It doesn't open scheduled tabs on startup. Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Simple plugin, (and I like simplicity) but if it were designed a little differently it would be suitable for many more people, and many more different use cases.

ISSUE 1.) Scheduled tabs that are missed because the browser was closed (or restarted, or the computer was shut down) are missed forever. They do not open the next time the browser is started.

Include a setting to open missed tabs the next time Firefox starts.

ISSUE 2.) Conversely, scheduled tabs only open if the browser is open, which might mean you're already doing something important and don't need to be immediately interrupted. Even if you're auto-typing a password in the current tab, when a scheduled tab opens it becomes active.

Include a setting to *only* open tabs when Firefox starts, (this would provide a lot of flexibility).

ISSUE 3.) There is no scheduling option for Monthly or Yearly, only for Daily, and Weekly,

Include Monthly and Yearly options.

ISSUE 4.) The interface is very simple, but overly tedious.


* You can't edit a schedule by clicking it, instead you have to select it then click the edit button.

* The clock doesn't remember your last setting and instead defaults to noon, so for each new entry you have to set hours, minutes, and am/pm.

* There's no option for "add current tab", instead you have to copy and past the URL.

If TabAlarm is going to keep with a simple data-base entry system for scheduling, (which I actually like) then lose the entire "New Tab Alarm" panel. Instead, just move the URL field to the "TabAlarm Schedule" area and make every field in *this* panel editable by clicking on it.

(For that matter, I personally would be fine with a text-box and a plain-text schedule list. That way I could edit/backup the whole list in notepad if I wanted. Though plain text editing would probably discourage most other users, a toggle button for plain-text/field view might be nice!)

The two-star review might be a little unfair, only because the plugin doesn't do what *I* need it to do.

In any case, thanks for publishing the TabAlarm plugin.

Aside from one tiny flaw, this add-on is great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I basically want to schedule a site to launch at a certain time and no more; I've only ever found 2 add-ons that do this, this is one, the other is MyWeeklyBrowsing. The UI for TabAlarm is by far the most user friendly: right-clicks to add links to schedule, and much, much easier on the eye than MWB. For me the only thing it lacks is a toolbar button to easily see schedule, or perhaps the menu entry in the Tools menu could be re-worded better ('TabAlarm Options' suggests configuration only; something like 'See TabAlarm' would let users know this is where to see their current schedule in addition to configuring options). But it's still better than MWB! Love it!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love this addon! Really make my days easier. The only thing I am missing is to be able to set the schedule to a specific second not just minute.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very nice funstionality. Need some predetermined times with a toolbar button like 1 hour, 4 hours, 1 day, 4 days...

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hi Irvin, Works well, only one improvement: Add a Icon or menu item in the status bar. Bye

One of the most functional extensions Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works well, only problem i have had was when it was not updated, life was worse. Can only suggest improvements as it works really well. First, more frequency options eg, every x days, months etc. Second, ability to delay tab open interval to every x minutes when opening multiple tabs. Third, ability to change set open default time from 12.00pm. Fourth, back up function. Fifth, the ability to increase the extensions box size. Sixth, after deleting an individual alarm, not resetting to the first alarm position, makes it difficult to delete alarms. otherwise, just simply gold.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Great idea, but it doesn't work for me. It'll open an assigned URL immediately or too soon after I hit "OK".

SEHR GROSSE BITTE Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dieser add-ons ist wunderbar, habe ich häufig benutzt. Aber leider ist sie nicht mehr kompatibel mit neuer Version von Mozilla 8.0
Ganz große BITTE an Irvin Chu - mach bitte passende Version. Bitte bitte bitte....

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use it every day, and need it. Please update it for Firefox 4.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

make it for firefox 4 I like this add on

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

Mostly works (well enough) Rated 4 out of 5 stars

TabAlarm doesn't seem to run a timer function itself--only checking the time when there's a "trigger" (such as a display change in the browser); which means that if you set a tab alarm and aren't actually using the browser at that time, then it may not trigger the tab/site you want to open (at least, it doesn't for me). This is easy enough to get around, though, by actually running a timer (such as the CountdownClock extension) which can update its countdown display in the status bar on a continuous basis. (Also, the Edit UI doesn't accurately reflect a time being AM versus PM.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very nice. I like it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This extension is highly difficult to use for my usage: setting simple countdown timers per tab. Ideally I'd like to right-click the status bar icon and click on a preset countdown length (customizable of course). Instead, it pops up a much more complex interface forcing you to choose a date and time... and while that /could/ be good in one or two cases, 90% of the time I just need a simple timer that focuses a specified tab anywhere from 30 seconds to 20 minutes. Sometimes longer, but not often.

Simplicity is bliss.
This extension... not so much.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Tested it in a scenario with two scheduled actions while the browser was open, and it worked well. Still, as others commented, the UI needs work. For instance, Options opens up the scheduler itself, when one would expect actual options (like not showing the item menu in Tools, and so on). It has great potential, especially if the scheduling rules become more advanced.

Good work.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is nice and helpful and works exactly as stated. I'd love to be able to edit events, though. And while you can force compatibility, it would be nice to get an updated release that is really compatible with FF3.5.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Great concept, but the UI needs work. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This addon has potential to be a great tool, and is something I would use regularly. Several problems, though...

1. I'm accustomed to accessing options for my extensions via the addons window--but TabTimer's options button is greyed out and inaccessible. Forcing users to go through the tools menu is unwieldy and inconvenient (in my case, my menu bar is hidden to save screen real estate.)

2. A toolbar button would be nice. A status bar button would be even better.

3. An edit option for existing TabTimers is necessary.

In short, if it were just easier to access with a more user-friendly interface, I could see myself using this addon. As-is, it's just too much trouble to go through. That said, I'm eager to see how the future versions turn out.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Wow! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hey this is awesome. Works fine so far too.

I was only going to give it 4 stars because I don't see compatibility for Firefox 3.5 (due out any day now), but it does work in 3.0 so that's the right thing to do. Please do update it though.

----Update 6/27/2009:
Apparently just updating the max version number allows TabTimer to work in Firefox 3.5 though you may want to do some comprehensive testing.

Please add the ability to edit added events. I chose the wrong time and had to delete the entry and create a new one instead of just being able to edit the time.
Still love it though!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good concept - a toolbar button would really help.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0).