Realraven (Axel Grude)

About me

Developer Information
Name Realraven (Axel Grude)
Location Dunmore, Ireland
Occupation Software Developer
Homepage http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1150676522
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 8 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Add-ons I've created

QuickFolders (Tabbed Folders) Requires Restart

The "Swiss army knife" of folders. Turn your favorites into tabs - open folders and subfolders, move mails without scrolling around or searching. powerful + easy.

See new mail at a glance after automatic filtering - supports quickFilters addon!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (125)
20,287 users

quickFilters Requires Restart

Quickly generate mail filters on the fly, by dragging and dropping mails and analyzing their attributes. Create a filter in less than 10 seconds, it's as easy as: drag, click, click.

By popular demand, supports SORTING filters alphabetically.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (35)
12,336 users

SmartTemplate4 Requires Restart

SmartTemplate4 offers an easy way to automatically create customized replies by auto-inserting various mail headers. Templates can be created for every account as well as for the default (all email accounts). Also supports the Stationery Add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (53)
16,867 users

QuickPasswords Requires Restart

Retrieve your Passwords the quick way! Never retype or display your secure passwords on screen anymore - put the password where you need it - the login form or the clipboard.

Now also includes SSO change (multi-domain pw) and Backup + Restore.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (51)
2,853 users

Menu On Top (SuperMenu Avatar)

Move the Thunderbird menu bar to the top. Choose from a selection of visual styles + colors. Add frequently used bookmarks and an avatar icon without wasting precious screen space. Bookmark your favorite sites, emails, folders or configuration pages.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars (8)
1,175 users

My Reviews

DOM Inspector

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

And more needed than ever before. In Tb45 there is a problem with editing the DOM, I raised [Bug 1267157] on it.

Stratini Artemia

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

..it were great. overwrites active tab color because the author doesn't understand specificity. putting !important behind every rule especially something as monstrous as this selector:
toolbox toolbar toolbarbutton:not(.plain)[type*="menu"]:not([open]):not([disabled]):not([checked="true"]) toolbarbutton:hover

makes it next to impossible for other Addons authors to style their controls. !important is just too heavy handed; specificity ftw.

Add-ons Manager - Version Number (discontinued)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is fantastic and very useful especially for us Addons developers as having version information at a glance is vital for the development process. Well done!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5). 

ExQuilla for Microsoft Exchange

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This integrated fantastically well with my corporate Exchange account; now I can use all my favorite Thunderbird addons and have the space saving ergonomic layout of Tb, plus ease of folder traversing "Next Unread Email" and tabbed mail; I don't even have to be on VPN anymore to manage my mail.

Connecting to the EWS server on Thunderbird Release was an absolute breeze, the price is really good and definitely worth the added comfort and stability. As a developer I can appreciate that this is actually not an easy task to pull off, and Kent even offered some support for a Calendar provider.

In terms of productivity, this is a huge win over the free browser access, the money spent on this was basically made back on in time on the first day.

Now if we could just have another addon that connects the Thunderbird UI to the server side filters (Microsoft calls them "message rules") ! :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (24.6). 

ColumnsWizard

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Another good example for an Addon that adds just the right amount of "missing feature" to my beloved Thunderbird.

It works also very well in search results and removes one more unnecessary step from an operation that I do frequently. Thanks for adding the account column as well. I can see that this is going to be even more useful in the future as you have added custom fields so it looks it should be easy enough to add more useful information here in the future.

keep up the awesome work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.1.4). 

ColumnCV

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just downloaded + installed this, and although I do not use conversation view, it is still very useful as it also adds the column to the search results view and removes one more unnecessary step from an operation that I do frequently. It would be even more useful to me if you could also [optionally] add an account column as well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Stationery

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for supporting the SmartTemplate4 Addon in 0.8! This made both addons even more useful! I can now use fully styled html templates and the convenient user interface of selecting templates via single-click; whilst using the powerful variables available in SmartTemplate4. Definitely a very useful productivity tool.

With Stationery+ST4, it is very easy to set up form letters such as support replies and save tons of time when replying to support mail. We are thrilled about this new version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.0).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Rise of the Tools

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks a lot - I have based my own extension "Menu On Top" on your code, so this gave me a great head start. Personally I like the tools close to the window contents, but I absolutely despise having the menu there all the time; so thanks for a good tool idea with a great restartless execution.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.0).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

browse POC

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

key logger. careful.

Stationery

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is indispensable. Excellent replacement for signatures (which are a bit weak in Thunderbird). Also the HTML editor is really worth its weight in gold. It is a total time saver for standard replies (template).

Also support is very good and the author is open to good suggestions. Love the font preview feature - I didn't even know it was supplied by you, as I have been using Stationery for a long time now.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.8).  This user has other reviews of this add-on.

Rise of the Tools

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

.. for those people who like the toolbar on top. There is a bug that seems to break existing style sheets though - my extension QuickFolders (3.1) is one of the affected:
https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=24864
I have coded a workaround, but maybe you could contact me to work on fixing this bug?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.0). 

Mail Summaries

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This really adds a lot of value to the account and mail panes (when no message is selected). It would be great for us "Copy Sent to Current" users if it you could add some options for ignoring our own emails for items like "Top Authors". Recent Messages is a great feature as well for cherry-picking without browsing.

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

Nuvola TB

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Looks slick & polished. Also I like the integration for Add-Ons like QuickFolders!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.13.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Stationery

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is super useful for 2 reasons:

you can create template replies for repeating answers, so it is great for support or donation mail.

the built in HTML source view. This is simply a must in order to create great looking emails without resorting to an external editor. Supports everything gecko8 supports, so it is CSS3, including border radius, gradients, transitions, anything that would make a web site look nice, now also in my emails.

thanks for a great extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.7). 

Extension Test

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good - minimal interface, super easy to use, valuable!

A must have for every extension developer.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.5.1-signed.1-signed). 

CompactHeader

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lovely extension, which I didn't use for a while because it made DispMUA do strange things. Now I have written a patch and put up a link here:

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1405155&p=10850747#p10850747

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

Extra Folder Columns

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This one is valuable and indispensable. Some people think that this work is done by my extension quickfolders, so I think it would be a good idea if you could upload a preview screenshot (maybe before-after) so people know at a glance what it does.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.2). 

Master Password+

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, awesome extension. You really add some good value with each new version, I can see that you want to make the UI as simple and productive as possible. I especially like the use of the top dropdown notification bar for showing blocked Master Password queries - very easy on the eye and simple to use.

Keep up the good work, and keep simplifying !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.11.20110123). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

This Add-On has no title (and appears as "None"), please give it a name and re-submit to the AMO Editor team.

Saved Password Editor

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I would love it if you could minimize the amount of buttons it puts on the Password window and also doesn't disable my context menu from my extension QuickPasswords. I think together they could make a pretty good team.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5.3).