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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
KeePass: free, open source, multi-platform, and it works. What's not to like?This review is for a previous version of the add-on (220.127.116.11-signed).
Bye Bye Blur Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I became a fan of Abine when I discovered MaskMe, which was a great product. In fact, it was so good the only reason I created an account here initially was to review that very same add-on (I gave it 5 stars). I was also pleased to discover that Abine was based out of Boston, which being from that area myself automatically earns them some points in my book. I must admit I did not use their DoNotTrackMe add-on, as I had been using something else for the same purpose (which also happens to be firefox for android compatible, a big selling point for me).
When Blur came along to replace MaskMe I have to admit I was at first intrigued, even a bit excited that Abine had something new up their sleeve for us users. How quickly that excitement turned to disappointment upon discovering that there was no longer a free, or even a lower cost sync option for those who do not desire to mask their phones and credit cards (google offers the free services wallet and voice which I am already using for this purpose, but I still respect what Abine is doing with trying to put all these privacy tools in one place).
Putting all that aside, the new software just doesn't work. The transition from my MaskMe account over to Blur failed though I followed instructions to the letter. Thankfully there was live chat support, and a rep told me some MaskMe users were having the same issue and walked me through a manual import (response from the chat rep was quick and helpful, I certainly have no complaints about that part of the process). Once manually imported I had most of my information there in terms of current username/email/password combos, but gone was all the account history that MaskMe so helpfully provided. MaskMe would let you see all the changes you'd made so if anything ever got screwed up for whatever reason you likely had the information handy to best fix it. Blur does not seem to have any kind of history feature, so if you overwrite a username or password with the incorrect info, you're likely locked out of your account unless you can remember what the correct information is or perform a password recovery with your email provider.
Speaking of passwords have I mentioned that several times I have generated passwords with Blur that have simply disappeared into the ether? I can no longer trust that passwords I generate with it will actually be saved anywhere so I am no longer using that feature. Blur also never locks, no matter what settings I set in the preferences, so anyone that opens my browser can navigate to my blur dashboard and see all my info. It doesn't matter what the timeout is set to, if the browser is closed/opened, it never locks, ever.
I have used the link Abine keeps commenting with here to update the add-on to the latest version many times, but nothing ever seems to be fixed. Currently I am on 4.6.1404 but I've had these problems with every version since the transition.
Oh, I almost forgot that with Blur, Abine is also injecting their own advertisements into your search results. If there's anything my internet experience has been lacking it's more ads! I have 9 days left on my premium trial, which means 9 days to get my info out of Blur and into... well, anything has to be better than this.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Offers some useful tweaks for the australis interface.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Not just an essential tool for protecting your privacy, but also a great password manager as well. Cannot recommend highly enough.