SiteLauncher

SiteLauncher

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.3
  • Total Downloads:
    17,322
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 06, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    367.91KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' Review

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Here's a new way to launch a Web site: from your Firefox toolbar. With the Firefox extension Site Launcher, you can swap out your bookmarks for an overlay window of links you conjure at any time with a quick keyboard shortcut.

You customize your own list of go-to sites; a handful of presets helps streamline the process. Getting a further one-letter shortcut for each site, however, is the stroke of genius. Once we had those memorized, we skipped the menu entirely and pulled up new sites straight from the keyboard. A few visual options round out the extension.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Inadequate info from CNET editors"

January 08, 2009  |  By ultimately_myself

 |  Version: SiteLauncher 0.9.3

Pros

Reviews on the Mozilla add-on site are overwhelmingly positive.

Cons

My intent here is to 'review' the CNET editors' process rather than the product itself. Consequently, have given the product 3 stars so as not to unfairly skew the average rating.

Summary

Here's my issue 'CNET guys' : it's not the first time I've encountered positive and/or encouraging reviews and articles (this one, for cripes sake, is the lede story on today's download.com website) for products that are in beta, RC, or experimental status without that being indicated.

The Mozilla Add-on website makes it clear that this add-on is still considered experimental:
"Experimental add-ons are meant for advanced users to test add-ons before they are made available and reviewed for general use. Many add-ons may be in prototype form. Experimental add-ons may be alpha, beta or pre-production in quality, performance and features.

Caution should be used when installing experimental add-ons, as they have not been tested by an editor and may harm your computer configuration."

Okay, many of us are willing to play around with software that's not yet production ready, but I think that part of CNET's responsibility is to make clear what it is touting. If the product is not out of beta, if it's still experimental, you need to let us know. If you can't be bothered, hey, I could use another job.

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5 stars

"Like speed dial on demand!"

January 08, 2009  |  By Mrsone

 |  Version: SiteLauncher 0.9.3

Pros

Browse your favorite websites at the touch of a button
Customize look and feel of program easily
Easy to understand Options

Cons

NONE...just make sure you go to the Firefox web page to install.

Summary

This program is great for having the sites that you browse at your fingertips anytime! You can configure this program to launch any of your most frequently launched websites with one key. You can customize the look of the launch screen as well. This program is like speed dial, but it doesn't require opening a tab. You can just press "ctrl" + "space" (and these can be configured as well) and the key assigned to the site you wish to visit.

This program does work and it can be downloaded. You should go to the Firefox website and download the program directly from there. You will have to log in as of the writing of this post because the add-on is experimental. But it works perfectly, and will help you browse more efficiently.

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3 stars

"could be better but it is cool"

January 08, 2009  |  By hakessur

 |  Version: SiteLauncher 0.9.3

Pros

it is making the sirf on the internet easyer

Cons

nothing yet but if i have any prolem i will keep you updated

Summary

actually i will like to write to the other users maybe it helps about them questions!!!!! HOW TO INSTALL??
ANSWER:
download the file and move it by following thoose steps C:/programfiles/mozillafirefox/ after you paste the file in to the mozilla firefox file, klick right and say open with mozilla firefox then it is so easy to install!!! enjoy it :)))

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1 stars

"Why Only For Outdated Version of Firefox ?"

January 08, 2009  |  By RanMan1255

 |  Version: SiteLauncher 0.9.3

Pros

Can't think of a Pro for a addon/extension that will only work with an outdated version of Firefox. Current version of Firefox is v3.0.5 and v3.1 is just around the corner. Maybe works good with Firefox 2, but not good enough to down grade Firefox.

Cons

Apparently only compatible with outdated version of Firefox.

Summary

I know that there are a lot of users still using Firefox 2, but at some point it is time to move on. Maybe the software author will update this addon/extension to work with Firefox 3 in the future. In the meantime, I will continue to use "Tidy Favorites" which is a richly featured bookmark program that is an external program, not an addon or extension, but works seamlessly with Firefox.

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1 stars

"did not work but corrupted Firefox"

January 08, 2009  |  By mobil

 |  Version: SiteLauncher 0.9.3

Pros

good idea if it worked

Cons

did not work either by using hot keys or drop down menu
Caused problems with Firefox. I uninstalled the add-on but Firefox still had problems so I had ti uninstall and reinstall Firefox.

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5 stars

"Makes life a lot easier!"

January 08, 2009  |  By nickmalcolm

 |  Version: SiteLauncher 0.9.3

Pros

Easy Shortcuts for bringing it up and adding new sites
Easily customisable
Looks good
Faster than using a mouse

Cons

None so far!

Summary

It is easy to install (for the user below: Download the file above, then in FF click File -> Open File, find it, and install it).

It will become one of those things I can't live without! :P

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5 stars

"file is fine, need to install this file through Firefox"

January 08, 2009  |  By u4301887

 |  Version: SiteLauncher 0.9.3

Pros

Just install the add on within Firefox tools-addons, or I think you can just right-click the file and open with Mozilla Firefox

Cons

-none, maybe worth mentioning this is not a standalone program

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3 stars

"How do I install?"

January 07, 2009  |  By davidpalmasano

 |  Version: SiteLauncher 0.9.3

Pros

Don't know yet? I don't know how to install it.

Cons

Don't know yet? I don't know how to install it.

Summary

Don't know yet? I don't know how to install it.

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1 stars

"error message: invalid hash"

January 07, 2009  |  By rockcat3001

 |  Version: SiteLauncher 0.9.3

Pros

don't know yet

Cons

can't load it

Summary

Doesn't appear in file list when download from CNET; when attempt to install through Firefox, get error message re: invalid hash.

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5 stars

"Great product...very easy to use..!!"

January 07, 2009  |  By RajSN

 |  Version: SiteLauncher 0.9.3

Pros

REally Quick and fasinating...!!

Cons

Nthing..its just great...!!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher DoneSmart
Publisher web site http://www.donesmart.com/
Release Date January 06, 2009
Date Added January 06, 2009
Version 0.9.3
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista, Mozilla Firefox 2.0-3.21apre
Download Information
File Size 367.91KB
File Name sitelauncher2.6.0.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 17,322
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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