Spicebird

E-mail, calendar and IM client in one

Spicebird is an all-in-one application based on the Mozilla Gecko engine that could pose a big threat to Microsoft Outlook. Best of all, it's completely free. View full description

PROS

  • A free alternative to Outlook
  • Integrates with Gmail

CONS

  • Contacts list is limited
  • Still needs development

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Spicebird is an all-in-one application based on the Mozilla Gecko engine that could pose a big threat to Microsoft Outlook. Best of all, it's completely free.

Spicebird principally includes e-mail, a calendar and and an IM client. Everything is integrated with Gmail so if you're a user, all your contacts can be conveniently imported immediately. Spicebird also features a nifty RSS reader to keep you ahead of the latest news from your favourite sites. And like Outlook, it warns you when a meeting or appointment is approaching on your calendar. Spicebird is still very much a work in progress and in the future will include new languages and many more extensions to enhance it's performance. In the future, it will include new languages and extensions that enhance its operation. However, there are still basic things that still need to improve before it can seriously rival Outlook including a more advanced contacts list. In addition, like many Mozilla products, it can be rather heavy on your RAM. There are undeniable similarities between Thunderbird and Spicebird but unfortunately, it doesn't seem to integrate very well but as it's still developing, hopefully they will take this into account.

A good looking, easy to use suite which has a lot of potential although it will be a while before it can seriously rival Outlook.

Changes

  • Fixed an issue with ICQ/AIM login on Windows
  • Added chat support for languages other than English (UTF-8 fixes)
  • Added option to use Thunderbird style date formatting
  • Added Tango icons for menu items

Spicebird is your one-stop platform for many collaboration needs. It provides e-mail, calendaring and instant messaging with intuitive integration and unlimited extensibility.

It simplifies communication for users by providing integrated access to the various tools of collaboration, like email, calendaring and instant messaging, in a single application. It provides easy access to various web services while retaining all the advantages of a desktop application.

Spicebird

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Spicebird Beta 0.8

— User reviews — about Spicebird

  • vertigoback

    by vertigoback

    "Spicebird has been discontinued"

    "Support for Spicebird has been discontinued. We thank our loyal users for all the support and recommend you to mig... More.

    reviewed on July 8, 2013

  • satyan

    by satyan

    "spicebird mail client"

    i have just downloaded the spicebird beta mail client and set my different mail accounts into it. isntallation of the pr... More.

    reviewed on January 19, 2008