InfectedWithDrew

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Name InfectedWithDrew
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Mozilla Labs: Prospector - AwesomeBar HD

No options, no keyboard shortcuts Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Okay, good idea, but bad execution.
For starters, I'm using this with omnibar. So I already can just type "cats" to search cats with the current search engine, and use ctrl+scroll wheel to change engines. But this extension gives me categories, so hey, that's great, right?
Well I don't want the categories shown on the freaking bar. And there's no option to get rid of them, or move them over to be inconspicuous. They're noisy and distracting. As I type, they fade and disappear, but it's still aesthetically displeasing. Plus, if I click the bar to type, there's a tiny window where I can click rather than the entire bar I used to get. Quite a UI problem.
Secondly, the categories. If I want to type the category, I can't cycle through the options with any key I know of. So if I do "news:" I can't change it from CNN without using the mouse. I'm a keyboard guy, so this is disappointing. I normally just use Google for everything, but if I'm offered this category search for different engines, then why can't I use keyboard shortcuts to cycle? My normal keyboard flow doesn't get extended with this plugin.
In general the lack of options and shortcuts makes this good idea pretty ugly and limited.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1-signed). 

Zotero

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A great add-on, with only minor annoyances. I can't live without this add-on anymore... as a student, I use it for every paper.

But, there are some complaints. For starters, this add-on doesn't work with 3.6. Furthermore, on netbooks, the interface basically gobbles up half the screen. Finally, there is no way to sync information - if only Zotero synced with Weave!

But for the most part, this is an amazing add-on. Indispensable for students.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.10). 

PingFire

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Does nothing.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Yoono: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Yoono, though helpful, is limited and buggy.

You can't include many websites in Yoono, including Myspace. That irritates me, because I feel Yoono is just a flashy menu with a bunch of embedded links (like the Last.fm radio and the Facebook widget) that already exist in other forms. The IM is ugly and limited (and you can't delete accounts!), much like meebo. The love it/funny/hate it thing is basically stumbleupon/digg/reddit. The Web Notes have already been done as well. The bookmarks? Del.icio.us. And it's ugly as hell.

Redeeming features? Makes mail quite a bit easier to do, unless you use Thunderbird, in which case, it's useless. It makes twitter easier as well, though there are better plugins for Twitter. Makes Flickr a bit faster too.

All in all, this is a cruddy plugin. Most of the 5-star reviews I've seen contain grammar errors, so I'm not surprised at all that this plugin is cruddy. It doesn't do anything that other software doesn't do better, and it doesn't organize well at all, since it's not space-efficient and it's a memory hog (added something like 40MB of RAM usage while doing nothing).

Stay away.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.0.5). 

macfox II

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It took away preview icons on the Bookmark toolbar, doesn't change the appearance of added toolbars, and the loading bar in tabs (Tab Mix Plus) looks awful. Not a very compatible theme, though mildly attractive.