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|User since||March 5, 2007|
|Number of add-ons developed||0 add-ons|
|Average rating of developer's add-ons||Not yet rated|
Doesn't remember state when loading a new web page in current tab. Doesn't have an option to apply to all tabs/windows.
Doesn't work. Clicking on links or searching gives me blank results.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2).
One of the few dark skins available that won't make a professional designer cringe.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.20081031).
PicLens is fun to play with, but does nothing to increase my searching/browsing ease or efficiency. I'm a very visual person, but I found that PicLens actually slowed down the way I browse image and video sites, and was more of an "enjoy the experience" novelty addon.
NicksterM nailed the salient points in his review. It's difficult to navigate, the scrolling motion on the 3D wall is jerky and can be nauseating, there are vital textual navigation clues missing or truncated, etc.
At this point it's just eye candy. Very cool-looking, but not very useful.
One of my essential addons...please update it for Firefox 3.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.1).
Works great. Love the drop-down list with links to each folder in the URL's directory structure.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.14).
ThumbStrips is ahead of its time. This is the kind of stunningly simple, elegant, useful addon that ups the ante for how we browse the web. The comparison to Mac OS is apt: the web has evolved into something that is integrally visual, and like Apple, this addon's developers seized upon that insight and have opened a new dimension of searching capability and productivity.
If you're a visual person, you've probably wished for this addon like I did before you knew about its existence. "What was that site that had that great article about monkeys manning space flights? All I remember was that it had a blue background and a picture of a chimp in a spacesuit..." Such dilemmas are things of the past.
I do have a few wishes for the future of its development. As it stands, ThumbStrips doesn't capture Flash (and I assume raw video without a Flash player container?), so it's of limited use with sites that have a large amount of motion content. Also, it would be nice if ThumbStrips could collapse all pages from one domain into their own folder or tree that could be expanded by the user. And it would be great to have some control over the chrome of the addon--for instance, I'd love to keep the ThumbStrips panel open all the time as a transparent overlay, and perhaps scroll rows of strips vertically instead of horizontally.
In sum, ThumbStrips is one of those little gems that remind you about what makes the experience of using Firefox so great. It's delightfully usable and has a bright future ahead.