Mailbird Hackathon Update #1

Posted by Christin on October 30, 2014


Marketing Manager

PR & Media Relations Supporting the team by communicating Mailbird and its great features to existing and potential users and media.

Published on October 30, 2014

Hi everyone!

So we are well on our way with the Mailbird Hackathon 2014 to bring you the best email client ever, or your new-found productivity hub. As we promised, we would give you guys a week to week progress report on what we are doing so you can follow along and also get super pumped up about all the pieces coming together for the highly anticipated Mailbird 2.0.

In case you didn’t catch the recent developments in Mailbird since we started the hackathon, here is what happened:

  1. We launched the freaking Contacts Manager in the alpha! Testing it like crazy and getting it ready for all you eager folks waiting for it in the public release.
  2. We’ve been reaching out to C# developers all over the world for a chance to join the most kick-ass team on the face of the planet. Apply here.
  3. You and your friends may start to see Mailbird advertised in more places online – but that is not enough! We need the help of our loyal fans to really spread the word about Mailbird. Please spread the word by tweeting. Click Here To Tweet About Mailbird 2.0
  4. We’ve given a handful of closed testers access to MailbirdX which is our development version of Mailbird 2.0.
  5. We got Mailbird on a German software download site and hit 160 downloads in 2 days already. Awesome because Germany in the top 5 countries of Mailbird users and we support Mailbird in the German language too. Localizing Mailbird so everyone in the world can use it has been awesome.
  6. We’ve redesigned the options for viewing messages in MailbirdX where you can now stack the message list vertically on top of the message viewer.
  7. By popular demand, we’ve added a Delete button on the main interface. Remember you can multi-select using Ctrl and clicking on all emails you want to delete by right-clicking and selecting Trash. Soon you’ll be able to do the same with the Delete button.
  8. The full compose window was the only place where you could use text formatting, but again because we listen to our beloved fans, we’ve added the formatting toolbar to the Quick Reply option.
  9. You can now change the color themes in Mailbird – big request from people who have a hard time seeing black text with a white background.
  10. We are testing a new meeting app in the Apps platform called Veeting by friends of our in Switzerland. It’s better than Skype – more secure and a ton of collaborative features like a whiteboard and of course screen sharing capabilities.
  11. Almost done with switching over from Awesomium to the new Chromium Embedded Framework which basically means faster message handling, awesome performance and the capability to integrate more productivity apps.

Stay tuned!

More Mailbird hackathon updates coming next week and more sneak peeks at Mailbird 2.0 

Tell us what you are most excited about in Mailbird 2.0 in the comments below or tell us what you want to see in Mailbird today to make it really awesome for you.

Basically, how can we make you an email productivity master? Ready, set….Go!

Marketing Manager

PR & Media Relations Supporting the team by communicating Mailbird and its great features to existing and potential users and media.

Published on October 30, 2014


33 thoughts on "Mailbird Hackathon Update #1"

  • musicwizard says:

    looks nice 🙂 cant wait.
    Would be nice to be able to add/edit/remove filters for incoming email.

    it would even be more awesome if it could sync with gmail it self and get the current filters from there and update them if you change it in mailbird

    • Hi

      Mailbird actually uses your Gmail filter if you have one. But of course to set up and change it, you need to do it via gmail webmail

  • Still waiting for Mailbird to work better with touchscreen. Without that, I couldn’t recommend Mailbird to anyone.

  • I sent you an email regarding being a tester!

  • Counting down the days to get this awesome app. You guys are the best. Sometimes i wish i was a programming guru so i can come out with softwares to help people out there like the way you guys do. Kodos Team Mailbird.

    • Hallo Nii,
      thanks for those really nice and motivating words:-)
      Have a great week and let us know if you need any assistance once you have Mailbird installed:-)

  • Scott Lovejoy says:

    Loving the UI changes in 2.0. Looking great!

  • Please add the ability to attach multiple documents from google drive as attachments (not links) in an email. If you do this I’ll buy your pro version.

  • Version 2.0 is looking beautiful guys!

  • Is quick “reply all” in the works?

    • Hey Mark, thanks for your message. The quick reply all is already working:-) There are two ways to apply it:

      1. You can hit reply and choose “Reply all” in the drop down menu at the bottom of the window
      2. You just hit “a” on your keyboard.. will open the reply window with all of the recipients in the address line

      You can find a more detailed description in our Knowledge Base or customer support section:

      Have a great weekend and let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with:-)!

  • Lovely. Here is a quick list of what I would like to see.

    1. Export/Import (for messages and Contacts).
    2. Setup automatic filters (and sync with Gmail already existing filters).
    3. Drag and drop selected messages into folders.
    4. Advanced search options.
    5. Make contact groups and email an entire group with a single pick.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Krishna,
      thanks for your messages and the nice words:-)
      Regarding your quick list:

      1. Is on the Roadmap.
      2. Is on the Roadmap.
      3. Will be coming with Mailbird 2.0
      4. Is on the Roadmap and we are trying to get it out with Mailbird 2.0.
      5. Thats coming out with the new contacts Manager.

      As you can see there are a lot of great things and features to come:-)

      Have a great day Krishna:-)

  • Came over to Mailbird from the hugely clunky Thunderbird and I love it, it’s like a breath of fresh air. Looking forward to update. Nothing but respect for development team. I suggested that incoming mail be notified alongside each account so that you didn’t have to trawl through multiple accounts – it was done within a week!

    • Hey Brian, thanks for the nice words and welcome on-board:-)
      Let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

      Have an awesome weekend:-)!!

  • That looks great! MailbirdX seem to have most of what I’m missing right now 🙂

  • Woohoo, looking forward to it!! 😀

  • something that should be simple enough to include in incoming version – ability to set imap folders (spam, drafts, sent, trash)

    • Eno Thiemann says:

      +1 for IMAP folders, plus the highly anticipated incorporation of CardDAV and CalDAV for contacts and calendar handling. Actually, quickly saving an appointment or (seeing/editing) contact information is important for a fluid workflow around e-mail ;). Will the new contact manager be able to handle CardDAV?

      • Hi Guys

        Thank you for your support and suggestion. The new calendar will be able to handle CalDAV and CardDAV, but the first released version might not be able to support them yet. They will be coming in future updates.

        • Eno Thiemann says:

          So, CalDAV for Calendar and CardDAV for Contacts will be coming soonish then :)? How can one apply for a slot on your beta testing for Mailbird X anyway :)?

          • Yes, we are working on it:-)
            In Bezug auf deine “Tester-Anfrage”..du kannst gern eine Anfrage-Mail an schreiben und unser support team wird dir gern den Zugang zu MailbirdX geben:-)
            Schönes Wochenende dir!

          • Eno Thiemann says:

            Habe ich bereits, allerdings noch keinen Zugang bekommen – obwohl ich schon fleißig twitterte :). Auch Euch ein schönes Wochenende!

          • Hey Eno,
            super, danke für deine Nachricht und die Info.
            Ich werde unser Customer service team Bescheid geben und ich denke sie werden sich heute bei dir melden:-)

    • Hey Dzek,

      thanks for your message. Please check out the link below for the detailed explanation on how you can organise your folders as this is already available;-)

      Let me know if you need any further assistance with that..

      Have a great day.-)

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