Cody

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Developer Information
Name Cody
User since August 1, 2012
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Feedly - Beyond Google Reader

Quite excellent (coming from Google Reader) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I, like many, moved over to Feedly upon hearing that Google was nixing its Reader service. I liked Reader because it was simple and no-nonsense and accessible wherever I was. Does Feedly meet those same standards for me? Not quite, but it doesn't do it wrong, either. It's a beautiful application whether via this plugin or on my phone, and it really does work very smoothly. Maybe too smooth, in fact, for my taste -- it's very much "the New Web," whereas I've got a pretty plain aesthetic, but even so it's been merely an acclimation process rather than anything overwhelming.

Oh, yeah, and it synced all my subscriptions from Reader in about a minute and has been running without a hitch (especially impressive considering the massive influx of traffic it's received since the Reader announcement).

I highly recommend it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (10.2). 

Readability

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this add-on so much it's sort of unreasonable. Now I've been using FF since 2.0, and I've used a lot of add-ons (I'm a front-end web dev, so this comes with the territory), and not since Firebug have I been so floored by an add-on.

My eyes? Not so hot, which means I used to zoom in and out all the time to get long articles and blog posts more readable. Now? One quick keyboard shortcut and it's all nicely formatted and easy on the eyes. As an added bonus I can remove images, which makes the occasional car blog at work a bit less obvious to passers-by (our little secret, yeah?).

Seriously, every time I use this my heart comes alive with the sound of music.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3).