Get email, contacts and calendar on your desktop – online and offline
There are not that many alternatives to Microsoft Outlook that include the calendar, contacts and task list as well as email. Zimbra Desktop 7 can work with several webmail services and manage these and other important jobs.
The account setup wizard can work with accounts from Zimbra, Gmail, Yahoo or a Microsoft Exchange IMAP server as well as standard POP and IMAP email services. What is important about some of these services is that Zimbra can import other information as well as emails. And it can work offline when you are not connected to the internet.
Beyond traditional email and calendars, Zimbra can also be used to access social networks such as Facebook, Digg and Twitter.
The interface is tabbed for all the different information with a list of accounts and a brief diary. This also shows any extensions, called Zimlets, that can be installed to add extra features.
We were pleased to see tabs for a Calendar and Tasks as well as emails. Zimbra-based accounts can also store files online in the Briefcase tab.
The Zimbra Desktop is also available for Mac and Linux as well as Windows. These can be downloaded from the Zimbra Desktop page.
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