Geek Stuff Posted by: Dale Franks
on Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The boys at Mozilla have—finally—added a new add-on for Mozilla Thunderbird that incorporates full calendaring functionality into the Thunderbird interface. It's called Lightning, and it makes Thunderbird a full-scale calendaring client that integrates into email, complete with meeting invitations, recurrence, and multiple calendar views.
Previously, Mozilla was pushing Sunbird, a stand-alone calendaring application. It was nice, but the firewall between calendaring and email was always a little irritating for those of us who grew up on Outlook or Lotus Notes, and thought that email/calendaring integration was a more practical solution. Now, Thunderbird has it, too.
Considering the far superior junk mail filtering of Thunderbird, and the ease of use, this nice addition means that I don't have to use Outlook again for anything except client support issues.