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a bit off topic but here it goes...

This is how i think Mozilla can capture more users back to Firefox. By providing "extra" services attached to the Mozilla and Firefox brand will make them a superior product to the end user. Sure it's hard to compete with Chrome but if you offer useful features and services integrated in your Browser i see that Mozilla actually has a chance to compete with Google for the browser space.

This is one of the "advantages", if you are a heavy Google user, of Chrome over the competition is that everything is attached to your Google account. Passwords, history, spellers, dictionaries, shortcuts, etc...

If Mozilla comes with Send, Notes, Password Manager all integrated in Firefox i see a good way to bring back some of the previous users that switched to Chrome.






Along the same lines, a Gmail-esque Thunderbird web service would be amazing. I could finally de-google myself completely if that were the case.

Currently, I need to set up my own email hosting through a service like fastmail and then configure a desktop client(like Thuderbird) to use it.

A Mozilla Gmail-esque service would remove a lot of the friction there and probably bring in a bunch of users who are tired of google running everything.


Fastmail has a nice (and snappy) web interface. So you don't _need_ to set up a desktop client, unless you want to.

I've used for a contract project I worked on. It wasn't bad, but it was difficult to filter when there was a lot of messages.

You may be right, but I hate it. There is no reason I can think of to have all these tools integrated into a web browser, and the idea of having the Internet broken into silos based on your choice of browsers scares me.

We don't need another AOL Chrome.


Good to know is that Send is not a silo: you can use it with any browser.

the problem with "AOL Chrome" is that it's based on advertising and internet company services where Mozilla has a chance to provide a service, even if it could be paid, without advertising and privacy friendly like their latest experiments.

Literally all they need to do is advertise tree style tabs. It's the reason half my office stopped using Chrome.

That's an add-on right? I don't think they can advertise something that's not in Firefox's core

It's something only Firefox has. And it should absolutely be in its core. Preferably without requiring a custom CSS file to hide the old tab bar.

> By providing "extra" services attached to the Mozilla and Firefox brand

How is that different from the complaints people make about Chrome tightly integrating with Google?


> If Mozilla comes with Send, Notes, Password Manager all integrated in Firefox i see a good way to bring back some of the previous users that switched to Chrome

As a Chrome user I can confirm. But for me the main raison I use Chrome is for the dev tools a found them better than FF


For me, it's the seamless translation suite



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