Meet the Hugo Search All Tabs Developer

Why was Hugo Search All Tabs created?

This addon is a response to two different professional researchers who contacted me seeking the ability to search all of their tabs in a more powerful way. I began working with them through the web seeking to fill their need, and what quickly began developing was a very powerful research tool.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Allasso Travesser
Location USA
Homepage http://kevinallasso.org/
Email address
User since January 5, 2012
Number of add-ons developed 6 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Who is Allasso Travesser?

My Development Philosophy

Right off, let's get one thing straight: I do this for me. ME, ME, ME. It is an outlet for my creative expression. Sometimes I see work someone is doing, or that I am doing, and I'm inspired how I can make a tool or improve existing software that would assist. The software I write is not for everyone, nor is it intended to be. Sometimes others flow with my vision, and can find benefit to themselves in using what I've created. So I make some of it available publicly, and I am most happy if a few others get some help from it. I am not opposed to feature requests, and have granted MANY, even some things that I wouldn't even use. But keep in mind my philosophy. Sometimes there's a way in which requests can begin to feel oppressive.

Regarding Reviews

I am often saddened when people give an addon (not just my own) a less than good review because it lacks one or two things that would make it "just perfect" for them. A very powerful tool so they even say themselves. If it just had a button over here. Like giving a Lamborghini 4 stars (or even 3 or 2) because it's hard to get in and out of. It should have mechanized seats that automatically extend out, raise up and scoop the driver into the car. Then I'd give it 5 stars. Okay, so these addons are not quite Lamborghinis, but you get my point. Ah, so I've said it. But it will never change, there will always be those kinds of reviews.

Regarding Donations

I'm sometimes asked, "Where's the Donate button?" I've chosen not to use one because the layout on AMO feels too much like soliciting to me. If I start soliciting donations, I'll begin to feel like I owe my users something. There is a quote I've read: "Owe no man anything". I like that quote. But there are some who are very grateful for the benefit my software has given them, and sincerely want the opportunity to give their thanks monetarily for what they've already received - no strings attached - no promise of "further development". I don't want to deny them that. If you fit that description you can PayPal allassopraise@gmail.com.

Epilogue

All in all, as long as this is fun for me, I'll continue on. If it becomes fun no longer, I will move on.

:-)