Featured Add-on Suggestion: QuickFolders

Magnus Melin mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi
Wed Nov 21 08:03:40 UTC 2018

Axel, the featured add-ons request email is 
atn-featured at thunderbird.topicbox.com, as per 


On 21-11-2018 01:19, Axel Grude (Axel) wrote:
> I would like to nominated my Add-on QuickFolders, which is one of the 
> highest rated "Pure mail" Add-on on Thunderbird.
> Extension Name: QuickFolders - I am the developer, took it over from 
> Alexander Malfait 9 years ago.
> It has wide consumer appeal (about 20k permanent users) and has gotten 
> a lot of user engagement - I am getting mails weekly / daily of my 
> users with both praise and suggestions for improvement. It has been 
> featured in c't magazine as part of the best Thunderbird add-ons on 
> their cover mount DVD Rom 13/2009.
> As it augments navigation for users who like a folder based hierarchy 
> (many folders) I believe it is the most superior way of navigating / 
> managing many emails. It's basic premise is to stop using the folder 
> tree for navigation and not being reliant on filtering for finding 
> emails. One thing that is not optimal is vertical scrolling when 
> dragging emails, so QuickFolders helps by using a multi-dimensional, 
> menu-based paradigm. On top of that the concept is very easy to grasp. 
> It fully support drag and drop for folders and emails, highly 
> simplifying moving of folders and emails.
> It has been since copied by Postbox and gmail (tab-based views / 
> favorite folder bar), but not to the extreme configurability given by 
> QuickFolders. On top of that it includes folder icon customization, a 
> reading list and a quickMove / quickJump feature (similar to Nostalgy) 
> for keyword based navigation. There is a full support site with email 
> which is usually answered within the day (typically within 3 hours) 
> and a bug database on mozdev.org.
> I have also added a number of educational videos demonstrating the 
> functionality at on my Thunderbird Daily YouTube channel:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAu5hyoyLEA&list=PLApv7QYQO9nR_ySMlAYd_wlhei-MRND89
> where I also highlight some of my other Add-ons (SmartTemplate⁴, 
> quickFilters and QuickPasswords).
> The main reason why I can dedicate so much time to the Add-on is the 
> fact that I started to monetize it after getting a few larger 
> donations. Apparently people do connect a large value to this (a few 
> 50$ donations for a "free as in beer" Add-on convinced me that I 
> should take it more seriously). I am of the firm belief that only 
> monetization can solve the problem "long term interest" for large 
> complex software projects that are forced to be updated regularly. I 
> have supported many Add-on authors in their project and find there is 
> a proclivity to give up if there is no monetary gain involved.
> thanks for considering my suggestion,
>  Axel
> *Axel Grude <mailto:axel.grude at gmail.com>*
> Music Production and Composition
> Thunderbird Add-ons Developer (QuickFolders 
> <https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/quickfolders-tabbed-folders/>, 
> quickFilters 
> <https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/quickfilters/>, 
> QuickPasswords 
> <https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/quickpasswords/>, Zombie 
> Keys <https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/zombie-keys/>, 
> SmartTemplate⁴ 
> <https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/smarttemplate4/>)
> Visit my YouTube Channel <https://www.youtube.com/c/thunderbirddaily> 
> for email productivity tips Get Thunderbird!
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