Christina Martin

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Name Christina Martin
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Speed Dial [FVD] - New Tab Page, Sync...

A little awkward, but very useful. Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This little add-on works well and does what it says it will do, without hassle. It's better than the other alternatives I've tried, and better than its old incarnation. The one thing that kept me from giving it a 5 is that the input of new bookmarks is clunky, and requires several screens. I'd like to see it allow me to choose an icon from right on the page.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.5). 

StumbleUpon

Best Sharing Tool Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Every time I install Firefox, Stumbluepon is the first extension I add. The reason isn't the usual; it's not so much to discover new sites as it is to share things among family members. I see a product we could use, and I stumble it to my husband. I see a tech joke and I send it to my son. I do use it occasionally for traditional stumbling, too, but it's hands down the best tool I've found for easily sending pages to people I know. I can even send it to people who don't have Stumbleupon now that they've added stumble-to-email support.

The one criticism I have is that the stumbleupon pages themselves, the "stumble blogs" where your stumbles are collected continue to get uglier, more complicated, and less appealing. But I still gave the extension five stars because 1) you really don't ever even need to look at stumble blogs, and 2) the toolbar and the process work so flawlessly on Firefox.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.11).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Yahoo Toolbar

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Works ok, but really not useful. I only have it because it came packaged with something else. It does make it easier to get to things like Yahoo Groups, but really all it does is save me a few keystrokes.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1.20090915103953). 

Xmarks Sync

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I use it to synch bookmarks on two computers, and it's easy as pie. I do wish, though, that I could disable the sharing feature, because I do not want to use it for social networking. It could very well be divided into two different extensions.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.3.2). 

Web of Trust - WOT

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It has more features than I need, and therefore is a bit too complex for me, but I could see how those features might be useful to others. I still keep it, though, because it is very good, if you set it to show icons on Google, for preventing you from accidentally wandering into a virus-infected site or worse.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20091028). 

Wired-Marker

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

When it works, it's great; but it could use some feature tweaks, and its reliability is very spotty. The interface is far more complicated than it needs to be.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.1.09060400). 

StumbleUpon

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The format of the stumbleupon blog pages has gotten worse with every new version. However, the toolbar works excellently, and it's a very helpful tool for sharing pages among a group of friends. My whole family uses it as a communication and sharing tool. It's also one of the most effective ways on the net of wasting away hours at a time, so beware!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.52). 

Screengrab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Extremely useful, and works well. I like that you can choose everything visible, the entire window, or a selection. It is helpful for saving images that you can't download, as well as for saving web receipts that you don't or can't print out.

One caution. It saves in .png format, but does not put the extension at the end of the name, making it hard for some sources to recognize your images, so when you save an image it's a good idea to add .png at the end of the name of the image.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.2). 

Nuke Anything Enhanced

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works well, though sometimes it is hard to find the item to nuke that you want to get rid of. It's useful for getting rid of annoying ads, pictures that get in the way of text, or anything that interferes with a good black and white print out. It doesn't make a permanent change, so if you want to go back to the real web-published version, you can by hitting refresh.

IE Tab

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If you dislike Internet Explorer, but find that some websites are broken unless you use it, this may be your solution. It's also good for developers who want to see how a site looks on a different browser.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.20090525). 

Gmail Manager

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Every once in a while, Gmail makes some major change and then Gmail manager doesn't work right for a few days; but overall, it's extremely helpful and they do a good job of keeping up with Gmail's frequent changes. It works well, and can handle multiple accounts.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.7.5). 

Adblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If you add no other extension, you should add this one.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.1). 

Glubble for Families

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It only gets two stars because it's a nice idea. But it's a terrible implementation, and there are a number of kid browsers that are much, much better. First of all, the parent interface is overly complicated. Even the kid interface is too complex. Second, if you go into the kid interface and then can't remember your password, you'd better not have web mail. It will lock up your browser permanently until you can put in your correct password or reset it.

You're better off with Kid Rocket or Kido'z for young children, or Kidzui for kids who can read.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.4.9).