Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dear John, I follow the other comments, that this is a great addon for accessing Google mail.
It supports invitations. I have not found other addons with this capability.

I'm also sorry, that other users do not respect your work for a free addon. Please listen to the users which are glad to have a running tool, and not to the others.

And please do not skip the Google support in the future at all; keep it as now as an unofficial option, which has to be activated per keyword. This saved my day.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dear John,
A big thumbs up to you for creating TbSync!
I have been a dedicated Mozilla user ever since the "Mozilla Suite" came out years ago. And I now carry on using Firefox & Thunderbird.
The developers of Thunderbird sadly left a lot of Google users behind in the dust with their latest update to 78, neglecting support for full Google integration, including calendar and contacts. Being one of the estimated 1.5 billion Gmail users worldwide, I was disheartened, to say the least.
After a couple of hours of searching, I happily came across your wonderful TbSync! Yea!!!
Thank you so much for making that available to us and for your guidance on how to get it set up and working.
A key action to get it working is your helpful instruction to go to Settings, Cofig Editor and toggle on "extensions.dav4tbsync.googlesupport".
All the best to you!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am a long time Firefox and Thunderbird user, and I am too disappointed to see TbSync removed Google support, it was the only other such add on beside gContactSync I can use with Google, now both no longer work with Google, I can understand the frustration and dismay of other users. I did not read the full comment but still want to comment on that, if a feature removed from an add on for some reason, this will surely causing trouble to some people and make them unhappy, of course there are thousand ways to re-enable that feature if you are smart enough, you could even write your own code, but if something no longer works out of the box 'like the old days', then I will consider 'it doesn't support XXX' there is nothing wrong to say that right !? but of course we should not return with 'strong words' to the developer, instead we should keep digging to try find an alternative, after all most of us are not programmer/developer and using free s/w can't expect everything perfect !

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dear John, I'm sorry that some Google users have led you to stop supporting those services.
Thank you for creating TBSync, an extension that I find very useful in my migration to TB, and thank you for allowing me to synchronize my google accounts, by to your advice I created the property "extensions.dav4tbsync.googlesupport" and everything works very well.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A good addon I use to replace gContactSync and synchronize my Google contacts. Just read the previous comment if you want to enable the feature.

I'm sad to read "Google" users critize or are just so impatient. "Google" users, don't forget it's a free plugin !

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, John, for creating and maintaining TBSync. Activating the code still in the plugin (please never remove it!!), it works like a charm syncing my Google Contacts with Thunderbird.
I probably use only 1% of TBSync's potential, and that 1% is the one you like less (Google Contacts), but that's was I was looking for.

I'm sorry that some Google users forced you to discontinue your support to them and I thank you for keeping TBSync's ability to sync Google accounts so far.
Following your advice, I tried to flip the "extensions.dav4tbsync.googlesupport" property, but it doesn't exist: I had to create it manually, guessing (from your "flip") that it was a boolean property.
Luckily, I was right, and I guess it's a sort of test: if someone is clever enough to activate the support for Google then he's not a hot-headed annoying user... :-)
But maybe it would be nice of you if you could add that property during installation, or add more detailed instructions in your (locked) post at GitHub, so to avoid any unnecessary "it doesn't work with Google!" comments.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

*Updated ETA - Generally, I would agree with you and would not have written the review, however, I run Thunderbird on 4 machines. So, when ver 78 came out I was apprehensive to use Tbsync. I finally got it figured out and installed on one computer. Was just starting to install the updates on the others and come to discover that the 2 hours it took to get it to work initially all of sudden has zero support and no longer works. So, I have one machine where it works with your product and now have to find a completely new system which will require install on 4 computers. It also looks like I will have to pay for an email service that works. So...the add on originally supported google and now it doesnt. And, not to be a jerk, google can suck...well you know.

Please respond with some assistance or hope. I will then happily delete. Your work on all these projects has been great and I wished it would continue to help me but time marches on...

*ETA: I read Mr. Bieling's statement so what I said below really does not apply. I understand ... I guess, getting pissed at google users but that means I can no longer use Thunderbird so mozilla has lost a user. Seems like they are going downhill fast. Too bad, I had many of their products and donated for their work. Sorry to lose Thunderbird as it was the closest to Outlook and was a fantastic product but the developer gets to choose their customers. On well.

This might be the most difficult install in the history of apps for Thunderbird...or most any other program for that matter.

I have a simple gmail account. Everything worked fine before the change eliminated everything. I installed Tbsync and cannot figure out how to set up with google calendar and contacts. This is beyond frustrating. Why cant someone put something out there that explains a set up?

1. How do you set up google calendar?
2. How do you set up google contacts?

Any help is appreciated, otherwise, you lost me as a Thunderbird customer because I just need something that works and this aint it.

This Add-on does not support Goolge. Alternatives:
- CardBook
- Provider for Google Calendar

Please remove this rating, as it is invalid. A feature not advertised and not claimed by the description of the add-on cannot be marked as a fault.

Edit: As explained in the github announcement, the google code is still in the add-on. You have to activate it manually. I just do not want to support google users anymore.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

"Saying that and (!) giving a 2 star review and violating addon review policy at the same time. *clap* That is probably the best way to handle that. "

hahaha Bravo John :-))))

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I think we should all settle down, yes from a user point of view removal not having gmail integration is frustrating, but I suspect from a developer's viewpoint having Thunderbird be upgraded and find your add-on left adrift, requiring ? hours of work to rectify, equally annoying. While I don't really know, isn't some/alot of this development work done by people like you & me? Does he/she really deserve to be slagged off.

It is not fully removed. I just no longer want to deal with google users: https://github.com/jobisoft/TbSync/issues/466

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

John, what happened? Why was Google support removed?

https://github.com/jobisoft/TbSync/issues/466

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Please make it clear what this add-on does. It does not sync say google contacts with TB address book/ Personal Address Book. What it does is to create a new address book within TB Address Books and keeps it synced with google contacts, or other remote address book. A screen shot of TB Address book after install and sync would be good. Seems to be doing that well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.18). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Setup was a bit tricky in TB 78.4. Once I installed Provider for CalDAV & CardDAV, everything worked great - no trouble connecting with my Google calendar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.18). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works like a charm with Thunderbird > 78.x syncing my gmail account.

Was using
Cardbook + gContactSync + Provider for Google Agenda

But now
TbSync && Provider for CalDAV & CardDAV

as the previous set was not working anymore or were causing issues in combination with Thunderbird > 78.x

Also more convenient as a I can manage my personal nextcloud calendar & contacts with TBsync as well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.18). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Same thing here : Fedora 33, Thunderbird 78.3.1, TBSync 2.18, can't find de TBSync options to configure it ... Any suggestions ?
EDIT : My bad, didn't read the 3rd screeshot "How to open the TBSync account manager" carefully enough : it was in the bottom-right corner of thunderbird.
Sorry, and thanks again for the good work !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.18). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use it to synchronize Google Calendar and Adresses, works perfect.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.18). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

EDIT ref. GOOGLE Calendar Invitations
System : Windows 10 64bit
TB 78.3.3 (32 bit)
TBSYNC version 2.18
Prov CalDAV / CardDav version 1.21
Provider for EAS Version 1.20

multiple GOOGLE accounts synced for addressbooks + calendar(s)

All of a sudden INVITING PEOPLE to a calendar appointment in Thunderbird now seems to work fine.
In my 1st google account i went to the calendar view, right-clicked my main calendar and checkt the assigned eMail address which i set to that of the google account.

On my 2nd google calendar with a different google account (one that i share with a friend) i was not able to set the assigned email address because i did not configure this account for email.
Still --- invitations work and they are sent SERVER SIDE (aparantly from google).

Seems that this whole imvitation thing is mainly a google ApI / server side config twiggle but i hope it will run reliably in long turn.
so just for info ... though i did not change anything, invitations now work :-)
greetings from Vienna, from Roland Schweiger :)

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for updating the app for thunderbird 78. Works great.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.18). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is the best solution to sync contacts and calendars between TB and Google after several addons do no longer work.
It is funny, that it works with TB 78-3.2/Windows 10 bot not with TB 78-3.2/Linux - it is not compatibel and cannot be installed..

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.12). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is a great add-on that I use to sync my contacts between my desktop (Thunderbird) and the Outlook Exchange server, so that I keep them updated on all my devices (using the add on: Provider for Exchange ActiveSync). Thank you for keeping this add-on up to date and for fixing the syncing issue that existed with Outlook contacts.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.12). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Breaks when thunderbird gets updated from 68 to 78. Entering calender entries no longer works (google, exchange, nextcloud calendars are all affected)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.16). 

Thanks. I removed that version.