Frank Dodd

About me

Developer Information
Name Frank Dodd
User since January 10, 2009
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

My Reviews

SmartVideo For YouTube

Great plug-in with a few quirks Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The plug-in works really well, allowing youtube videos to be properly buffered on slow connections before you start playing. It seams to interfere with posting comments but its easily switched off and on if you want to do that.
Its very annoying when your youtube video stops 1/2 way through because the player didn't buffer enough data no more of that with this plug-in

Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It did the job I wanted it too, which was to allow me to remove version 0.0.0 of the same ilk. As for its real function, well I never wanted it and am unlikely to trust it now after it wormed its way into my browser without my express permission.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

All-in-One Gestures

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is one reason why I still use Firefox, all the icons and commands I use are always right under my mouse pointer. Thumbs up for this one!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.19.1). 

Flashblock

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

An excellent add-on that I installed to get rid of those incredibly annoying overlaid flash adverts and now allows me to control when flash stuff gets played. Top job.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.8). 

Fast Dial

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I find it depressing to see the damage done to such a popular extension and see this as a textbook example of a disastrous misunderstanding of your users and of the business model you are working within. I feel it has greatly damaged trust in Fast Dial and somewhat damaged trust in Firefox add-ons in general.

You could have provided a much more subtle opportunity for your users to visit a page promoting your interests or a place to provide yourself with the opportunity of a revenue stream, such as a small Fast Dial logo, an about Telega button or a one off page with upgrade information and any other promotions you wanted to make.

You have been a long time contributor though so I do wish you well and would like to see you and Fast Dial recover from this, hopefully it will be a lesson learned and will prompt you to spend some time researching the successful marketing and promotion of other products and apply them to your own.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.18).