Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2012 01:24 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "We're able to produce absolutely stunning websites and mobile apps with great interaction design. Interfaces that are smooth and fun and let us understand information without even trying. But when it comes to email clients, we get a bit of a boring feeling, like using an old piece of software from 10 years ago. I think we can do better. So let's do that." Great ideas and beautiful design by Tobias van Schneider, but why he would forcefully shoehorn this clearly digital UI into Mac OS X is beyond me. It has no place there. This just screams Metro.
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by phoenix on Thu 12th Jul 2012 05:35 UTC
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Every message, every contact, every calendar event, every attachment, every todo list item indexed and available through a very powerful (yet simple-to-use) search system. Create custom searches and save them as virtual folders.

"ActionSteps" are just tags used to prioritise items. And the "Next Steps" item is just a saved search, sorted by tag and by date.

Want perfect spacing? Then configure your viewer/editor to use the font of your choice. Personally, I use a monospaced font for viewing all my e-mail (and I get all squirrelly inside when I have to read a "pretty" message with HTML crap all over it).

Want "social interaction"? Add some Zimlets (aka plugins) to enable it.

Want better handling of attachments? Well, they're all indexed, making searches very easy (including text inside most common document formats). And you can save attachments to your Briefcase, giving you a nice "personal cloud" access to your files.

And, if you don't want to run your own Zimbra server, there's always the Zimbra Desktop Client, which gives you all the power of Zimbra, but for accessing any POP/IMAP server, Yahoo!, GMail, and Hotmail.

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