Ian Channing

About me

Developer Information
Name Ian Channing
Location Belgium
Occupation Web Developer
User since April 14, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

My Reviews

Firefox Multi-Account Containers

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic - keeps your worlds separate where they belong

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Firefox Multi-Account Containers

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Firefox containers are awesome. Once you've got a GMail account it's really easy to fall into the trap of letting Google track your everything. GMail, Google searches, Google Maps, You Tube.

Containers splits them out beautifully, with minimal tracking.

With Chrome / Chromium, Google wants you to log-in using a Google account, so you fall into the trap again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.0). 

Selenium IDE

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

There are two add-ons that raise FF above other browsers or at least allow FF to compete with the might of Chrome. One is Firebug, the other is Selenium IDE. It's fantastic being able to do full system tests, matching exactly what a user would do and being able to replay it.

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

qSnap - Screen Capture, Screenshots, Annotation

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is lovely and a well made addon. However because of the issue that you cannot save to the desktop in the most recent version of FF it becomes useless for me.

It comes about because the cropping tool only crops the image on save. The work around mentioned by the developer to right click and 'Save image as...' just saves the screenshot with the crop tool greying out the rest.

There is a real usability issue around cropping too. It is really non-obvious that you have to click 'Share' to crop the image. I spent 5 minutes (literally) trying to find how to crop the image, searching endlessly to see if there was a 'apply crop' button.

Please take a look at how Greenshot on Windows works with image editing. Although the interface there is possibly less polished it is easier to use.

The 'Share' button should be split between a 'Share' button and a 'Save' button

Once cropping happens directly before having to Save and the Save to desktop works again I'll be happy to try again.

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

Privacy Badger

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This actively blocks tracking cookies by default that you can very easily 'allow' per page. So it means that you don't have to do anything and you are automatically gaining privacy. There's some sites that I didn't even realise had adverts on because PB had always blocked them.

The one problem I had was that sometimes sites wouldn't work because PB had been overzelous. This has been improved with the badge on the badger saying how many trackers are being blocked.

Note that this page is not the definitive source of the addon. You should go to http://eff.org/pb to get the latest one.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.4). 

Markdown Here

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent! Produces lovely HTML and is very clear on privacy issues which is a plus.

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


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Makes firefox the untouchable browser. There's no point in switching to another browser for web development because they don't have firebug. Firebug lite doesn't cut it. Its crazy that FF created their own version of Firebug rather than trying to integrate Firebug natively

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


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant add-on. I have a nice-simple answer to procrastination - block all .com websites. At first its a bit complex to understand, but it does allow you to fine tune things nicely. 10 mins for news sites, 5 minutes for games, 10 minutes for the rest of the .com sites.

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


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

So, given that that official AVOS FF plugin doesn't fill out the recommended tags, and seems to have memory leak problems, this is a nice simple substitute. Its effectively the same as having the bookmark, but means that you can hide the book marks toolbar and have the button amongst your tabs.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Cubbi.es + Firefox pluging + shift + click is actually damn cool. Bit finicity to use at first, but now its working, all synced in with dropbox, I love it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ever searched for something on one site and then found adverts popping up on other sites. I reckon this extension will stop that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.67.1-signed). 

beats are fun

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Shows up the Firefox 4 lovely transparency features the best of all themes I tried. Beautiful colours and textures.

There is also a feint shadow of the old Firefox 3 address bar and navigation buttons - it shows up at the top at about 1000px from the left when you maximise the firefox for a 1920x1080 monitor (sorry couldn't find the correct place to submit bugs for personas)


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Love the idea once I figured it out. The 'apphash' text in the status bar was white and my status bar is white at the bottom, so I had no idea how to interact with it. Once I found that its great, regular expression for cryp.sr came up a happy green on my first attempt.