APOD by The Trav

APOD by The Trav

Your New Tab page will now be the Astronomy Picture of the Day! Your top sites are shown in the top left of the page to maintain some usefulness from the default new tab screen. Permissions requested are for storing favorites, and top sites.

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What is APOD by The Trav?

APOD by The Trav is a Firefox add-on that transforms your New Tab page into the Astronomy Picture of the Day. It also displays your favorite sites, maintaining both functionality and beauty.

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By: Travis
Users: 67 ▲ 2
Rating: 4.83 (6)
Version: 3.6 (Last updated: 2022-02-09)
Creation date: 2017-09-11
Weekly download count: 2
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
  • topSites
  • storage
  • https://api.nasa.gov/*
  • https://apod.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/apod/apod_search
Size: 536.19K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
User reviews
Best app for the new tab! You can see incredible images everyday
by Lino, 2022-06-02

It's a nice and polished extension, and it provides a lot of information about the displayed image quite nicely. It could however be improved a bit. Mainly, it should pre-load the next APoD image/data whenever it gets a chance. As it stands, I often open a new tab and quickly type some URL in, and I never really get a chance to see anything but a loading screen (even when set to show Today's image). With some preloading, the next image would already be there for me to behold. Couple of other nits are: * Rather than a toolbar icon, it should use the standard Preferences area in about:addons * I'd rather it didn't change the title of the New Tab page, as I found myslef having troubles locating my New Tab after checking something else * I could tolerate bigger tiles (including search) from the standard New Tab page that Firefox has, as it stands, the links at the top right are too smal to be really useful, and I some sections are gone. Really, using the image as wallpaper to the standard Firefox New Tab screen would be perfect. * I'd be way happier if it didn't access any Google domain. That's unnecessary. Surely Mozilla/Firefox can provide stats already?

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Risk impact

APOD by The Trav may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

APOD by The Trav has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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