Spicebird: Thunderbird, Lightning, and a dash of collaborative flavor
Posted by: Anonymous
on March 10, 2008 01:58 PM
I've been using Spicebird for about a month full time. It is pretty cool already but it is still a beta.
One thing the review doesn't cover is the usefulness of the home page. It has a selection of modules (Clocks, RSS feeds, summaries of schedules and mailboxes) that are quite helpful. Similar to Netvibes or a good homepage for your PIM.
Also, I wouldn't say it has any useful support (yet) for Tbird extensions. None of my favoites worked, including Provider (which gives Lightning two way sync with Google Calendar) and for themes, forget it.
Also worth noting that it is easy to migrate from Tbird if you want to. You need to remove lock files (see the Thunderbird forums for help) but otherwise it's just a matter of copying your profile folder.