Rated 5 out of 5 stars

PDFs are easy to save and pretty quick to open with this addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Makes my life easy. wonderful tool that helps avoid open large files in browser and cause crash or hangups.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Can't live without it Rated 5 out of 5 stars

All too often I'd accidentally click a link to a PDF and have Firefox lock up on me while it downloaded and Adobe's bloated reader program loaded. No more with this extension, the view as HTML option works great most of the time and rarely do I even have to bother with the reader unless I'm viewing something offline.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Indispensable Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Es una herramienta muy útil, hace unos años pdf no era tan usado, ahora cualquier documento se encuentra en ese formato... esta herramienta admistra muy bien esas descargas...

Gracias

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

this is great addon! when you get tired when you try to open pdf files online and you reader get hang...! you should try it...!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Doesn't work Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Probably my greatest frustration with Firefox is the way it chokes on PDF files. Like it or not, PDFs are universal, and FF needs to give high priority to fixing the browser to work with them on its own without the need for a 3rd-party add-on. This PDF Download add-on does not work reliably for me and never has. Many of the work-arounds suggested here do not work either in the case of active pages (aspx, php, etc.) that call the file using a document id. Then there's no direct link to a file that can be downloaded. In these cases, the 'PDF Download' add-on simply returns a blank page. This leaves no way to get the file but to open IE! Fix the FF browser so that it recognizes PDFs and calls the necessary application (Acrobat, etc) and get rid of this adware plug-in that doesn't work anyway.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Para mi que conosco 300 extensiones, las e usado en distintas ocasiones, esta esta entre las 10 mas utiles y necesarias.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Not bad, some problems Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is a useful utility to convert PDF to HTML. However, it only supports Latin characters. I had a document which had UTF-8 encoding and those non-asci characters got stripped.

It would be nice to be able to specify the encoding in the extension. I know pdftohtml utility supports that by adding "-enc UTF-8".

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It doesn't function on my pc's (2 windows xp, 1 linux).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

My Favorite Add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have to admit I'm surprised by the negative reviews here. I've been using this add-on for a long time (a year maybe) and it's the first one I add when using a new installation of FF.

Yes, you can set up FF to do a different thing when processing a PDF. What do you do if your preference depends on the situation? When Google returns PDFs, I just want to see the content. Yes, Google offers HTML versions, but PDF Download has a much better HTML renderer for PDF documents.

As for ad-ware/Nitro, I've been using this since before Nitro hired the developer and took over some of the management of the project (perhaps even bought the project). That's all part of the open source thing -- sometimes the developer takes a new job. Not surprisingly, free software development doesn't pay all that well.

And, it should be understood that the ads in this "ad-ware" are in the form of a slim bar at the top that, in effect, says "brought to you by...." No nasty pop-ups, no nasty lingering bots and such (as far as I know). I run Linux, so much of those don't work on my machine anyway.

Are there other tools out there just as good? I don't know. Maybe. But this one is perfect for the way I use the web -- each time I click on a PDF link, I'd like to select a way of processing it. In addition, I haven't seen a better HTML representation of PDF documents.

For what it's worth, I use the web primarily for work and the things that Acrobat Reader lack include very quick previews of PDFs and quick switching to downloading PDFs on a document-by-document basis. For that, this is a great tool.

Regards.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Best Add-On of All Time Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Adobe's plug-in will non install correctly, or Firefox is unable to recognize it. Either way, it is extremely annoying to have to download every pdf file you click on, and then manually erase each one. This has happened on more than one of our machines (all Intel-based Macs). Tried uninstalling and reinstalling more than once, as well as all of the other trouble-shooting steps that were recommended, but none of them worked. Downloaded this add-on and set the default action to "open pdf" and the problem was fixed in 2 minutes...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

no ads plx Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Yet another extension misusing FF for advertising;
Not much better than the data-farmer ones.

As has been mentioned: configuring FF's built in handler under Options -> Applications does the job just fine.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Why? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The most useless extension that everyone seems to be using. Yes, it does what it says, but why would you need it? Just right-click the link and save the file if you want to. If you're having trouble with the stupid Adobe PDF plugin, then I suggest you just don't use it at all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This add-on corrupts PDF on this website(last link on the website):

http://www.postbank.nl/ing/pp/page/product/detail/0,2819,1859_180448,00.html?linktype=int

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

You don't need PDF Download. Not yet rated

Just go to Tools - Options - Content - Configure how Firefox handles certain types of files, click on Manage & set Firefox to download PDFs instead of open.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

I'm not sure.... Not yet rated

I really WAS interested until I saw the reviews..

Ad-ware? Saving links in stead of documents?? Gibberish??? I'm not sure I'm ready to try that...

And then the author requests that people put comments on his official site... Sure, he wants to keep the bad news away from the Mozilla site, so people don't know about it before dl-ing.

He wants the ADVANTAGE of publishing here, but not the responsibility that comes with it?... He should be prepared to check in here regularly... as should all plug-in authors.

So, mostly the attitude turns me off... Now I'm sure I'm not ready for this. 1 for the effort, because you DID make me look.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Problems downloading Not yet rated

I receive a hash error and the download fails each time I try it??? Happens on more than one machine.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Not that useful Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I used to use it, but do not anymore. Firstly, it does not offer significant advantages over normally clicking a file and if needed asking Firefox to open it up. Secondly, it feels more of an adware then a conveniently discrete add-on.
If you handle a lot of PDF files, it could be worthwhile. But for the few files I handle, this does not offer any value. I give it a 4 because I understand that others' experience may vary.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

it wasn't very good Rated 1 out of 5 stars

it doesn't work for me. saves pdf's as links to download it so it goes in a circle so to speak

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1). 

Annoying Updates Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Great idea, worked awesome, but WAY too many updates. Four updates in two months, and it worked just as well before the updates. Multiply that by 4 computers and it just gets too annoying because it prevents Firefox from starting automatically when the computer is turned on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1).