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5 Best Free Alternatives To Outlook in 2018

Posted by Christin on June 10, 2018

Microsoft Outlook has made its reputation as a comprehensive email client loaded with features, settings and extras that make it a powerful application. However, unless you’re a super user that can invest a significant amount of time and patience into mastering the email app and all of its features, it’s probably way more than you need. It can be overwhelming when you try to navigate an email client with a user interface packed with extra features. For this reason, people who only need basic email client capabilities, such as email and tasks/calendar, are searching for less complex alternatives to Outlook. Plus, many of the alternatives we are about to share are also free—or at the very least, less expensive than the $100+ Outlook price tag for the app. If you’re looking for a simpler interface, but still require some of the main Outlook features, we’ve included a list of email applications to consider below. Top Alternatives to Outlook 1. Mailbird If the complicated layout and user interface is your biggest qualm with Outlook, then Mailbird is definitely one of the best alternatives to Outlook out there. Mailbird is designed around the user—a clean user interface, an intuitive user experience and simple design that allows for quick navigation through the app. It’s because of this that most people can master the application within 5 minutes, whereas Outlook can take days or longer to get used to. A common concern of those not familiar with Mailbird is that it doesn’t have as…

MAILBIRD–精致、好用的WINDOWS邮件客户端 2018

Posted by Guest on February 26, 2018

好久没推荐软件了,最近真的忙得快喘不过气了T_T……. 难得十一长假,在此推荐一款好用精致的邮件客户端—Mailbird 其实这款软件吧,之前也有不少媒体有过推荐,所以我打算写一些我自己的感受,不求全面,只求真实。

Get 6 free themes: Halloween inspired covers

Posted by Andrea Loubier on October 31, 2016

We love Halloween That is why we have created these 6 fun Mailbird Halloween Themes for you to decorate your inbox with. Simply download your favourite theme and upload it to your Mailbird. Get 6 Free Halloween Inspired themes Choose yours below:   Any questions about using the themes? Simply send us an email to [email protected] and our support team will get back to you asap.

Email Management for Remote Work: How Mailbird can Help

Posted by Alexis Dolle on October 25, 2016

If you run a virtual business (or if you’re self-employed), you know all too well how easy it is to become overwhelmed by the countless emails you receive each day. Waking up to a huge pile of emails is no fun, but staying on top of it is crucial to keeping your business running and effectively processing the work at hand. You can’t cut down on the mountain of emails… it just can’t be helped. But what you can do is optimize the productivity of your communication with strategic solutions. Mailbird is an effective email management solution for virtual businesses and self-employed workers because it fosters work relationships. Below are some of Mailbird’s best features that can be applied to this context. Integration with other apps Email management software should go beyond the inbox. If you need to coordinate work with a group of people who are not physically present, two things are crucial: the ease of sharing and accessing information and effective communication. Mailbird makes this possible by allowing you to integrate useful apps into your email interface. How does it work? Let’s say you want to conduct an online meeting. With mailbird, you can use video calling apps like Appear.in and Veeting Room to set up a call or message thread with your workers or your clients. Mailbird also lets you send and retrieve large files with its cloud storage app integrations like Dropbox, Degoo or Google Docs – the most popular platforms for sharing and accessing information…

Mailbird 2.0 is More Than an Email Client

Posted by Christin on March 12, 2015

Are you ready for this? Mailbird has been flying this last year and the team has put every waking hour into making email stress and mismanagement a thing of the past. How did we come to this? Well, it is many thanks to those who gave Mailbird their vote of confidence. Thanks to those of you who held nothing back in telling us how you really feel so that we could take your suggestions into consideration and transform Mailbird into an even stronger productivity tool. It’s more than an email client, it’s an all-in-one communication hub. Mailbird 2.0 allows you to connect all your favorite email accounts with great apps you can choose for messaging like Facebook and WhatsApp, task management like Todoist, Evernote, Asana and Moo.do, calendars like Google Calendar and Sunrise Calendar, and video meetings like Veeting Rooms and a whole lot more. Try the Pro version of Mailbird 2.0 free for 30 days. It’s freaking awesome!   The Mailbird 2.0 Goods 1) Polished Check out the design difference between the old Mailbird 1.0 and new Mailbird 2.0 below.       2) The Help Button It can take some time to learn new software and be comfortable with it, so we thought it’d be super helpful to add a nice “?” help icon to the top right of the main window allowing you quick access without navigating to the support page on our website for assistance. You can easily search for answers to your questions or hit the “Submit Request” button at…

Yes, we can all just get along.

Posted by Christin on February 26, 2013

On the last Mailbird blog post, on the topic of Facebook’s $100 email test, there continues to be this underlying fear for email companies that social networking sites will replace email. However we are firm in believing that there is no replacing, but rather a glorious integration that is happening between social networking, email, and mobile communication. “The fact mobile sales are beating desktops doesn’t mean they are taking over. It means they are being added. Everyone already has a desktop! The desktop isn’t going anywhere, it’s just getting a new best friend.”— Ryan Majeau (Tech Trend Enthusiast/Writer) With these super cool integrations, paying for email isn’t such a crazy thing when you think about it. In fact it’s more a matter of reshaping email culture as our inbox’s are increasing with advertisements, special deals, newsletters, surveys, and that annoying sender who’s name just keeps popping up in your inbox twenty times a day. If we paid for email we would maybe spend less time in our inbox, and more time creating quality communication and getting things done. We used to pay to send letters, and still pay today to send hard copy documents and packages. Until the day packages can somehow atomize into microscopic particles and be emailed through space and time within seconds, man powered mail services, a.k.a. snail mail, will continue to exist. This is just as desktop email is not going anywhere just because social networking and mobile devices are the current online communication hype. With desktop email you are paying for speed, convenience, great support, and…

Razor Sharp & Clean Cut

Posted by Christin on December 12, 2012

Design & Positioning We made great strides in design and development with many more updates and changes on the way. It’s a lot of work, but we love this project and seeing Mailbird improve everyday. Our private beta and early release groups are growing and a big thank you for all the tremendous feedback. The ideas have been inspirational, and what is cool is that it allows users to be a part of the process in designing how they would like to manage email productivity. We love that people feel compelled to support the clean and simple email experience with Mailbird. We have also been experimenting with different slogans that define Mailbird and your input has been really interesting. Great ideas out there from people who are seeking a better email solution, which has also helped us understand how our app will be set to develop over time, and plan for some desirable feature releases. Design is important to us. It is what brings the experience of email with Mailbird full circle. One of the challenges is choosing the right approach to integrating our app to the modern style in which Windows 8  apps are packaged, which is why we look forward to a collaborative Windows 8 development workshop in Bandung, Indonesia early next year.  People care about style, design, and the feeling they have when they interact with software. Look at the major email companies out there, that are web email focused. Hotmail has re-branded as outlook.com with a fresh metro style. In July this…

Technopreneurs Making Things Happen in Bali

Posted by Christin on July 3, 2012

In 2010 we had the chance to chat with Michael Bodekaer about his awesome decision to set up a work environment on the beautiful, tropical island of Bali. One of his many initiatives was Project Getaway, as mentioned in the 2010 Version2 blog post. Looks like we will have another batch of super talented entrepreneurs attending this year. A truly fantastic event for networking, meeting new people, learning, working, while living in luxury in a relaxing environment. One of the little gems that emerged from Project Getaway (among many other projects), is an email application called Mailbird. Michael Bodekaer has really been able to reach out to and inspire many other entrepreneurs, and has formed teams that focus on several different tech startups. Mailbird is a startup with a team of joined forces from the local talent in Indonesia, Denmark, including myself from the U.S. Additionally, Michael has been laying the foundation and building upon a business called Contenga International, with a work environment that directly correlates to that of Project Getaway. I was very lucky to have stumbled upon a job posting for Contenga International while still living in the U.S. It felt like I finally found the best job in the world, and people who shared the same ideals as myself. Even though I felt that it was too good to be true, I took the risk. One of the core values that unifies location independent tech entrepreneurs is making things simple so life is more enjoyable. Now I’m launching a slick Windows…

Make sure you don’t miss seeing Mailbird’s amazing new logo!

Posted by Christin on July 2, 2012

We had our great idea. The development already set in motion. We started to build the best Windows supported desktop email app, and a strong passion to unleash Mailbird for the world to see. However, one thing was missing…Mailbird needed a graphic symbol, a face, an image, a visual form to represent this awesome tool in all of its glory! We began throwing around ideas for a potential Mailbird logo. We even created a few mock ups of the logo design internally. What we really needed was a ton of ideas and examples, so we could start narrowing down our search for the perfect design. From envelopes in the shape of wings to origami style birds striped in red and blue, we had a long ways to go before finding the perfect logo. Having had many conversations about gradients, colors, shades, shapes, placement, image integration and more, we decided to check out 99Designs for additional inspiration. You could call it a perversion of truth to assume that creating a logo would be a quick and easy task. There is quite a crazy library of literature on the psychology of images and color when looking at logo design. Do we go with a letter envelope, a clever integration of a bird in the Mailbird text, an @ sign that easily identifies email? After 169 designs, tons of feedback, poll results, and the fusion of minds within the Mailbird team, we got it! Thanks to our winning designer, Pich from 99Designs, we we can…