This is the way an https add-on should be done Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Five stars even though it could be improved.
Should have two categories of white list, temporary and permanent.
Stored URLS should be hashed for privacy. A crc32 would still work fine for checking URL's against the list.
Insufficient Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Can break websites by forcing them to use HTTPS. Had one website that only worked in HTTP, took me a while to figure out the issue was the add-on.
Chrome/Opera/Vivaldi version? Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Dear sir, we have been waiting for you at GitHub to merge pull request.
Are you still keen on updating this for Chrome/Opera/Vivaldi?
Please let some of us know? PM me if you will. We want to see this being updated and developed for Opera/Vivaldi/Chrome too. Please let us know if you want to pass the Git on... --- ,,, But we hope that if you could keep maintaining, but also we understand if not convenient for you at this time.
Best Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent plugin, giving its worth for which it has been made for.
Shouldn't whitelist on 4xx/5xx errors Rated 4 out of 5 stars
One bug though: if an HTTPS URL returns a 4XX or 5XX error, e.g. 404 Not Found error, its domain is added to the whitelist, but it probably shouldn't be. 4XX and 5XX responses mean the server handled the SSL request successfully, and failed for a different reason. Domains should probably only be whitelisted for network/connection failures, not HTTP error responses.
Awesome Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Actually we could get more insight that some normal sites do have encrypted one. If that encrypted site is broken is another story.
I gave up on list based. It's heavy. And the fact you're lucky if your site is in the list.
Pretty good but pretty serious design flaw Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Pretty good addon. Really allows me to watch all my favourite websites with as much https as possible. Some websites are a bit slower to load and a bit glitchy. But this does not get in the way of browsing.
Sadly the addon does not seem to sideload whitelisted domains to check for https support without slowing down the main browsing window/tab. Or being able to use https for a specific page on a domain/website. Either you add something to the whitelist. Or you always let the addon check and slow down your main browsing activity. There is no way to tell the addon to check for https support in a separate tab or window when visiting a whitelisted site. There is no button near the whitelist to have the addon check whitelisted sites for https support.
Good options too except the option for allowing automatic whitelisting in incognito, private mode. It seems to hold all information. No option to limit whitelisted sites in incognito/private mode to current session/window.
This shouldn't be an option. Smart Https already allows manual addition of domains. Allow only manual addition without automatic addition in private mode. Private mode is suppose to be private. And if you want to keep the option, make sure 'Enable incognito mode (private browsing)' is on by default.
Issue with confidence in 0.1.8 Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Note that sometimes HTTPS sites are automatically included into the white-list (maybe because of some temporary troubles with connectivity). So, you can think that some site doesn't have HTTPS while actually it has.
Also sometimes it doesn't work at all: HTTPS version is not opened although it exists.
Unusable Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Wherever a website has no https version it either hangs for a very long time or won't load at all. Maybe that's to do with other privacy settings I have configured in firefox, who knows, but an addon that slows down browsing is next to useless.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.7).
Good idea but not for privacy Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Open a private window and browse around for a while. No records of browsing should be kept but if you check the whitelist for this extension every site you browsed that isn't https is listed for anyone to see (that has access to your browser, shared computer for example).
An option to disable in private windows is a needed feature.
Edit: Thanks for adding this
an option to disable whitlisting in private browsing is added (v0.1.7)
Funktioniert einfach immer! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Was soll man noch sagen?
Es macht es einfach immer!
@LezBoyd ... Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I don't understand your argument.
What's the problem of having whatever site that does not respond to https added to an http only list? This will accelerate the page's rendering if using SmartHTTPS and if you don't use SmartHTTPS your http only page would nevertheless be called with http ... frankly I miss your logic.
With a new option to let the user choose to not have http only pages whitelisted the only consequence will be slower page rendering if that option is chosed. Doesn't make any sense.
Auto-adding domains to whitelist is not a great feature Rated 3 out of 5 stars
What this extension does is it tries to load a page @ https, and if it does not support it, it automatically adds the page to its whitelist. This is a very flawed feature because almost NONE of advertising pop-ups and banners support HTTPS (and why would they? they are built on exploiting my privacy), and as a result they all get auto-added to the whitelist in huge numbers. This, according to me, makes this a pretty flawed extension.
At least give user the control of whether he wants to auto-add domains to the whitelist or not.
Another problem is that the whitelist works on entire URL rather than the overall domain name. It seems wildcards are not supported. While I can always manually type the domain name in the settings page, this takes away from its ease of use.
Thanks for your suggestions, I will incorporate both in the next update.
Smart as the addon name says Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Way better than the other addons which have basically the same function. After using a couple of https addons, finally I found the one with which I can be happy.
Hopefully this addon will be released also for Android Firefox.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
its very usefullThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.5).
very nice tool! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I have used it for few days now, and I have to say it works pretty well. It does have glitches on some websites, but not a big deal cause in most cases the performance is plausible. To the reviewer who said pages took long to load, I want to add a comment: when you switch http to https, in some websites, if they don't fully support https protocol, the loading is a bit slower, so this is not the Addon's fault. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with this Addon.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.4).
Slows Firefox to a crawl. Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Pages take forever to load. Some even time out.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.4).
It makes you click everything twice and breaks flash Rated 1 out of 5 stars
For some reason I kept having to click every link twice to get pages to load. And a LOT of flash pages were failing. I went through my add-ons one by one and this is the only one causing the issue and it went away as soon as I deleted it.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.2).
Kinda spazzy, works eventually. Rated 3 out of 5 stars
For all the sites I've tried that provide both http and https versions of their site (deviantart.com, superuser.com, bato.to, 4shared.com), this addon only halfway works. Going to one of these sites will load the http version. Clicking on any link on the site will then reload the /current/ page in https. So the https version loads, but only on the second try, and in a really weird way.
Still, this addon is at least better than HTTPS by Default, which didn't load https at all on any of the aforementioned sites. It looks like I'll have to go back to HTTPS Everywhere (which is too bad - I was excited since this addon seemed much more flexible).
Works mostly, but ... Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Please test it with www.deviantart.com!
When I enter just that address, I get http://www.deviantart.com/browse/all/ even with SmartHTTPS activated. :-/
When I add the "s" by hand, it seems to try, fall back to http, then after a second I get https://www.deviantart.com/browse/all/. Well, if it loads the page using http first, loading it again using https is rather pointless...
Now try "open link in new tab" on any image (all links begin with http:// instead of https://) - it falls back to http. :-(
And on top of that, even links I got using https sometimes seem to fall back to http after some time - I observed this but I cannot say when / what might trigger it.
So far I can't say what would be the best way to solve this. The whole www.deviantart.com site supports https, everywhere, but they seem to be reluctant about it.
Maybe a "blacklist" of sites/domains that will & can never get addressed using http would be best. That's already planned, I hope it comes soon :-)
Anyway, it's the "hardest" test-case I've encountered so far. (And "HTTPS everywhere" isn't doing any better...)