Email. It’s the modern version of sticky notes plastered all over your monitor. There’s way too much to do and be reminded of, and no way to wrangle it all into a simple, streamlined checklist.
The good news is, if you use Mozilla Thunderbird, you can install a few extensions that make tackling everything from reminders to newsletters easy and hassle-free. Here are a few of my favorites:
For Easy File, Folder and Mail Sorting – QuickFolders
If you have a lot of folders in your account, you already know that scrolling around and trying to click, drag and organize your mail can be tedious and frustrating. Enter QuickFolders. QuickFolders will turn your sub-folders into tabs across the top of your screen, so you can instantly drag, drop and sort your messages in half the time.
For an Instant Overview of Events, Birthdays, Appointments and More – Lightning
Lightning is a full-fledged calendar system that works right from within Mozilla Thunderbird to let you get an overview of events and appointments with a simple color-coded system. You can also invite your friends to events right from within the calendar, and it supports subscriptions to public calendars as well.
For Streamlining Your Replies into Conversations (like Gmail) – Thunderbird Conversations
Thunderbird Conversations works just like Gmail, in that you can make inline replies and follow a conversation across multiple folders. No more hunting down missing emails where you swore the client sent you their login details. No more pawing through the digital trash can looking for that all-important phone number. With Thunderbird Conversations, you’ll get more done without feeling disorganized!
For Making Sure You Don’t Accidentally Send a Personal Email from Your Work Account and Vice Versa – Identity Chooser
Most of us have probably had that embarrassing problem of sending an email using the wrong address. Identity Chooser helps make that issue a thing of the past. Whether you want to compose a new email, forward an email, or reply to a message, Identity Chooser makes sure you choose the right sender address for all your communications.
As an added bonus, it will also color-code the message composer window, so you can tell at-a-glance if you’re using the wrong email address for that particular recipient.
Now It’s Your Turn…
What are some of your favorite Mozilla Thunderbird extensions or add-ons? Share them below in the comments!