Alex N. Dawson

About me

Developer Information
Name Alex N. Dawson
Occupation Blogging
User since January 14, 2013
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

In a little more detail...

Firefox is a valuable browser to me as it has tons of addons that I can use in conjunction to make my browsing experience more convenient. I'm always online almost everyday due to my job as an IT consultant working locally through a US-based company.

With my job, it requires a lot of online activities, not to mention I'm into blogging as well and contributing to MALEeNHANCEMENTpr[.]com. I've been a Firefox user since version 2 of its release. Ever since, I have never switch to any browser, and Firefox is always my default browser in both my PC and laptop as well as in both home and work.

Sure, there are new browsers available specially the rising popularity of Google Chrome, but for me nothing replace Firefox. Yes, I do a lot of browsing using Chrome specially spotting cookie-stuffed pages, both Chrome and IE are excellent of detecting those bad or broken image links. I hope there is a way Firefox can display broken images as well. This what cookie-stuffers are doing.

As you can see in my reviews, my ratings are almost 5-stars. The reason for that is I only select those addons which I have been using for years and have provided me with good experience. Typically, I never install unknown plugins which I am not certain the outcomes.

Moreover, I will be doing some testing with new addons through my Virtual Machines Firefox installation. This way, I can check hidden awesome functionality of little known addons available in the Firefox addon repository.

Many of you might be asking and raising your eyebrows. Why I just created my profile when I'm a long-time Firefox user? Yes, I just created my Firefox profile to share my experiences with the browser itself and its addons. I've seen many instances where people are confused and asking about specific plugins which by chance I'm using them. This way, I hope my reviews of the plugins I am currently using can shed light to these individuals who are in search of these information.

As we know, there are many mixed reviews about certain addons. Hopefully, mine can give a good idea about the overall functionality and troubleshooting hints as well.

My Reviews

SmoothWheel

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Improve the scrolling experience...smooth now. But I'm looking forward for more improvements in the future.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.45.6.20100202.1). 

Text Link

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very useful addon. It is now easy to manage links in pages. I like the way if function. I prefer this plugin over linkification. Text link does not slows down the browsing experience when there are bunch of URLs in the page, unlike linkification it converts all those links and it takes a long time for Firefox to respond. I'm glad I was looking for an alternative and found Text Link. Works great on Firefox 18 and hopefully this will updated continuously to be compatible with future versions of FF.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.2012122901).