Rated 5 out of 5 stars


I have lots and lots of folders and sub-folders. There are a few that get many emails from my filters. This extension makes it easy to know when these folders have new email (open these folders without having to keep navigating all the way down to open them.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.13.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Complemento totalmente imprescindible en mi flujo de trabajo

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.12.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have used QuickFolders since the end of the last ice age. It is the single most useful add-on I've found. I would be completely lost without it. DO NOT HESITATE - Add QuickFolders to your add-ons and get your email world organized with the best add-on for that.

Unlike so much other tech, QuickFolders works just the way it should, and when a glitch happens due to a TB update to a newer version of TB, QuickFolders quickly fixes the glitch.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.12.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like this extension. It does exactly what I need. I tend to be a "mail hoarder" and I move everything from my Gmail accounts to my Fastmail account in T-bird. It's far easier--at least for me--to drag an email up rather than to the folders on the left. Also, I have a great deal of respect for the fact that the updates are a regular thing. It means that it's constantly being improved on. Well worth the cost!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.12). 

Thanks for your kind words. I am still ironing out some kinks with performance, some users have a hard time with Tb 102 - there is also a fix from Thunderbird itself in 102.2 coming soon!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I also think there is a real performance issue in the latest QuickFolders release.
Mozilla Thunderbird may now need up to 30 seconds displaying "Initializing QuickFolders" before becoming operational.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.11). 

there are some problems with the folder iterator, in Thunderbird 102, we and Thunderbird Core are aware of the problem. see issue 283:

I recommend using the latest version from there to see if there is a difference.

there will be more improvements in QF code itself but I am also hoping that Mozilla will fix the caching issue reporred in bugs 1773822 and 1776280.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This extension is so great, but it slows down rendering of html email previews.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.11). 

I am aware of performance issues (in Thunderbird 102) and am working on it - see issue 283. If you could add some comments there it would be very welcome!:

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The freeze occurred after update to 5.11, and prior updates. There are no freezes during normal operation (no updates).
Is there better way to report problems?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.11).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Yes there is - on the QuickFolders github:

When you report an issue like this, it is important to know which version of Thunderbird you are running. Thunderbird 102 made a change to servernames that can potentially invalidate all tabs in QF and it tries to repair these based on the previously stored account. Apart from that, 5.11 actually does a lot _less_ then the previous versions so it should run quite a bit faster than 5.10.3 especially on Thunderbird 102.

Edit: no need to leave 2 reviews, you can also reach out directly to me via the support tab in QuickFolders settings - I usually reply on the same day.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very nice addon, very usefull. :-)
But, please, how can I change language?
Thank you.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.9.1). 

the language of your Thunderbird version is used. So if you have installed Italian Tb, then you will see the Italian translation of QF. You can also change the language from Thunderbird using General / Language & appearance / Language. Use the "Set Alternative" button to download and activate other languages. I do most of my translations with google translate, and some of them may be incomplete, for a full list of what;s there check my github page: https://github.com/RealRaven2000/QuickFolders/tree/ESR91/_locales

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Is this Open source? On your website: [Quickfolders](https://quickfolders.org/), it is written that "QuickFolders is an open source project that is financed via annual licenses. It is based in Ireland and established as business see detail below." But, where is the source code repository?

Is this misleading?


Edit: Thanks for sharing the link!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.9.1). 

it is 100% open source (including the licensing mechanism), and the repository is on github:


I can add the link to the technical info here and to that section of the web site, There are plenty of links to the related github issue tracker on the version page, which will also bring you to the source code.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Great addon, always working well and very useful.

But the new licensing changes really ruined it for me. I'm intentionally only using the most basic of features, things that take minutes to organize myself, and these features were moved to a license. Going to have to stop using this extension, I am in the same boat as witrak().

Edit: Took me around 30 minutes to get back the functionality of *Click tab, go to folder* that I had before, no idea why 10+ tabs is a licensed feature. No discredit to the author, there are many amazing features that work great, I just disagree with the license options. If you can't replicate the feature you want yourself, go ahead and get the license.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.8.3). 

I understand - if you can't afford a license right now, why don't you reach out and describe exactly which features you need - I may be able to help you out with a free license as well.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just very brief now, received some unbelievably magicl help for my TB installation. Can only say have never been fortunate enough to receive anything else nearly equivalent. So now I'm going to hunt for the place to show my extremely grateful appreciation. Brian Turner

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.8.2). 

one possible place would be here:

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I use(d) QuickFolders from the very beginning when it offered a very narrow set of functions, but between them, there was the most important two - easy selection of folder to be displayed and drag-and-drop of messages to the folders which had assigned tabs. All other additional functions except those which supplemented these two were of very limited value for me. In fact, they were rather something that cluttered the interface. Nevertheless, I accepted them - it's easy to ignore something that you don't have to use.

Unfortunately, as of some days ago, the situation changed diametrally, because the Author decided to make money using well known and rather not a user-friendly method (which could be named extortion by more blunt users).
Now - without any warning - if you update the extension you will get the version for which you have to pay a yearly fee, or use a free, extremely limited variant which rightfully could be named "demo version" as it allows to serve 10 folders only.
That's true that the fee for the limited paid variant which allows serving 25 folders is really symbolic. However, the fee for the unlimited version isn't symbolic. Especially in the light of the Author's declaration that the money is for preserving further support and expansion of the extension.

I consider the Author's decision unfair. In my opinion, almost all works on the extension expanding its functionality are not necessary for most users. Thus efforts put into support of such a basic variant would be negligible in comparison with the current version. A fair solution would be to split the extension to two: basic - frozen at the level covering functions related to displaing, creating and coloring folder labels, switching folders, and moving messages to them. The rest - including toolbar, filters, and many other functions and options (which I can't even name as I never use it) could be put into PRO, paid (subscription) version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.7.2). 

As I have stated repeatedly, the monetization is also necessary to keep my Add-on compatible with current versions of Thunderbird - you can easily install the previous version 5.6 and disable Add-on updates to use it for "free as in beer" forever.

Just note that I cannot keep fixing regressions caused by Mozilla for free - and the Pro Licenses do not make up for the cost. I had 3500$ of external development last year in order to make QF compatible with Tb78; there is ongoing work for being compatible with Tb91.

Most feature requests come from my users (and not just "PRO" users) and are heavily curated in order to benefit the maximum number of users. You cannot expect a complex Add-ons like this to be maintained for free as supporting and updating them + discussing with the Tb core team asking not to disable features and convert them to API functions (for example, mail extensions are still not allowed creating their own toolbar, so I am using "experimental" back end code) several days of work every week.

You can just pretend I walked away from that work and use the older version, no problem. That's not extortion. Most of my users expect free support, timely updates and that the Add-on doesn't stop working and that's what only monetization delivers.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

QuickFolder me fait gagner beaucoup de temps et je pense que sans cet add-on j'aurai abandonné Thunderbird ;)
car il faut le dire, le classement et la recherche des mails n'est vraiment pas bien outillé dans la version de base de Thunderbird.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using it for over two years now. It's an essential, so much easier to search a single folder for mail, or multiple ones, compared to the built in functionality.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely totally rely on Quickfolders in my work - in fact Quickfolders is the only reason I use Thunderbird! Quickfolders increases my productivity by orders of magnitude.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on is indispensable for anyone using Thunderbird as their primary email client. The main feature, the folder tabs, make perfect sense as an organizing paradigm, The continued maintenance and development of the add-on is first rate. Highly recommended.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.7).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add on is the main reason I use thunderbird. I have over 30 Tab groups supporting hundreds of folders.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.7). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really love this addon and I want to support the developer but I hate subscription based software.
Please set a price for a lifetime subscription or once off payment

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.5.2). 

I will consider it, but in my experience I have to work a number of weeks on the Add-on every year to maintain and make it compatible with the ESR changes; if I hand out a permanent license to all my users I cannot guarantee to work on compatibility for free forever - of course it's also a matter of getting the price right. In the meantime there is now a Standard license which is around 5 bucks.

I highly recommend to add this suggestion to the issue tracker and then we can discuss it seriously - https://github.com/RealRaven2000/QuickFolders/issues

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

QuickFolders is PURE GOLD! I love it! Especially the shortcut keys of the Pro version.

I have hundreds of Thunderbird email folders. QuickFolders makes it MUCH easier to manage them all, jumping from one to another, or moving or copying messages to new folders.

No more scrolling through a massive tree of nested folders. Just type a few chars that occur at the beginning (or even in the middle) of the desired folder name, and it autocompletes. Hit Enter and you're done. Or type slash ("/") to have it show subfolders of that folder, or even to create a new subfolder on the fly, while you're moving, copying, or jumping to it. Good stuff!!

With the Pro version, Shift-M (move), Shift-T (copy), and Shift-J (jump) are awesome! I've been using Thunderbird for over a decade and Netscape Messenger for a decade before that, and I can't imagine how I got by without QuickFolders Pro.
It's "best of breed". There's nothing else anywhere near as good for managing Thunderbird folders.

The support is incredible. I've reported a few minor bugs and made LOTS of feature requests. I always get a well-considered reply within hours, and usually a bug fix or new feature within a day or two. In my 38-year career as a computer programmer, I've NEVER seen such good customer support!

I also use Shift-S (skip to next folder with unread messages). Like the native Thunderbird "n" command (move to next unread message), but skips the rest of the current folder. That's very useful when I need to catch up on unread stuff, but not necessarily in all folders.

Previously, I would have to stop hitting "n", move my hand from the keyboard to the mouse, scroll the folder tree, click below the folder I was on, and then resume hitting "n". Just hitting Shift-S is SO much quicker and easier.

There are also an amazing number of "bling" features where you can change the font, color, icons, background images, etc. for your folders and tabs. I'm a pretty boring engineer type, not a particularly artistic person. So, the "bling" features don't matter much to me. But my wife is much more artistic and loves them. I find it quite extraordinary that QuickFolders is so perfect for both types of users.

Now that I use QuickFolders, I have little use for the native Thunderbird folder tree anymore. I can hide it entirely and save lots of screen space to see my list of messages and body of the current message. And can still easily navigate/manage/create folders via QuickFolders. Excellent!

Recently, I've discovered that QuickFolders does more than just provide new features. It also allows me to modify native Thunderbird features. For example, it allows me to tell Thunderbird to not prompt before moving to the next folder when I hit "n" to see the next unread message. Nice!


This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Geniales Tool. Hilft in der täglichen Arbeit die eMails im Griff zu haben und gerade bei mehreren Accounts den Überblick und Ordnung zu behalten. Es lohnt sich auch die PRO-Version zu kaufen, da die zusätzlichen Funktionen auch wirklich hilfreich sind und wie heißt es so schön "Zeit ist Geld" und hiermit spare ich sehr viel Zeit und damit ist es die Lizenz auch wirklich wert.
Wir haben die Lizenz für alle im Büro, da dies wirklich eine Arbeitserleichterung ist.
Super ist auch de Support. Bisher wurde auf jede Frage oder auch Problem innerhalb kurzer Zeit geantwortet und auch hilfreiche Tipps gegeben.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (5.4.2).  This user has 3 previous reviews of this add-on.