Thunderbird Add-On does not work with Thunderbird Conversations
Hi. The todoist thunderbird addon experiences issues when it is installed with the Thunderbird Conversations addon. Specifically, the "Add Email as Task" button does not work properly. The task no longer links to a valid email. I could try to explain the error in more detail, but it should be easy to reproduce the error. The author of the Thunderbird Conversations add-on notes that several add-ons fail to properly work with Thunderbird when messages are displayed as conversations. Some relevant info can be found here: http://blog.xulforum.org/index.php?post/2010/11/27/Thunderbird-Conversations-plugins
The Thunderbird Conversations addon provides not just one but several rather useful functions and it would be difficult to stop using this add-on in order to be able to use the todoist add-on. I was wondering if there has been or will be any work on this conflict. Thanks!
Unfortunately, we can't develop our app with other add-ons in mind. It works correctly on many versions of Thunderbird and if the author of the "Conversations" add-on admits that his software makes other add-ons fail then we can't adjust our software based on the design choices of other plugins.
I certainly understand this viewpoint in general, and obviously I don't feel entitled to action on your part, however there are a few factors at play here worth mentioning.
As I am sure you know, official new feature development for Thunderbird was recently halted. Consider that the "Conversations" add-on belongs to a very limited class of add-ons (e.g. Lightning) whose features are important enough that future official integration would be likely if official development were still ongoing. When an add-on approaches this level of importance, it can be reasonable to resolve conflicts. You will note that there are nearly 100,000 users of the "Conversations" add-on. Also, several other important extension authors such as Enigmail have seen fit to add code for compatibility. The author added an API as well to assist with compatibility; it is not simply a matter of reckless coding leading to breaking standard features. Ordinarily, I would agree that it is vastly unreasonable to expect you to test compatibility with other add-ons, but I would submit that an exception might be reasonable in this case.
Thank you for your feedback, we understand your point and we will consider it in future updates.
I also would be happy to see that too. I have been using thunderbird w/ conversations for quite a while and it's a pity that todoist cannot recognize the emails in it...
Another suggestion would be to calibrate the content of the toolbox because in the case of tasks with 'long descriptions' the lack of the line breaks makes their 'setting' inaccessible without resizing the width of the toolbox...
I think "Conversations" add-on is essential for Thunderbird users. Please, consider making your product compatible with it.
+1 It's hard to choose between one and the other. Both add-ons are useful.
But even then, I don't think that would be enough. I tried disabling Conversations and adding an email does work. However, it only works if you're already in the folder where the email is.
I would have gladly paid the premium price for these fixes. But at this point, doesn't look promising.
Compatibility between "Conversations" and "Todoist" is very important for many of us. A lot of Thunderbird power users use Conversations nowadays.
Have added this to the Conversations "Incompatible add-ons" list [https://github.com/protz/GMail-Conversation-View/wiki/IncompatibleAddons] for reference, incase any fixes can be made on that side.
Thunderbird Conversations Its No1 Thunderburd add-on, so its the same like that in Chrome Todois plugin is not working together with LastPass. Thank you God its working, but its the same. Please fix this, we can not use Todoist Thunderburd, because priority its Thunderbird Conversations.
+1 for this issue. I was confused for last 20 minutes on which one should i drop conversations or todoist. both are important for me
devs, is there any fix that advanced users can do themselves? let me know.
This is also an issue for me. Was pleased to see todoist had a Thunderbird add-on, but I've been a long-time user of the Conversations add-on. So for now I'm using both and putting up with "Add Email as Task" not working properly for todoist. Would love to see this issue resolved.