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How to sync RTM with Thunderbird?

psinexus13 says:
Hi folks,
i use RTM, too and it works fine with google calendar. but how does this work with thunderbird? rtm opens a new calender ("other calendars") at google and i just treid to sync this with the XML, just then i just see the header as shown at google calenders (ToDos for xx day). At google i click on this header and get a fancy RTM popup with the task. Bot how to get this to thnderbird? any idea?
Posted at 8:58am on December 29, 2007
arthurhch says:
You need the lightning add on. There you can add the RTM iCalendar Service URL that is visible on the Info tab of your account.
Arthur
Posted 8 years ago
brent.hopkins says:
There is a Thunderbird extension called Provider for Google which should also help with your issue. Also I second the advice to install the Lightning extension; it's terrific. In fact, spend some time browsing the Mozilla Add-ons, there are a lot of really good extensions for Tbird.
Posted 8 years ago
red_five says:
Yes, use Lightning, and add the 2 RtM iCal URLs as new remote calendars. The integration is only one-way at this time, unfortunately: you can read tasks in TB that have been added using the RtM website or email or SMS, but TB + Lightning cannot add tasks to the list.

The Provider for Google Calendar requires Lightning to work, and it is bidirectional, but the GCal provider does nothing with regard to RtM.
Posted 8 years ago
allspiritseve says:
Is there anything being done about being ably to sync RTM and lightning? (ie bidirectional)
Posted 8 years ago
micheal.wu says:
I made a prototype for a RTM Provider for Tbird+Lightning. It doesn't have full functionality but it's passable if you use the bare minimums.

See here:
http://rtm.tbird.mwu.googlepages.com/home
(and use at your own discretion!)
Posted 8 years ago
aaronhh says:
Posted 8 years ago
parandroid says:
Micheal,

Thanks for making that add-on!
My experience so far, however, is that it doesn't sync back to RTM but is only one-way. Anyone else having more success in this respect?
Posted 8 years ago
parandroid says:
Apologies! I just checked, and it did in fact update. I guess it was a bit delayed. Good work!
Posted 8 years ago
psk says:
I have a somewhat convuluted solution that works for me.

Using the Milksync for windows mobile and then Birdiesync to synchronise my iPAQ with Thunderbird. This gives me bi-directional synching of my task list through all my applications.
Posted 8 years ago
fnkps says:
Kudos to Mr. Wu for his provider, but I can't get it to work for me - probably because I'm too dumb to figure out how to allow write access to my RTM account. Glad there are many folks out there brighter than me.
Posted 8 years ago
fnkps says:
And twelve hours later, I did figure it out. The site that was most helpful to my little mind was

http://www.dailygyan.com/2008/05/remember-milk-provider-extension-for.html

which is a nice howto. Just look for the new task that shows up after adding the calendar, and follow the url it provides. Works just fine.

Again, thanks Michael, great app.

Ken
Posted 8 years ago
rahulbatra1 says:
it works well for me. Only problem is that it cannot update due dates back to rtm servers.
Posted 8 years ago
rich.katz says:
have used this extension in the past then drifted away from using Tbird entirely (Gmail+RTM plugin in FF). Since Gmail offers IMAP,
want to setup on wife's laptop and my desktop using Tbird for full Gmail, gCal, RTM integration across multiple Computers.
have XP sp3,
TB 2.0.0.19,
Lightning 0.9,
Provider for Google calendar 0.5.1,
RTM Provider 0.0.11
after creating new calendar per instructions on dailygyan site listed above, fail to get new task to begin Authentication to RTM account.
have even gone so far as to create a new Tbird profile and new XP user acct (with only the add-ons listed above), but No task shows up to authenticate even after rebooting. Can import RTM tasks using iCal feeds but was hoping for bi-directional support. Anyone have suggestions on where to go from here.
Posted 7 years ago
adocorp says:
The plugin doesn't appear to sync/connect anymore to RTM since Nov/Dec believe. I had this working for a bit and it's great!

Please fix this!
Posted 7 years ago
adocorp says:
Updated version 0.0.13 released today by Mike Wu works like a charm.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/7125
Posted 7 years ago
slamp says:
I was unable to activate the API key. I got the error:
"Uh oh... something went wrong. Don't worry though; it's not your fault. The application you're using to interact with Remember The Milk made an error."
Posted 7 years ago
slamp says:
I tried to re-authenticate API yesterday... and it works !
Posted 7 years ago
rainer.krug says:
Is there any chance that the email could be included when I convert a task to an email? This would make the plugin even more useful.


Posted 6 years ago
urbanofreitas. says:
It would be wonderfull if you can develop an extension like Google Calendar Tab

Please see the following link:
http://clarkbw.net/blog/2009/11/23/google-calendar-in-thunderbird-tabs/

It works great!

Posted 6 years ago
ninj says:
Any chance of seeing the great RTMProvider extension updated to work with TB 3? I need it so much :|
Posted 6 years ago
pavel.ungr says:
Try this http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/help/9458/
Posted 6 years ago
alejandro.michell says:
Any new updates or news about syncing TB3.1 with RTM and the app on the iphone?
Posted 5 years ago
harryl says:
interested in this as well
Posted 5 years ago
wanglianbing says:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/7125

the link is not exist.
Posted 5 years ago
justin.merwin says:
This link is dead. Is this extension no longer avaiable to us?
Posted 5 years ago
pavel.ungr says:
WTF? "This add-on has been disabled by an administrator. "
Posted 4 years ago
rajesh.haritash says:
http://www.sodaware.net/blog/2011/04/how-to-sync-thunderbird-with-remember-the-milk/

partially working plugin for TB.

Good Luck
Posted 4 years ago
jtruchon says:
I had the extension working with TB 3, just upgrade to TB 5 and does not work. I even modified the .rdf file so it would install in 5, but the extension doesn't seem like it's registering with RTM :(
Posted 4 years ago
rootkeys says:
will RTM provider for T bird will be continued ? doesn't work on V5...
Does somemeone try to tbird5 + lightening 1.02b (instead of 1.04b) ?
Posted 4 years ago
paulo.incott says:
This add-on has been disable by an administrator? When it'll back?
Posted 4 years ago
pakistanray says:
The Thunderbird (preferably for the 7.0 version) add-on would be very useful for me.
Posted 4 years ago
bryn.jones says:
Aww man this was disabled!!!
Posted 4 years ago
thugue says:
Currently, we can use iCal resource and create a "calendar" in TB/Lightning.
But this creates... a calendar !
Not a list of tasks...

How can we sync RTM tasks with TB/Lightning tasks ?
Posted 3 years ago
vmedovy says:
I would also like to have a bidirectional sync with TB/Lightning.

Please guys!
Posted 3 years ago
tony.rush says:
This would be great for me too! It's frustrating that I can sync with my phone but not my desktop.

Posted 3 years ago
dbreton says:
+1 Integration with the latest versions of Thunderbird would be great
Posted 3 years ago
michael.lieb says:
I would like to have such a tool as well. Thanks! (Bi-directional Sync)
Posted 3 years ago
dbreton says:
+1 It would be great if this was updated
Posted 3 years ago
savas.yasar says:
+1 It would be great if this was updated
Posted 3 years ago
ceodaboz says:
Please make Bi-directional Sync add-on for Thunderbird.
+2
Posted 3 years ago
fdroegemueller says:
+1
Posted 2 years ago
danc77 says:
I have kind of a workaround to add RTM in Thunderbird

Installed G-hub lite 3.0.0, add-on which enables google services in tabs on Thunderbird. My RTM is added to google calendar and gmail through gadgets.

Now, once u have enabled google tabs in thunderbird and added google calendar tab, go to any task in RTM google calendar gadget open and click for more details it will open RTM as a tab in thunderbird. Works flavelesy, bidirectional, and look and acts exactly like web app but in thunderbird.
Posted 2 years ago
danc77 says:
OH btw and it works without lighting add-on which is buggy and slow.
Posted 2 years ago
lukedickens says:
Okay. I seem to have had some success with the StormCows add-on for Thunderbird. Install the add-on go-to Tools->Configure StormCows, then authenticate following the instructions. Once this is done, you can add events or todo lists through this window, and they will appear as calendars.

However, I tried to edit the properties of this calendar item to add offline support, and it messed it up. So I suggest you try to live without that.
Posted 1 year ago
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