Thunderbird RSS, QuickFolders, Sync, and other niceties

I continue to be impressed by Thunderbird which goes from strength to strength with every release. After playing around with RSS feed functionality (described here), I’m now using Thunderbird as my primary RSS feed reader: it’s particularly handy for keeping track of Twitter feeds (which the Twitter native web interface itself kind of sucks at), especially with the ability to tab your Twitter feeds with QuickFolders (below).

 

If like me you deal with thousands of mail items across multiple mail folders, then drop everything and check the QuickFolders extension out:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/thunderbird/addon/quickfolders-tabbed-folders/

It’s quite simply a superb add-on with an absolute tonne of features: you can read about them here: http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/. I was very happy to donate to the developer – so if you do like the add-on, perhaps consider doing the same 🙂

 

After enabling RSS feed functionality in Thunderbird, I got to thinking how cool it would be if Mozilla could extend their Firefox Sync functionality to Thunderbird: the ability to sync RSS feeds, account and application preferences amongst multiple Thunderbird installations would be huge. Turns out (after making enquiries on the relevant mailing lists) that this is planned:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=621198

 

Another cute addition to Thunderbird: a “Tip of the Week” feature in the Thunderbird welcome screen. Nice little touch!

Thunderbird tip of the week

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