newyawkboy

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Name newyawkboy
Location victoria b.c.
Occupation magician
User since March 10, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Simple Mail

Brilliance with a Minimalist Aesthetic Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was thrilled to return to Firefox's latest version, but even more so to find Telega's Simple Mail program suddenly compatible and functioning once again. This small program is one that gets constant use from me and which is ranked towards the top of all the add-ons I have ever employed. It is unique in the world of major browsers--I know of none other that can function so fully as a mail program with such a wonderful minimalist aesthetic that belies an intuitive understanding by its creator of what critical components of a mail program should be distilled in a compact version of one that operates from the browser. To my mind, it even puts Opera Mail to shame, avoiding the "novel" but confusing and ultimately self-defeating non-directory mode that at least Gmail managed to implement properly. Telega, you will go down in the Add-On Hall of Fame in my book. When I plugged in the words Simple Mail and saw it on the Firefox add-on section, I was sure it was an old, inactive version, relegated to the dustbin of cyber programs. So many thanks for a first class job and enriching the many, many thousands of users who rely on it for both work and play day in and day out. Long life to you! NYB

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.79). 

Email Signature - WiseStamp

How To Place Signature on the Bottom! Rated 3 out of 5 stars

If you are like me and have been unable to get WiseStamp to function to place a simple signature at the BOTTOM of emails (where probably 95%+ emails usually appear), I suggest you do what I just did--install QuickText from TB's add-ons (or the developer's site, http://extensions.hesslow.se/http://extensions.hesslow.se/). Using your signature in WS, copy what you see in the HTML view) and use that HTML to plug in your signature when setting it up in QuickText. Important--save it using the HTML option, not in Text. That's it! When you right mouse click, you can plug your signature in on any line of the page. Frankly, with so many people frustrated over the quirks of WiseStamp's beta edition not always being accepted by TB 3.1.2 (which supposedly solves this serious deficit of placement), I can't figure out why the developers have not created a default version that gives users TOTAL control over placement. Who wants to hit people over the hit with an immediate signature in emails??

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.8).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Email Signature - WiseStamp

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Addendum to my emails re: inability to place WS signatures on the bottom of emails in version 3.1.2. Download QuickText and create your signature using HTML code (you'll find it in WiseStamp's HTML view). Make sure you save it in QT in HTML, not mere Text and you have what you have needed from WiseStamp for a long time. Right mouse click in TB and plug it in anywhere on the page!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.8).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Email Signature - WiseStamp

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Can't Get WiseStamp to place your Signature on the Bottom?? Here is what you should do! Install QuickText, available here or on the developer's site (http://extensions.hesslow.se/). Its quite fabulous. Note: Insert your signature in HTML format when configuring and be sure to click on the HTML option (not the Text option). BINGO--my frustrations have disappeared. If you like, just create your signature in WS and then go to the HTML for what you have created, copy it and paste it into your QuickText signature. The WS folks said they had remedied the lack of bottom placement with their beta version, but TB refused to install it on my system. QuickText is the way to go for anyone else who has been unable to use WS. Why the WS developers made the DEFAULT placement at the very top of their add-on is beyond me. I almost never read emails that hit me in the face at the top with signatures. You will love QuickText--a simple right mouse click on the context menu and your frustrations are finally gone....well, at least this one. I have been trying to get the WS folks to just include a simple top/bottom option or a right-mouse insert signature function, but to no avail. For a company that pours huge energy into promo, this baffles me.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.8).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Email Signature - WiseStamp

thunderbird 3.1.2 rejecting WS installation Rated 3 out of 5 stars

SUGGESTION to the WS team--add a SIMPLE right mouse click option for placing WS signatures WHEREVER the cursor is and then you could eliminate the ridiculous situation of having the default location of signatures at the very start of every post. I know that the bottom placement was supposed be solved by the Beta WS but perhaps it is an anomaly that the Beta will not be accepted by TB 3.1.2 (the latest version). But that is the situation and attempts to solve it have failed at my end, leading me to look for an alternative program or my own homemade solution. Why not give users total control over placement? For an add-on that has received such an amount of work from your team, consider the fact that users have different needs and that the majority of users use bottom placement of signatures, not top. Every version you come out with should have a simple Top and Bottom placement option, OR, as I say, permit a right mouse click option to insert anywhere.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.8).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Email Signature - WiseStamp

thunderbird 3.1.2 rejecting WS installation Rated 3 out of 5 stars

SUGGESTION to the WS team--add a SIMPLE right mouse click option for placing WS signatures WHEREVER the cursor is and then you could eliminate the ridiculous situation of having the default location of signatures at the very start of every post. I know that the bottom placement was supposed be solved by the Beta WS but perhaps it is an anomaly that the Beta will not be accepted by TB 3.1.2 (the latest version). But that is the situation and attempts to solve it have failed at my end, leading me to look for an alternative program or my own homemade solution. Why not give users total control over placement? For an add-on that has received such an amount of work from your team, consider the fact that users have different needs and that the majority of users use bottom placement of signatures, not top. Every version you come out with should have a simple Top and Bottom placement option, OR, as I say, permit a right mouse click option to insert anywhere.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.8).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Email Signature - WiseStamp

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I have no doubt that along with myself, thousands of users have put in a simple request to allow users to place the signature at the BOTTOM of posts. Despite notes back that this would be in the next edition, it has been a long time with no solution. This is not a complex piece of programming and it cripples to some degree the utility of the add-on, requiring work arounds like copying/pasting or remembering to START the post with the signature and THEN begin writing your post. C'mon developers, do the right thing! Thanks.....

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.7).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Gmail Manager

Icon disappeared, not functioning for me Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Todd's Gmail Manager worked fine for a long time and then the icon disappear from the toolbar, as well as from the array of icons when viewing "customize." Repeated attempts of uninstalling and reinstalling did not solve the problem--I was locked out! And so went to his site, which had an older version of the add-on. That too failed to show an icon. I now use Gmail Notifier which I used long, long ago and it has always been solid, getting you through the door. Shame, I get bonded to good add-ons. This happened with a previous upgrade of Firefox as well. So I have given it 3 stars--as a homage to its working status before, but its a fiver when functioning--i.e., if you can find an icon to initiate it....

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1). 

Email Signature - WiseStamp

I Am Perplexed! Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This add-on works fine for me with Gmail...in Thunderbird it has been useless. Why? Because the developers have had it AUTOMATICALLY appear *Before* whatever text I write and I prefer having a signature more subtly Below the text. It does not have this simply ability. Why in the world did they NOT just tack on a simple copy/paste function to enable those of us who prefer bottom signatures to achieve this??? I cannot imagine designing such a feature and not allowing users a flexible means of placement. And so...until this is modified, I rank it very low for those of us in this category.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.6). 

Thunderbird Conversations

A POWERHOUSE of an Add-On Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Now and then an add-on comes along that changes the way we communicate via email. This one permits the simultaneous value of traditional email client folders with Gmail's "conversation" format. Together, they make Thunderbird a POWERHOUSE in my opinion. A wonderful, wonderful job, Jonathan! This is a superb idea that has been well executed. It has been particularly valuable for business conversations where references are made to previous communications--they are all right there to be viewed. This is one of a handful of exceptionally valuable add-ons on my list that I plan to support with a donation.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3alpha3). 

Google Redesigned

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I had this installed quite awhile ago but also found it to be much too dark, somewhat oppressive to me. For those who feel that way, go to Themes under Gmail settings and select the Theme called Shiny. I think its the best one for those of us that appreciate a minimalist but extremely inviting interface.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.5). 

Google Redesigned

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I had this installed quite awhile ago but also found it to be much too dark, somewhat oppressive to me. For those who feel that way, go to Themes under Gmail settings and select the Theme called Shiny. I think its the best one for those of us that appreciate a minimalist but extremely inviting interface.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.5). 

Gmail Manager

Unusable presently! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Am using Firefox 3.5.7 and 0.6 of Gmail Manager. ACTUALLY, I SHOULD be saying I am NOT USING Gmail Manager because it suddenly ceased t function--the icon does not appear anywhere on my system despite multiple reinstallations, reboots. So what gives?? Sorry, love sometimes go to hate, its a pity to have a new version wind up to result in the unusability of a program. I wanted "Change I Could Believe In" but my faith got quashed.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6). 

tbNotes

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've only JUST installed this add-on and lend my voice to all those who have commented to you Ondrej. The concept is great and there is a HUGE need for message taking extensions. But really, how in the world could you release it with the most miniscule type size possible?? It almost defeats the very concept of what it is supposed to do, and it should be an easy thing to implement I would think. It makes no sense and puts a burden on the user that should be totally unnecessary.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.1). 

tbNotes

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've only JUST installed this add-on and lend my voice to all those who have commented to you Ondrej. The concept is great and there is a HUGE need for message taking extensions. But really, how in the world could you release it with the most miniscule type size possible?? It almost defeats the very concept of what it is supposed to do, and it should be an easy thing to implement I would think. It makes no sense and puts a burden on the user that should be totally unnecessary.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.1). 

Pocket

More is Less this time... Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I just uninstalled RIL after finding it was basically sapping more time than it was worth. I have to agree with the nay-sayers who reviewed it here who commented that the early version that allowed a folder on the FF toolbar to be a very accessible way to store and retrieve pages for viewing. Overall, at a certain point, the utility of RIL breaks down for me--too much time going elsewhere to get a TOTALLY clear picture of ALL the pages that have been marked. I would suggest to the author that, just as he recently brought back the right mouse click "Read This Page Later" option, he should put less energy into viewing pages on alternative devices and focus on FF functionality. Deleting this add-on felt like a weight off of my psyche. I don't mean to sound harsh, but overall, the components of the add-on are not terribly well integrated in my opinion, reducing the utility of what should be a quick means of KNOWING what we saved and being able to RETRIEVE it in seconds. I think it needs another overhaul badly. Having said all of this, I appreciate the work put in and the concept.

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

External Application Buttons mod for Firefox 3.0+

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simply superb and so necessary for so many of us. Many thanks for updating this more obscure but critical add-on that fills a very necessary niche for heavy duty FF users.

Integrated Inbox for Gmail and Google Apps

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Quite simply, a superb job Michael...with Google's new changes, Google Redesigned has been on the fritz and so lost some features. Your program, coupled with the aesthetic Gmail Theme "Shiny" has brought Gmail back to life! Excellent job......

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.5). 

Google Redesigned

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Yes, have really liked this sleek look, more comforting to the eyes, but as several users have mentioned, over the past several days it has stopped functioning. The developer is working on a fix. TIP--as an alternative, use the Theme labelled "Shiny." It is soothing to the eyes and aesthetic enough that I just may stay with it...

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

Morning Coffee

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simply superb and fills a genuine need, saving considerable time in routinely opening the major sites one needs to browse in a single click. Personally, I consider it a work of art! Kudos to the creator for letting me sip that second cup. As one reviewer noted, it "feels" good when it opens. Kinda like a morning gift. Grazia!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.32).