Here’s a short overview of the Zindus addon for Thunderbird.
What is the Zindus addon?
The addon is a sync server specializing in contacts and address books.
It’s purpose is to bring free (open-source) and easy-to-use contact sync to Thunderbird.
A contact sync server
Much of the contact data that Thunderbird should sync with lives in applications that aren’t sync-aware. The Google Contacts and Zimbra APIs are two examples. Somewhere along the line, a sync server is required to orchestrate a sync.
This is a bugfix update to yesterday’s release. The timer that initiated the background Zimbra sync wasn’t working. Thanks to OlaP and BasS for pointing this out!
Zindus now syncs Google Contacts with Thunderbird’s Personal Address Book.
This means that you can now access your Gmail, Google Reader or Google Calendar contacts in Thunderbird. And vice-versa.
Zimbra users haven’t been forgotten in this release, which includes the #1 feature requested by Zimbra users - support for shared addressbooks. Bug fixes are listed in the release notes.
PS: If there are Hotmail users out there who’d be interested in having their Windows Live contacts synced with Thunderbird - please drop us a line!
The testing release now supports shared addressbooks.
This is the most common feature request by Zindus users and we’re happy to announce it.
Current users of the testing release: simply update in the usual way: Thunderbird/Tools/Addons/Find Updates.