- by Firefox user 11692342, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Thanks for this great app! A couple of notes:
- It would be great to have a setting which would let us leave links within the text since Kindle has a built-in browser
- Sometimes problems happen with non-latin texts. For example, only a small portion is shown for this article: https://gorky.media/context/istoriki-boyatsya-matematikov-iz-za-fomenko/
- by natassja, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5I've bypassed this addon for so long because I'm using Pocketbook and the addon's name screams "I'm for Kindle users only!" You should change its name to Push to e-reader. It was pure coincidence I found out Pocketbook users can use it too.
EDIT. as for localized letters converting to symbols, well, I can't seem to replicate it to send you some sample url to investigate. Hopefully this means problem is gone.
Sadly, there is another problem. I'm premium Wyborcza.pl subscriber, I see fully displayed articles, yet they are sometimes pushed partly - generated file only contains few initial paragraphs.
Developer responseposted 3 years agoThank you for the review, and your suggestion. We'll definitely think about how we can better let Pocketbook users know about this feature. I'm sorry you'd avoided it because you assumed it wouldn't work with your device.
As for the title problem. We're happy to take a look if you send us an example (URL of source article which isn't converted properly) to email@example.com
Natassja: we are working on a fix for such sites. Currently Push to Kindle makes its own request for content, and on sites like this where a subscription is required to see the entire piece, it will not get the full content. We hope to have a solution soon that will send the content you see, rather than relying on what the site gives us.
- by ELLIOTTCABLE, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5This add-on requires ‘read all content on all pages’ privilege, when it literally just appends the current page's URL to their own service's, and redirects you there:
This definitely should not need the permissions it demands, unless it's doing something malicious.
Developer responseposted 3 years ago[2018-09-03: Update to the below, having looked into it some more: When we released the extension, there was no way to achieve what the extension does without requesting permissions that would cause Firefox to display the ominous warning you object to. It has since become possible to request access to the tab only when a user interacts with the add-on. See https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/activeTab for an explanation. We have updated the add-on accordingly. But I want to stress that the add-on was never doing anything "malicious", as you suggest above. When we originally released the add-on, before the introduction of the new permission, there was simply no way to implement what we wanted without incurring that permission warning.]
Hi there, you're right that the add-on really only just appends the current tab's URL to our Push to Kindle URL when the user clicks our toolbar button. The new URL is:
https://pushtokindle.fivefilters.org/send.php?url=[current tab url]
I think the ‘read all content on all pages’ warning Firefox shows you is really just letting you know that the permissions for the extension allow us to do more than what we're currently doing. But of course we understand the concern. We certainly don't want to be giving the impression that we're reading people's content when we're not. I'm pretty certain the permissions we require for this simple add-on to function (ie. to get the tab URL of the current page you're viewing when you click our toolbar button) have always displayed this rather stark warning.
But I'm curious if with recent WebExtension developments we can now achieve the same thing without requiring the permissions that generate this warning. We'll take a look soon. If we can do it, of course we'll reduce the permissions.
- by Matt, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5A great extension! I find it easier to read on the Kindle, and this does the job perfectly.
It's made by a group that's critical of the media and who keeps their eyes on the engine, another bonus!