“No, thanks.” is the newest project of the “I don't care about cookies” add-on developer.
Currently, I'm using Firefox on a “strict” tracker blocking setting which keeps all aggressive ads at bay (I don't mind some ads when they are reasonable).
But I was still annoyed by the EU cookie notifications. With the add-on “I don't care about cookies” they were all gone. It changed my web surfing experience to a way better one and reduced many unnecessary clicks.
I was amazed about how lightweight, simple and effective his add-on works. So I gave “No, thanks.” a try and had again excellent results with it. In its current state, it does:
- Block and auto-close all kinds of newsletter pop-ups - Block chat, feedback and contact boxes in the corner - Block 'Install our app' boxes and toolbars - Block 'Allow notifications' pop-ups - Block 'Allow us to know your location' requests - Block and auto-close all kinds of surveys and opinion pop-ups - Block website ratings, 'website protected by...' and similar boxes - Block toolbars offering website translation - Block 'Scroll to top' buttons - Block big 'Login / Register' pop-ups - Block video boxes in the corner - Block 'Pay' and 'Subscribe' boxes offering premium services
Exactly what I was looking for — disabling unnecessary, attention seeking functions of websites. Most of them are not reasonable and are getting in your way when you're for example, reading a long article.
“No, thanks.” is like an install-and-forget solution which simply does the job in the background and doesn't break anything. And there is also no mess with multiple block lists.
Also, you get a fast, friendly and helping (step by step) user support with it.
This is one of those extensions you only notice when it's not there - and you're suddenly finding yourself clicking on annoying popups you'd forgotten plagued the modern Internet.
The premium cost of this plugin is well worth it for the time and hassle it saves me. And one subscription can be used on all my own PCs and browsers which is a nice touch. Also the developer is responsive and friendly which is helpful.
It'd be nice if it included stats, or perhaps an optional notification when it does something - just because it's so easy to forget it's there, and I like to see things working.
More fine-grained control of the white list could also be nice.
IMHO the current subscription amount of 6.99 p.a. seems reasonable and worth my while to spend. Notwithstanding the developer has a (fair) refund policy in place.
The whitelisting should be more fine grained, sort of greylisting rather, to be able turn selective filters on/off per TLD and subsequent offspring domain levels (e.g. *.*.com, *.net, .*)
The WX seems to update directly from the developer's source and thereby bypassing Mozilla's screening (for what that is worth these days) and thus raises another potential code transparency flag.
I understand that issue, nowadays you can't trust anybody really. My intentions are good and I'm trying to make the web a better place, just like with "I don't care about cookies" extension. I have offered a free subscription to Mozilla team so they can access whatever is needed; they can get it anytime.
It's 7$ a year, but as nobody tested this extension yet, you should provide us a trial period to test it. Nobody is ready to pay for something that hasn't been tested, and nobody will test it if there's no trial period. (I will update my review later, because it's a bit unfair, I don't review your extension, but your marketing plan.) I would tend to trust you as a developer, as your other addons have good reputation, but be generous, and provide a trial period, even short for this addon, so we could test this one.
Hi there! This extension is not yet ready for the public, I published it so I can test it and it's marked as experimental. If you install it and pay for the subscription, it will work though. I will refund the subscription money to anyone not satisfied with the extension within a fixed period after installation, don't worry about the money ;-)