dustigroove

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Name dustigroove
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Twitbin - Twitter Sidebar for Firefox

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

If you are looking for a sidebar add-on for your Twittering, this is definitely the one!

My only gripe: the permanent Twitbin entry in the feed area is a bit annoying and should have a preference to be disabled.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.3). 

HootBar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Here's a case of simplicity in action... taking the position of "why add an unnecessary additional UI element when you can just reuse what you already have", TwitterBar makes tweeting and URL sharing simple.

Great add-on, love it!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

HootBar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Here's a case of simplicity in action... taking the position of "why add an unnecessary additional UI element when you can just reuse what you already have", TwitterBar makes tweeting and URL sharing simple.

Great add-on, love it!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

TwitKit

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

TK is okay. However, in the battle for sidebar supremacy I would currently have to award Twitbin the crown due to its much cleaner interface and frequent development.

Pros:
* It does "Just Work", sends and receives tweets perfectly fine. Decent options. Provides many of the same functions that other Twitter clients offer.
* No noticeable issues when used with All-in-One Sidebar.
* Some minor theming support.

Cons:
* TwitKit's interface seems clunky. The control panel and text entry box take up too much real estate. Being a sidebar based add-on, layout and usage of space needs to be a major consideration.
* The icons used seem like a hodge-podge collection of free ones gathered from the web.
* Poor use of whitespace to delineate tweets, controls, etc.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Provider for Google Calendar

Nice, but I'll stick w GCALDaemon Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This plug-in mostly works as advertised (although I did encounter a few nuances). If you are a casual user this is the quick-n-easy way to go.

However, if you are okay with getting your hands a bit dirty, GCALDaemon offers a much more robust solution. I use it to synchronize my Google Calendars locally to Thunderbird/Lightning simultaneously with Evolution (this way my daily events show under the Date/Time applet when I click on it for super-quick viewing).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1). 

awn-notif

Works here as well... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2). 

PopupMaster

Nice Add-on... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This nicely does away with the annoying Popup Blocker bar (which interestingly enough notifies of a popup by actually popping up a bar... ugh) in favor of much a less intrusive icon in the status bar.

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