Ben Schaefer

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Name Ben Schaefer
User since May 28, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

eBay.de Search

Sucht direkt auf eBay.de ohne Werbeumwege Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Der ausgelöste Request ist http://shop.ebay.de/?_from=R40&_nkw=stichwort&_sacat=See-All-Categories

Es ist als rein Referer oder Webmasterplan o.ä. enthalten. Damit mach das Plugin genau das was es tun soll.

eBay Germany (ebay.de) - Search with suggestions

Spamschleuder: Redirect über Webmasterplan zum Verdienen Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Anstatt auf ebay zu suchen redirected es auf Webmasterplan. Deine Daten landen damit überall im Netz und der Autor verdient sich eine goldene Nase mit jedem Kauf.

CardBook

What a relief: Finally a modern, synchronizable address book Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great plugin which works great i.e. with Zimbra

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (7.8). 

RSS Ticker

Broken & Author has announced he will no longer maintain! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I'm really sad because my whole workflow depend on RSS ticket.

The original author has announced he won't support any longer his plugins. Mainly due to the upcoming fundemantal changes in the Firefox plugin architecture.
http://www.chrisfinke.com/2015/08/21/my-future-of-developing-firefox-add-ons/

RSS Ticker was already a very stripped down version of earlier releases to minimize the required support. I guess we'll loose quite a few plugins due to the upcoming changes.

Tab Mix Plus

Much improvement for the faily Firefox usage: A definitive must-have! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm a long-term user and I just recapped all the settings of TabMix Plus: Damn - so many pages of settings AND EVERY SINGLE OPTION IN TMPLUS MAKES COMPLETLY SENSE!

Only after I uninstalled by accident this super-great plugin I realized realized how I rely on it's comfort during the daily usage of Firefox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1.8). 

Self-Destructing Cookies

Big imrovement for you privacy by a really small & plugin which just works! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a MUST-HAVE for any user. The policy implemented by this plugin should become a core functionality of Firefox itself.

One of the few privacy/security plugins which just work without requiring too much additional attention or inconveniences.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.4.1-signed). 

Abduction! - Webpage Screenshots Screen Capture

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Update: After it stopped working I moved to "Screengrab!" which provides even more convenient functionality.

Definitely the best, light-weight screen capture tool. Unfortunately stopped working for me since FF23. Anybode else?

Update Notifier

Great addon which desperatily needs a compatibility update Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Please, please update to FF 4/5/...

@Others: Please don't be angry or aggressive towards authors who spent _their_ spare time to write small, nifty addons _you_ love. Nevertheless it would be nice to see an update and I would expect it should be possible with limited efforts.

Firefox Sync for Firefox 3.5/3.6

Works great and is a leader regarding data privacy Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on! Using this now since a year and never had any major issues. Only problem was that sometime duplicate empty folders occurred but after I deleted those now everything works fine. If you are in doubt maybe backup your bookmarks / passwords. But FF will do a backup anyways already on its own.

One major (and in my eyes the biggest) selling point is the great data privacy you won't find in any other data synchronization solution. Other than i.e. Google Chrome or other plugins this Sync creates a private key only known to you and your browser. So the Server (and therefore Mozilla) only received encrypted data and have absolutely no way to know about your bookmarks and/or user accounts. Great thing!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7).