Best add-on of its kind, but still fundamentally flawed Puntuado con 3 de 5 estrellas
I tried out three similar add-ons like this and here’s what I thought of them:
“Download Sort”: This is the worst one — completely useless to me as it only saves based on file type. So if you save JPEGs from several different sites, they all end up in the same folder. (It is also buggy.) This add-on would only be useful to a person who has all their images in one folder and all their music in one folder, etc. For someone like me with a very well-organized PC with millions of files spanning several hard drives, it is a complete joke.
“Fav Loc”: Another pointless add-on as it doesn't bring up the Save As dialog box, meaning you can’t choose or create sub-folders. It’s not as useless as “Download Sort”, but really the only people who would (or could) use this are people who save everything they download into a small number of folders, without any sub-folders or organisation. Again, pretty pointless to most people.
“Save Link in Folder”/“Save Image in Folder”: OK, this is the only useful one of the three. It has the most options by far, and is the only one that allows the Save As dialogue box (so you can choose and create sub-folders). Having said that, it’s far from perfect and there are some serious drawbacks to it:
1. First of all, oddly, you have to download TWO different add-ons: one for images (“Save Image in Folder”) and one for non-images (“Save Link in Folder”). Why these two almost identical add-ons can’t be combined into one is a mystery.
2. Secondly — this one is a MAJOR flaw, and the reason I don’t use it — there is no quick and easy way to save into the last folder you saved to. Every single time you save a file, you first have to select your pre-defined category from the list, then navigate to the sub-folder where you were saving to. If you save the file the normal way (without going through the add-on), it doesn’t remember the last folder you saved to.
3. One feature that sounds great (but doesn’t work) is that double-clicking an image is supposed to save it into the previously used folder. However, it doesn’t. Double-clicking an image only saves it into the main folder you navigated to from your list — not into the sub-folder you actually saved it into. This makes this feature pretty worthless unless you happened to be saving a file into the main folder of one of your categories. Two other major drawbacks of this feature are that double-clicking an image resizes the image (which is very annnoying) and if the image is a link, clicking it also follows the link (which is very annoying). This would not be a problem if they simply allowed you to shift-click or control-click or something.
4. Finally, the add-on doesn’t let you save based on domain, so you can’t tell it that all the files from a certain Website should go into one place. This is what I was really hoping for in such a plugin.
So, in summary, of the three add-ons I tried, “Save Link In Folder” is the only serious contender, and even that is fatally flawed. So I don’t use any of them!