Cal El

About me

Developer Information
Name Cal El
Location THE EF'n HOUSE OF EL!
Occupation Photographer & Wordsmith
User since January 24, 2014
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Extension List Dumper

ONLY Creates Empty Files!!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have tried many different options to try to get any usable output from the Extension List Dumper add-on, but it ONLY produces empty files.
A "Dump List" button is added to the Add-ons Manager window. With that , a user can choose what to name the output file, and select which folder to create it in. A user can choose a few different file types (text, HTML, CSV with either comma or semi-colon separators, or BBCode) to create, as well. However, no matter what options a user selects, there is NO CONTENT in ANY of the output files! NONE! Just empty files with the name, and of type and in the location selected!

Video DownloadHelper

Unreliable! When the Toolbar Icon Disappears, VDH Becomes Useless!` Rated 2 out of 5 stars

When VDH was working, it was the best video download helper! Unfortunately, it is not stable. The toolbar icon disappears, and once it does, VDH becomes useless. Removing and reinstalling does not bring the icon back, either. A search of the VDH support forum for this issue, reveals that this has been going on for awhile, and that the developer has no clue why. Even worse is the fact that the developer shows no interest in doing anything about it. He prefers to blame Firefox, instead of figuring out why his code doesn't work.
If and when Video Download Helper gets fixed, I'll edit this review to reflect that. As I said, when it was working, it was the best.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.2.0). 

Awesome Screenshot Plus - Capture, Annotate & More

Awesome Screenshot Plus... Simply Works Awesomely! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Awesome Screenshot Plus, simply works awesomely! (And that IS a plus!)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.4.11). 

Focsy

Focsy Is A Nosy Nag!! And It Does Not Clean Up After Itself, Either!!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I clicked in many places and did not see any " integrated Google search textfield ".

Instead of an inspiring message, Focsy's would scold me by questioning why I was awake! Was that why there was no "integrated textfield search"? Because Focsy was already n bed, asleep?

And, finally, when Disabled or Removed, Focsy does NOT restore the new tab. So, now when I open a new tab, I get a "Problem load page" on "chrome://focsy/content/plugin.html". Opening a new tab is now all "Focsied Up"!!

I looked at the so-called "support section" before I wrote this review, but there is nothing there about any support for Focsy.

One star feels a bit generous, but we are not allowed to give 0 stars!

All Downloader Professional

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Do Not Work!
There is no download button, or menu item, or toolbar item, so there is nothing to make work, either.
The supposed "homepage" for this Add-On, is nothing more than an ad for website software called "startpage24". But, no support, no instructions, nothing.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.00.17.1-signed.1-signed). 

DownThemAll!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

On some pages, this works great!

But, on other pages, it tries to download java-script and empty folders, instead of letting me see the webpage being called. This makes it impossible to use on some of the websites I go to frequently. (Like the Daily Deal on www.bhphotovideo.com, I don't want to download the java script that calls up today's special, I just want to see it!) For that reason, I've had to Disable this Add-On. There is nowhere to choose what extensions this works on that is readable or usable. Nor is there a reasonable way to contact anybody that might support this Add-On, either. Their "bug report" thing is too complex and convoluted, like something the development team should fill out for themselves, instead of a simple end-user.

This is a great idea, but it still needs a lot of work before it's ready for release!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.18.1-signed.1-let-fixed). 

Gmail Manager

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have 3 Gmail accounts which I have tried to enter into the so-called GMail Manager, but the Add-on can't seem to remember any of them!!
The support site is blank! The Mozilla forum has lots of similar reports of this not working. This seems to be an abandoned Add-On!!!
I don't understand why Mozilla lists this as TOP RATED!!!

Image Download Ⅱ

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Does NOT Work!!!
This does not get the image linked to by a thumbnail. Despite the filter, it only grabs the thumbnail image.

The instructions in the "having trouble writing rules" pop-up tooltip, are to manually go to each page of each image that you want, and then to use this Add-On to save the those images. Which is about what one has to do to save those images anyway.

In short, this Add-On is more trouble than it is worth. By the time one has set it up for one single site, one could have clicked on and downloaded all the images one was after. And, at a different website, you have to set it up all over again, if you want those new images in a different folder. Like I said, more trouble than it is worth to me.