AMCarter3

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Developer Information
Name AMCarter3
User since Oct. 4, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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In a little more detail...

Long time Firefox fan; 25 year Macintosh user; MacBook Air, MacOS Sierra 10.12

My Reviews

Morning Coffee Quantum

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I really miss the original Morning Coffee. This is a decent replacement, BUT it was hard to figure out how to set it up initially - the instructions are hard to find and hard to understand. Secondly, I still cannot figure out how to make adjustments in the settings. It would help if there were clear instructions in the description and a note about how to contact the developer with questions. (I only happened to discover that the developer responds to comments in reviews.)

It works, sort of, but is certainly not as easy to use as the original version. Hopefully, the developer will improve it over time.

Xmarks Sync

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

So, what is the ALTERNATIVE to Xmarks? It has worked for years in Firefox. I felt it was THE best bookmarks sync add-on. However, it no longer works properly in Firefox 56 and I doubt it will work properly in FF 57. Basically, the login function mal-functions. It is unable to remember that I have already logged in. I get reminded by Xmarks to re-log in about every 30 minutes... constantly, all day long. It is irritating and absurd. Once you re-log in, it does one sync and then forgets you logged in.

I requested help from the developer and they advised me to try the BETA version available on their website. I have informed the developer and they acknowledge there is a problem but seem unable or unwilling to fix it. Perhaps more 1-star reviews will persuade them to get Xmarks working again.

IF you want to try the BETA version designed for Firefox 57 (currently 4.5.0.3a), got to: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/xmarks-sync/versions/beta. If you run into issues (like I have) while using the latest beta build, please send us them feedback and request that they FIX it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.5.0.4).  This user has 4 previous reviews of this add-on.

Xmarks Sync

Needs to work with Firefox 56 & 57 Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Right now, after days of trying and testing, I find that Xmarks 4.4.xx no longer works with Firefox 56. I have tried the Beta version 4.5.0.1a and find that it works with FF 56, BUT... it constantly forgets that you are logged into it. As long as you are willing to be constantly nagged about logging in to sync your bookmarks, it seems to work. Very frustrating. I have sent feedback to the developer... you should to if you care about this addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.4.1).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Xmarks Sync

Best Bookmarks Manager Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've used Xmarks for more than 15 years. Xmarks is the best bookmarks manager I have found. I store a lot of bookmarks in folders in Firefox as my primary browser and I want them to show up in Safari when I use it. I also want my bookmarks to show up on my iPhone and iPad.

However, Xmarks can present challenges. First, syncing between Safari and Firefox requires monitoring the two sets of bookmarks and being careful they match up. Often, the "Favorites" in Safari will get out of sync with Firefox and it will take some effort to re-match them.

Second, getting my bookmarks to show up accurately on my iPhone and iPad is problematic. Since the bookmarks on my phone and iPad are driven by what Safari stores in iCloud, it is critical to make sure my Safari Favorites match my Firefox bookmarks. Sometimes, I have to wipe the Favorites saved on my phone and iPad first to get them to update.

Net, it takes some concentrated effort periodically to get my bookmarks to fully and accurately sync between Firefox and Safari AND across my laptop, iPhone and iPad... but it can be done with Xmarks. Without Xmarks, it simply would not happen.

2/18/17 - Update -- I recently tried Google Chrome and discovered that Xmarks not only works on Chrome, but it significantly FASTER than on Firefox. Why??

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.4.0).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Morning Coffee

Thanks so much for fixing MC!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Count me too in those that love Morning Coffee (and I do mean the app kind). Thanks so much for fixing it for FF29.x!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.35.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Morning Coffee

How to FIX MC? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I too love Morning Coffee. But I do not know an api from an apple. Could one of you brilliant people with deep tech knowledge please share with the rest of us simpletons how to fix Morning Coffee in a simple step-by-step, paint-by-the-dots guide?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.35.1-signed.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Xmarks Sync

Generally the best Bookmarks Utility Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've used this add-on for years. It's truly great. The ability to go back in history and find a missing folder of bookmarks has saved my butt numerous times.

Having interacted quite a bit with the development team (to get help on issues), my sense is that this seemingly simple task is rather complicated. For example, the sister version "Xmarks for Safari" had several persistent flaws that only recently have been resolved. Net, it really does help to stay current with the latest version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.1.1-signed).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Morning Coffee

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Same issue here on FF 29... clicking on the MC icon is not working right now. To activate MC, I'm also going to the pull-down menu, clicking once on "Configure Morning Coffee" and pressing OK. Then, click on the MC icon. Pretty odd, but it works.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.35.1-signed.1-signed). 

Blur

Masked Email feature in new version is a pain Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I suppose DNTM is a good utility add-on although I really have no way of telling whether it really accomplishes anything. And, while you believe your new Masked Email feature is really great and liked by many, I find it to be a royal pain in the ass.
It consistently pops up in sites where I do want to submit my email address. I turned it OFF.

ADDED COMMENT: If the Masked Email feature popped up in a less intrusive way, and IF your instructions regarding when to use it or not use it was more clear, I would consider turning it back on. However, I don't like the way it blocks the process of filling in personal info and I frankly don't understand when or when not to use it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.1037.1-signed). 

Shorten URL (Bit.ly)

Good set of URL Tools Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a good set of tools for managing URL's. I suggest it would be better if it had a menu in the preferences to select the optional tools to be ON or OFF.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.92.1-signed). 

Xmarks Sync

Xmarks is Freezing Firefox Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I've been a big fan of Xmarks for a long time. I've relied on it for syncing my bookmarks between 3 browsers. When Firefox 11.0 was released, Xmarks started causing Firefox to freeze EVERY time I did a manual update. I have uninstalled all other extensions to isolate this issue. Each time I re-install Xmarks and attempt to do a manual sync, Firefox freezes part way through the sync process. I cannot use Firefox now when Xmarks is installed.

This needs to be fixed. Submitting this issue on the Get Satisfaction Forum used by Xmarks is totally useless. Hopefully, the developer will read this and respond.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.6.1-signed).