Nate Weiner

This is an old archived post from my former blog The Idea Shower. It's where I cataloged my product explorations and releases, one of which ultimately became Pocket.

This post was published back in 2007. It may not function as originally intended or may be missing images.

Read It Later - Ver 0.6

November 17, 2007

If you can't tell, I'm trying to crank out these updates like mad. Due to the recent exposure on lots of sites (including huge ones like Lifehacker), there has been an insane amount of downloads of the extension in the past week (well over 15,000). Way more than I had ever expected before the extension broke out of Beta. Unfortunately this meant a lot of people have been downloading a project I'd label far from finished. Hence the mad dash effort to pump out updates to make sure everyone who downloaded the extension has a good running version.

So I'm pleased to announce version 0.6 which has some big fixes all of you have asked for.

What's New

  • The biggest update: The buttons can now be moved from toolbar to toolbar! Also, the buttons will automatically shrink when placed on a toolbar other than the nav-bar. This way they won't overstretch the height of your smaller tool bars. To move the buttons just right click a toolbar and go to 'Customize...', then drag each button into the desired place.
  • I've rearranged the drop-downs. Options are now under the Reading List button. That way the options are always accessible. You will notice an empty drop-down under the 'Read Later' button, I'll eventually add some advanced filing features there.
  • There is a new 'Open all of reading list in tabs' feature. Clicking this will open every link in your reading list into multiple tabs.
  • Though you lose some abilities (such as marking as read and easily viewing your list), the extension will work when there are no buttons on your toolbars. This makes it much more stable.
  • Added a custom icon to the add-on list.

If you have problems with Version 0.6

While Firefox is open:
  1. Go up to the top ‘Tools’ Menu and select ‘Error Console’ from the dropdown
  2. Select the ‘errors’ tab
  3. Click ‘clear’
  4. Restart Firefox
  5. Open the Error Console again.
  6. If the button is still not showing, are there any errors listed in the error console and if so, what are they? Leave the error messages in the comments.

And finally, just want to say you guys are awesome.

Thanks to everyone, your support has been amazing!


Install on the Read It Later page