Mozilla Lightning

Mozilla Lightning

In work I am constantly being sent meeting requests by managers who are using Outlook on Windows. But I am using Thunderbird on Linux, which can't make sense of these meeting requests so simply displays the VCalendar meta data in all of its ugliness by default.

Recently I discovered that I can use Lightning from Mozilla, which integrates the Mozilla Sunbird calendar application with Mozilla Thunderbird to offer some very nice features, including the ability to create a calendar event based on a meeting invitation, including those coming from Outlook:

Mozilla Lightning

Well worth checking out by Thunderbird users on all platforms. Mozilla really are producing some great software these days!

John Collins

I have been writing about web technology and software development since 2001. I am the developer of the Alpha Framework for PHP. I love open source, technology, and economics. You can follow updates from this blog on Twitter.

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