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|User since||October 17, 2007|
|Number of add-ons developed||0 add-ons|
|Average rating of developer's add-ons||Not yet rated|
Simple, clean, reliable tool to check whatever page you want, probably ones you're designing and want to catch your own coding mistakes, etc.
Gets an 8/10 only because I wish it did an easier check on my own bookmarks. It can do a less-seamless job if you export your bookmarks to a file, then check THAT page for dead links. An extra step, but it gets the job done.
A useful add-on, I'd recommend it.
Not a "1" because I could still uninstall it. Couldn't find a "launch" button anywhere, in Tool Bar, right-click menu, Tools Menu, or in Bookmarks Manager. Restarted FF, restarted WIN no luck. Add-ons>Options also froze the app requiring a Task Manager shut-down.
Good idea, wish it worked. "LinkChecker 0.6.1" does a less-seamless job. You can export your bookmarks to a file, then check THAT page for dead links. An extra step, but it gets the job done.
This program appeals to me because after the easy initial setup, it integrates with the browser quite seamlessly. There's no need to have an additional sidebar, nor is there a need to visit another website to manage the bookmarks like on Google, Yahoo, etc. One can visit the FoxMarks website and manage bookmarks there if desired. This is also handy in case you're using a machine that you haven't (or can't) set up with the extension.
SET IT AND FORGET IT
The bookmarks are updated to the sync file in your account on FoxMarks' server with a frequency the user configures: I chose "Sync on Shutdown." I've installed this extension on my Desktop, and my Laptop. Whenever I log off the Desktop and onto the Laptop, there are my bookmarks in their updated state. Update some more on the Laptop, and log back onto the Desktop and PRESTO: Instant, transparent update.
THIN LIST OF NEGATIVES
One glitch for me was with the original merge of the two separate bookmark files between Desktop and Laptop. I won't blame FoxMarks completely, because there was likely some user error involved. I don't know how well FoxMarks' Help would have been, because I was able to figure it out without having to look at those pages. Suffice to say there was no data lost, just the effort spent to clean up duplicate entries (handily done by another extension: "Bookmark Duplicate Detector 0.6.3".)
I'm quite happy with this product's initial quality: It's one of the best I've used in terms of convenience and functionality. 8/10 comes from the fact that I've not run it through paces yet on 3rd-nth browsers, and have only been running it for a few days.