Meet the Contact Tabs Developer


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Why was Contact Tabs created?

I used to manage my calendar, tasks and contacts with Microsoft Outlook. I've always found Outlook's email component to be weak and had been using Thunderbird for years. So it made sense to ditch Outlook and switch to Thunderbird with Lightning. While this combination works very well,I think Thunderbird's address book is relatively basic. Contact Tabs is my attempt to improve it. While I don't plan to completely re-do the address book I do think that a couple of widgets here and there -- together with Thunderbird's tab interface -- will help to streamline access to contacts.

If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name speedball2001
User since June 13, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 3 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Who is speedball2001?

I'm Janek Schwarz, 37 years old, married, two daughters, software developer. I live in Berlin, Germany.<br/><br/>In my day job, I'm one of the founders of EDI+EXPERTS (, a software and consulting company for electronic data interchange.<br/><br/>In my spare time I like to go rock shows, play in a table tennis team and, if my time permits, develop addons for Thunderbird.