Finding a better alternative to Apple’s Mail.app
Mail.app is, at best, okay. It looks pretty and has some nice animations, but core functionality is not what it does best, nor is it great at managing multiple email accounts. It does it, but not to a great standard.
Being not only a Mac user, but also Windows and Ubuntu, it is often tricky to find an application that is available on all three platforms – Linux support is often lacking. Which is a shame since Ubuntu (and I am sure other distros too) is pretty amazing – I’m a big fan.
So when it came to choosing a new mail client, I was restricted to Mozilla Thunderbird. Having tried it a few years back and having not been impressed, I wasn’t relishing the idea. However, having set the client up on all three computers, I am quite impressed and fully recommend any 3-platformers out there to make the move too.
Postbox was also considered, with the idea of using Mozilla Thunderbird on the Ubuntu PC and sucking it up. Postbox is a lovely app and works even better than Thunderbird. But I’m a fan of simplification – and using just the one tool makes more sense to me. However, if you don’t use a Linux distro, but do use a Mac and PC – I fully recommend giving Postbox a go, which has a 30 day free trial.