Melchior Blausand

About me

Developer Information
Name Melchior Blausand
Location Köln
Occupation new media artist
User since Nov. 9, 2010
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

My Reviews

Contact Tabs

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic! I can't belive this isn't part of the Core or at least a permanently recommended AddOn!

My dearest wish would be to also have Categories (as e.g. the AddOns 'MoreFunctionsForAddressbook' and 'SoGo' add these) displayed and editable. To reuse the multiple choice form field code of Firefox' bookmarks would be most elegant, i guess?

Second, i often want to have a temporal sorting (think of "latest" or "recently active") at hand. For the first, CardDAVs 'last time edited' timestamp of each contact comes in handy.
(The latter need more work, including some requests for conversation statistics...)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Lightning QR Code Add-on

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Toll! Ich kann es jedem Smartphone-Benutzer empfehlen, besonders da es ohne Neustart auskommt.
- eine Option, die Beschreibung aus dem QR-code wegzulassen oder zu kürzen, um Riesencodes zu vermeiden.
- Auch Kontakte zu QR-Codes machen können.

Great! i can recommend this to any smart hpone user, especially since this can be de-/activated without restart.
- Option to share without description (or with truncated description)
- Also feature QR codes in the address book for transferring contacts.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.4). 

Adblock Edge

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I definitely don't want to live without an Adblocker,
and i appreciate there's an alternative to AdBlockPlus.

However, it should be stated that
== This Add-On eats up ~100MB of your RAM just being there! ==
(ABP makes no difference here.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on ( 

Tag Toolbar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's super that still people care about the usability of Thunderbird and this does indeed help.But as long as these tags are not returned to the IMAP-server, it's only half-baked bread.OpenExchange's flags should definitely grow to work in sync with Thunderbird tags!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.35). 


Rated 2 out of 5 stars

What about ThunderLinks withIn Lightning Calendars? Why choose the long way when the good things are so close?

Maybe i don't get it. When Lightning is installed, ThunderLInks should be clickable within Calendars and Tasks, too.
As an important step, the current "conversion" menu option (which copies the email's body) should be overloaded by Thunderbird-Linking.
Halfway usable so far... sorry!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.05). 

CALDAV - Easy calendar configuration

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Da sollte noch ein Mausklick eingespart werden, nachdem man den Server angegeben hat. Ansonsten erfüllt diese kleine Erweiterung eine wichtige Funktion, um Lightning für CalDAV-Kalender wieder breitere Akzeptanz zu verschaffen.

Contact Tabs

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sollte seit 2006 genau so im Core gestanden haben!
Wie oft habe ich Suche nach Adresse, Filterung nach Stadt und vor allem Suche in mehreren Adressbüchern gleichzeitig vermisst!
Doch die Kontakte-Verwaltung wird wahrscheinlich sowieso z.Zt. grundlegend erneuert.
Darf ich's hoffen?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0). 

Year view

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Why wasn't this feature part of the lightning core from the very beginning?
Thank you, fabrix!
Unbelievable that it took until 2012 for another heroic plugin author to come up with it.
(Sorry, Philipp Kewisch, but your year view was outdated long ago)

Year view shows the necessity of continuous display of multiday events (Bug 199732,

Unfortunately, i have to say that it takes ages to load a year's data from my servers and render the view. All in all this proofs once more the destiny of the thunderbird project altogether. Not only the codebase, but the whole idea of a communication client needs a complete redesign.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4.1). 

PDF Viewer(discontinued)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Finally! Mozilla has deliberated us from embarrassing Adobe and from getting fat Foxit Reader!
Should have done that 15ys ago...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.452.1-signed.1-signed). 


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Das ist sowas von optimal, man glaubt es kaum.
Andersherum wäre es jedoch NOCH geiler: Man klickt auf die Telefonnummern *im Adressbuch*, und die Fritzbox wählt,
(analog zu dem AddOn ->SIPgateFFX)
Außerdem: Was ist mit anderen Routern (zB. All die bedauernswerten Netcologne-Kunden mit ihren Sphairon(=Netconnect)-Routern)?

Mozilla Labs: Contacts

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I miss a word or two on the add-on in detail - where has this functionality been in the last ten years and why is it not part of mozilla core? Where is Mozilla Sync for Thunderbird??
Ich schließe mich dem Vorredner an:
Warum so wenige Worte über das Add-On?
Wo bleibt endlich Sync for Thunderbird?