Phil

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Name Phil
User since September 12, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Feedly - Beyond Google Reader

Uninstalled after two minutes Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Loads with a page called 'essentials' that has advertising dressed up as 'feeds'. The edit button is greyed out, so I appear to be stuck with these 'feeds' (adverts) that I don't want.

Nevertheless, I go to the forum I wanted to subscribe to and add its feed. It shows up, but it is not added to the sidebar, so when I leave that page I can't go back to it again.

There are no configuration settings of any sort where you'd usually find them, to specify how many feed items to fetch, whether you want text-only, how long the teaser should be, etc.

Also the themes are awful. I am not ten.

When it says that it is 'powered by google and twitter', what it really means is that FEEDLY IS NOT A FEED READER; IT IS AN INTERFACE FOR GOOGLE READER AND TWITTER. YOU NEED ACCOUNTS WITH THESE SERVICES FOR IT TO FUNCTION. I don't (and never will) have a google account or twitter account. I just wanted to pull some feeds off some forums and websites, and I wish that this tragic plugin hadn't wasted my time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.1.1-signed.1-signed). 

Pencil

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Just wasted hours using this tool, before discovering that the newest versions can't export anything without fatal errors. Looked up the issues list on googlecode and found out that this app is not actively developed and critical bugs are not being addressed.

Great potential, but unusable in the current state without any functional export.

Stealthy

Easy to use, but potentially dangerous Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I have no evidence that the add-on itself is malicious, but using free proxies is always dangerous. So I would only use this add-on to view websites as a guest or when you're already logged into a website. Never enter passwords or personal information into text fields while Stealthy is enabled.

In agreement with JS-M below, I am also concerned about the other reviews which have been deleted. If people have fears about security, then these should be addressed in public by the developer, not simply deleted, which looks very suspicious.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1.1-signed.1-signed).