Automatically changes HTTP protocol to HTTPS, and if loading encounters error, reverts it back to HTTP.
Smart HTTPS is an extension that helps you to use the HTTPS protocol only if it is supported by the server. It automatically changes HTTP protocol to HTTPS, and if loading encounters an error, reverts it back to the HTTP protocol. In short, for any HTTP address, it loads the page in HTTPS and watches for any sort of ERROR (such as cert-error, blank-page, not-found-page, etc.). If an error is found, it reverts the page back to the original HTTP protocol. Some key features: a. Seamlessly changes all HTTP requests to the HTTPS, and if an error occurs, reverts it back to the HTTP address (and remembers this choice). b. All websites (addresses) that do not support HTTPS, are saved to memory in order to speed up the protocol-check process. Note that you can see and delete these items from the extension's Options page. c. Toolbar popup has ON|OFF switch to activate or deactivate the addon. Blue toolbar icon indicates the "ON" state and the grey color is for the "OFF" state. d. You can add desired websites to the whitelist manually (see addon's Options page). Note: SMART HTTPS extension only monitors HTTP websites and does not have any effect on HTTPS addresses at all.
- (2019-07-03) Lecoin Names: works great!
- (2019-04-29) Tom Morris: latest update is corrupt and fails to enable and work properly
- (2019-03-30) Ovidiu: Despite being abandoned , this extension does the job in a much more reasonable manner than HTTPS Everywhere , without being a resource hog.
- (2018-12-19) Michael Kharitonov: Good idea, unfortunately this extension is buggy and abandoned. P.S. Rules disappearing and sometimes not working when open multiple tabs in a row!
- (2018-08-13) Gianluca Recchia: It's a much more reasonable solution than what HTTPS Everywhere does, which is rely on a crowd-sourced list of https-enabled websites. Smart HTTPS will always try to connect over https first and if there is an https version of the site, it'll switch you over; if there's not, it'll fall back to plain http. It's one of those extensions that you install once and forget it's there. It's worth mentioning that some websites may break - although it's never happened to me in two months since I started using it - because they might have an https version but it may be under development or not fully-functional. That's not a problem as you can blacklist websites and always load them over plain http. As an additional benefit, it takes up a quarter of the memory used by HTTPS Everywhere.
- (2018-04-12) NULL: Nice.
- (2018-02-09) Tiana Lemesle: Alors que les sites compatibles passent automatiquement en HTTPS, le CSS reste en HTTP, donc ne charge pas.
- (2018-01-09) Tomáš Jelínek: Just perfect, easy to use.
- (2017-10-28) Adelina Cano: mybe this is great for preventing traker phishing on http in https sites
- (2017-10-10) JON Cunningham: NICE & Easy on system resources as well. This is the best of the best!
- (2017-10-09) John L. Reed: Great.THANK YOU!
- (2017-09-15) patience pays: what happened to you guys ..suddenly couldnt find you in chrome store????