134 reviews
  • This addon seemed to be good, but its has two major flaws to me:
    1) It is not capable of opening up in a single window more than 54 tabs (while my sessions are usually over 80).

    2) Even when it restores my session to a previous one, it only shows the last page I visited in each tab, but it won't restore the history of each of those tabs.

    Can anyone of you just develop something for Firefox in the vein of Session Buddy for Chrome? Such app works great. As much as I love Firefox, after 12 years of use I'm seriously thinking about switching to Chrome due to the nuisance of not having my sessions-history saved as a whole.

    Dear developer, Is there a way I can get by with these issues? Can you help me with 1) and 2)? Thanks in advance.
    1) I don't really get what's with that specific number in your case. There are users that even restore 1000 tabs. I tried with a few hundreds and is working flawlessly. Do you want to just restore them (lazy loading) or even load them. I would recommend to have lazy loading activated because otherwise opening over 100 tabs won't be an addon issue but most probably will depend on hardware configuration and if the browser can cope with that. Any chance you might be able to explain me a little in more details what exactly it is happening in your case (you can do so over email (use the Feedback Button from the addon menu) or by submitting a Github issue (https://github.com/ReDEnergy/SessionSync/issues))

    2) Sadly, as much as this would be considered a great feature, that's clearly something I never intended to do with this addon because it's simply not possible to do with Bookmark storage. Didn't know that Session Buddy does this. I just wonder, let's say I would keep the history somehow... but for how long exactly, you can end up thousands of history pages for each tab if you re-save for example a certain session again and again, and again. You clearly need to stop somewhere because otherwise I can see a lot of problems... (performance wise) Of course... for example this can be configurable so that I can set it with a depth of 10 pages, and if the users wants more he can set whatever number he wishes but with a clear warning that doing so it can affect performance.
    Can I do something like this... with some hacks I might be able to do (not sure right now though)... but not really if I really should implement such a feature since it can affect the performance for 99.99% of users that most probably don't need such thing. Probably only if it's a feature disabled by default and you can activate it. I wanted to do something similar a while ago but only for seeing a graphical representation of history, not to save it as well. For what you're asking I can definitely say that is clearly not something easy to implement, but I have some other features that once implemented might prove to help me to do such thing, but I really can't promise anything.

    Thanks for feedback.
  • Fantastics add-on - thank you!
    The only thing missing to get full 5stars is .... replace.
    Replace all current/open tabs with session.
    Finding that having to close all tabs first, then launching the new tabs - it's a 2 step process, when it could be one?
    Some other tab sesison managers have this ability, wondering if it has been considered.
    Otherwise - excellent UI and very simple to use!
    Thanks again!
    Thanks a lot, as for the question,
    Yes. I had consider it. There are a few users that sent me some feedback on this.
    Sometimes the way you design certain feature may prevent you to be able to add some other simple features like you describe.
    The addon let's you open tabs from multiple sessions. And I have no good solution for tracking which tab came from which session (and it's pretty had to implement one as well). My point is... if you want replace the current session, do you want to save the "session" that will be closed automatically ? Because if you don't then I can do that pretty easy. But if you do want that... then I have no idea what tab and where I should save... Can't replace the session, can't save them as a new session... i can't seem to find a good solution for this. Also, what happens if you have multiple windows, and so on.
    Truth is.. you can take 2 people and ask them how do they see a certain feature and chances are they won't expect the same outcome because each individual person has it's own way of interacting with windows/tabs and the concept of session my be different, etc. Any new feature I add I have to think about how exactly I can cover most of the use cases and sometimes it's not really easy to do that.
    My solution for this is basically... I will try provide to multiple possible solution but I need to first implement a configurable toolbar so that people can hide buttons that will never want to use or use extremely rarely, and have those be available in a hidden dropdown list to the right of the toolbar.
    Thanks as well.
  • Задумка отличная, но много недоработок:
    - Автосохранение сессий по времени не работает. Сессии сохраняются при закрытии Firefox
    - При восстановлении сессий порядок следования вкладок ВСЕГДА меняется на обратный. Я сообщал об этом разработчику 2-3 месяца назад - исправления нет.
    - Сессии сохраняются при закрытии последнего окна Firefox. Если к основному окну (100 вкладок) я открыл дополнительное с парой вкладок и при закрытии Firefox последним закрыл дополнительное окно, то ВСЕ, ВСЯ СЕССИЯ УТЕРЯНА!!! А авто-сохранение не работает!
    PS: Thanks for the quick response. Your addition is good and very necessary! I would very much like you to take the time to fix the autosave by time and the sequence of tabs during restoration. Good luck!
    I don't know Russian and I used Google translate. I will respond for each of your points
    - The auto-save functionality is working how it was implemented. That's not saying that it's how you would expect it to be working. I know that I made a bad decision to automatically save over the same session and that's what causes that issue. I know it's not great, I've been working on a better solution but I just didn't have time to finish it (As much as I really care about the addon, we all have sometimes other priorities). That doesn't mean I don't plan to update it. I will push an update with some bug-fixes in 1-2 days, sadly doesn't fix one of those reported by you because they ended up being far more complex to finish.
    - I will assume that's happening only because you have set the Firefox option to OPEN NEW TAB NEXT TO THE CURRENT ONE. Because otherwise the order they open should be the same. I'm sorry that I coulnd't fix this in time although you reported it a while ago but I simple didn't know what would cause it and I had no idea it was because of that firefox setting until another user told me about it. Now I know, I had a few solutions for it, but it's not really great because it creates other problems and I simply can't read Firefox settings from the addon and I have no good solution how to fix this automatically. I mean, I have to reverse the order tabs normally open because of that setting and I can't know for sure when I should do that or not. Probably I will add an option to toggle the order tabs are open and let user fix it as they consider. I will try to provide this option in the next update (like I said it should be available in 1-2 days as I still want to make sure everything works as expected)
    - Yes your right, but that's because of the way I implemented it. I will try to hurry up and finish the new implementation.
    I promise that I will fix them, If by any chance you will still consider using it again by that time and you consider things are fixed please remember about this review and think about updating it.
    Thanks a lot for feedback.
  • Hi Gabriel,
    1) You mentioned in the description about Advanced Bookmark Manager. But after the installation of the add-on I couldn't search/edit any bookmarks. Should I import all the bookmarks first from FF Bookmark Manager?
    2) And if yes to question #1 - should I save the bookmarks every time only using this add-on or they will be automatically synced with FF Bookmark Manager?
    3) Is it possible to search through bookmark folder names? Because in FF Bookmark Manager it's only allowed to search for bookmarks names, but not the folders' names.
    1) As of right now the addon does not let you search through all the bookmarks. Only those that you save or add inside the (Bookmark Menu -> SessionSync) folder. If you look in the bookmark manager you can see the folder there. By Advanced Bookmark Manager I meant that the addon can be used with that purpose in mind because you can manually save every tab, group of tabs, order them, edit, delete, etc but only if you do this through the addon UI.
    2) Automatically saved sessions (those from History Tab) are not saved in bookmark because that might cause performance issues. Saving is done manually when you need to save something. I would say that the addon fits perfectly somewhere in the middle of an Bookmark Manager and a Session Manager, because it's mostly intended to have good control on what you want to do, and offers a very common Bookmark Manager experience, as well as because all the saving is done in Bookmarks.
    NO, as long as you have Firefox Sync enabled (or whatever bookmark syncing solution you might use) all your bookmarks will be synced. Like I mentioned, all your Bookmarks are saved in the [Bookmark Menu -> SessionSync] folder so of course you will be able to find them there and interact with them even if you don't have the addon installed. For example that's what I do on my mobile phone. I access them through the Firefox mobile boomark manager because I don't a mobile version yet, but I can still access all my saves very easy.
    3) In the addon panel you have a search bar in top-left. Or simply after you open the addon panel, press CTRL + F and then start typing. Search only works for folder names at this moment (sadly). If you want to search through Bookmarks... for the moment the Firefox URL bar can do that ... yes you will search through all the bookmarks not only those saved by the addon but at least it works.
    In case you didn't seen the Tutorial, please look over it because it might explain a lot of the addon features (with images also). The tutorial can be access from the addon menu (top-right button from the addon-panel)
    If you have other questions regarding the functionality you can also contact me over the mail. Just press on the "Send Feedback" button from the addon menu and the mail application should open with my address already completed.

    Thanks for feedback
  • Liked the functionality and look of this add-on, but didn't like that there is no context menu when you right-click on a tab. You should be able to right-click a tab, go down to "Session Sync" and then choose to move the tab to a different group or a new group. Ideally, it would be nice to select multiple tabs at once and move them all to an existing or new group. Currently trying other add-on's but will check back with this one later.

    Response to developer: Added another star for you being so on top of the reviews and replying to them quickly. :)

    What I was asking for was to be able to right-click an actual tab (not just in the Session Sync interface) and have a way in the context menu that pops up to change the tab from the current active group to another group and then have the tab close automatically since it's no longer in the active group. I'm a right-clicker. Just seems more natural than looking for a toolbar button each time.

    As for the multiple tab moving thing, I think a lot of people who are looking at this type of add-on are like me and have a BUNCH of tabs open. I currently have over 1000 since I research a lot of things and get sidetracked easily. That's why I also asked about being able to move multiple tabs at once. This could even be done in the Session Sync interface if you could shift-click a bunch of tabs in the list and then move them to another group. Anything to quickly break up the 1000 tabs into smaller groups so it doesn't take Firefox so long to open... From your github page, it looks like you're working on this stuff already, though.
    ------------- Later edit ---------------

    Thanks a lot for providing more details on the requested feature. Now I understand what do you mean by right click on the tab and I think it can be a very useful feature. I will definitely try to see how I can implement this using only the context menu. Not 100% sure it can be done but probably I can do something about it. If the API let's me get the multiple tab selection (from when you SHIFT select many tabs) I will try to add support for it as well.
    Many thanks for giving me another star :). I really appreciate it.

    Hi. You can drag-n-drop any tab to another Window group (active window) and reorder them. Yes you can't drag a tab into a certain saved session but that's a wonderful idea and I can definitely implement it very fast. Multiple tab selection is not that easy to implement but I have it planed for a later update.
    If you consider to provide a better description of the feature you want please send me an email (through the Feedback button from the addon-menu) or submit a new issue on Github.
    Probably it's better to also take a look over all the features that I plan to add just to make sure that what you want is not already planned. https://github.com/ReDEnergy/SessionSync/issues/40
    Thanks for trying the addon, and when I will have all those features that you want implemented please remember to come back and reconsider the feedback.
  • This add-on was offered for my Android phone. However, after I accepted I was advised that it was not available for my platform!

    The response from the Developer was professional and accurate. I have tried the Addon with Firefox and it is superb. In the light of this I have amended my feedback.
    wow. I wasn't really expected such a change. Thanks a lot for considering giving it a second chance.
    P.S I do hope I will be able to port it sometime on Android. Thanks again.

    It's not my fault that the site recommended you this addon on Android :). The addon is clearly not marked as Android compatible so I have no idea what exactly happened. I hope you can understand that by giving a 1 star rating for such a cause you actually hurt the developer without solving anything.
  • Wonderful.
    I hope that in the future you will not introduce features which require dangerous permissions, as the Mysessions addon did.
    Thank you very much for your work :)
    Thanks for feedback. I promise that I won't add any dangerous new permissions. I care deeply about privacy and I'll make sure no tracking can ever be done. This addon is one of the few ones that doesn't use a favicon database that can possible track users (like the http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain_url={Domains_URL_of_a_tab}. that so many addons use). If I ever need to add a new permissions most probably I will provide it only as an optional permission that can be activated on demand (or not).
  • Amazing addon! Have been using it for about a year now and can see how much effort goes into it. Simple design and intuitive to use.
  • This is a GREAT extension. Just what I was looking for. It is not over complicated and yet not too simplistic. Has all the right features making it a productive tool. You definitely wonder how you managed to live without it. Although I have not used the feature I really like that you can restore to other devices which will come in handy. Very intuitive, straight forward and easy to use. Keep up the great work guys and thank you for such a great tool in itself.
    ***On a Side Note; Reviewers: PLEASE STOP using reviews to report problems, bugs, and feature requests. Not just for this product but for EVERYTHING. As I was looking through reviews to try and find the best choice in my first choice it was something I noticed on EVERY product I came across. Not only is it extremely annoying, but it is counter productive and often times they do not even see it (although these guys seem to be very proactive, most are not). This product actually has a GREAT option in the Menu that is labeled "Feedback" in which when I clicked, it opened a prefilled email to them. That is what you should be using, for all of our sake and for the utmost productivity please stop using reviews like this. **Rant Over**
    wow. Thanks a lot for the support. It's always nice to see such feedback. For something that I put a lot of effort into, supportive feedback it's the best motivation I can get to continue to improve it. The addon clearly is not perfect as there many missing options and great features to be added, as well as some minor bugs (working on them), but knowing that others might consider it useful it's the best incentive to keep improving it.

    As regarding the side note. You are totally right, and I wish it was like that, but of course, everyone is different and has it's own reason for using the review section. Usually It's hard to get very positive feedback... because if everything works as it should, then there's little reason to write a review, whether if something is broken or a bug caused someone to lose something (data, time, etc) then things may change. Anyway, I'm grateful that in my case thinks look quite good, far fewer bad reviews :), and even if it's a bug report, if it's supportive feedback then all's great.

    P.S I'm only one developer, not a team.. so sadly that's why it takes me a lot of time to provide feature updates although I really plan on doing them but as for everyone out there time is not on my side.

    This kind of feedback really makes you day better :D. Thanks a lot again.
  • when


    restores tabs in reverse order
    Thanks for the review. Although it's more of a bug report. But at least you managed to give me the answer why for some people the restore is in reverse order. I tested it and it's exactly as you say. Sorry about that, but I really had no idea about it and thus it was impossible for me to find you where and why the bug happened. Now that I know, I can definitely look into it to find a solution. Hope you would consider rising the rating If I will fix it (after the update of course).
    Thanks for using the addon.
  • Great extension! Note: the tabs are saved in the correct order, but are restored in the wrong order. Can you fix this?
    PS: Yes, I am using the latest version (v3.1.0). Sometimes some of the tabs from the beginning were saved to the end of the list. Tabs are almost always restored in the reverse order. This is a minor inconvenience, the addition is excellent. But if you manage to fix the problem with the reverse order, it will be great!
    Thanks for review.
    Are you sure you're using the latest version (v3.1.0) ? Because I know for sure that I fixed this problem a while ago and I can't really seem to replicate it on my end no matter how much I try. The order you see them in the list (top-down) should be the exact order of tabs. I know that Firefox somehow saves a list of bookmarks in reverse order but if they are saved correctly I make sure that the order in which I open the tabs is that one. I will look into it more but I verified and unless there's a strange bug happening the latest version should have fixed that.
  • Simply amazing. Definitely best session manager add-on in the extension shop, currently.
  • User does not have the ability to select and delete multiple links in the session.
  • Brillant idea to sync tabs as bookmarks. simple, reliable and portable.
  • Brilliant add-on.

    A problem: Firefox 63 can't resize the popup, it's small and cuts off view of data. This wasn't an issue before.

    Update: Just tried it on a fresh profile and I experience this behavior after I opted to "Pin to Overflow Menu".
    Update: Sadly... if you put into the Overflow Menu that's expected. Sadly Firefox blocks the size of the pop-up there to fit that specific menu width. I know it's stupid but it's not something I can do... it's the say Mozilla decided to implement it and there's simply no way to do anything there. Just make sure that the addon button is pinned to the addon toolbar (right after the URL bar) and not in the overflow menu. The same goes for max size... it's 800 by 600 pixels at most ... just because that's the hard limit Mozilla imposes for addons, not because I like it, and as well... there's simply nothing I can do about it.

    There should be no problem at all with Firefox 63. I have Firefox 63 on multiple devices and can't seem to reproduce this. Of course, there can be multiple causes for this but most probably it's not the addon fault (sometimes the profile can be at fault, though I really don't know what exactly might cause this).
    Have you tried changing the size from the config as well (Config-> Options -> UI Scaling) or just using the resize handle ? If you still encounter problems and have any more details better contact me directly (Options->Feedback, it should open the mail).
    Thanks for the feedback.