Bug: Icon of "Cite This!" extension isn't displayed after installation (FF 66.0.3 with a few reasonable extensions installed).
BUT what is *really frustrating* is total lack of any (even very basic) information about usage. [Unfortunately, it is the typical fault of FF Add-ons developers :-( ] 1. No information that after installation there should be an icon (I've learned it from reviews), nor information what happens when you press the extension shortcut key (or - probably - click its icon). 2. No reference to information on formats of citations generated by the extension. 3. No usage examples (even screenshots). 4. Lack of information what is the result of extension action (less important, nevertheless, inconvenient; it could be added in the basic description perhaps in place of reference to the expected location of comments and feature requests...)
I write and research a lot and typically keep a separate spreadsheet with a running list of resources, but the back and forth between reading and copying all of the citation info slows down my workflow. A coworker shared this add on with me and it has streamlined quite a bit of my day and allows me to stay focused on the research and copy and paste my citations en masse when I am ready.
Def a great add-on if you need something quick and easy to track citations. The only change I would make would be to resize the icon so the design matches the rest of the theme.
There seems to be a problem, with the 'Cite This!' toolbar hiding the statusbar in FF 17. The 'Cite This!' toolbar cannot be closed, once it is opened, there is no other option beyond the 'Close' button on the inaccessible statusbar. Hence, the three star rating.The addon seems good, but haven't really used it, though I did test it. Thank you.
(PS. I've restarted FF, and toggled the 'Cite This!' toolbar on and off. Had to restart FF a couple of times because the statusbar was hiidden, but it seems to be working now, the statusbar appears on top of the 'Cite This!' toolbar.)
I also had a little trouble locating the "button". I am a older returning back to college students who actually reads and cites a whole lot of places and this has made my life SO much easier. I will post what errors I find as I use it but wanted to start this off with a great big hug and as many kudos as I can give!
I find this very helpful, thanks! One needs to double check for mistakes after pasting the citation in the bibliography. In APA (since thats all I've needed to use thus far), the title of the webpage needs to be italicized, and there needs to be a period after the year. Other than this, it's very useful.
I had trouble finding the icon to activate Cite This! as well. (I'm used to to having all my icons located in the lower right-hand corner). Also a few other gripes: when I activate Cite This! it expands the margins/boundaries of my browser in a weird way such that the browser scrollbar, tabs, etc. are cut off and non-viewable. (Some of the fields, like the Citation List, in the Cite This view are cut off as well). Also, it is not clear to me how I can switch between different citation formats (I do not see any settings that will allow me to do this). This is a very promising plugin, but it still needs work.
It's not obvious, but look at the bottom-left corner of the window for the little yellow notelet. Click it, and a new pane opens in the status bar which contains the citation and a few fields which can be edited. Seems nice and simple. Once you know where to click!
Installed fine, restarted Firefox, appears in Add-ons list. But, it does not seem to add anything to the tools menu, the bottom bar, the context menu, or anywhere else, and the preferences button is grayed out.