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Name MaxR
User since April 30, 2008
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version 3.05 doesn't work. Installed 3.0 - works fine. Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The problem with 3.05 is that it doesn't allow to bookmark new pages for the same domain - one page per site.
When going to a youtube page, the marker remains RED, and doesn't allow to add the page.
Also is weird that the buttons are far from each other - one for adding and another for the access of the collection. It prompts for mistakes. guys, the interface of your earlier versions was smarter - where are your original designers? Why did you let them go?.Before releasing a new interface, have you showed it to anyone? Show it to outsiders and watch them using the new interface! See how much trouble your new interface is! Or do you expect users to read instructions and take courses of using the new interface?

The old versions are available here

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


Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Something is wrong with mapping of the fields and updating contacts in Gmail. I have been using Thunderbird 3.1.9 for Windows 7 and Zindus 0.8.29. Some contacts never get synced, some fields don't update - like address. Counts of contacts don't match. I have been using Zindus on and off for last two years and sometimes noticed problems. I would have switched to other syncing addons, but others seemed to have worse problems so far. So so far, I am used to live with partially synced contacts and fix some of mismatches by hand. The worst mismatch is synking of name fields - Gmail has first and last name one way, but Thunderbird often has those blank and uses the screen name which is partly automatically generated. As a result some of the contacts in google end up with blank names. Since I am syncing my Gmail also to my blackberry, the contacts with blank names dont sync to blackberry. Alltogether the syncing ends up partial, with occasional duplicates.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.29).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

YouTube Download

Doesn't seem to work - no buttons visible Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't seem to work - no buttons visible

Google Contacts

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Seemed to work fine, but failed to sync a small subset of most used contacts. Finally I think I figured out that it doesn't sync the contacts (from the main group) that were added to groups/lists (like mailing lists) in Thunderbird. Also it is missing the "sync now" option and is not accessible from the menu - one has to go to addons and options. It is really hard to guess if the sync is done - there is no obvious progress, only a little blinking message in status bar after re-starting of thunderbird. Finally, I switched back to Zindus, that is similar to this addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.10). 


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Originally it seemed to work fine, but then, I noticed that it fails to sync some of my most used contacts. I had real trouble with figuring out what is wrong. Finally, I think, I found the problem. I think it is not syncing those contacts that are (in addition to be in main contacts) are added to groups (like friends group). Removing all the groups immediately fixed the problem. Funniest thing of all, I think "google contacts" addon by Ogi had exactly same problem. Strange. Also I found options confusing. Like "groups" disabled option is not clear what it means. But now it seems to work fine... Finally...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.13). 


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

All is good and even excellent except it truncates the blogs to only one entry, for example any blog at Livejoutnal would show only one entry out of many. Same for some web sites, it shows only few lines and that is it.
Needs fixing!...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6). 

Tag Toolbar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like the tag toolbar very much and use it all the time.

A feature request:
It would be nice to add qick one-click tag filtering to the tag toolbar. Current filtering requires 3 clicks and these clicks are not that obvious - they are hidden in fall down menus. Quick one-click filtering of messages by tags would greatly improve the user interface.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.80). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is very good, nice user interface, very convenient. I have been using Quicktext for several months now and it is very good. It is a shame Thunderbird can not incorporate these obvious features in its native interface. I particular - singature should be below the letter but ABOVE the reply. THat is what users need, very often...

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

Signature Switch

The paragraph marks are removed from the sig Rated 1 out of 5 stars

First, it doesn't work for me.

It takes paragraph marks off the signature and wraps everything in a single line. I tried to fix it by playing with files and settings, very disapointing. Help at .de site didn help too.

2. Agree - I want my signature immediately after reply. Not at bottom. Thunderbird should be more people-friendly. Nothing should be enforced.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.1). 

Tag Toolbar

Add highlight Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works well! It is very handy!
I really like the idea and implementation.
Please add an option to change not only color of the messages but also a highlight color (preferably light pastel). Different font colors are not easy to see, but highlight colors are great for that purpose.

UPDATE: Current version of Tag Toolbar 0.7.80 was not compatible (ON MY COMPUTER) with the current version of Thunderbird and SYNCMAB addon. I removed SYNCMAB and things started working fine.

Please consider my feature request to add highlight (background) colors.

Also it would be nice to have separate buttons for custom tag filters. For example a button in the tool bar that would filter out all untagged messages or leave only messages which are tagged Important.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.80).