efexgee

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Developer Information
Name efexgee
Location Seattle
User since September 19, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Launch Clipboard

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

To all: The context menu only appears on the location bar (where you type URLs).

To author: It would be great if the context menu were also available in more intuitive places -- I didn't even know the location bar had a context menu. : )

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.1-signed). 

ResizeIT

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Positioning did not work with my multi-monitor setup (6). Did no testing with fewer monitors.

pdfit

Not "really" PDF Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This extension worked without problem for me, but it doesn't really do what one would expect from the name. The resulting PDF is just a wrapper around an image that is essentially a giant screenshot of the page.

Pros:

- Fast because it does no encoding
- Doesn't require net access (also, content doesn't go through someone else's website)
- Doesn't care about types of websites, security, etc. because it's just a screen shot

Cons:

- Huge PDFs (just a giant screen shot)
- No actual text (no search, no copying, etc.)
- Poor readability of text due to resolution (will look terrible printed)
- No paginating ("Split Pages" just cuts the screen shot where page breaks should be, even if that's in the middle of a photo or even a line of text)

I'm sorry to give it one star, but I think the name is misleading. It's a one-click webpage snapshot and is a good work-around if the page you want to save doesn't work with other tools. I'm sure it's well written and I certainly couldn't write anything like this, but it should be named something else.

The best options for saving pages as PDF I have found are:

- virtual printers (like PrimoPDF) - looks ugly because it uses the browser's printing layout, but has text, and doesn't cut stuff at page breaks

- "Save as PDF" (pdfcrowd.com) - slow, connects to their website (don't use this on pages with confidential info), will cut images in side frames, but makes great PDFs which include clickable links (which could come in handy)

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

pdfit

Not "really" PDF Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This extension worked without problem for me, but it doesn't really do what one would expect from the name. The resulting PDF is just a wrapper around an image that is essentially a giant screenshot of the page.

Pros:

- Fast because it does no encoding
- Doesn't require net access (also, content doesn't go through someone else's website)
- Doesn't care about types of websites, security, etc. because it's just a screen shot

Cons:

- Huge PDFs (just a giant screen shot)
- No actual text (no search, no copying, etc.)
- Poor readability of text due to resolution (will look terrible printed)
- No paginating ("Split Pages" just cuts the screen shot where page breaks should be, even if that's in the middle of a photo or even a line of text)

I'm sorry to give it one star, but I think the name is misleading. It's a one-click webpage snapshot and is a good work-around if the page you want to save doesn't work with other tools. I'm sure it's well written and I certainly couldn't write anything like this, but it should be named something else.

The best options for saving pages as PDF I have found are:

- virtual printers (like PrimoPDF) - looks ugly because it uses the browser's printing layout, but has text, and doesn't cut stuff at page breaks

- "Save as PDF" (pdfcrowd.com) - slow, connects to their website (don't use this on pages with confidential info), will cut images in side frames, but makes great PDFs which include clickable links (which could come in handy)