129 reviews
  • Save Text to File works perfectly, thank you for making it!

    However:
    The add-on does nothing on its addons.mozilla.org page.
    It just fails without an error message.
    IMHO, this is significant, because many people will test the add-on immediately after installing it.

    Suggestion:
    If the user is currently on a website where the add-on doesn't work:
    Please show an error message when the user clicks on the context menu entry, or remove / gray out the context menu entry.

    This add-on grays out its icon and shows the tooltip "Save Page WE - cannot be use with this page" on any addons.mozilla.org page:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/save-page-we/

    Mozilla's documentation on the problem:
    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Content_scripts
    --> Note that content scripts are blocked on the following domains:
  • Прошу добавит возможность задавать имя файла так , как это реализовано в расширении SingleFile, например, добавить возможность указывать url-hostname и получать файл с именем типа {www.thg.ru}Лучший процессор для игр _ текущий анализ - THG.RU{2019-06-30 22_17_35}.txt - это очень удобно для сортировки
  • An error notification pops up every time on my MacOS 10.14 Mojave. It does not work.
  • Chiedo se è possibile modificare la directory ove salvare i file... è impostata quella di defult ma non riesco a trovare il modo di cambiarla.. grazie.. comunque ottimo lavoro.
  • Useful extension but I don't get one thing: If I highlight more text fragments from the same page, can this extension add the different fragments to the same file without creating a lot of different files? Because at the moment I've tried every option available in the 'option' menu but I can get this thing done (i.e. the option 'Uniquify', which I think it's the one supposed to do the job, doesn't work).
  • It does not work on many sites
  • Version 3.2.1: Epoch is added to the filename even if you select none. Can't we just save the page title without all the crap?. Thanks.
    Please retest using >=v3.2.3
  • Limited saved text file. If you highlight a text exceeding 16kb of data, it will just disregard that excess data.
    This has been fixed in v3.2.2 if you'd like to retest, thanks!
  • I had some trouble figuring out how to get it to work in Firefox Quantum at first, but after reinstalling it, the extension seems to function nicely. The icon in the top right corner of the screen doesn't do anything (unless I'm not understanding something about its purpose), but that doesn't matter so much to me because I find using the context menu more convenient anyway. This extension is very handy and extremely useful whenever I want to save text on the fly. I've used it extensively in previous versions of Firefox, and I'm glad to see that you have put work into making it available in Quantum.
    Thanks for the review!
  • You can no longer add your current text to an ongoing "list" of saved text in a single lengthening document, you just get "(1)" to "(109)" in your (109) tiny titles. You can ask for and receive a dialog box pop-up to choose where to save you file BUT you can't set anything but the default "Downloads" as your own "default." Such a my folder in Downloads called Text-to-File Web Docs folder.
    I give version 2.73 SIX stars and use it on my older computers with love and abandon. But for my needs I have to give all the versions since 2.73 (Firefox 57+) a very frustrating zero.
    If it gets its old power back I will re-review in glowing terms, but right now it's just frustrating to open dozens (109 files today) to combine them by hand for web research on a particular topic. EXTRA: Now it doesn't even change the titles (109) to (110) for you to save; you have to rename each file by hand.

    [made as an addendum on 8-16-2018, 6:00 PM EDT: Avalon27703]

    Mr. Byrne,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me exactly where the problems between your Add-On and the new and "improved" Firefox releases reside. I have had similar experiences with several other of my favorite and most useful Add-Ons. I'm sorry Firefox/Mozilla is giving you (and so many of us) so much trouble and though I wish you could make Save Text To File glorious again I understand why it would just be a lot of trouble. And it makes me sad.
    For my part I may have a work-around (I haven't looked at the dangers yet) to be able to use 2.73 on my computers with newer OS's. For times when I'm specifically doing dedicated subject research where your work is so helpful I'm just going to reinstall a pre-FF-57 browser and work from there. If your Add-On is as important to others as it is to me perhaps my idea will resonate with some other users. Or maybe when I try I will accidentally have both browsers running at the same time on my computer and smoke will start to fill the room.
    I am grateful for your great works! And again for anyone reading, I give version 2.73 a solid SIX stars out of five.
    Thank you for giving me so much of your time,
    Robert (Avalon27703)
    The reason for the limited features in latest versions is due to how Firefox itself has been re-architected. Firefox has removed a number of key API that this extension originally used as they do not plan on re-adding them unfortunately.

    For more information see:
    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/Comparison_with_XUL_XPCOM_extensions#Privileged_APIs
  • Heeft veel teksten voor me gered.
    Super goed
  • This extension recently began saving only the first 17KB if the selected text. This makes the extension unusable for my needs. I want to select long form articles and save them for offline reading. These articles are often longer than 17KB. Previously the extension worked great for me, and never truncated the selected text. (I am using Windows 10 and FF 59.0.2 (64 bit).
    This has been fixed in v3.2.2 if you'd like to retest, thanks!
  • it works fine in firefox 56.0 but when i update firefox its not work some website but previous was working well .please solve this
    Please try again using v3.2.2