- by Namu, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5This is the closest I've found as a replacement for downthemall in FF 57+. Yes I need to prepare symlinks in advance because I typically save to external drive. I do agree with quantum's secure design to keep FF from having the ability to modify the host system but it has crippled almost every webapi download extension. This one suggests the workaround and has enough customization options so that I could mimic (and perhaps even improve) on my previous method with downthemall. The extension has successfully allowed me to take down the last block to upgrading to the latest FF by letting me simply right click to download images or links as conveniently as I used to. My only suggestions for improvement would be to simplify the options page and also have saving links or saving source part of the context menu (instead of having to keep switching them in the options page).
- by Firefox user 14506929, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5Like most people I was looking for a replacement for Save File To since it stopped working for me even in the legacy version of FF. This is almost but not quite it. I have many deeply nested directories and need to be able to route images to them quickly. Manually typing out everything that needs to go into the context menus isn't feasible. I was hoping that there would be a dynamic drilldown from the context menu itself, which would only require the user to specify the root once, but it doesn't work like that. If you specify C:\images, that's all you get. It doesn't show more submenus under that unless you go to the settings and laboriously add them all.
Going as far as you can and shift-clicking for a dialog then using the "recent" directories works ok, but this extension would be a life-changer if it let you choose subdirectories more dynamically.
- by Firefox user 12382499, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5I've used this add-on before, given recommendations previously sometime during its early days and I'm back for the same reasons of use. This add-on does exactly everything I need it to do - and now that I look at all the new features - tons of stuff I won't need to utilize (that could be useful in the future however). I can't thank you enough for this add-on, it really is a GEM.
The workaround required to access directories outside of the downloads path isn't a problem and I can't criticize you for FF's shortcomings.
It's really a great feeling seeing how far this project have come, good-luck in the future, I will certainly keep using this a lot in my daily routine.
- by Firefox user 14264273, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5For years I used 'Save file to' to sort my porn. I liked it because I could have my porn on a thumb drive and when it was removed the links disappeared removing all evidence of my porn collection.
Nowadays I have a more private setup and don't care so much about that but when Firefox upgraded and 'Save file to' stopped working I missed it. I tried this extension but it wouldn't save outside my Downloads directory. I looked into creating a replacement, but discovered why: The new security model doesn't allow saving outside Downloads directory. So I say whatever, I'll save all my porn into incoming folder and sort later. I still missed the uniqueify functionality though.
In the meantime I create a bunch of scripts to make sorting/tagging easier. https://pastebin.com/u/ukaran. Regret this functionality couldn't be somehow integrated into a save file to extension - maybe with p2p sharing to make a distributed imagefap.com...
Then I think - wait! I can put a symlink in my Downloads folder to my incoming folder and get back the uniqueify functionality.
When I come back here to re-download this extension I see that technique mentioned in the instructions.
Should have thought of it earlier..
- by tombones, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5A huge relief to have a functional version of this essential feature in the new Firefox. The only piece missing from similar legacy extensions (unless I'm missing something) is the ability to nest a group of folders in a submenu. One of the main places I use to sort images has 20 subfolders, and listing all those on the main level of the menu would be impractical. Right now I'm just holding shift & opening the save dialog for that folder to choose the subfolder I want, but being able to nest the menu (assuming it's possible with webextensions) would help a lot. Adding some kind of character that could designate a specific folder as "always open the save dialog" (regardless of shiftkey) would be handy too. Thanks for developing this, keep up the great work!