The Sandman

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Name The Sandman
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Custom Address Sidebar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Losing the use of "Custom Address Sidebar" due to Mozilla / Thunderbird's update was a disheartening letdown. Although other Add-ons were similarly lost after the update, Custom Address Sidebar was truly one of my favorites, and a value added productivity enhancement. I am genuinely grateful that it was freely given to the Thunderbird community, and hope that it's author considers updating / salvaging it, if possible, given the new add-on limitations of TB.

PLEASE NOTE: While we all know that along with adults that use and depend on Thunderbird, children, some very young, and possibly immature, have been given permission by their parents to use it as well. PLEASE, parents, if you read this review, teach your children who (cough) possibly through no fault of your own, have grown up with a sense of entitlement, believing that everyone owes them, everything, when they want it, how they want it, free, and NOW! OR ELSE! Please inform them that this developer picked up the ball when the original developer of it's now defunct predecessor dropped that ball. This great add-on was created to fill that void, and given to this community, asking nothing in return for that good deed. That's right, you and your children have been using it for free. Now kids, come on, we both know that you know what free is, and that you expect everything to be given to you that way, because, well, just because you are you. It was sort of a present, and it was given to you without even a hint of the guilt trip your mommy and daddy are going to lay on you when you are still living at home, leeching off them in your 20's and 30's. So, try to be big boys and girls, and learn the following lesson. Leaving 1 star reviews is a GREAT way to make sure that this nice developer never works on this add-on again. It offers them no encouragement or reason to do so. In simple terms that even a child can understand... 1 star tantrums are a no no.

CardBook

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great extensions like Cardbook, contribute greatly to Thunderbird's productivity element. The author, Philippe Vigneau has been active, consistently improving it, and it shows. It just keeps getting better and better. If you are checking it out, and haven't already added it to your Thunderbird add-ons, I highly recommend that you give it a try.

My thanks, and kind regards to Philippe.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (29.8). 

Lightning

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lightning is without a doubt, THE most useful addon that I have found for Thunderbird. I use it daily for scheduled appointments, and my go to calendar. My sincere thanks to the developers that maintain and enrich Lightning.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.4).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

AddressBook in Tab

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is a great idea, but even though it was just updated about 6 weeks ago, it already won't install in TB 53. Not much sense in using an Addon that may or may not be usable each time there's a version update. I edited the Install.rdf file so I could get a look at the Extension, and it definitely adds a convenience that is missing in TB. My personal preference is for the Contacts Sidebar extension, which is long out of date here on the Mozilla Addon site, though it can be downloaded from the authors web page. It is always visible from the main TB view, and it has several very useful functions beyond the obvious. It would be great if this addon had the option of being incorporated in the sidebar, but as I said, it is a nice convenience to have the Address Book handy on a tab as it is implemented here, instead of opening it each time in a separate window.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

Lightning

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Without a doubt, Lightning is nearly as essential as Thunderbird itself in my day. The integration of Lightning and Thunderbird is an unbeatable combination. Thank you for maintaining and improving Lightning.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.3).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Copy As Plain Text

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works perfectly. A definite time saver. Thanks Mehtuus!

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Contacts Sidebar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Contacts Sidebar will quickly become an indispensable Add-on, placing Address Book access and features in a sidebar on TB's main window. I configured mine to display contacts, along with their mobile, home & biz phone numbers in columns. You can adjust the spacing between columns to make the sidebar compact. Double clicking on a contact will open a new Message Window, adding another means, and making it that much more convenient to write new email to your contact.

Unfortunately, this Add-on has not been updated on this page for some time, and for some unknown reason. The Add-on is alive and well on the authors web page in the form of "Pre-releases".

<a style="color:#006620; background-color:#fff9ab" class="linkification-ext" href="http://extensions.sanjer.nl/index.php?page=tb_cs_prerelease" title="Linkification: http://extensions.sanjer.nl/index.php?page=tb_cs_prerelease">http://extensions.sanjer.nl/index.php?page=tb_cs_prerelease</a>

I would certainly encourage the author to place an update here on the official Add-on page.

Be a little patient for Jeroen to catch up on major TB version updates, it's well worth it!

Lightning

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lightning is the single most important addition to Thunderbird's productivity. It has become indispensable in my daily work, and organizational ability. Despite the occasional bump in the road, the development team continues to improve, fix, and add features. I look forward to the future of Lightning, and thank the developers for sharing it with the community.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.1). 

EditEmailSubject (Edit email Subject)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been hoping for the inclusion of, or an extension that would add this feature to Thunderbird, for a VERY long time. This is very much appreciated. THANKS!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Copy As Plain Text

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for rescuing this extension from the abyss.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.4.EVE10.0a1.1-signed). 

eCleaner

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This Add-on definitely fills a need. It would be very helpful if the eCleaner window could be resized by the user, or at least made larger for those having a large collection of Add-ons. I look forward to continued development.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1-signed.1-signed). 

Unified Search

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been hoping for improvements in TB's search function for quite a while. The is a significant improvement in search usability. THANK YOU!

A nice cosmetic improvement would be a searchbar that expands as you type, similar to the function of the Firefox extension "Searchbar Autosizer".

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.3). 

Contacts (old, follow website link below for current addon)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm giving this a 4 star rating because I believe that it is well written, and it's development is in it's infancy, allowing that goals are in flux. However, without Address Book integration, I don't see this extension being useful for my needs, or my business needs. With integration, this would be a STELLAR addition to Thunderbird.

Search for Sender

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is outstanding. Thanks! There is another similar extension, but it can only select messages by author, and not by subject. With both options, all of my needs are covered.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Nuvola TB

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nuvola slows TB down greatly when opening an mail here, by several seconds. I am using TB 3.0.3, with all extensions disabled, except for the Nuvola theme. I don't know if the problem exists only with the latest TB, or if this is a combined problem. If I disable Nuvola, mail opens in 1 second. With all extensions enabled, and Nuvola disabled, again, mail opens in 1 second. Note that this does not affect TB startup time in any way.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8). 

StartupMaster

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

jehjeh5, my bad, there is a problem with it after editing the RDF. That method works most of the time, but not in this case with the final 3.0

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

Attachment Sizes

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an outstanding MUST have extension.

Doclucas, why on earth would you state that it's an excellent add-on, and then give it 1 star when it CLEARLY states that it's only compatible up to 3.0a1 ? Do you think that your poor excuse for reading the obvious will give incentive for the author to put in his time when you degrade his work? Next time READ, and if you don't like, then edit the install.rdf yourself.

Stylish - Custom themes for any website

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding, must have add-on for customizing Thunderbird features.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.7). 

StartupMaster

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I only use this add-on with Thunderbird. It appears that the author bumped the install up to 3.0a1, which of course is now out of date. Edit the INSTALL.RDF file and change max to 3.* which will install fine, and works as expected. Hopefully the author will update it soon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2). 

Mozilla Archive Format, with MHT and Faithful Save

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is EXACTLY what I have been looking / waiting / hoping for, and found it only by coincidence. It's a shame that Mozilla, and the Firefox team do not promote this extension. It's a must have IMO. Great work, and THANKS!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.17.2).