Last night we rolled out a major redesign of Mozilla’s add-on site AMO. This was a huge release meant to not only provide a much better UI but also to improve organization and discoverability of add-ons. Over the last several months, we collected quite a bit of feedback on what worked and what didn’t work on AMO and did our best to improve the experince and with some great help from the Clearleft team, I think we’ve done a great job of addressing the needs.
Update: There was a quirk in the Add-on Collector add-on that in some cases prevented a user from logging in. This has been fixed and we recommend updating to Add-on Collector v1.0.2+.
One of the coolest features that we’re especially excited about is Collections. With Collections, you’ll be able to create a list of your favorite add-ons and publish them to the web for others to use. The concept is all about sharing and if you really think about it, it falls squarely in line with what’s really great about the web. You can now make it insanely easy to expose your friends & families to really useful add-ons by organizing them in an easy-to-discover tool. The added benefit is the trust factor. If you’re like me, your friends & families trust your judgment (we hope!) and always ask about cool apps to install. Well, with Collections, you no longer have to send them an email with a long list of add-ons to install. Just point them to your collections and they’re all set. Collections are managed via the Mozilla Add-on Collector add-on so be sure to install that and fire up a new collection. You should check out the videos below for more details: