ottodv

About me

Developer Information
Name ottodv
Location Estonia
Homepage http://www.7is7.com/software/firefox/
User since July 26, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 23 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In a little more detail...

Mozilla marketing volunteer, former admin at SpreadFirefox, admin at AccessFirefox.org, and Foxysearch.org.

Add-ons I've created

DMOZ

DMOZ Search - Open Directory Project

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (2)
24 weekly downloads

Bitcoin Block Explorer

Bitcoin Block Explorer allows you to search for information about the blocks, addresses, and transactions in the Bitcoin blockchain.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (5)
18 weekly downloads

Blockchain

Blockchain.info is a service to query the BitCoin blockchain.

Not yet rated
9 weekly downloads

Magnatune

Magnatune Search

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (1)
4 weekly downloads

My Reviews

Eesti keele speller

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Have been using this dictionary for ages. Very helpful, especially for a non-native speaker like myself.

MAFIAAFire Redirector

Congrats on the free publicity Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Congrats on the free publicity from DHS! I had nearly forgotten about this addon until this news came out.
And of course congrats to Mozilla for keeping their back straight.
Haven't actually used this addon (don't really need it), the 5 stars are for effort and having the guts to stand up against domain name seizure abuse by DHS and the MAFIAA.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7b). 

Flashblock

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A definite must to have to stop the annoying overuse of Flash, and only allow flash when you really want it. I would love it to be more fine-grained though, instead of only allowing the whitelisting of entire sites I would like to be able to only allow certain flash elements on a given site/page.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.14.2). 

X-notifier (for Gmail,Hotmail,Yahoo,AOL ...)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I recently rediscovered this add-on, in the distant past I always seemed to have problems and eventually stopped using it but these days it's running smoothly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.2). 

Greasemonkey

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Have been using this add-on for years. Extremely useful.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.20100408.6). 

Download Statusbar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A pleasant add-on to use - provides a clear at a glance view. The only problem I encounter is clearing failed downloads - you have to remove those individually.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.7.2). 

Firefox Sync for Firefox 3.5/3.6

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have had some trouble getting this to work. Sometimes it works flawlessly and other times it doesn't seem to sync at all.

Non-the-less this add-on is absolutely fantastic, it can do a real browser sync, not just a bookmarks sync. I totally love the way it is set up to protect our privacy, with all the information being encrypted. That shows some respect for your users! None of the alternatives offer that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5). 

Nuke Anything Enhanced

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An add-on that I've been using for years. I nearly always use it before I print a webpage.

CoLT

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simple in use, and works as promised. I end up forgetting it's actually this add on that provides me these extra context options, it's so non-intrusive.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.0). 

Html Validator

Very useful! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A great add-on, that I use all the time! It makes my life so much easier when I can see at a glance if a page I am working on still validates. There must have been a lot of hard work gone into building this add-on. Thank you!

Note: The Linux version (which I use) is available from the site itself.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.6.1). 

Personas Rotator

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Played around a few minutes with this add-on, but could not get it to do what I wanted - which was to rotate my favorites (that I have collected on GetPersonas). It kept on asking me to log in, while I was already logged in.

After install it starts rotating immediately, picking any random persona, and these include personas of girls in bikini (as mentioned below by someone else already). Although this is clearly not done on purpose by this add-on.

I turned rotating off, then restarted Firefox, to discover that it was rotating again. But the menu said "Enable rotation".... I had to enable and disable it to stop. I restarted Firefox again to see if it would happen again, but it did not start rotating again. Maybe a one time thing.

I tried to make it use my getpersona favorites again after this restart, and again it did not work. So I've disabled the add-on.

3 stars because it's a good concept and although it's a pity that I couldn't get it to do what I wanted, I don't think it's anything that can't be fixed. I'll try it again in the future.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6). 

Sky Full of Stars

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If you like star filled skies, this is a great one.

Candied Hearts

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice work!

Underwater Dolphins

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very pleasing to the eye.

Fx Cut Metal

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

One of the best Firefox themed personas.

Theme Font & Size Changer

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works exactly as advertised. A not-in-your-face add-on, with the toolbar button being optional (as it should be).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1). 

DMOZ Bookmarks

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does exactly what it promises. A suggested improvement would be to add the option to the context menu (instead of only in the Bookmarks menu).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.100228.11). 

Xrl.In Tiny Links

Non-intrusive and pleasant to use Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension is so very non-intrusive, the extra button is neatly placed within the URL bar where it doesn't bother or take up much space. The add-on never takes you away from the page you are visiting, you can just copy and paste the short URL or e-mail it. The short URLs are really among the shortest around.

I have actually also implemented this service on my website where I now offer short URLs to visitors without them leaving my website. This extension can do that for any website.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

Orbit Yellow 2006

Items in Focus hard to read Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is one of my favorite themes (because of the buttons). The only problem I have with it is that menu items which are in focus are hard to read (white on gray). Change that and it will be perfect...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3).