Octobox Web Extension

Octobox Web Extension

Makes your GitHub notifications icon link to Octobox instead of GitHub.

What is Octobox Web Extension?

Octobox Web Extension is a Firefox add-on by Thorsten Frommen. This add-on has 20 daily active users and a perfect 5.0 rating. The latest version, 1.3.0, was updated 5 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 20 ▼ -1
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 1.3.0 (Last updated: 2018-05-31)
Creation date: 2018-03-16
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
Size: 20.54K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
Octobox is an awesome inbox-like entrypoint to your GitHub notifications. Unfortunately, however, it does not integrate with the GitHub UI, meaning the GitHub notifications icon still links to the GitHub notifications page.

This cross-browser web extension fixes that! While the notifications icon still looks like before—including its status indicator—it now points to your Octobox. Once there, you can click one of your notifications to go to the according page on GitHub. In case you want to go back to the GitHub dashboard, the web extension injects a GitHub icon to the menu bar for you.

By default, the web extension connects to the _official_ Octobox at https://octobox.io. However, you can also supply a custom URL in the settings, in case you are hosting your own Octobox somewhere.
Risk impact

Octobox Web Extension requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

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Risk likelihood

Octobox Web Extension has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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