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Sten

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Developer Information
Name Sten
User since March 3, 2016
Number of add-ons developed 1 theme
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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Themes I've created

My Reviews

Xmarks Sync

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Constant problems, and even premium users can't get any support. First it just wasn't syncing my new bookmarks, then it was creating a complete duplicate set every time it synced. If not logged in it CONSTANTLY sends you popups nagging you to log in. Same if there are any syncing errors - CONSTANT popups that just build up. When I udated everything and cleaned out the duplicates and triple checked that chrome and FF sync were off on all my browsers, I finally thought I had that sorted out... but that's when Firefox Quantum came along and everything broke completely. I still have bookmarks in the cloud, but I can't download to any browser, and syncing new bookmarks is completely broken. There doesn't appear to be anyone even working to fix any of this, or if they are, they're sure not communicating with anyone about it. Don't get sucked in: XMarks is either dead or dying, and "support" couldn't care less.

Tab Groups

Like the feature never left Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm the sort of user that constantly has 3 or 4 tab groups going on. I installed this before Mozilla dropped tab groups and it's like nothing ever changed. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2). 

Adblock Plus

Life changing. You all need this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Every time I find myself using someone else's computer, I am SHOCKED at how many ads there are. I am so used to browsing without them now that I don't know how I ever managed before this beautiful, beautiful plugin. Every time I help someone set up a new computer, this is the very first add-on I install. Wouldn't change a thing!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.2). 

LastPass Password Manager

Life changing. You all need this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

We all know we should be using more secure passwords, but human nature makes that difficult to actually do, especially with sites we log into frequently. Who wants to type some big long passphrase? The novelty of "correcthorsebatterystaple" wears off pretty quick. But LastPass makes this SUPER easy. The password generator is right there, ready to go, any time it detects a password field. I was concerned that I would have trouble logging into sites with some long random password if I wasn't at my own computer with LastPass installed, but the ability to log in on the web and open your Vault makes it a matter of just two extra steps (log in, click desired site). Just be sure to log back out again when you leave!

I have on occasion had bugs/conflicts with other important add-ons (which were eventually fixed), and the text field dropdowns can be kind of slow sometimes, enough so that some users could be turned off by the delay, but it's usually not enough to bother me, and my most-used computer is a little slow anyhow. Fairly often I find that both the browser's suggestions AND LastPass's menu drop down from a field at the same time, and that is pretty annoying, but LastPass *usually* winds up on top and is always bigger, so it doesn't affect usability.

None of these things is enough to lose a star though, especially considering what an important need this fills. There are only a handful of add-ons I consider truly essential, and this is one of them.

Make sure you include how to find your LastPass password in your Will! Unless you've got major secrets to hide even after you're dead, haha...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.42). 

MeasureIt

It's simple and it works Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This tool is an huge time saver when doing front-end development. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.14.1-signed). 

CommentBlocker

Good functionality, could use some UI/targeting work Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Let me start by saying that this add-on does do the job. No comments! That said, it does the job somewhat clumsily. I imagine that it's quite difficult sometimes to determine which content is comments and which is not, but I encountered a fairly high percentage of sites in which basic functionality, like displaying an article or searching, just would not work unless I allowed "comments". In addition it was a pain to tweak settings in any way other than turning it on/off temporarily, on the fly. I had to go into add-ons and then preferences to whitelist/blacklist. The preferences have shortcut settings for right click/middle click that would have alleviated this problem a great deal, but the right click always just brought up a context menu and I don't even have a scroll click on my laptop or mac. It would also benefit from the ability to control things more granularly, which would allow users to work around inevitable targeting mistakes. So I'm trying out other add-ons for now.

Ghostery

Good compromise between protection and usability Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Some privacy add-ons make many or even most sites almost unusable. I love the way that Ghostery splits trackers into categories so I can quickly and easily block most of what I want while allowing those things that are less concerning and enhance usability, and it's incredibly easy to change these settings on the fly. I'm hardly an expert on security but it seems like this really helps keep at least most corporate snooping at bay while still allowing me to use the web normally.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0.0). 

RefControl

Simple and effective Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does what it says. Some sites will not function properly without a valid reference, and in those cases it is very quick and easy to switch the RefControl on/off for a particular site either permanently in the settings or temporarily.