Geary is a desktop client to read our mail that enjoys incredible simplicity and elegance. Not for nothing is the official mail client of elementary OS, one of the most pleasing distributions in sight today.
Geary’s number one goal is to allow the user to read their emails quickly and effortlessly, which is why their interface is based on a conversation view, Similar to ‘ email client of OS X. Although the program still does not reach version 1.0 its development is progressing at a good pace, in fact just last month its developers released version 0.3, with such interesting features as:
- Multiple account support
- Account Editor
- The ability to mark messages as spam
- Folder of important messages
- The ability to mark messages as read as the user scrolls through the conversation
And last but not least, a few days ago they released version 0.3.1, which reduces CPU consumption, adds improvements in stability and fixes some bugs.
Installation in Quantal and Precise
If after reading the above you want to try Geary on your computer with Ubuntu 12.10 (Or Ubuntu 12.04), just add the official repository of the application with the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
Then you need to refresh the local information:
sudo apt-get update
And finally install the mail client:
sudo apt-get install geary
Although Geary can be used perfectly in its current state it should be noted that this is an application in an early development phrase, so we will surely encounter the occasional bug from time to time. It should be noted more than at present only works with GMail and Yahoo! mail.