Very handy, has some bugs on e10s Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Extremely handy extension, but the edit button doesn't appear on Firefox with e10s enabled unless you switch tabs and then switch back. Still usable though.

Excellent Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A great tool if you need some external program to type text/code. I use it to write my post for Wordpress in Markdown language with Mardown Edit.
But it does not seem to work everywhere - in vBulletin forums by example. Too bad.

Very good. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent addition. Thank you.

gracefool
Context menu item is there, even the whole submenu there.

Like it, but Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Like the add on. But sometimes doesn't play nice with Gmail. Will only let you edit mail with the editor. It returns you back to Gmail, then can only edit by opening via the add on. Seems to nuke the ability to make minor changes in the text area with the app.
I think it may be a compatibility problems between it and
Restore your email settings addon.

Inconsistent Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great when it works, but it doesn't work at all on the sites I most want it, like Facebook and Wikipedia. Also would be nice if there were an option for a context menu item.

A must-have extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

When you get used to it, you can't go back. Effective and to the point, you can use your favorite editor in a lot of places and it will save you a lot of frustration.
Program your editor to save a copy in a safe place when called by "It's all text" and you'll be grateful when finding the next broken web form...

PD the the link on the "see more..." page is broken. ;-) --- had to find it manually. Thanks for the extension!

Working great for me Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Uses minimal resources and makes it a cinch to add IAT support to your own extension.

Not sure why a previous reviewer is complaining about "undocumented" features, a very quick glance at the options plainly states IAT will clean up whatever folder you use as a cache.
If you use a folder with important documents in it then you should expect them to be cleaned as well...

Of course you'd expect important documents to be backed up

Very good, though it doesn't work in Yahoo Mail Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A great idea, and it works in _most_ text-editing areas. But not, for some reason, in Yahoo Mail, which is primarily why I tried it. Can that be fixed, or is there something about YM's editor that prevents it?

BTW, I don't know why the previous reviewer ranted like that. When you open IAT's Options, it clearly says the cache folder—which is intended to be temporary anyway (that's why it's called "cache", not "backup")—is auto-cleaned every 7 days. If I were a developer, I'd never assume anyone wanted a cache folder to keep accumulating content for even more than one or two days.

If you want local copies of anything you're writing, you need to specifically save them that way, not assume that temporary copies will be retained for any length of time. Local editors (e.g. Microsoft Word) keep temporary copies too, so the user doesn't lose the work they're immediately doing if there's a problem with the app or the system. These copies are eventually deleted automatically, too.

Here's what I _really_ don't get: If this ranting user was actually using IJT's cache folder as a working file folder, they would've had to open ITJ's Options to see its location (hidden away in a sub-subfolder of the user's Firefox profile). Which means they also saw the auto-clean warning. So I guess I'll apologize for them for their baffling and unnecessarily abusive behavior.

Works great with WordPress posts in HTML mode Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm using gVim in Windows10 as the external editor. If you select the html option to edit you get syntax highlighting.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you very much for this, but unfortunately it doesn't work on the two sites I use most: Youtube and Google+. Pity.

Why?

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It's Text all the way down Rated 5 out of 5 stars

How could I live without this extension? It works. It allows me to edit in my comfortable editor that is good at editing, and allows me to browse in my comfortable browser that is good at browsing, and bwings the twain to meet.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Extremely useful plugin. Makes super easy editing input fields with your favorite text editor. Personaly I using Sublime Text with this add-on. Save TONS of time.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As a developer I LOVE this addon. Editing code can be a relief if it is done in your favorite editor with a nice syntax highlighting instead of an ugly textarea.

An of course cache files are deleted after some time ;)

It is a pity to see how some people give a bad review for a nice tool that they simply don't understand...

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

this is just genius

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WARNING! ***DESTROYS*** Your Files After Seven Days! WARNING! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This program is doing the same thing to me. It is deleting texts that I expected to be able to refer back to.

According to the other review, it is a deliberate part of the software and I find that unintelligible.

This program is useless to me as it is I am quite sorry to say.

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WARNING! ***DESTROYS*** Your Files After Seven Days! WARNING! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This would be an excellent add-on except that it deletes the files you saved after 7 days. It is a hard-coded "feature" -- see below.

I just found out that I lost several months of writing. I may be able to retrieve some from backups if my backup system saves old files. Even there, I expect considerable loss.

I understand that the Internet runs on the most cynical of intentions, but software that destroys the output of its users is a new twist.

A look through itsalltext.js shows the offending code starting at about line 900. A hard-coded destruction mechanism.

Christian Höltje -- fix your product! The difference between one star and five is your poor documentation skills. If you fix it, I'll upgrade the review.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.1.1-signed). 

What happened?

Can you explain what happened in more detail? I can be contacted via https://docwhat.org/email/ if it is private.

Hmm... okay, I'm taking a guess: Did you set the "Working Directory" to where you save normal documents? And then it cleaned up all files over 7 days?

I'll change that label to "Cache Directory" instead and mention that it auto-cleans up that directory.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a wonderful extension. Works great with emacsclient.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant idea, now I can use my editor with TiddlyWiki! I can now edit multiple lines at the same time, etc... great to have this extension!

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Unicode characters get corrupted. :( Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The process of opening text in an external editor and saving the edited back to the web page works flawlessly. However, there is one issue that makes this pretty unusable for me: Even though the character set is UTF-8 (default), any non-ASCII characters in the text saved back to the browser get replaced with weird characters—diacritics (special characters in other languages), even typographic quotation marks. This happens with any editor I've tried (including Vim, Notepad, LibreOffice), so it's clearly a matter of this addon, not of the external editor. I'm still assuming this is a matter of settings, as no one else seems to have this issue. There even is a five-star review in Japanese below... However, when I copy and paste the Japanese text into an external editor and save it back to Firefox with this addon, all characters are replaced by question marks. Doh. Any help appreciated!

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Thank You Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Part of my core FF build.

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