- by Tim Reeves, 4 years agoRated 5 out of 5I compared this with the much better known "HTTPS Everywhere" and find that this algorithm is much better - rather than depending on outdated and incomplete static knowledge, just try if it works, quietly revert if not. Optimal strategy. Just one little wish open: Not yet translated to German.
- by Tristan, 4 years agoRated 5 out of 5I've been looking to replace my extensions with WebExtension rewrites so I don't have issues once we get to Firefox 57.
Not only does this add-on support WebExtensions (which has better performance), but it's also better than HTTPS Everywhere in my opinion. Rather than using HTTPS on known sites, it actively tries to use it no matter what, and keeps track of which websites don't support it.
- by Firefox user 12952399, 4 years agoRated 5 out of 5Great addon. But I would like to ask the addon creator in future versions to add support for the "Enable incognito mode" option, not only for private browsing mode but also for the usual. Please do it.
- by Mike M., 4 years agoRated 5 out of 5Beautiful set-it-and-forget-it add-on. I've used HTTPS Everywhere as well as HTTPS by Default, which were both very nice and did what they were supposed to do, but Smart HTTPS has become my favorite.
- by Saverdun, 5 years agoRated 5 out of 5Like a rollin' stone.
1- 'Smart HTTPS (revived)' is definitely faster than its non-WebExtension ancestor. It runs flawlessly here, first site analysis (when a site appears to not support https) appears to perform even faster than before and I've never encountered the 3 seconds default maximum delay before switching to http when applicable : it's very quickly understood by the add-on.
2- Time is on the side of 'Smart HTTPS' (revived or not but time will remain on its revived side) because more and more sites are shifting to https, this is notorious.
Hence, I've abandoned a well-known HTTPS approach, that of a listing, in favor of this approach (do it securely, return to non-secure if applicable and write it down to avoid further https quest) which seems more and more pertinent with... time.