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What is is a Firefox add-on that adds a button to the toolbar. It displays the total count of unread news items on and allows users to quickly access their newsblur account. The button updates regularly, saving API calls by parsing the tab title if a newsblur tab is already open. Based on the old Opera-browser extension by Espen Helgedagsrud, it has been rewritten for Firefox.

Stats date:
Users: 53 ▲ 3
Rating: 4.00 (4)
Version: 0.0.7 (Last updated: 2017-04-15)
Creation date: 2015-08-09
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • alarms
  • tabs
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • *://*
  • storage
Size: 31.93K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This extension will add a button to the toolbar, that shows the total count of unread news-items on, if the user is logged in. Clicking the button takes the user to (to /folder/everything, a specific folder can be specified instead). The button updates via the newsblur-api with a configurable update-interval. If a newsblur-tab is already opened, the buttons updates by parsing its title (Higher frequency, saves api-calls).

Based on the newsblur-notifier-extension for the old Opera-browser by Espen Helgedagsrud ( which was in turn based on "Google Reader Notifier" by al007. Had to pretty much rewrite it to make it work with firefox, though.

User reviews
by Alexandru Nedelcu, 2020-04-10
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Risk impact may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

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