Doublestitch - A Simpler and Cleaner Pocket for Firefox

I love Pocket and I love Firefox.

But two things were driving me batty about the Pocket feature built into Firefox:

  1. The design of the popup experience when you save a page to Pocket is... unfortunate. It stays up far too long, and it doesn't go away when you switch tabs. Yeah, it stays open for a given URL even when you're on a tab with a completely different URL! But regardless of whether you think that's as crazy as I do, I never want to add tags so just don't need it at all.

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  1. The Pocket toolbar button doesn't indicate whether you've already saved the page or not. You have to click the button to figure it out. Now this might not be a problem for everyone. But the way I use my browser can best be described as "tabsplosion". I don't know when or where these tabs come from, or how they get there, or whether I saved it already or not. So this tiny piece of ambient visual signal would be useful for me.

So I took a couple of hours over the last few evenings and scratched the itch. I made a Firefox add-on which does the following:

  • Adds a new Pocket button to the toolbar. (You can remove the old one by right-clicking it and choosing "Remove from Toolbar"). Mine is red. I want to make one that has nice gold double-stitching on it...

  • The new button shows a check mark badge when the page is already saved.

  • You can click the button to either add or remove the page from Pocket.

  • No popup.

That's it. Simple, clear and out of your way.

INSTALL HERE (WARNING: Experimental side-project software. You've been warned.)

Source code: https://github.com/autonome/doublestitch

If you try it out, let me know if you find any bugs or have any ideas for improvements!