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Developer Information
Name TinPigeon
User since Oct. 17, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews


Great Product Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.1). 

Bookmarks LinkChecker

Doesn't Work Rated 1 out of 5 stars

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.

Xmarks Sync

Works Quite Well Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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.

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.

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".)

Not so much an issue, but something one should consider and be comfortable with before installing is Privacy and Security. FoxMarks brought this to my attention by having made a comment on their site about having recently updated their Privacy Policy. Their policy seemed clear, simple and fair. To me the major issue is that my email not be sold; I get enough SPAM as it is. That they may use aggregate metrics on User's habits doesn't really concern me: Such data is already easily obtained by many other entities anyway, like Google, Yahoo, and your very own ISP.

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.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1).