LogicMail 2.0 Released!
Its been several months since the beta release announcement, and I'm finally ready to declare LogicMail 2.0 as released! Throughout the beta, I was able to find and fix a lot of issues. Most of these issues are listed in the ChangeLog. Throughout the beta, I've considered the application to be in "string freeze". As a result, the overall look and feel hasn't changed.
For anyone seeing this version for the first time, here are some key new features in version 2.0:
- Step-by-step setup wizard
- All network communications now happens in the background, and mail data is now locally cached
- Improved look and feel
- Support for both local and remote Sent/Drafts folders
- Ability to copy messages between folders, even across accounts
- Improved message composition, with an Outbox that holds messages until successfully sent
- Keyboard shortcuts mimicking the native messaging application, and touchscreen device support
- Able to read E-Mails written in many different languages and character encodings.
- Full support for IMAP IDLE (while connected; background polling not yet implemented)
- Supports OS 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.0, and 6.0+
- Translations available for: English, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese
- Any plenty more!
- Point your BlackBerry browser at: http://logicmail.org/ota
- Visit the SourceForge Download Page
- Visit the MobiHand Product Page
For a walkthrough of downloading and installing with screenshots, visit the Setup Guide!
P.S. You do still need to know how to setup an E-Mail client to talk to your E-Mail service (via IMAP/POP/SMTP). This really isn't that difficult, and the settings are no different than what you'd use with any other desktop E-Mail client.
There are still a number of known issues with 2.0, which will be fixed with future patch updates. However, none of them were deemed important enough to block the release. The most noticeable of these issues is the need for better detection and handling of stalled network connections (#315, #285).
As mentioned in the beta release announcement, the most user-requested feature of all time (background server polling) had to be postponed to 2.1. It is currently under active development, however, and will be available for testing in the not too distant future.