aprilia1k

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Name aprilia1k
User since September 12, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Downloads Window

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm a developer of some experience, but never worked on FF (or any browser, ftm). I was surprised that someone removed the download window/history functionality (leaving the widgets.. to just show.. nothing). It's something that I personally used regularly, especially watching queued downloads, simultaneous, or whatever.. to just remove it without a word.. something that was working fine, at least for my usage - pretty amateurish. THIS add-on is very useful, and we're in your debt.

I have ONE QUESTION: The old one could be opened and closed on demand - in addition to opening when a download was initiated. I find no way to open this one on demand (and the old controls don't seem to be tied to it in any way, from what I see - still an empty window). IF THERE IS A WAY - to open it - to view one's download history for example, would appreciate if someone would mention that. Apologies for using the review to ask that question - not certain of the proper forum, and time unfortunately is very limited. Cheers, and THANKS AGAIN - for a FIVE-STAR add-on to offset a Dev's mistakes.

Zotero

Peerless. Absolutely the best AddOn Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Zotero may be an "Add-On", but it seems like a redefinition of the word. "A full-featured application with tight-integration with your browser" is how I'd describe it. Very easy to use. You're up an running in moments, with mouse-over help (tool-tips), easy access to documentation if you need it; store gathered material/data locally (on your computer) and options to store on zotero's servers and "sync" so you can use any computer (laptop, office, etc..) AND collaborate/share with others .. add RTF, PDF, Word processor integration and a lot more. It's way more than any plugin I've seen or used. Hands down BEST "add-on", and a rival for any standalone app.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.0.3). 

Read Later Fast

DIIGO DROPPED THE BALL. NO $$ IN IT. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

A great add-on until Diigo basically abandoned it without any word. They are like a huge SPAMMER when it comes to pushing their other products.. diigothis that and the other. Gone Corporate and abandoned the best add-on. Bummer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.4.2). 

NoSquint

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After a couple of weeks, I have to say that NoSquint definitely ROCKS! Customizable PER-PAGE (via exceptions if you want), not only _separate_ zoom settings for text-only OR text-and-image (again by page or globally as well), AND ability to override any site's background/foreground colors (those annoying hard-to-read color combinations are a thing of the past). This is easily in the top 2 or 3, if not the BEST, add-on I've found. KUDOS TO A KILLER DEVELOPER FOR CREATING NO-SQUINT! Awesome!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.2). 

Amazon "Add to Wish List" Button

Updated review: Works now - had to manually add button to toolbar Rated 4 out of 5 stars

UPDATED Review: Simply had to add the button manually. Installing and enabling the add-on did not result in the button being placed anywhere. Perhaps due to another add-on or something. Anyway - I decided I may as well see if the button was properly added to the "View->Customize Toolbar" menu items list. It was, and I simply dragged it on to a toolbar. Tested it a bit - it's not quite perfect at this point, but the particulars belong in the appropriate forum and/or bugzilla. Main thing is, basically - it works, and it's pretty cool.

When adding an item from a non-Amazon website, it provides a "verify this action" dialog, rather than just shoving something in to the wishlist - a good validation feature and design. In this dialog, it shows the item name and price (thumbnail if avail, and L/R <- -> buttons to choose other thumbs/images from the page, if available, to associate with the new wishlist item), with an "Add to Wishlist" button next to it, so you can verify the action, update the description or name, and pick the thumbnail you want to show up in your wishlist. At the same time (prior to raising the verify dialog box), it checks Amazon's catalog for the same item(s), and if found, it shows Amazon's price (if available anyway) and a _second_ "Add to Wish List" button next to IT - providing the choice of adding Amazon's or the original vendor's item (link) to add to your wish list. In fact, it looks like you could choose to add item listings; in-effect deferring the buying choice to later, for yourself or perhaps friends/loved-ones, if you're sharing the wishlist with them).

Cool stuff - and it seems that the "also-offered-at-Amazon" look-up/query has an "HA" kind of connection/priority - there was scarcely any delay before I got the "This item is also offered by Amazon.. " notification. Impressive IMFAO. If you get this "we sell this too" message, you can open another tab or whatever (the dialog is, appropriately, not modal - nice), browse the item to verify it's the same, the price, etc.., and then return to the dialog and proceed to add one (or both, i think) to your wishlist. It did make a mistake on a "matching item", but it conveniently provides one other button (again, only if found at Amazon) for you to indicate, if you want to, that this was NOT a reasonable matching item (pretty cool). At first I thought the other vendor had a substantially better price, then realized that the Amazon price was for a bundle/package of TWO of the items. So, technically it was not really a match, in terms of a single purchase to add to your list/cart, and I flagged it as such.
(not quite apples/oranges, more like apple/apples, alol). Nuff said.

Anyway - this is pretty slick. I have a real love/hate with Amazon in general, and it's hard to reason the ambivalence and stay objective (Amazon rocks - but it's arguably bad for the U.S. economy; e.g. I loved visiting Borders). Anyway, enough diatribe. Lastly - I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer to drink single-malt scotch.

A cool add-on.

Original review was focused on the lack of the button showing up on the display. Deleted .. deprecated, whatever...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

London Panorama

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Come on - that's just Brilliant!

That's just plain uplifting. Gorgeous.