Not really meriting a post in their own right, but certainly deserving of mention, is a round of recent updates to 3 apps we regularly write about. Among them… Shotwell 0.25.1. Shotwell 0.25.1 is the latest “unstable” snapshot of the image organiser-come-photo viewer. Among the changes/fixes saying cheese for the camera is working Tumblr upload, improved Piwigo support, updated dialogs and various low-level API and […]
When non-profit software development company Yorba shut down last year a cloud of uncertainty was left hanging over many of its applications, including desktop e-mail app Geary and digital photo manager Shotwell. Thankfully it didn’t take long for the great clouds to pass. Community developers have stepped in to breath new life into both applications. Yorba assigned its copyrights for Shotwell and Geary […]
This post, Shotwell Photo Manager Gets Updated, Here’s How To Install It on 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A new release of desktop e-mail app Geary is now available, and adds a number of significant improvements over previous versions.
Geary, made by Yorba, the same development team behind photo app Shotwell, is billed as a ‘lightweight’ alternative to bigger, bulkier apps like Thunderbird or Evolution.
It take much of its inspiration from web-mai clients like Gmail. To this end it organizes your mail into ‘conversations’ rather than threads, whilst also adding some rich functionality – including Ubuntu desktop support – into proceedings.
Gmail and Yahoo! Mail are supported out of the box, with manual IMAP set-up available for other providers.
So that’s what Geary is, but what’s new in this release? Let’s take a look…
Amongst a bunch of stability, bug and performance fixes, Geary 0.3 brings:
- Multiple account support (including an account editor)
- Your own replies now show in conversations
- “Mark as Spam” option
- Able to display the GMail “Important” folder
- New keyboard shortcuts for marking & starring messages
- Background downloading of messages
Getting Geary 0.3
If you’ve had enough of Evolution, or find yourself tired of Thunderbird – why not give Geary a go?
Geary 0.3 is available for Ubuntu 13.04 users to install directly form the Ubuntu Software Center, just hit the button below to do that.
If you’re using Ubuntu 12.10 then you’ll first need to add the Yorba PPA containing Geary.
Open up a new Terminal window and enter the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install geary
Sadly those on Ubuntu 12.04 are out of luck for now.
If you give Geary a go be sure to let us know what you think of it in the comments below.
A new release of photo management and editing tool ‘Shotwell’ is available for download.
Primarily focusing on fixes, Shotwell 0.14 brings numerous improvements. These include:
- Improved RAW support & handling
- New slideshow effects
- Uses Facebook Graph API [Facebook Uploading]
- Photo titles appear as captions on Facebook [Facebook Uploading]
- Video importing tweaks
- Option to hide Shotwell sidebar
A full list of bug fixes can be found on the Yorba Issue Tracker.
Shotwell 0.14 will ship as a default application in Ubuntu 13.04. But if you can’t wait until then you’ll find packages for Ubuntu 12.04 & 12.10 available in the Yorba PPA.