Lightweight yet fancy effective email client, Geary 0.2, released with attachment support, address auto-completion, desktop integration and numerous fixes
Ubuntu ships by default Thunderbird, an email client designed with managing email accounts via a clean lightweight approach, exposing emails as "shaped" around threads, from where the user can filter emails by various criteria.
Geary is a lightweight yet effective email client, created by Yorba (the company/group/team behind Ubuntu's Shotwell) with exposing emails as centered in a parent (initial) email in mind, meaning, emails are exposed in conversations, a conversation being a group/pack of emails generated by an initial email (consequently, two months later, receiving a new email, pushes that email into its conversation, if the mentioned email shares the same "topic", such as emails received as generated by a specific blog post, creates a conversation, a different blog post, creates another conversation containing 20, 30, x, etc, emails, etc).
Geary comes with support for Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and numerous IMAP servers.
Geary has been updated to version 0.2, continuing its road towards enlarging the offered features and optimizing one's email-related experience.
The new 0.2 release introduces support for attachments, consequently, opening the create-new-email dialog, allows the users to add attachments, clicking the bottom-left
Attach a file button, opens a dialog from where the about-to-be-attached file is to be selected; furthermore, the attachment is exposed on the bottom area with full name (including file extension).
In order to remove an attachment, hit the
New Message's dialog has been refreshed with subtle changes (the
Send button is now positioned on the bottom-right, the
Subject have been moved to the very top area, etc).
Adding an address into the address-bar (the
To area) can be easily performed by typing a letter and selecting a contact from the drop-down (action possible due to the auto-completion support).
Geary 0.2 comes with proper desktop integration, receiving a new email is notified via its Unity launcher (exposing the unread emails via a count badge), desktop notification (a desktop bubble announces the arrived email) and Messaging Menu (Geary gained a Messaging Menu entry, allowing the user to both observe the unread emails and access
Compose Message is available via the newly enriched Unity launcher quicklist, thus right-clicking on Geary's Unity launcher icon exposes the mentioned entry 1-click away.
Refinements landed in Geary's main window, too, the toolbar icons are now displayed with text (meaning, the icons are "backed"/helped by text descriptions, such as
Reply To, etc), change that increase the items' size on the toolbar, generating a more proportioned and user-friendly (users are able, due to the newly added text descriptions, to immediately identify the purpose of the exposed toolbar icons) view.
Moving (as opposed to just labeling) emails is to be performed via the new
Move the selected conversation button (from the toolbar), button that, packed with the above mentioned
Label the selected conversation, come to deliver a hassle-free email management experience.
Sometimes, received emails contain images, for various security-aware reasons images are blocked, process displayed by the 0.2 version via an orange warning-like message, including
Show images and
Geary-->the "cog" icon-->Preferences, allows the user to enable/disable (enabled by default) new email notifications, such as sound and desktop notifications.
Various visual refinements (the email "owner"'s picture is displayed at the beginning of the email, etc), full SSL and STARTTLS support, new Geary icon (adopting a colored icon, as opposed to the "old" monochrome icon), database optimizations, option to print emails (from inside the email), as well as numerous fixes and optimizations, come to encompass a serious email-related experience.
How do we install Geary 0.2?
Add the following official PPA (Precise)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install geary
Bug reports and feature requests can be addressed on http://redmine.yorba.org/projects/geary
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