30 November 2008

Send Tab URLs 2.0 release candidate 3

This is the third, and hopefully last, release candidate of the upcoming 2.0 release of Send Tab URLs.

» Download: Send Tab URLs 2.0 rc 3 (45 KB; compatible with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1b1)

Supported languages: English (United States), Chinese (simplified), Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portugeuse (Brazil), Spanish, Turkish.

Changes from Release Candidate 2
  • Support for Google Apps has been dropped. It will still be available by enabling a pref in about:config, but this pref has been disabled by default; more details on enabling Google Apps support will be available shortly. For now, Google Apps support is considered experimental, and Send Tab URLs may or may not work with it.
  • Added Danish translation
  • Compatible with Firefox 3.1 beta 1

Help and Support

Please see the Contact page on the AE Creations web site for instructions on where to submit feedback or bug reports.

07 November 2008

Send Tab URLs 2.0 release candidate 2

Fixes to a few spit-and-polish bugs necessitated another release candidate.

If you already have a previous version of Send Tab URLs installed, you must uninstall it first before installing this release. Because this is a pre-release build, updates will not be available automatically.

» Download: Send Tab URLs 2.0 rc2 (43 KB; compatible with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*)

Supported languages: English (United States), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Turkish.

Changes from Release Candidate 1
  • Improvements to how Gmail/Google Apps are invoked so that you can do other tasks in Gmail after sending the URL list (like logging out).
  • Reworked the message box that appears when a long list of URLs to Gmail or Google Apps is being sent


Web mail support in Send Tab URLs is based on Email This!, a Firefox extension by Lazyrussian Productions. The code for Gmail/Google Apps invocation is taken from John Joseph Bachir’s Gmail compose bookmarklet.

05 November 2008

Delicious Post

A while ago, I came across del.icio.us post, a simple Firefox extension that lets you post a link or the current page to del.icio.us Delicious. It has just the basics you need to quickly create a del.icio.us   Delicious bookmark to the current page, and while it lacked some features from the official Post to Delicious bookmarklet, it was still quite useful.

The author doesn't appear to be maintaining it anymore; but since the code is licensed under a Creative Commons license which permits modification of the work, I decided to start my own fork of this extension -- which, as it turns out, two others already exist (Post to del.icio.us and Jaggnito).

My version is named "Delicious Post" -- not only to distinguish it from the original extension, but to (grudgingly) reflect the new name given to this popular social bookmarking service.

» Download: Delicious Post 0.7.3 (10.5 KB; English (United States); compatible with Firefox 3.0-3.0.*)

This release introduces compatibility with Firefox 3, and includes some behind-the-scenes code fixes to give it a stable foundation for future planned enhancements. There are no new features in this release. Full details of changes can be found in the changelog.


Because eventually, I want to add a few additional features that are missing in the original del.icio.us post -- such as allowing private bookmarks, tag name autocompletion, and automatically using the selected text in the web page as the bookmark notes. But most importantly, I want to be able to use it on Firefox 3.

But I like del.icio.us post the way it was!

I suppose that you, and many others, do. That is why the additional features I have planned will be configurable so that they can be disabled if you prefer the primitive UI.

Will Delicious Post be compatible with Firefox 2?

No. The Mozilla Corp. plans on ending support for Firefox 2 in December 2008 (that is next month), and there is no point in making it compatible with a version of Firefox that will be officially retired in a month. I also want to make use of some APIs and developer features that is only available in Firefox 3 and above.

If you are still using Firefox 2, you should install the original del.icio.us post extension.

I found a bug. How do I report it?

Send bug reports to the AE Creations mailing list; please mention Delicious Post in the subject line. If you have a Bugzilla account on Mozdev, you can file a bug here.