Thunderbird 3 Beta 2 has new features, plenty of bug fixes
By Cyrus Farivar, Macworld
Despite my recent switch from Firefox to Safari 4—dudes, it really is that much faster—when it comes to managing my e-mail, I’m still a devotee of Mozilla’s mail client, Thunderbird. I used Apple’s Mail for a while, but ran into incompatibilities with my mail server, so I ended up switching over to Thunderbird.
So imagine my delight when I found out that just last week, the second beta version of Thunderbird 3 hit the Internet. I’ve just installed it, and have been overall pretty pleased with the new features, which include a new activity manager, a new Gmail-like e-mail archive functions, improved Growl notifications, more keyboard shortcuts, and a metric ton of bug fixes. Also, more cowbell.
Plus, there’s a better, more Mac-like interface, with tabs and a new chrome color scheme. And maybe I’m just imagining things, but it sure seems zippier to me. Of course it’s a beta release, so there’s bound to be some issues here and there, but so far I’m liking what I see.