Pinboard WebExtension

Pinboard WebExtension

Easily add links to Pinboard. A remake of the old official Pinboard extension.

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What is Pinboard WebExtension?

The 'Pinboard WebExtension' is a user-friendly Firefox add-on that allows you to easily add links to Pinboard. A remake of the official extension, it's built on the WebExtensions platform for compatibility with newer Firefox versions. The add-on offers features like 'Save to Pinboard', 'Read later', 'Save tab set', versatile toolbar button, context menu items, and keyboard shortcuts for main operations. To use, you must be logged into Pinboard. Despite some limitations in private browsing and Firefox's Reader view, it's a free, handy tool for Pinboard users.

Merlin
Stats
Users: 994 ▼ -7
Rating: 4.86 (22)
Version: 1.64 (Last updated: 2022-07-12)
Creation date: 2017-09-17
Weekly download count: 11
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • *://pinboard.in/*
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • activeTab
  • notifications
  • tabs
Size: 49.54K
URLs: Website
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Summary

This is an extension for easily adding links to Pinboard. It is a remake of the old official Pinboard extension, developed on the WebExtensions platform to ensure compatibility with newer versions of Firefox (version 60 or newer). I have tried to make it true to the original, which has worked well for me, not so much to add new features.

The add-on has the “Save to Pinboard”, “Read later”, and “Save tab set” features. It provides a versatile toolbar button (compatible with both light and dark themes), context menu items, and allows keyboard shortcuts to be assigned to the main operations.

Just like with the official extension, you must be logged-in to Pinboard to be able to save links. If necessary, the extension will show you the Pinboard login form. This is the actual form from Pinboard. The extension does not see your e-mail address or password at any time.

KNOWN ISSUES, QUIRKS AND LIMITATIONS

In Private Browsing mode, the Read Later command will pop up a window and immediately close it. This is necessary because of limitations in Firefox’s add-on platform. It’s not pretty, but it works.

The “Save tab set” feature does not work in Private Browsing mode.

Due to a limitation in Firefox, when bookmarking a page in Reader view, any selected text from that page will be ignored. In normal view, the selected text will be used to pre-fill the bookmark description.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Provides desktop notifications for 'read later' saves
  • Allows saving of pages that the official extension wouldn't
  • Shortcut keys are very useful
  • Supports saving of tab sets
  • Automatically adds selected text to the Description field
Cons
  • Lacks a light version of the menu bar icon for developer edition
Most mentioned
  • Improved version of the original Pinboard addin
  • Functionality to save tab sets
  • The utility of shortcut keys
  • Option to use in context menu or as a button next to the Firefox menu
  • Allows saving of pages in read mode
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Safety
Risk impact

Pinboard WebExtension 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

Pinboard WebExtension has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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