StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 64 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.16
  • Total Downloads:
    110,127
  • Date Added:
    September 17, 2013
  • File Size:
    368.88KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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Editors' Review

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For such a small Firefox plug-in, StumbleUpon wears a lot of hats. Random Web site surfer, social networker, social bookmarker, site reviewer--it's a powerful little app for 170Kb.

Installing and removing it is just as simple as any other Firefox add-on, and we struck no snags when we used it with other plug-ins or programs. Once activated, one click is all it took to get going. The "Stumble!" logo that's part of the proprietary toolbar whips the user around the Net at the user's pace, based on categories selected during installation. Hundreds of topics are available and can be updated at will, with no selection limit.

Other StumbleUpon functions are just user-friendly. A click on the toolbar's "thumbs-up" and "thumbs-down" icons make ratings a cinch, and another click is all it takes to share sites, to update the friends list, to view the rated pages list, to read reviews of the page, to peruse the menu, or to search the StumbleUpon database.

Sometimes, "stumbling" would take us to a StumbleUpon page that reminded us to upload a profile image or some other annoying-but-trivial nonsense. Another "stumble" would whisk us to our next random Web page.

If Web surfing is the new channel surfing, then StumbleUpon should be your remote.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Warning -- It Won't Go Away"

November 05, 2010  |  By TheRealStranger

 |  Version: StumbleUpon 3.73

Pros

What's wrong outweighs what's right by 6,000 to 1.

Cons

StumbleUpon refuses to leave my computer. I have killed the program according to instructions, but it still gives me prompts sometimes when I try to call up Firefox and I can't get on the Web until I answer the stumbleupon prompt.

Summary

Any program that slows you down and won't go away when you want it to is malware. Stay away from it.

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3 stars

"I like this stuff"

September 24, 2010  |  By jamesmond

 |  Version: StumbleUpon 3.73

Pros

If it works well using it than search engine

Cons

I don't like to download this soft and face disappointment along the way

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5 stars

"It truly is a blast!"

May 28, 2010  |  By mikoyangurevich15

 |  Version: StumbleUpon 3.64

Pros

"Stumble" through a vast amount of web pages that others thought might be of interest.The thing is that they most often are!

Cons

This add on is HIGHLY addictive.

Summary

It could use more default locations to randomly browse.But it would take months of stumbling to exhaust the ones that are already there.

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5 stars

"AMAZING PROGRAM THAT WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE = )"

April 25, 2010  |  By Angmarr

 |  Version: StumbleUpon 3.64

Pros

Customize your topics and it shows sites relating to your topics ...
The more you use, the better its selection process is ...
Over 100 topics selectable from dome 500ish topics I believe

Cons

topics based of user opinion and recommendation.
TIME WASTING!!! (this might be a PRO) : )

Summary

You wanna kill time!? I do

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1 stars

"SU Has Released Version 4 - Poorly Developed"

December 19, 2009

 |  Version: StumbleUpon 3.34

Pros

None. Compared to the old version which rightly deserves high marks, this version has no redeeming features.

Cons

Ability to add friends with common interests has been removed. Visual editing of your pages has been removed. Visitor counter is not accurate. Customization of pages has been limited to only a few basic tweaks. Overall feel is less intuitive.

Summary

The company says the new version (V4) is more social and user friendly but the exact opposite is true.

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5 stars

"Like a friend that introduces you to cool, new stuff"

September 30, 2009  |  By dippermay

 |  Version: StumbleUpon 3.34

Pros

It is often difficult to find people with my aesthetic and tastes. StumbleUpon has a unique user interface that pinpoints fascinating content tailored for me

Cons

Nothing major to point out that's bad. The only glitch is that sometimes I am sent to sites that require some advanced plug-ins which I hadn't yet installed. Otherwise it was fine.

Summary

StumbleUpon has got it right. It's a great sight and I hope it goes far. Before discovering StumbeUpon, the majority of stuff I'd run into while surfing was so uninteresting to me that it felt like a waste of time. Sites that have the most hits from users or are considered more popular are usually very uninteresting to me. StumbleUpon guides me to 'stumble' into very interesting territory, while tracking what I like, taking me to places specifically tailored to me. The longer I stay on and vote at StumbleUpon, the more interesting the recommendations become. And the interface is very easy. I highly recommend StumbleUpon.

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5 stars

"IT WILL RUIN UR LIFE AND MAKE YOU A ZOMBIE 10Stars"

March 08, 2009  |  By Angmarr

 |  Version: StumbleUpon 3.28

Pros

makes you find fun stuff

Cons

makes you find FUN stuff

Summary

if u have times to kill add it, trus me u will keep adding and removing it, but u will never get away

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5 stars

"wonderful and awesome"

November 01, 2008  |  By writingtreewalking

 |  Version: StumbleUpon 3.16

Pros

i dont have the time to "surf" the web. this software makes it possible to go where none have gone before! i see so many awesome sites i would never have without it. just an awesome tool

Cons

nothing or no thing.

Summary

please make it for chrome too.

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5 stars

"Brilliant I love it.Found heaps of great websites."

October 29, 2008  |  By wendi-michelle

 |  Version: StumbleUpon 3.16

Pros

I love exploring all the great websites that I would of never of seen, if it wasn't for Stumble Upon .

Cons

Maybe, that I spend far to much time trolling the wealth of great sites, when I should be doing other thing's like getting at least 6 hours sleep a night !

Summary

Like Ive said already Brilliant, Great keeps me at the computer all night! I would of never found any of the tutorials, advice, humor, interesting and educational websites if it wasn't for Stumble Upon.

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5 stars

"downloading great sites"

July 11, 2008  |  By hanspetertrode

 |  Version: StumbleUpon 3.16

Pros

the best yet...more entertaining than instant watch movie sites!

Cons

difficult to find/get help with issues

is downloading an application possible? i can only download/send e-mail of the links...any suggestions?

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher StumbleUpon
Publisher web site http://www.stumbleupon.com/
Release Date December 19, 2012
Date Added September 17, 2013
Version 4.16
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements Works with Firefox 1.0 and later, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.1a1pre
Download Information
File Size 368.88KB
File Name stumbleupon-4.16-fx+sm.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 110,127
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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