Christoph Dollis

About me

Developer Information
Name Christoph Dollis
Location Canada
User since February 17, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

My Reviews

A Galaxy

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Sorry dude, you got to at least blend that theme into the black background to get a decent rating. Nice photo though.

Google Calendar Tab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm giving it 5 stars because it works perfect for Google Calendar...

... but it doesn't support tasks which should be a whole lot simpler than Google Calendar.

NickF got this working for GQueues, a far more complicated task application, and Facebook, etc.

It SHOULD be possible to work with Google Tasks.

Can you please figure out why it doesn't work for GTasks and update it?

If so, it would be the killer extension and would utterly replace Lightning, Provider, etc.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1). 

Categorize

Categories can now be accessed from toolbar with new version Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Correction: Version 0.8.9.4 and above contains this new functionality... it is on the developers site, and works great.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.9.5). 

Categorize

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In the newest version available on the developers website (0.8.9.3), Usman Latif has fixed the more important of my 2 quibbles!

Categorize now allows you to put Categories directly on its toolbar, so less clicks to get where you want to go. It's now equally as fast at finding bookmarks as it is at saving and sorting them (where it's light years ahead of any solution I've seen).

Recommended before and doubly so now.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.9.5). 

Categorize

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an amazing, wonderful productivity tool.

It simplifies organizing bookmarks and probably cuts the time and stress required to do so to less than a third of what it would otherwise be.

Probably less than that.

I have a few quibbles I hope the developer will address.

Categorize is super fast at organizing bookmarks, but could be better at accessing them.

On the Categorize toolbar, there SHOULD be buttons for "Groups", "Categories", and "Collections"... or "Categories" and "Collections" at a minimum.

Why?

Speed. Clicks.

Now I have to click the Bookmarks toolbar, then find and hover over the given item, then finally drill down. This is waste.

It should be hover over the TOOLBAR and Categories pop-out immediately. Also on my laptop I use the "Tiny Menu" extension, and this adds YET ANOTHER click which would be completely unnecessary if there were links to these on the Categorize toolbar.

Second quibble.

While it was a fantastic idea to move them to the toolbar, the new icons for "Important Bookmarks" and "Read Later" suck.

They look like each other.

AND it's hard to tell if they've been clicked because each icons active state looks pretty much like its inactive state.

Those icons were far better before the new release. Did it LOOK LIKE a page to read? No, not really, but you could tell it apart from the other icon and see at a glance whether it was active or not.

Now you can't without squinting and thinking.

Great work!

I love this add-on. It is now my favourite add-on 5-STARS all the way.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.9.1). 

Archive This

Faster than Gmail Shortcuts - Makes Thunderbird Shine Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Extension

I Use Gina Trapiani of Lifehacker.com's idea of very few folders, and just search or sort for when you need to find something.

This has been a killer concept in practice. Thunderbird search is so effective I find whatever I want faster this way than trying to remember what folder it's in.

Other than my Inbox, I use:

Action
~Hold
~Archive

Note: The "tildes" (~) are just to keep everything in the same order I keep my desktop trays, My Documents organisation, and even my Firefox bookmarks.

With the *fantastic Archive This*, I set my own personal keywords for several folders, and then I can bounce emails back and forth.

I just use a SINGLE letter with no "ALT" for each of my keyboard shortcuts. It makes everything lightning fast.

These are the 6 shortcuts I use:

- A = Action
- H = Hold
- V = archiVe
- D = Deleted
- I = Inbox
- E = sEnt

I chose these letters as shortcuts because some others conflict with Thunderbird's built-in email navigation shortcuts.

These don't: This will save you time and wrist strain.

Cheers,

Christoph Dollis
http://LovingBear.net

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.8). 

Video DownloadHelper

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the top 3 add-ons I use for Firefox.

It's saved me dozens of hours looking through source files or going to web-based services (which usually DON'T work nearly as often) to download videos.

I really appreciate the quality, care, and capabilities built into Video DownloadHelper.

Am I associated with them? No. Organic review. Real person. You can visit my site and see my face.

And darn, it's good.

- Christoph

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2). 

ThumbStrips

Want to Quickly Find that Great Website You Were Just At?...But Painfully You Realize You Didn’t Bookmark It and Add It to Your Favourites Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Common wisdom has it that Apple is prettier.

Not just the computer, the operating system with scrolling images to browse, that sort of thing.

I found this to be a nice add-on. It can liven up a Windows user’s visual browsing experience. Or a Mac’s too since it’s fully compatible.

To say the least, it's visually appealing. My favorite feature is how you can create ThumbStrips .film files to share with others.

However, if all you ever do is, while browsing, find those sites you loved, that solved your problem, were your best answer... but never thought to bookmark at the time, it's worth it.

You can turn off the thumbnail recording whenever you want. Or set certain sites not to be recorded. For example, your own company website: You already know where that is!

To read my extended review, even to leave your opinion or comment, go here:
http://ChristophDollis.com/blog/intuit-thumbstrips

I am not associated with Intuit or iLab in any way. I just really dig this concept. Thus far, it's working beautifully on my Firefox, even with a 1.75 GHz AMD Septeron 2500+ 32-bit processor, a mid-grade 256mb NVidea G-Force 6200 OC video card, and 1GB of Kingston Value RAM.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5).