Malickfan86

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Information développeur
Nom Malickfan86
Utilisateur depuis February 22, 2013
Nombre de modules développés 0 modules
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Mes critiques

Feedly - Beyond Google Reader

Great alternative to RSS Ticker. Noté 5 sur 5 étoiles

I used to love RSS Ticker. I read news from twenty different websites and having stories scroll across the bottom of my browser window was extremely convenient. It used my browser history to know which ones I've read and only displayed what I hadn't. Unlike similar extensions, it had the ability to create its own toolbar and used favicons as well. It also randomized the items and restricted the length to a certain number of pixels for a smooth and clean appearance.

With the most recent updates, the author has decided to do away with these latter two features. He explains why on his personal website, stating in summary that it would take much more of his time to maintain these features and it's not worth it anymore. Without randomized items and restricted item length, though, I lose the benefit of getting all my news in one place at one time, since, time permitting, I may as well visit each of these websites separately. Its appearance has gotten remarkably worse without the maximum length restriction. Since these features require extra programming, the older version of RSS Ticker is not compatible with any versions of the browser after 21. I went as far to avoid browser updates and continued to use Firefox 21 until a few days ago when 26 was the most recent release.

I've tried contacting the author to see if he could prioritize these two features above the several others he decided to remove. He did not respond. I gave him time but clearly he doesn't appreciate the users of his products very much. I was willing to donate to him for these changes, but the failure of a simple response to my appreciative post eliminated that possibility. Don't take me as someone who complains regularly. I have worked in customer service and so I know how awful complaints can be, and I've only complained about services a few times in my life.

Due to these shortcomings, I finally decided to switch to feedly. Despite the fact that it doesn't run on a toolbar, all it involves to start is a simple button on my bookmarks toolbar. Setting it up is extremely quick and easy and it uses browser history as well as clicks from other users to generate its stories in the form of a magazine. It is a full browser experience so it's something new to get used to, but so far I like it a lot. I tried to stand by RSS Ticker as long as possible, but it doesn't make sense anymore. I suppose I will be directing that donation to feedly instead.

RSS Ticker

Less support and not as good. Noté 2 sur 5 étoiles

I used to love RSS Ticker. I read news from twenty different websites and having stories scroll across the bottom of my browser window was extremely convenient. It used my browser history to know which ones I've read and only displayed what I hadn't. Unlike similar extensions, it had the ability to create its own toolbar and used favicons as well. It also randomized the items and restricted the length to a certain number of pixels for a smooth and clean appearance.

With the most recent updates, the author has decided to do away with these latter two features. He explains why on his personal website, stating in summary that it would take much more of his time to maintain these features and it's not worth it anymore. Without randomized items and restricted item length, though, I lose the benefit of getting all my news in one place at one time, since, time permitting, I may as well visit each of these websites separately. Its appearance has gotten remarkably worse without the maximum length restriction. Since these features require extra programming, the older version of RSS Ticker is not compatible with any versions of the browser after 21. I went as far to avoid browser updates and continued to use Firefox 21 until a few days ago when 26 was the most recent release.

I've tried contacting the author to see if he could prioritize these two features above the several others he decided to remove. He did not respond. I gave him time but clearly he doesn't appreciate the users of his products very much. I was willing to donate to him for these changes, but the failure of a simple response to my appreciative post eliminated that possibility. Don't take me as someone who complains regularly. I have worked in customer service and so I know how awful complaints can be, and I've only complained about services a few times in my life.

Due to these shortcomings, I finally decided to switch to feedly. Despite the fact that it doesn't run on a toolbar, all it involves to start is a simple button on my bookmarks toolbar. Setting it up is extremely quick and easy and it uses browser history as well as clicks from other users to generate its stories in the form of a magazine. It is a full browser experience so it's something new to get used to, but so far I like it a lot. I tried to stand by RSS Ticker as long as possible, but it doesn't make sense anymore. I suppose I will be directing that donation to feedly instead.

Fast Dial

Better than FoxTab at present. Noté 4 sur 5 étoiles

Previously I left a review complaining about FoxTab, that the newer versions attached to the back and forward buttons and there was no way to alter this. Therefore I have been using version 1.4.6 instead of the current version 1.4.9. Though adding new sites did not seem to work, I never faced that issue since I was okay with the sites I had set up.

Recently, though, I found out that missed keystrokes in Firefox were being caused by delays with the FoxTab extension. Even worse, when I left my computer on with a Firefox window open, I was unable to resume. My entire computer would freeze and I would have to restart using the power button.

Now I avoided alternatives for a very long time, but I finally switched over to Fast Dial because of these issues. Though it seems there hasn't been an update to it in a while, it still works extremely well. The set-up is somewhat more laborious and involves finding and in some cases creating logos for your top websites, but the visual effect it results in is quite nice. I still miss the curved appearance of my FoxTab thumbnails and am disappointed that Fast Dial is not able to fill my browser space if there are fewer icons than 10 across and 5 down, but that is because of the regulated 400x300 pixel ratio for website logos. Although square-ish, it does result in more uniformity. On the plus side, it faces none of the performance issues of FoxTab, so I have decided to officially convert.

FoxTab

I'm so done with this... Noté 1 sur 5 étoiles

Previously I left a review complaining that the newer versions attached to the back and forward buttons and there was no way to alter this. Therefore I have been using version 1.4.6. Though adding new sites did not seem to work, I never faced that issue since I was okay with the sites I had set up.

Recently, though, I found out that missed keystrokes in Firefox were being caused by delays with the FoxTab extension. Even worse, when I left my computer on with a Firefox window open, I was unable to resume. My entire computer would freeze and I would have to restart using the power button.

Now I avoided alternatives for a very long time, but I finally switched over to Fast Dial because of these issues. Though it seems there hasn't been an update to it in a while, it still works extremely well. The set-up is somewhat more laborious and involves finding and in some cases creating logos for your top websites, but the visual effect it results in is quite nice. I still miss the curved appearance of my FoxTab thumbnails and am disappointed that Fast Dial is not able to fill my browser space if there are fewer icons than 10 across and 5 down, but that is because of the regulated 400x300 pixel ratio for website logos. Although square-ish, it does result in more uniformity. On the plus side, it faces none of the performance issues of FoxTab, so I have decided to officially convert.

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FoxTab

Issue not fixed Noté 3 sur 5 étoiles

The current version, 1.4.9, solves the issue of the 'Launch FoxTab' button being linked to the back/forward buttons. However, it now leaves a gap between them and the address bar, so the issue hasn't been fixed properly. I'm rolling back to 1.4.6 since it seems that's all I can do to avoid this problem.