Review by Firefox user 16644662
- Rated 3 out of 5by UPukaJRm, 3 days agoDownloadThemAll helps me occasionally but it updates more frequently than I use it and an annoying new tab is opened bragging that the DTA add-on has been updated. I use this Firefox config on many computers but I've only ever used Download Them All on one computer so all the DTA update tabs on other computers are pure annoyance. Developer: add an option to disable the new tab upon updates and I will immediately give your work a 5-star review! Thanks.
- Rated 5 out of 5by Hershel, 9 days agoUsed this since 2010. This is the bigliest addon that isn't a privacy shield or adblocker.
Spend 5 minutes reading the documentation before throwing in the towel.
- Rated 3 out of 5by zpangwin, 23 days agoVery useful for some websites. I would give it 5 stars if the "User Interface" preferences had an option to NOT open new tabs every time the addon gets updated... I appreciate the dev keeping the addon up-to-date, but for me the new tab on startup behavior is annoying enough that I end up disabling the addon except when I explicitly need it just to avoid the new tabs...
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 17880384, a month agoNever noticed this before the latest update: "Access your data for all websites
The extension could read the content of any web page you visit as well as data you enter into those web pages, such as usernames and passwords. "
No @$%%ing way I'll use this app until they fix that.This highly misleading. Yes, DTA has that "Access your data for all websites" permission. It is required to make the "DownThemAll! All Tabs" feature work. Without it, DTA would only able to work on the presently active tab.
I'd rather have a more fine-grained permission, but that isn't offered by the browsers.
Furthermore each version is reviewed by mozilla, and actually reviewed thoroughly as a requirement for getting the recommended badge. "Stealing" user data would be against mozilla policy and they wouldn't approve such an add-on. Not that I ever would do such a thing, and I've been doing DTA since 2006 so I have a little bit of a track record of NOT stealing user data.
So, use the add-on or don't. But please do not insinuate falsehoods.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Al, 2 months agoAggravating as hell, because there's nowhere in the settings to choose a preferred download location (directory). It saves to the computer's desktop. I never save photos to the desktop.
In the description on the developer's website, it says that there is provision for the user to set where downloaded files are to be saved. The website is wrong. If there is a provision to choose the download location, then I missed it.
I used DownThemAll before Mozilla changed the way it did extensions. I stopped using DownThemAll after that, for the same reason I'm about to delete it from my browser now--because it has taken away my choice of where to save the downloaded files--a common courtesy among download extensions and browsers alike.
I hope the developer will add back that feature, but I'm not going to hold my breath, because he has had all this time to add that option back, but has chosen not to.
In my opinion, DownThemAll fails in the very thing that it was written to do (save time when downloading multiple files), because it doesn't give the option of where to save the files to.
Another bone of contention is that I tried out the new version of DownThemAll by choosing several sites that had thumbnails of images with hyperlinks to the full-size image (image galleries). In spite of trying several different options, DownThemAll ONLY downloaded the thumbnails. It did not download the full-size image.
The quality of this extension has diminished considerably since its original release. After using DownThemAll for many years, I am very disappointed in the past several versions of DownThemAll, including the latest version. It doesn't do what it once did. I have only kept it on my browser in hopes that the developer will eventually give the user the option of where to save downloaded files. Since that obviously is never going to happen, I am deleting it from my browser, and I will not use it again, unless the developer adds the ability to choose where to save files downloaded by DownThemAll, and enables DownThemAll to download full-size images instead of thumbnails.
Looks like you've gotten lazy, Nils Maier!The "Cannot choose a download location inside the add-on" thing is a limitation of WebExtensions. I hate it myself, but there is nothing I can do about it. Browser vendors decided that add-ons shouldn't be able to choose a folder for a download.
- Rated 1 out of 5by Firefox user 12812696, 2 months agoComplete junk in all browsers. Sometimes downloads images if you're lucky. Delete this!
- Rated 1 out of 5by bladexdsl, 2 months agodoesn't work in FF 111.0 firefox continued to grab downloads no button shows on toolbar at all
- Rated 4 out of 5by blogger, 2 months agoWhen I've used it, it has been extremely helpful and time saving.Well, it isn't coming from this extension. The add-on has no specific integration/interaction with google whatsoever