Some feature requests Rated 5 out of 5 stars

1) Could you make it an option to have the toolbar button's popup stay open when a link from the link is clicked? There are often times when there are several unread changes, but I don't want to open all of them so the 'Open unread in tab' isn't useful. So I would open the select few links that I want to but every time I click a link, it opens in new tab and the popup closes. It could be a good idea to have an option to make the links open in background tabs, without closing the popup. Bamboo RSS Reader has a similar option.
2) Hovering over the links in the popup displays chrome://alertbox/content/poup.html# in the Status Bar. It would be nice if the actual link can be displayed.
3) The popup currently displays max 20 links. It would be great if this number could be increased.
4) Hovering over 'Check all for changes' and 'Mark as read' buttons in the popup makes the buttons jump a little to the left (gif of the issue - It is only a minor issue, but it is really noticeable. I know some CSS, but for the life of me I couldn't fix this.


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Awesome Rated 5 out of 5 stars


Outstanding addon so far Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Having used page monitoring software since the time of webmon, I can say that this is one of the best one till date. Ability to select parts of a page is very useful. The best part is that I am monitoring more than 200 of pages for free. Nothing beats free. ;)

Great. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great Firefox add-on, since i use it - i never miss when people i wait for, come online. It notifies me immidiately with sound i have chosen. No crashes during month of usage. Recommend

Great application Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am a support staff, and this application was what i needed. I have also recommended this to some friends and they are speechless! It is a smart add-on and friendly - easy to use.
I am sure that many people will love this, and will never get disappointed. I have downloaded many adds-on for text-change notifications, but this one is the future ;)

Really Great job :)

great addon but upgrades always causes some problem Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is a great addon. But sadly most upgrades there is always some "new" problem to resolve. Would be great if new issues were at least owned by the developer.

Secondly, you cannot save defaults for new watchlist items. It does get tiresome entering the same thing over and over again.

Thirdly, the changes in the last year has reduced UI ease of use. I find I am scrolling more to do actions, and things are not where I had intuited (where before they were).

Fourthly, at least once a week, maybe every 3 day, Distill will stop processing watchlists. No apparent reason. If I boot down Fx and boot up it will start working again. But its reliability has dropped significantly with recent upgrades. The first year i used it, it was brilliant. Never saw any of this nonsense.

Most times the developer has not helped resolve the issues that I am observing purely in use of Distill Addon
e.g. told me to upgrade RAM to sort the performance problem. In fact I had to change my save history settings as Distill increases the volume of history significantly. THis was key, plus I had a corrupt places.sqlite. Nothing to do with RAM.

e.g. The latest issue in 1.5.6, in new watchlist item, there is a large space under actions. Which means you have to scroll to save. If you downgrade to older version it goes away and then reupgrade, it stayed away for a 1 day. The developer's reply is "his addon is fine". [Fx 45.0.1./Distill 1.5.6]

I use to rave about this addon. Now I dont as I would hope things improve not degrade with upgrades.

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Very bad add-on Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Connects to spyware sites and proprietary services.
No, AlertBox is better than this.

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@mozillasucksmyd this is a slander where you are trying to spread false information once again!

On the contrary, is for premium services. You should beware of services that you get for free (where you are the product).

Perfect Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Some features like SMS notifications are paid features, but the free version works well enough.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.2). 

Best addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Been using for years now. Its the best!

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Thank you for using Distill! :)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

it become unstable as my montors grow. (over 50 now). my firefox shutdown randomly.

edit: disabled all plugins and other addons. only one blank tab and only 1 addon(Distill). and firefox still shutdown randomly.

edit2: enabled all plugins and other addons(not include distill). firefox run over days...

edit3: 2 -> 1 star. because old post was disappeared.

edit4: old post deleted again

edit5: old post deleted again

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1). 

Lol! Did you delete your own review and post it once again? I think you secretly love Distill since it has been months since your first review and you continue to use it even now. :)

Also, I replied to your first "review" to offer support but you have not replied back. Sorry, its not a place to converse with you via reviews that you post. It is not a support help desk! If you need help, feel free to send an email to and we will be happy to help. This is the last reply that I am writing here (unless you decide to delete your review and post another one again).

Great to keep an eye on Web page of interet Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on allows to scan web pages (entirely or partially) on a frequency you define.

Except for some minor bugs/improvements (ex: when you create a new item you have to close the page to see content of the groups, it would be nice if you access directly to unread when you open the watch-list, it would be great if there could be a warning for the "broken" items of the watch-list), it definitively does the job. I recommend it.

2 suggestions of improvements:
- If used to scan a page on price, a setting to access rapidly to the minimum price.
- the stats of updates

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.9). 

Thanks for the suggestions. Stats for updates is an interesting one that I have been thinking about too.

Works Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use it all the time to monitor pages of interest. Thanks, it works great. I encounter a few minor UI bugs here and there but it is fine overall.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.9). 

Could you please send the bug reports at Thanks!

Great Tool, Great Support Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had a Problem with loading the watchlist site. The developer was very nice and even invested some time to analyse the problem while I shared my screen. In the end I needed to deactivate another Addon that changed some global behaviour.

The tool worked before but I was unable to configure it. Now I can use it with all the options. Thanks a lot Ajit!

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It was my pleasure. Thanks for reaching out. Cheers!

Excellent addon! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Easy way to select items on a web-page by a mouse click and RegExp support in conditions enhanced the power of addon extremely! There are few minor malfunctions which I suppose will be fixed in future versions. It's a pity that there is now way to set different conditions on different elements of a web-page.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It used to work quite well up until recently but I have run into problems where it would not select the page items to monitor.

Unfortunately for all fellow Palemoon users this will no longer work with PM because this extension no longer supports Palemoon as PM uses modified Firefox source code which declares it's compatibility as being v24.9.

That means a parting of the ways for Distill and Palemoon. :o(

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Hey there, You should be able to use older version of Distill with Palemoon. Can you give version 1.2.x a try and see if that works for you? Thanks.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars


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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It doesn't work with Firefox 40.0.2 anymore. It does not open the app window anymore. You click on the icon and nothing happens.

Before the update i was able to use it and add a observation. It showed up on the right side of the windows that pops up when you click on the symbol but the watchlist was still empty.

Can't try anymore now with that version of FF.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Sebast, it should work fine with 40.0.2 as well. Can you email us more info at support [at] and we can help you sort this problem out. Thanks!

Lag after update Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great before.
But Firefox lag when it's monitoring after it was updated, could you please solve it?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1). 

It has been fixed in version 1.3.1. Unfortunately a problem with AMO doesn't let users install this version. It should be resolved in couple of days.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

used Distill over a year,best web monitor addon!!

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Great but Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like this a lot, but is there a way to have it ignore numbers? I have a page where numbers are constantly updating and I don't need to know, but I do want to know when any words are added. I would not know what the words would be--just need to know if any words at all have been added.

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Yes, there is. You can use conditions to take actions only if matches a condition. In this case you can use regex condition. Email us at support [at] support.