Daniel Beardsmore

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Developer Information
Name Daniel Beardsmore
Location Hertfordshire, UK
Occupation IT
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Send Later Button

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use the Send Later feature in combination with BlunderDelay and MagicSLR (now "Get/Send-Button (minimized MagicSLR)") to make message sending run in the background with the compose window closed. "Get/Send-Button (minimized MagicSLR)" seems to have lost its Send Later button, as that button vanished from Thunderbird recently.

This add-on replaces that add-on perfectly for the sole purpose for which I originally installed it (that other add-on seems to do something else now). Send Later Button does the single thing I wanted, and with the same icon, too!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Restart App Button

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does exactly what I wanted: one toolbar button, no menu item!

New Mail Attention

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I really didn’t want to write this as a review, but there seems to be no other contact option anywhere for feature requests etc.

So … What I’ve been hoping for for a long time is something that works like Outlook, where the new mail icon is superimposed over the application icon in the taskbar using an icon overlay. This is “politer” than the flashing amber, which suggests that the program actually needs something from you right now. (I realise that in Vista and earlier the notification choices were pretty limited, but for anyone using Windows 7 upwards (I’m in 10) it would be nice to have a more elegant solution :-)

Saved Password Editor

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

No idea why it took me so long to think of looking for an add-on to do this! Really useful for sites that, for whatever reason, bypass the automatic password detection (probably nonsense like postback). Now I can continue to have unique passwords for sites and safely forget one or two ;-)

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

Signature Switch

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

What's the sense in even bothering putting up software for everyone to use, if you belligerently refuse to make it do what people need?

You can huff and puff all you like, but if you're not motivated by what your userbase actually needs, then what's the use in even making software publicly available? It makes you a particularly poor developer. It's not like this is a flood of competing and illogical requests, or out-of-scope requests (those are difficult, obviously), but a very clear message that e-mail usage has changed in the 21st century. I've come to prefer top posting myself anyway as the only thing I'm interested in reading is what the recipient wrote! And if I need to grab their phone number from a signature, the last place I want that is way down the bottom of the message.

This seems to be a common programmer defect – a wilful lack of interest in and concern for the people actually using their software, especially when it comes to bug fixes. If you must be obstinate about it, don't clutter up the Internet with your work. If you must post software, try to make the program do what people actually want it to do!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.9). 

Tab Wheel Scroll

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Spiffing! Been waiting for an add-on to provide tab scrolling with the mouse ever since I got Thunderbird 3.0 beta.

Many thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20100626.1-signed).