Thunderbird in 2010 by project lead David Ascher, who I met with a few days ago. I’m sticking with Thunderbird for this year, just hoping for some kick-butt Gravatar integration.
Mozilla’s new focus on Thunderbird, creating a new non-profit organization to develop it and seeding it with 3 million dollars. After the previous uncertainty, this is great news.
The future of Thunderbird is uncertain. Thunderbird has been my favorite email client for about four years now, though I now mirror my email on Gmail purely for the search.
It is pretty annoying tha the “tag” system in Thunderbird bears no relation to any tagging system implemented within the past four years. It is, at best, a non-folder-based categorization system, and doesn’t even have a particularly good UI for that. Thunderbird 2 also took away the views dropdown, which was an eminently useful feature, … Continue reading Thunderbird Tags
What ever happened to Thunderbird 2? The nightly builds claim to be version 3 now.
The Mozilla Project’s Thunderbird has finally matured into a product I use because it’s a pleasure, not because it’s the least bad of the alternatives.
I was fortunate enough to be featured in the July issue of Inc. magazine’s “The Way I Work” column. (Page 114, the one with Paul Graham on the cover.) The article is great and the photography very flattering, but it’s a little misleading. All TWIW articles are written in the first person, but not directly … Continue reading The Way I Work, annotated
The WordPress Comment Moderation Notifier puts a little thing in your Windows mini-icon tray that let’s you know when you have a new comment, much like Outlook or Thunderbird do with email. Cool! Now we just need a Mac version, maybe using Growl? Update: There is now a Mac version.
Hopefully this will help some future searchers. After the last iPhone update all the folders in my cPanel / Courier IMAP account started showing up in the Mail app, but I could not select them or move mail to them. I’d get an error like “mailbox does not exist” even though some part of the … Continue reading iPhone IMAP Tip
It recently became more important for me to sync my address book across several computers on various platforms. Solutions like LDAP seemed like a pain and had bad support in Thunderbird. I don’t want to go to a hosted app like Joyent or Zimbra, and I need to be able to work offline. Anyway in … Continue reading Plaxo Revisited
I recently got my Sony TX690 back from the repair place, I asked them to wipe the HD to rid me of the plague that is Vista. Here’s the software I installed, in order, after getting it back: Firefox, Foxmarks, Thunderbird, Putty, TortoiseSVN, MIRC, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Topstyle, AutoHotKey, iTunes, EVDO drivers, Filezilla. I will probably … Continue reading Essential PC Software
I will be… at Blogher this weekend, live on the PHP Arch podcast on Friday, at WordCamp on August 5, speaking at BayCHI on August 8, going into a coma, at BarCamp Austin on August 26, and finally back to New York at the end of the month. I will probably not be spending enough … Continue reading Upcoming
Another great extension for Thunderbird, inline spellchecking checks words as you type.
James Lee sent me a link to TB Quickmove, an extension for Firefox Thunderbird which lets you move messages into folders with hotkeys, which is what I really really needed. I only wish I could map regular letters.
Nice Thunderbird theme called Charmel. Best I’ve used. Hat tip: Rick Yribe
Favorite PHP Editor, I realized again today that I have Dreamweaver open more than Thunderbird. It works, but it often feels clunky or like I’m fighting the program. I’m going to check out a few of the options from this thread.
Thoughts on Gmail security, home decorating, and traffic.
A list of the software I find indispensible in my daily functioning.
Well I tried out everything, except Eudora which for some reason wouldn’t install, and I’m back to using Outlook Express, which in my opinion is simply the best IMAP email client out there currently. The application I’m going to start looking at closer is Outlook XP, because I think it does everything I want it … Continue reading Email Conclusions