Alex N. Dawson

About me

Developer Information
Name Alex N. Dawson
Occupation Offline IT Consultant and Blogging
User since January 14, 2013
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

In a little more detail...

Firefox is a valuable browser to me as it has tons of addons that I can use in conjunction to make my browsing experience more convenient. I'm always online almost everyday due to my job as an IT consultant working locally through a US-based company.

With my job, it requires a lot of online activities, not to mention I'm into blogging as well. I've been a Firefox user since version 2 of its release. Ever since, I have never switch to any browser, and Firefox is always my default browser in both my PC and laptop as well as in both home and work.

Sure, there are new browsers available specially the rising popularity of Google Chrome, but for me nothing replace Firefox. Yes, I do a lot of browsing using Chrome specially spotting cookie-stuffed pages, both Chrome and IE are excellent of detecting those bad or broken image links. I hope there is a way Firefox can display broken images as well. This what cookie-stuffers are doing.

Meanwhile, while I do my regular job as an IT consultant, I also do blogging which makes me additional income online, which is very good.

As you can see in my reviews, my ratings are almost 5-stars. The reason for that is I only select those addons which I have been using for years and have provided me with good experience. Typically, I never install unknown plugins which I am not certain the outcomes.

Moreover, I will be doing some testing with new addons through my Virtual Machines Firefox installation. This way, I can check hidden awesome functionality of little known addons available in the Firefox addon repository.

Many of you might be asking and raising your eyebrows. Why I just created my profile when I'm a long-time Firefox user? Yes, I just created my Firefox profile to share my experiences with the browser itself and its addons. I've seen many instances where people are confused and asking about specific plugins which by chance I'm using them. This way, I hope my reviews of the plugins I am currently using can shed light to these individuals who are in search of these information.

As we know, there are many mixed reviews about certain addons. Hopefully, mine can give a good idea about the overall functionality and troubleshooting hints as well.

My Reviews

NoScript Security Suite

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

When use in combination with Adblock, Firefox becomes a powerful browser blocking all those unwanted popups and ads that I do not want to see.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.4.4).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

NoScript Security Suite

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm using this in combination with Adblock. Browsing is clear and clean without those unwanted popups.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.4.4). 

BetterPrivacy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very powerful cleanup plugin. For security purposes, this plugin just works.

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

BetterPrivacy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For security purposes, this is one of the plugin anyone cannot missed. Very help when it comes to cleaning up.

Lazarus: Form Recovery

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I realized how useful this plugin when I encounter lost of data when filling forms online. Sometimes it just happen and Lazarus it's just amazing on saving those filled forms without re-typing all over gain.

EPUBReader

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This plugin help me open an ebook I've downloaded from the net. The extension was epub(Ithink) I'm not sure. I was looking all over the net on how to open that file. Eventually, I was brought here by the search engine and I was amazed how useful it is. It's simple to install and in a matter of seconds I was able to read the ebook.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.2.1). 

Grammarly Lite - Smart Spellchecker

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am a Grammarly user for almost a year now and it is doing great for me. I never knew they have a Grammarly lite addon for Firefox which is really helpful. I have their addon for Grammarly proof reading ever since I subscribed to their service. Both addons are amazingly helpful!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.80). 

Notepad (QuickFox)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very helpful when it comes to taking notes and you don't have a paper and a pen at hand. Plus, better than Windows notepad as this saves automatically and organized into tabs for easy access later on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.9). 

ColorZilla

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dealing with colors on the web is difficult if there is no color picker at hand. This extension solved that issue. Whether picking colors for a website design or blending ad colors, it is very helpful

FlashGot Mass Downloader

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Although I'm not currently using this extension, it does help me a lot when I was using it with Flashget. Lately, I've switched to IDM, so no need for this as it has built-in FF plugin. A very helpful download manager extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.3). 

Flagfox

Interesing and Fun Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Not very helpful in terms of performance, but it does give me a good idea about the general location of the website I'm browsing. For people who want to know the general location of the website they're browsing, this is a fun plugin to use.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.2.5). 

MeasureIt

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm always in need of a measuring tool for editing or customizing my wordpress sites. This addon helps a lot when it comes to measuring padding, width and height. Hopefully, this addon will continuously be udpate for future releases of FF.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.10). 

NoDoFollow

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm glad this plugin still works with any latest version of Firefox. This is a very useful addon for me when spotting nofollow or dofollow links both in my website and offsites.

Google/Yandex search link fix

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm sure not many people are using this. However, I find this addon an amazing addition to my Firefox installation. I like to copy links from Google search results and Google always modify these links in the search results page for tracking purposes, perhaps. It gives a long weird-looking URLs instead of just a few character URL. It's difficult to cleanup manually, but with this tool it is done automatically. I'm not sure it affects the search impressions on those results but I like this addon on how it did amazing cleanup on those long URLs.

People who are in the field of SEO would love this addon, definitely!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4). 

Movable Firefox Button

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This one is so much better than the other addon...that's why I've switched.

Redfly SEO Global For Google Search™

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

People doing search engine optimization research, this plugin is valuable. Although it does not give a 100% accuracy, it does give a decent overall search results just by selecting the country to which the results are made.

It does not need any proxy to learn the search results from Google US when I'm somewhere in Asia or Europe or other parts or the world.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8). 

Pixlr Grabber

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing plugin for capturing image online. Another plus is that, it has its builtin image editor which has almost the functionality of Photoshop. That means, you have limited functionality of Photoshop in an addon. Very handy.

Since I've installed this plugin months ago, I have never experience any issue with it, except for sometimes it slows down...well probably it was caused by internet connection slow down.

Works always with the latest version of FF. Every time I update FF to the latest version, it just works!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.1). 

LastPass Password Manager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

One cannot miss this plugin. This makes Firefox a very intelligent password storage. The good thing is that it does not depend on Firefox database or something to store usernames and passwords. It is done online and all usernames and passwords are automatically save online securely. Now that's an amazing functionality anyone is looking for. Also, just like XMarks it is cross-platform compatible and both are own and run by the same company. So, grab both addons and you'll experience the next level Firefox experience.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.0). 

Xmarks Sync

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Anyone who has important bookmarks must not miss to install this one. This saves a ton of time backing up the bookmarks. Now, I can easily reinstall Firefox from scratch without worrying that any of my bookmarks would be lost. Very useful, very intelligent addon. Additionally, this is also compatible with other browsers, that means I can switch browsers without any issues accessing my bookmarks. That's an amazing experience.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.3). 

Cleanest Addon Manager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the most essential addons anyone can install who have have plenty of addons installed. This makes the addon page looks cleaner and organized. Very easy and accessible buttons for disabling, enabling and removing addons when needed. This improves the Firefox experience to a new level.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (6.0).