Mailbird Hackathon Update #1

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.

Here’s a quick update:

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 view of 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 tool bar to the Quick Reply option.
  9. You can now change the color themes in Mailbird – big request from people how 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!

  • dzek

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

  • Woohoo, looking forward to it!! 😀

    • Christin

      😀

  • Lars G P

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

    • Christin

      We are very happy to hear that Lars and thanks for the nice words:-)!

  • 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!

    • Christin

      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:-)!!

  • 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.

    • Christin

      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:-)

  • Markmon

    Is quick “reply all” in the works?

    • Christin

      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
      or
      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: https://mailbird.zendesk.com/entries/45638704-Quick-Reply-Feature

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

  • Version 2.0 is looking beautiful guys!

  • Dave

    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.

    • Christin

      Hey Dave,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Its on our Roadmap already;-)
      Have a great weekend:-)

  • Scott Lovejoy

    Loving the UI changes in 2.0. Looking great!

    • Christin

      Thanks Scott:-)

  • Nii

    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.

    • Christin

      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:-)

  • I sent you an email regarding being a tester!

    • Christin

      Hey Pattyz,

      great, thanks for your interest in becoming a tester. Our customer support team will get in touch with you asap.
      Have a great week and talk soon:-)

      • Cool, thanks! Hope you have a great and productive week!

  • Kate

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

    • Leonardo

      The, Mailbird 2.0 is the perfect one for you.

  • musicwizard

    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

    • Leonardo

      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