- 5점 만점에 1점Unknown User 님, 2년 전Unusable as of May 2022. They're switching off the free plan and moving to a paid-only service.
Hilarious considering the fact that free alternatives exist.
개발자 답글2년 전에 게시됨We're not switching off the free plan. We're no longer offering an unlimited free plan. We offer 20 free credits a month. Most of our users do not send more than that, so they can continue using it without payment. But we do need to maintain and develop the service, and so for those who are able to, or who use the service a lot, we ask for a small payment ($2/month). More information in our blog post here: https://www.fivefilters.org/2020/push-to-kindle-changes/
As for alternatives, they do exist, and we encourage users to try them out. With services like ours, Kindle delivery is only one aspect of the service. The bigger and more challenging part is article extraction. That's where you're likely to notice the biggest difference in quality. Push to Kindle works better on many sites than competing services, but for other sites it might not do as well. So we do encourage users to experiment and see what works well for the sites that interest them.
- 5점 만점에 1점VC 님, 4년 전I don't appreciate the book advertisements coming with the add-on, which makes it look a lot like a tool to promote a nationalistic and xenophobic political ideology. Their 'about' page points to the opposite political direction so the adverts might be just bad luck for them. In either case, I don't feel comfortable using such an add-on whose primary use does not seem to be browser enhancement.
개발자 답글4년 전에 게시됨Hi VC, we do not actually run adverts in the sense I think you're thinking of. The books we list are ones we've picked out ourselves and recommend. It's a small number. I'm not aware of any of these books promoting nationalistic and xenophobic ideologies. The titles of the books which appear after sending to the Kindle completes are:
* Why are we the good guys?
* Newspeak in the 21st Century
* Understanding Power
* The Apocalypedia
* Disciplined Minds
* The Sane Society
Which of these do you believe promotes a nationalistic or xenophobic ideology?
- 5점 만점에 1점Firefox 사용자 15228370 님, 4년 전I mostly want to send academic articles to my kindle with this app (several per week). But, contrary to send to kindle (which i use on chrome), this doesn't work behind a university proxy and paywall (I only get the authentification page to my university). Because of this, I keep going back to Chrome for work while I would prefer to use Firefox...
개발자 답글4년 전에 게시됨Hi there, just an update to let you know that we are now trialling the new version of Push to Kindle which sends articles directly to the service for processing. So university proxies or paywalls shouldn't be a problem any more. If you're willing to try the new version, you'll find it at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/push-to-kindle-beta/ Any feedback appreciated.
- 5점 만점에 1점ELLIOTTCABLE 님, 5년 전This add-on requires ‘read all content on all pages’ privilege, when it literally just appends the current page's URL to their own service's, and redirects you there:
This definitely should not need the permissions it demands, unless it's doing something malicious.
개발자 답글5년 전에 게시됨[2018-09-03: Update to the below, having looked into it some more: When we released the extension, there was no way to achieve what the extension does without requesting permissions that would cause Firefox to display the ominous warning you object to. It has since become possible to request access to the tab only when a user interacts with the add-on. See https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/activeTab for an explanation. We have updated the add-on accordingly. But I want to stress that the add-on was never doing anything "malicious", as you suggest above. When we originally released the add-on, before the introduction of the new permission, there was simply no way to implement what we wanted without incurring that permission warning.]
Hi there, you're right that the add-on really only just appends the current tab's URL to our Push to Kindle URL when the user clicks our toolbar button. The new URL is:
https://pushtokindle.fivefilters.org/send.php?url=[current tab url]
I think the ‘read all content on all pages’ warning Firefox shows you is really just letting you know that the permissions for the extension allow us to do more than what we're currently doing. But of course we understand the concern. We certainly don't want to be giving the impression that we're reading people's content when we're not. I'm pretty certain the permissions we require for this simple add-on to function (ie. to get the tab URL of the current page you're viewing when you click our toolbar button) have always displayed this rather stark warning.
But I'm curious if with recent WebExtension developments we can now achieve the same thing without requiring the permissions that generate this warning. We'll take a look soon. If we can do it, of course we'll reduce the permissions.
- 5점 만점에 1점Firefox 사용자 13404310 님, 6년 전The first and only time I tried to use the service, it didn't work. Nothing appeared on my kindle and nothing appeared on my "manage devices" page. Complete silence.
- 5점 만점에 1점Firefox 사용자 12926039 님, 7년 전Doesn't work on Firefox android. Why?
개발자 답글7년 전에 게시됨Hi there, sorry about that. We recently converted the addon to the new WebExtensions format that Mozilla is moving to. When we submitted it, it was marked as compatible with all platforms (including Android). Having looked into it now, it appears this is not the case. According to Mozilla docs, "Add-ons that work with desktop Firefox do not automatically work in Firefox for Android" - https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/Firefox_for_Android
I've just removed Android from the compatibility section. Hopefully this gets reflected on the site and it's no longer shown as compatible.
We do offer Push to Kindle as an Android app that's compatible with Firefox and other browsers and apps (we are placed as an option in the list of 'share' destinations). I think it's a better option for mobile as it's designed to be used from small devices. It is, however, not free like this extension.