I’m pleased to announce the immediate availability of Kube 0.7.0
Over the past year or so we’ve done a lot of work and building and maturing Kube and it’s underlying platform Sink.
Since the last publicly announced release 0.3.0 there have been 413 commits to sink and 851 to Kube. Since that diff is rather large I’ll spare you the changelog and will do a quick recap of what we have instead:
- A conversation view that allows you to read through conversations in chronological order.
- A conversation list that bundles all messages of a conversation (thread) together.
- A simple composer that supports drafts and has autocompletion (assisted by the addressbook) for all recipients.
- GPG support for reading and writing messages (signing and encryption).
- Automatic attachment of own public key.
- Opening and saving of attachments.
- Rendering of embedded messages.
- A read-only addressbook via CardDAV.
- Full keyboard navigation.
- Fulltext search for all locally available messages.
- An unintrusive new mail hint in the form of a highlighted folder.
- Kube is completely configuration free apart from the account setup.
- The account setup can be fully scripted through the sinksh commandline interface.
- Available for Mac OS.
- Builds on Windows (But sadly doesn’t completely work yet).
- The dependency chain has been reduced to the necessary minimum.
While things still change rapidly and we have in no way reached the end of our ever growing roadmap, Kube has already become my favorite email client that I have ever used. YMMV.
Turns out we’re not done yet. Among the next plans we have:
- A calendar via CalDAV (A first iteration is already complete).
- Creation of new addressbook entries.
- A dedicated search view.
While we remain committed to building a first class email experience we’re starting to venture a little beyond that with calendaring, while keeping our eyes focused on the grander vision of a tool that isn’t just yet another email client, but an assistant that helps you manage communication, time and tasks.
Of course the release is already outdated, so you may want to try a flatpak or some distro provided package instead:
“Kube is a modern communication and collaboration client built with QtQuick on top of a high performance, low resource usage core. It provides online and offline access to all your mail, contacts, calendars, notes, todo’s and more. With a strong focus on usability, the team works with designers and UX experts from the ground up, to build a product that is not only visually appealing but also a joy to use.”
For more info, head over to: kube.kde.org