Firefox updated to version 57 on November 14th, 2017.
Pin4Ever and many other Firefox extensions no longer work in Firefox after this Firefox update.
To keep the Pin4Ever program and Pinterest tools working after the upcoming Firefox update, you will need to choose one of these two options:
Instructions for each of these options will be given below.
Firefox 57 was released on November 14, 2017 and prevented Pin4Ever’s program and tools from working properly in that browser, which we had previously recommended. Many software developers and computer professionals are calling the update Firefox’s “death” or “suicide,” since it prevented thousands of programs which people enjoy and depend upon from functioning, and eliminate the major reason why people have chosen to use the Firefox browser in the past. Pin4Ever is unable to work in the newer Firefox 57 WebExtensions as they are much more limited and can only do what Chrome extensions do. There is no way to rewrite Pin4Ever to work this way and continue to offer the same tools we have now.
We are exploring possible long-term solutions, which may include a complete rewrite of the Pin4Ever program. There’s also a possibility that Firefox will receive so many complaints about their planned update that they will change their minds and allow legacy programs like Pin4Ever to continue to run.
Meanwhile, using one of the options listed above – the Waterfox browser or the SeaMonkey browser — will allow our customers to continue to use the Pin4Ever tools as usual.
Option 1: Install and Use the Waterfox Browser
Waterfox will run the original Firefox extensions, including Pin4Ever, and can be installed on Windows, Mac, and Linux:
The WaterFox installer will allow you to import all existing Firefox profile details including the Pin4Ever add-on. Just select that you want to import from Firefox when you install WaterFox.
Option 2: Install and Use the SeaMonkey Browser:
The SeaMonkey browser can be installed to use the Pin4Ever tools. SeaMonkey can read the data in your existing backup folder, so you keep the same data.
SeaMonkey can be installed on Windows, Mac, and Linux:
Pin4Ever was originally launched as a downloadable Java program for computers in September of 2012, which allowed customers to save a backup copy of their Pinterest boards and pins to their own computers. We added an Android phone version of the Pin4Ever backup soon after.
Over time, based on customer requests and our efforts to anticipate and create the tools a Pinterest pinner most needs, we added the Bulk Editing tools (Move, Copy, Delete, and Rearrange multiple pins in one step), Pin Anything, Bulk Upload of images, Power Follow, and several other tools. To allow us to create these tools, the Pin4Ever program was rewritten as a Firefox browser extension or add-on, which was compatible with PCs, Macs, and Linux computers.
We appreciate your support of Pin4Ever these past five years, and we look forward to continuing to offer helpful Pinterest tools for you to use in the future.
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