Achilleas

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Name Achilleas
User since January 23, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Awesome Screenshot Plus - Capture, Annotate & More

Adware Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Read all the other 1-star reviews that mention superfish and adware. At the risk of turning this review into a giant wall of text, I will comment on the "About this addon" text directly:

"This extension also integrate [sic] some additional features such as "Discover Similar Sites" and "Price Comparison While You Shop." These are value-added features, and definitely are not "Malware" or "Adware" as some may mistakenly believe. "

This paragraph directly contradicts the last part:

"We are committed to being transparent with and respectful of our users, and would really appreciate if users who are concerned about adware or malware to take the above into consideration. "

I have taken the above into consideration. The developers are not being respectful to their users because:
(a) They are shoving adware into the product and, more importantly
(b) They assume the users are idiots and will accept this practice because the developers just posted on the addon page that these "value-added features" aren't adware.

"Adware" is a term used to describe software that displays advertisements that are usually (but not necessarily) unwanted.

Saying that adware isn't adware only goes to show how little respect they have for their users and saying that they respect their users, because they're announcing the inclusion of this "feature", only makes it worse.

"Please also note that these features are disabled by default unless you enable them. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS EXTENSION IF YOU STILL DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE."

I wont use this extension because I don't feel comfortable. I thank the developers for being so kind as to present me with this option. The fact that I will now stop using this addon, as well as the fact that the developers are making people aware of the inclusion of these so called features, does not limit my right to review this piece of software based on my experience with it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.7). 

Provider for Google Calendar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Makes my life extremely easier having all my Google calendars on Thunderbird. You could switch to CalDAV but I am waiting for Google tasks support, which I am aware is coming soon [1]. I'm giving this addon 5 stars up front for the dedication from the developer in maintaining this addon.

[1] - https://bugzil.la/493389

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.13). 

Oxygenate

Best KDE theme Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Looks great on KDE 4.7. Fits the style perfectly.
I've tried many other KDE based themes but none of them seemed to fit well and didn't look nearly as good as this one.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1). 

Manually sort folders

Simple yet so useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The idea behind this addon is so simple it makes you wonder why it isn't default behaviour. It's the kind of addon you don't think you need, but would like to have and after you get it, you wonder why you didn't go looking for it sooner.

Truth be told, I came across it by accident and immediately thought how useful it would be to have. Thank you Jonathan!

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

Thunderbird Conversations

Works as advertised Rated 4 out of 5 stars

No problems here and works just as is described. An older review mentions that it conflicts with Compact Headers but that is not the case any more. I can keep Compact Headers on and when I view emails in classic mode (which I sometimes still do for my own reasons) the CH addon does its job.

The only reason I'm dropping a star is a minor point: The toolbar buttons (reply, fwd, del, junk) are disabled in conversation view. I know all the options (except junk) are available in the conversation view as smaller buttons and via the "more" drop-down list, but I'm really used to just moving the mouse up to the toolbar for delete or junk.

Still. Great addon!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.2.4).