. I don't know who convinced Abine this new direction and strategies were a good idea, but whoever it was shouldn't have been listened to.

I could accept the loss of my MaskMe emails addresses and passwords and just start over with Blur, but I'm too upset about the way the company has handled their big changes and apparent new direction, so I won't. I don't feel like rewarding them for shafting their users. By the way, MaskMe is Still available, with all the new user info available, instead of directing newcomers to Blur! What's with that? Just more people to have to put through transition and potential snags and failures. Why?

So sad. I was such a big fan. No more. I've uninstalled both MaskMe and DNT/Blur from my machines.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.5.1334.1-signed). 

MaskMe: Online Privacy Protection

Retraction for too enthusiastic review, sadly Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I was thrilled with DoNoTrackMe (DNTM) and MaskMe (MM), but after purchasing the premium MaskMe account, all of a sudden I've had ongoing problems with both MaskMe and DNTM. They do not work well together, there is overlapping, and they require entirely different log-in membership accounts! That should have been made clear Before I purchased the premium MM account because Abine's help section explains that the "new" DNTM now does most of what MM does, and they won't integrate. If one wants to simplify and switch over to DNTM, all of MM's masked emails and passwords are lost forever and one must start over from scratch! After using MM for a period of time, that is A LOT of accounts to lose log-ins for!

Also, DNTM's toolbar icon keeps screwing up and becoming unresponsive. I end up having to delete it and reinstall it to get it working again. Between that and MM developing all kinds of glitches recently, including locking me out of my account entirely, which forced me to reinstall FF and lose all of FF my add-ons and various settings, products that used to be a delight are becoming a major, time-consuming pain. Furthermore, MM isn't recording all of the passwords it is creating for me and when that happens, I have no idea what they are! Whether it is Abine's internal issues or problems working with FF updates, either way, Abine should either be on top of it or let us know upfront that there are bugs and/or incompatibilities. At the moment, I've dropped my stars from four to three but if this continues, I'll be dropping the star rating further.

I read the Olivia from Abine response to another reviewer having the exact same problems as me and she wrote that Abine is very aware of the problems and confusion for their users as they go through changes. I just want to say that as a premium subscriber, I resent the company knowing it is going through these transitions but charging me for a year of MM only to shortly after suddenly label it "beta," move MM services to DNTM, and then let me and other subscriber's suffer the chaos and disruption! It's a really lousy way to treat customers. It isn't even ethical to keep selling a product they are phasing out as the customer is making the purchase. Now that I know it is Abine causing the disruption and knowingly providing a faulty product because they "decided" to switch MM services to DNTM and leave their MM customers in a lurch, my star rating is down to two stars!

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

MaskMe: Online Privacy Protection

Love it! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love MaskMe! I use it for emails, passwords, and to mask my real phone number online. Once in awhile I have a problem from some glitch but I always receive a courteous response from MaskMe. Most of the time, though, it works flawlessly for me. I really like the way I can click on the MaskMe icon to open my account to see all my emails, passwords, and phone record without it opening on the page I'm working on. It opening in a new tab automatically is really helpful.

gtranslate

It won't work for me Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Every single time I try to use this add-on, all I receive is a page telling me that it can't translate because some part of the process was from an SSL unprotected site and the translation site is protected. I don't understand the problem. I don't want to need to understand the problem. I just want it to work like my old Google translation used to work. I've pretty much given up on any non-English websites, sadly, for this reason. Google's became problematic and this one is, and I don't have the time to spend doing geek problem-solving. I want the geeks to do it in advance. That's what makes cyber-geeks valuable to the rest of us.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1-signed).