Apollo!

About me

Developer Information
Name Apollo!
User since June 28, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

My Reviews

Customize Titlebar

Still working Rated 4 out of 5 stars

In Palemoon 25.02 it is working nice and fine. Plus I really enjoy installing things that Mozilla tries to tell me I can't.

CommentBlocker

Dead in Palemoon Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It never was perfect- but it gave a powerful and much needed function.

Unfortunately the developer is overwhelmed and someone needs to fork this to maintain development. In my limited contact with him he seemed like a decent fellow- but for development to move forwards it probably needs someone else to take over.

BarTab Heavy

It blocks tabs from loading Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I would have written first but there apparently is no contact information on the page.

When enabled it prevents tabs from initially loading with no option to toggle this behavior. The rest of the suspension functions appear to work- but that is a rather glaring flaw.

If you could look into it an perhaps issue a patch this add-on could be really handy.

ProfileSwitcher

Handy in certain situations Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I gave it 4 stars because it is a part-timer- but a handy one at that.

It is true that we can manage profiles manually- but it is kinda clunky. Most of the people who I help with tech aren't hardcore techies and anything to make tech less geeky helps.

One person that I help out kept saying that I put too much stuff on her Palemoon. I started it back up with a bare profile. Although it would be possible to do this manually this way is just plain easier. As soon as she started loading pages blasting her out of her chair with ads and a browser that lost a whole bunch of capabilities she wanted the full setup back and never complained again...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.2.1-signed). 

Menu Filter

Blank and dead Rated 1 out of 5 stars

All it did was give a blank menu that could do absolutely nothing. Instant uninstall.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.1-signed). 

Plain Text Offenders

Nonexistent in Palemoon Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The idea here is brilliant. I also went and gave the master site a dark green positive review using WOT.

Why the 1*?:

In Palemoon (24.6.2 x64) the notification icon fails to appear at all. It fails to appear in the toolbars and the customization menu too.

I wanted to give the courtesy of emailing the developer first- but there is no contact information listed.

Please offer both an update and list a contact email. I think that the idea here is great and I eagerly await deleting this review and writing a glowing one soon!

Thank you!

InvisibleHand

Nothing Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I had the opposite problem. I honestly had rarely used it and for the longest time I couldn't get it to do anything.

After reading a bunch of these comments I went and selected a bunch of random products. It was as if it wasn't even there.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.9.46.1-signed). 

Download Flash and Video

Uh oh! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

When freshly installed on a Palemoon 24.6.2(64) the icon disappears. It isn't available to customize and it vanishes from the add-ons manager list too. No other installed extension has this problem.

Then if the options are clicked on it creates an invisible window which prevents access to the browser. Only shutting the browser completely off fixes it. I run 122 add-ons and only this one has that problem.

On other computers with nearly cloned setups- but previously installed DFVs- these issues apparently aren't happening. On my main rig I have too many open tabs at the moment to risk checking for the options failure.

Also, I would have written the developers- but the link to the page gave an error.

If the developers respond and/or issue a solution I will gladly delete or raise this review.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.57.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

MailHops

Mailhops lives! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just tested it out and it is working! Hooray!!!!

Ultra-technical types could have traced mails. With this your grandma can do it!

Welcome back!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Download Flash and Video

Probably the best of the bunch Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have used pretty much all of the major video tools over the years and not only did I learn more as time went along- but video is tricky and as time passes things change.

I recently dumped another one of the major ones due to increasing issues and then went on a blitz and review of video tools.

After it was all said and done IMO this one had the best combination of form and function. It is fast, EASY to use, no known privacy issues... Put it all together and your grandma could be saving videos with a couple of clicks.

Good job!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.54.1-signed). 

Color Text Compose Buttons

A big improvement! Good job! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Somebody should have done this a LONG time ago!

Many times we were doing things like writing segments of our mails in other programs because things like strikethrough weren't available.

This is yet one more reason why rabid-release is such a disaster. TB has also had massive version # inflation and yet the simplest improvements aren't happening...

Lastly, I would request one feature modification: Please make the 5 text colors either changeable or removable through toolbar customization. For those of us who need fancy-schmancy color options the old color picker actually is easier.

Anyways, good job and thank you in advance if you consider my feature request.

Have a good weekend!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Voyage

No More Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Years ago this had the potential to revolutionize browser history but it was seriously lacking and apparently abandoned.

Although some others below have some (possible?) fixes that is too much work for something that did so little to begin with. I have asked my beta-testers and none of them had used it more than once- and I hadn't used it in ages either. That sealed the deal.

PunkSPIDER

A good idea instantly abandoned Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The basic idea really rocked but the execution had some holes in it:

* It has too many notifications and no option to toggle them.

* The icon is jumpy. It has anchoring which causes it to refuse customization- a common mistake by sloppy writers.

Lastly, I don't just write bad reviews- and before doing that I always write developers first and many respond and have good attitudes. In this case on their home page they say that they are "slightly off." It is more like gone. They created the extension and then promptly abandoned it.

EDIT:

Lastly, the icon can no longer form at all in PM 25.1 rendering the add-on totally useless

Unsubscribe from Mailing List

Nothing Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The point was it was supposed to make unsubscribing easy. I gave it a spin and there was no button to be found anywhere. It was as if the whole AO wasn't even there.

abusix Spam reporter

It is missing something: Rated 3 out of 5 stars

OK, after testing it out it seems to work- but yet there still is something missing:

At first I thought it had no controls but then I found the button on my main UI randomly placed. I was able to successfully move it and it stayed in place after a restart. That part turned out to be OK.

Then I opened up a spam mail and it was impossible to place a report button there. Wouldn't that be a place where it gets used often?

Spoof Detector

Not yet Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I gave it a try and I could barely find it at all. Apparently it adds a context menu entry to check and then it reports back in (an unknown to me) Asian language.

With some more development and language support- maybe. Until then- no.

CookieFast

It doesn't change color Rated 3 out of 5 stars

There is a rival add-on(CWWB) that clearly changes between green and red and I was hoping that this one would be similar because that one isn't available for Email.

Although this one can pull up the cookie manager the fact that hitting the button doesn't easily change permissions or have a granny-proof color system shows that it isn't ready for prime time- at least yet.

With maybe an update or two this could easily be a winner but those earlier 5 star reviews jumped the gun.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1-signed). 

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

Good- but incomplete Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The idea is great and it could potentially make a real difference.

The issue I have seen is it has far too small of a catalog. Is it actively being developed? How can the catalog grow???

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.1.1-signed). 

Posting Style Enforcer

Good catch! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

For 1000 years the fact that things could constantly jump around made replies almost unreadable sometimes. Why didn't they include something like this long ago as standard?

It is good to see that someone stepped it up!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

MagicSLR

Vanishing buttons? Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Didn't it used to come with the option of extra buttons? Without those it is a handy part-timer for folks with multiple accounts- but nothing special- and kinda buggy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.9.1).