I want to like Thunderbird. I really do. Every now and then I try it out and I give up after a day, maybe two, because of the things I dislike about it. Oddly, I can never remember specific reasons I don’t like it.
To that end, I’m going to try an experiment starting today. I’m going to install the latest version and try to use it, and I’m going to blog every single thing that bothers me about it.
Before I start, though, I’ll mention the two things that I already know off the top of my head annoy me.
First, I want to use the standard Mac OS X address book. I hate having apps that use their own address books, because it means my addresses wind up in different places, out of sync with each other. It drives me nuts when apps insist on reinventing the wheel in this respect.
Second, the inconsistency with Apple’s UI guidelines is frustrating. In particular, the subtle ways in which widgets don’t behave precisely the way you expect them to. This is a commonly-known problem in the Mac version so I’ll try not to dwell on it too much.
Anyway, I’ll blog ’em as I find ’em.