technicaltitch

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Name technicaltitch
User since September 16, 2013
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Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant extension! Saved me much stress! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

When you install this extension you realize this functionality should be included in all browsers by default. This extension is worth switching browsers for. I have an unreliable connection and no longer do I have to type text into an editor then copy it into the web page to be sure. This tool has saved me many moments of unreasonable frustration, and it just sits in the background doing its job silently, and has never failed to delight me, there are times you just want to hug this extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.10). 

GrabMyBooks

Very, very handy, very unique Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very handy to help you get away from the (computer) screen for reading content. I find an ebook much easier to focus on than browser pages so this helps a lot.

The regular expression functionality that lets you pick out the parts of the page is invaluable and innovative, but sometimes a little complex. Out of the box it can remove a little too much of the content, but you can fix this by just adding a rule with regular expression:
^.*$
telling it to grab:
//body/*

You can still specify more specific rules for specific sites if you like, but this catches anything else and errs on the side of caution by grabbing everything. This demonstrates now configurable and nicely architected this extension is.

So a very minor and user-fixable niggle, about a tool I completely depend upon. This extension is infinitely better than any other approach to this problem (to do the same using Calibre requires writing Python scripts, for example). Highly recommend you try it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8). 

Video DownloadHelper

The most flexible and reliable downloader Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've a load of downloaders installed, but this one is the best for grabbing online multimedia. Offers a list of formats for download, unobtrusive, the most reliable I've come across, I use the Linux and Windows versions and both are invaluable.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.9.21). 

Adblock Plus

Great bandwidth saver, reliable and silent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant extension, beautifully designed, just sits silently in the background flawlessly saving bandwidth and headspace. Huge thanks to the whole community supporting it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.2). 

ScrapBook

The best way of storing web pages offline, of any browser or extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the extension that, after years of lazily not bothering, has inspired me to write a review. I have tried every single extension for every single browser I can find, from MHT to MAFF to saving pages in ebooks (and Firefox functionality). I have also tried a number of tools in WIndows and Linux. wget is a distant second, but nothing compares with Scrapbook. I'm in a country where water supply, let alone internet connection, is unreliable, so I depend on offline resources.

With every other method I've had problems, errors, difficulties and all manner of configuration complexities - the processing to save web content offline is very complex and getting more so. So when I installed Scrapbook I was expecting another learning curve, another period of trying different settings to get the most reliability I could, etc. Until Scrapbook I'd resigned myself to saving every page in two MHT formats, native and an ebook, as usually one of the four would turn out to have worked. Scrapbook, so far (a few weeks of use), has been 100% reliable. It is also fast to save, offers search, embeds into Firefox, categorizes, you can archive the files it stores, etc.

But the reason I'm typing this is because it just works, every time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.6).