no problem in FF24 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Did what I need very good, easy to use, only the filter is a little confuse at first, if it has backup option then it's 5 *.
thanks for the hard work !
Reply to developer: thanks for the quick respond, is this going to backup only the Alert box filter created for sites? no other add on pref involves Right?
Just make a copy somewhere else and put it back where it is to restore? Thank you so much
To your last question: yes it is what you expect, no other prefs. Very easy to restore.
Alertbox Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This piece of software can take all the hard work out of watching websites for changes. Excellent add-on I highly recommend it.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (188.8.131.5240217).
Reverting to an older version.. Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Hi, I need the filter, so I need to revert to an older version. If I do so, will it keep my alerts? I do not want to lose anything..This review is for a previous version of the add-on (184.108.40.20640217).
Regex filter works fine with 1.0.8. In case you choose to get back to old version, you can safely do so without loss of any data. Old data is left intact. In case you decide to re-upgrade to new version later, you may have to do some cleanup. Reach out to me using my email address or at support forum for more help.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
After I removed the alertbox directory in profile directory, the annoying upgrade tab disappeared, but it seems AlertBox cannot save some settings here, I unchecked "enable popup notification", but it was auto-checked when I restarted Fx. And the first lable in the left panel have two dropmarkers, which one of them is useless.
Also, it's apparently slower when I open AlertBox in new tab than older version, even when I using "strip webpage style".
BTW, some contents of AlertBox are centered, how can I make the text alignment left? And why not make "show changes" button as a toggle button instead of two buttons "show changes" and "strip webpage style" and make "show changes" default checked.
You may have already upgraded hence won't upgrade again. Do you clear browser data every time you restart Firefox which might cause upgrade page to open at startup? To manually get rid of upgrade page at startup remove the alertbox directory in your Firefox profile directory.
Regarding speed, I expect the new version of load faster and consume less memory when have large number of alerts. Where did you experience sluggishness?
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for this great addon! It's easy to use and saves a lot of time.
Fast and friendly support from the developer!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent addon, and the only one of its kind that I've found. The newest version (found in the all versions section) has an entirely new interface that not only looks better, but makes it easier to select elements of a page to watch for a change. Highly recommended.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.9.20130722.1-signed). This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for this addon Ajit! It really has many lots of features than any other page-watch plugins I used before.
I got a little suggestion (or feature request) to make it more awesome. Currently, the popupbox shows the page title, which changed. I wish I see the changed content (optionally with a custom prefix and suffix text) in popupbox. Something like this:
Alertbox update found:
Current INR/USD value is now $62.83
Noted. The tricky part for us is that the solution has to be general purpose so that it fits all use cases. We will see what we can do.
Thanks for great feedback! :)
Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This is the only thing that do exactly what I need. ThanksThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.9.20130722.1-signed).
When the forum or paste it has a new theme, how to monitor Rated 5 out of 5 stars
When the forum or paste it has a new theme, how to monitorThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.9.20130722.1-signed). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
> (Translated from Google Translate: 某论坛或贴吧有新主题时如何监视)
> How to monitor a forum, or when a new topic is posted it
You can monitor the page where new forum topics are posted or select elements listing the new topics.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
What the hell happened to my favourite extension? New UI is crap for me when i don't use any mobile device browserThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.9.20130722.1-signed). This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.
Latest update pending review, is a long overdue update as requested by many users. High level list of improvements are mentioned in the change log. Some are:
Visual Selector now allows you to make multiple selections and exclude portions of the webpage providing user a lot of power and flexibility to create alerts. The new rules engine gives a much better control over cases when an action needs to be taken. Inbox now supports Trash, multiple labels, highlighting changes and other miscellaneous improvements.
While we did try to make the upgrade as smooth as possible, there could be unforeseen cases where the change may not be as smooth as we would like it to be. I would appreciate if you could send me an email (gmail.com, ajtkmr) and have a conversation to address your concerns in subsequent updates.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great when I'm at the computer, but I'm having the same problem with email notifications - mine is @mac.com and I have signed up for pulsvu and have notifications turned on for private messages. I'm not sure what else I should be doing to get emails? It would also be great if this could be done on a per alert basis. One page changes about once every couple of weeks and I want emails; the other changes every few minutes and I don't want to be swamped with emails on that change.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.9.20130722.1-signed).
You need to take some more steps to get emails. Go to chrome://alertbox/content/inbox. Under "Settings" enter and verify your account details. Once this is accomplished, expand an alert in the Inbox. Under alert options, check "Send Email" checkbox. Once you have done this, you should start receiving email alerts.
Alert Box Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best thing since sliced bread, but I cannot register for email alerts , when I register I do not receive an email . Please help I need to register for email alerts.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.9.20130722.1-signed).
Thanks for the review. Use a non-hotmail email domain to signup and receive alerts.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Has some usability and customization issues, but nothing else even comes close, so 5 stars hands down.
Biggest issue: used it for a long time, can't figure out how screenshots work. I see screenshots generate fine, but I can't figure out how to view them in the inbox. Alternatively, I can't figure out a way to disable the screenshots so they don't generate in the first place.
You can view screenshots by selecting the option "view content type" to "screenshot" under alert's options. There is no global switch to disable screenshots altogether. You can reduce the number of items stored in history under alert's options.
really useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars
works 100%, really useful, friendly support, hello :-)This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.9.20130722.1-signed).
You should upgrade your Firefox to a newer version. That should make it work. Let me know if you continue to face this issue even after the upgrade.
Reply to latest edit: FF25 should have worked fine. The only dependency is Firefox. Lets carry over the discussion via email (gmail, ajtkmr) so that we can discuss it in detail and get you going.
This tool has no analogues Rated 5 out of 5 stars
People who give 1-star reviews to this add-on - they are just either not smart enough or too lazy to learn how to use this add-on.
People who understand how this add-on works - they do realize that there are no analogues to this anywhere at all: neither for Firefox nor for other browsers nor as standalone programs (at least the ones I know of).
This is the only util that supports tracking _a_specific_part_of_the_selected_page_.
Without knowing any of these - you can create only the most primitive alerts, which still might be enough for your task.
Here's a small guide written by Ajit of how to use those rules in advanced way: http://pulsvu.com/node/1099#comment-1340 but it still doesn't cover all the xpath/css/js, so AlertBox'es alerts' locators could be way more advanced.
Ajit, there are only 2 tiny things which are not comfortable for me in this add-on:
1. could you add middleclicking a specific alert to trigger check of that alert?
2. even "options" of an alert don't provide a way to change the URL for the alert. I usually need this, because some alerts have the very same locators, but their target URLs are changed.
Thanks for the review and feedback Drugoy! Expect a release this November which will start addressing many of the long term issues with AlertBox.
Right now it is designed for technically savvy users and lack of documentation does not help non-technical users. I hope to address these soon after I push the new release out of the door.
It is great Rated 5 out of 5 stars
It is great and convenience!! If there is a backup and restore feature, it will be greater!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.9.20130722.1-signed).
A great addon Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I would not say this addon is THE best at every aspect of watching changes on a webpage (it's close though). That is because there aren't much in-browser-actions (alert types and options) to choose from. What I really miss is a feature to auto refresh the page used to create the alert rule, and mark/highlight the change. It's also a more difficult addon than the others. But, when you understand this addon it's great. Especially the possibility of selecting a block and applying a regex pattern are really sweet.
I used e-mail to reply to your response.
What kind of alert types and actions you had in mind? Thanks for the feedback.
By far the best change alert tool I've found Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Provides flexibility in selecting page content to check for changes, and in alert frequency and method, that I've found in no other web page change alert tool.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.9.20130722.1-signed).
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This "works" in theory, but it might as well not be working at all.
No place to set a URL
No choice for "minimal number of changes in text before an update is triggered"
Take a leaf out of Update Scanner's book.
You should be able to view and edit your alerts when you go to AlertBox's inbox here: chrome://alertbox/content/inbox
Does what it says on the box Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I need to be warned when something happens on a given web page in realtime. Without programming skills I have been able to set this up for which I am most grateful. In theory it can even send an email (which I can convert to a mobile phone text) although that is still not proving reliable.
Keep up the great work Aajit.