Geary Mail: polished Ubuntu email client

Tried a new mail client on Ubuntu today – Geary Mail. I installed it after adding the required PPA in Synaptic and I was impressed by the minimal download size (around 1.4 MB on my system with 2 additional packages) and install size (around 5 MB). It’s fast and looks slick. It’s still in active development and lacks many features of a full-fledged mail client (e.g. – single account support right now) but looks very very promising with a beautiful interface. Sync is fast (much faster than logging into gmail and checking the mails) and it can notify on new mails as well. Another interesting feature is it’s simplicity – both in setup and usage. Feature highlights:

  • Modern and straightforward interface
  • Quick account setup
  • Supports Gmail, Yahoo! Mail,, and popular IMAP servers (Dovecot, Cyrus, Zimbra, etc.)
  • Mail organized by conversations
  • Full-featured HTML mail composer
  • Fast keyword search
  • Desktop notification of new mail

Installation details:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install geary


Geary is available in the default repositories from Ubuntu 14.04.

Website: Geary Mail

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