LukeCro

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Name LukeCro
User since February 21, 2008
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FlashGot Mass Downloader

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing. I've tried so many of flash-downloading programs and add-on's in the past, but FlashGot is the only one that rarely fails me -- even for videos embedded in players from obscure websites and video players using unusual coding that other Flash-downloading programs can't handle, FlashGot has got ya covered. Fast, easy, versatile: Great stuff.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.0.9). 

Duplicate Tab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Easily one of the handiest Firefox add-ons out there -- quickly duplicate/copy/clone any tabs (including the page's full browsing history -- so you can browse Back and Forward within the duplicate), detach tabs into new windows, merge detached windows back together into a single window full of tabs . . . This should be built tino Firefox by default!

Here's hoping that a Firefox 3.5 version of the plug-in comes out soon. Firefox just isn't the same without this extension.

YouTube

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's worked perfectly for me so far. I second the comment that this should be among the default Firefox search options.

Look Up in Dictionary

A must-have dictionary/thesaurus add-on for Mac users Rated 4 out of 5 stars

An excellent Firefox extension for Mac OS X users -- "Look Up in Dictionary" creates fast and nearly seamless integration between Firefox and the Apple Dictionary App that's built into OS X. Although in some ways it's not quite as robust or universal as, say, David Costanzo's "Dict" Firefox Add-On or the (very powerful but Windows-only) program WordWeb, it's still an essential Firefox extension for modern Mac OSX users, since it offers such clean and fast integration with the operating system's own dictionary/thesaurus app.

Wish-list for future releases: An easy to remember keyboard shortcut (WordWeb's Ctrl-Alt-W and/or Apple's Ctrl-Cmd-D); and the ability to look up words from text-boxes, forms, and search-boxes.

Perhaps David Costanzo's "Dict" Firefox Add-On -- or apsects of its code -- could one day be merged with Macaw's Look Up in Dictionary Firefox Add-On . . . Unlike "Look Up" 0.2, "Dict" allows users to look up words from text-boxes within the browser -- but, on the other hand, "Dict" doesn't allow the user to choose the Apple OS X Dictionary.app program as a look-up engine, and instead relies on Javascript and online dictionary servers (which aren't always reliable). A best-of-both-worlds add-on would likely allow users the flexibility of using internal (app/software)and external (online) dictionaries as look-up options, providing fast and reliable Dictionary.app integration along with text-box Look Up options, hotkey lookup, etc.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

Look Up in Dictionary

A must-have dictionary/thesaurus add-on for Mac users Rated 4 out of 5 stars

An excellent Firefox extension for Mac OS X users -- "Look Up in Dictionary" creates fast and nearly seamless integration between Firefox and the Apple Dictionary App that's built into OS X. Although in some ways it's not quite as robust or universal as, say, David Costanzo's "Dict" Firefox Add-On or the (very powerful but Windows-only) program WordWeb, it's still an essential Firefox extension for modern mac OSX users, since it offers such clean and fast integration with the operating system's own dictionary/thesaurus app.

Wish-list for future releases: An easy to remember keyboard shortcut (WordWeb's Ctrl-Alt-W and/or Apple's Ctrl-Cmd-D); and the ability to look up words from text-boxes and search-boxes.

Perhaps David Costanzo's "Dict" Firefox Add-On -- or apsects of its code -- could one day be merged with Macaw's Look Up in Dictionary Firefox Add-On . . . Unlike "Look Up" 0.2, "Dict" allows users to look up words from text-boxes within the browser -- but, on the other hand, "Dict" doesn't allow the user to choose the Apple OS X Dictionary.app program as a look-up engine, and instead relies on Javascript and online dictionary servers (which aren't always reliable). A best-of-both-worlds add-on would likely allow users the flexibility of using internal (app/software)and external (online) dictionaries as look-up options, providing fast and reliable Dictionary.app integration along with along with text-box Look Up options, hotkey lookup, etc.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

Dict

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent!

After switching from a Windows PC to a Mac, one of the few Windows-only programs I was really missing was WordWeb -- a robust-but-lightweight international dictionary program that would let you look up any word in any program window by simply clicking a keyboard shortcut (like ctrl-alt-w). Sure, Apple has a good built-in dictionary program that's also integrated with their Spotlight app and can also be used within a dashboard widget and can be acessed quickly via certain key Apple programs -- but I was still left in the cold when it came to looking up words in Firefox with super speed.

David Costanzo's "Dict" add-on/extension warms up Firefox nicely -- simply highlight any word, right-click, and choose the "Look Up" or "Define" option (depending on the version of the Dict you're using) and whammo! a slick, unfussy pop-up window appears with multiple dictionary and thesaurus entries for the word.

Works for text highlighted just about anywhere on the page -- within articles, standard HTML, and even within text-input areas. Very handy. Very fast. Intuitive GUI.

I hope that future versions might adopt some of the ancillary benefits and tools seen in WordWeb (e.g., the option to click on words to hear them pronounced; more spelling suggestions and "similar word" options and links to more resources/results, etc.). The ability to use Dict's right-click functionality in other programs would also be cool (e.g., Mac and PC shell integration, or at least integration with a few key Firefox-friendly programs like OpenOffice.org). And it would be cool if Dict could be optionally pointed at dictionaries located on the user's hard-drive instead of only using online resources.

But that's just wishlist stuff -- Dict is really quite great as-is.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.74). 

All-in-One Sidebar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very cool. Takes some time to figure out how to get the most out of the add-on . . . And it works best with widescreen displays (since it uses a lot of screen real estate) . . . But as far as sidebars go, this one has pretty much got it all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.6). 

Ctrl-Tab

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very handy, slick add-on. As noted by others here, though, the Ctrl+Alt+A grid regrettably doesn't seem to work at all when tested on Mac OSX -- as of Ctrl-Tab version 0.17.9. Hopefully this will be fixed soon! But the (Shift+)Ctrl+Tab navigation works great on the newest versions of Firefox for both OSX and Windows XP.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18.1). 

Save Complete

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very useful for web development, design, and testing, as well as for offline browsing.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9b10). 

Abduction! - Webpage Screenshots Screen Capture

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very handy for Web-Development discussions, creating FAQ documents, etc. . . Unlike standard screenshot/screengrab programs, Abduction can take a snapshot of the FULL webpage -- not just the piece of the site that you're seeing on your screen at any given time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.026). 

Duplicate Tab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Learn the keyboard shortcuts and/or remember to install the primary functionality buttons onto your Firefox toolbar and you'll find yourself using this add-on 100 times a day. For me, Duplicate Tab, more than any other add-on, is ESSENTIAL on a daily basis for making browsing easier and more powerful.

Gspace

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

When it works, it's brilliant. Would be nice if Gmail had this sort functionality built in.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.95). 

Full Screen Homestar Runner

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Chaps!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8). 

Doodle Classic

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Cute theme -- adds a bit of fun to your browser without being too abstract (e.g., the function of all the "doodles" is always clear -- you don't have to stop and ponder what any particular drawing is supposed to mean). Hopefully this theme will be updated to work with newer versions of Firefox.

GoogleEnhancer

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've tried other Google-enhancing extensions and plugins before, but usually they end up either not being that useful, or they make the search results look too busy, or they slow the page-load time down too much . . . But GoogleEnhancer seems to have found the sweet spot, enhancing the search results in a way that makes it easier to skim through Google data quickly and efficiently, while at the same time keeping everything simple and streamlined.

I haven't experimented with this extension enough to know for sure whether or not it might have occasional resource-hog tendencies, but so far it doesn't seem to be slowing down the Google search results at all and doesn't appear to be using much in the way of system resources. It just sticks to the essentials -- smartly (but not overly) enhanced Google results.

Google should hire this programmer and integrate his/her work into all Google search results innately, so that a Firefox extension will no longer even be necessary. GoogleEnhancer might very well be just that good.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.61). 

Xmarks Sync

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sharing and organizing bookmarks between multiple computers (work, laptop, home, etc.), has never been easier. Very cool.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.0.12). 

Camifox

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent, clean, simple, elegant theme. Perfect for OSX, as it adds just the right amount of color to the somewhat boring all-gunmetal-gray default of Firefox 3 for Mac -- making the interface more pleasing to the eye and easier to use. Really, really great when combined with the ColorfulTabs Firefox Extension -- Camifox + ColorfulTabs = Perfection. Colorful without being at all garish.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.5). 

Unsorted Bookmarks Folder Menu

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome! This should really be automatically built in to all future builds of Firefox . . . I spent a long time trying to figure out how to easily access my unsorted.unfiled bookmarks, and this add-on solved it. Simple and easy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5).