15 ThunderBird Addons for Better Organization and Efficiency

by Steven Snell
on November 17, 2009

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Mozilla’s Thunderbird is a popular email application that is used by many freelancers and designers. Like Firefox, one of the great things about Thunderbird is the ability to extend it with a wide range of add-ons that are available. In this post we’ll highlight 15 that are likely to be appreciated by designers and developers who are looking to improve their efficiency.

QuickFolders

Keeping your inbox organized can be a major challenge when you’re getting tons of email every day, but it’s important for making the most efficient use of your time and for staying on top of things. QuickFolders allows you to set tabs for your most important folders, making it quicker and easier to manage.

This extension adds an extra toolbar to Thunderbird. When you drag a mail folder to it, you get a (rename-able) shortcut to that mail folder. This supports full drag and drop, like the corresponding folder in the folder tree – You can drag messages on it to move/copy them to the folder, and access the bookmarked folders through keyboard shortcuts. This is handy when you have a large tree of folders for clients or projects, but use only a few of them at the same time.

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Top 10 Site Search Options

by Steven Snell
on October 20, 2009

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Part of having a user-friendly site involves making it possible for visitors to quickly find what they are looking for. A site-wide search is one of the best ways to accomplish this. In this post we’ll look at 10 of the leading options for helping visitors to find the content that they want. Of course, most CMSs come with a standard search functionality, but this may not always be the best options (as is the case with WordPress’ default search).

Google Custom Search

Google’s custom search engine is the most popular of the options presented here. It’s easy to set up (sign in with your Google account and follow the instructions – Pro Blog Design has a step-by-step tutorial here), effective for finding and ranking the content, and can even be monetized through a corresponding AdSense account.

Google Custom Search

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13 Theme and Template Clubs for Designers

by Steven Snell
on October 13, 2009

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For those who purchase premium themes and templates, clubs can provide an opportunity to get access to a lot of themes or templates for a low price. Most clubs cater to designers who want to start a freelance business and use the themes and templates on client projects (with customizations of course). In this post we’ll provide some information on the leading club memberships for WordPress themes as well as for HTML/CSS templates.

WordPress Theme Clubs:

WooThemes
WooThemes offers more than 40 themes that can be purchased individually or as part of the club. Membership costs include a one-time fee and a monthly fee. Standard club membership costs $125 plus $15 per month. Developer’s club membership costs $200 plus $20 per month.

WooThemes

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