Great add on Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have been using xnote for years. For me it is the best addition to TB, enabling me to quickly note and later sort the immediate email from the not so important.
ID'ing messages to use as references is much easier when x notes are attached.
I also would like to be able to paste a photo on it. Currently I put a reference on the xnote directing me to the file with the appropriate photo.

It didn't install in TB 17.0.2 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

The idea of a sticky note is good and it is a feature which should be part of TB. After researching the many note products, I liked XNote best. I'm disappointed that it didn't install, especially after I spent quite some time reading about every product. I wish you can make it go soon. --- I tried not to rate it because I don't know how it works, but the system forces me to have an opinion. Sorry, therefore I gave it only one star.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Top-Tool for a long time. It was working till today. Now the ikon and the notes are gone. The notes are still in the folder, but not in Thunderbird anymore. I updated Thunderbird yesterday to version 14.0. Any idea, how to get xnote work again? Tnx:-)

Gutes Tool, das ein bisschen über die fehlende Wiedervorlage hinwegtröstet Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dass es bei Thunderbird keine Wiedervorlage gibt, ist ständig Thema in den Foren etc. Ich wünsche mir auch eine, bin aber als reiner PC User nicht in der Lage, ein Addon o.ä. zu erstellen. Ein bisschen hilfreich ist da XNote ... wenn man weiß, dass man zum Auffinden seiner Notizen eine extra Spalte einblenden muss.

Great idea but hasn't been updated since 2008! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Sticky notes are one of the greatest ideas ever!- both on and offline! I use them all the time both on my desktop and on Firefox and surely there should be ones for TB too right? Well, this one can't even run on Tb 3.11! I rolled back from the very screwed up 5 and after doing an extensive add-on search it appears that much of the catalog simply has been abandoned. In the words of Dr. Mccoy kneeling over the dead redshirt ensign; "He's dead Jim!"

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great Add-on!
I set the xnotes path to my dropbox folder, so it syncs with my other thunderbird installations.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I agree with DeeJayNYC's suggestion about the mouseover feature. Also, it doesn't appear that you can change the fonts at all. Specifically, you apparently cannot change the font color, which on my system displays as a white font on a yellow note, which as you can imagine, is nearly impossible to read, which makes the note pointless. I tested this and apparently the problem is caused by my theme, which is Pitch Dark. It works fine with the default theme, which is great and all, but I don't really like the default theme as it's too bright for my eyes, hence why I use Pitch Dark. If you could add the ability to change font colors that would be awesome!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Muito prático!

update Rated 5 out of 5 stars

waiting for thunderbird 3.1.9 update.

Pls add: Mouse-Over Preview Feature Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It would be WONDERFUL and VERY Useful to be able to read the first one or two lines of existing xnotes by simply mousing-over an xnote's icon. Such a feature would mean: No need to actually open an email message just to see the contents of a previously created xnote! What a Boon THAT would be. I'd pay for it!

Note: I've been using xnote for over a year, and the above is my ONLY complaint. XNote is very useful already, but I submit to you that the suggested change would make it GREAT! (It would be esp helpful for notes over a few months old.)

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

minor bug - doesn't appear in the addon list
modication request - note should appear when switching to a message.
Otherwise ok.

Very useful! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It would be nice being able to search in the notes, e.g.: Give me all the messages throughout all folders where the XNote text contains the word "x-mas gift".

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Yep, head on over to for the great TB3-compatible replacement (Thanks Lorenz!)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great on Windows Server 2003 R2 using The TB 3 extension from I am using the xnote2.1.1B extension. Thanks for the fix!!!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Non è compatibile con TB 3, ho perso tutte le note inserite precedentemente.

Not compatible with TB3, I loosed previously inserted notes.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Now I updated to v3 and all my notes are invisible :-/

Please release an update for the newest Thunderbird version soon.

Thunderbird 3.0 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Please do official release for TB3.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Other test with the TB3 port. It works but... If I move the note, it disappears ! What can be done ?

Port to TB3 has big shortcoming on my machine Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I can create or modify an XNote, but there is no way its existence of is indicated in the messages pane. The column available, called 'Notes' does activate but its header remains grayed out and no icons appear in the column. This no matter whether an XNote was created post- or pre-TB3.

Just for now I will manually turn on the message's star icon to tell myself an XNote is there - but this will need to be worked out for other users whose usage of XNotes is more extensive than mine.

Excellent! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an excellent plugin. The TB 3 extension from works very well. Together with tagging / GTD ideas like this makes TB an excellent GTD tool. Notes are also kept if mails are moved from an IMAP account to a local folder.

Some things that would be great:

a) a Hotkey to add a note
b) a configuration where the note should initially be displayed, and its size
c) a column or tag for notes so that one can filter on mails that have notes.

Thanks and have a nice Christmas,