Zimbra today announced the release of Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop Beta.
Zimbra Desktop gives everyone access to a simple, centralized
place to manage work, school and personal e-mail even when they
are not connected to the Internet. Through internet protocol
support called Post Office Protocol (POP) and Internet Message
Access Protocol (IMAP), Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail and Gmail can now
be accessed offline at the same time, from the same place.
Additionally, Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop allows users to use the
iCal standard to take their calendar offline.
"Zimbra is focused on creating communication and collaboration
solutions that ease the pain points of traditional e-mail, and
switching between multiple e-mail accounts is one of the
communication headaches that users encounter on a daily basis,"
said Satish Dharmaraj, Zimbra co-founder and Yahoo! vice
president. "With Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop, we have taken our
world-class collaboration suite and made it available for
everyone for use anywhere, anytime, with any email account."
Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop showcases the latest technologies that
have until now only been available via Web-based applications
- "Mash-ups" with other services; for example, when viewing an
e-mail, users can see their schedule by hovering over a date,
or see the status of a flight by looking at a flight number;
- Search that can quickly scan a user's e-mail and
pull up relevant content;
- Built-in organization capabilities including automatically
converting e-mails into conversations and advanced tagging; and
- Calendaring that gives users access to their most
important appointments and schedule even when they are on the
Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop also includes a number of features
designed to help users stay organized, such as document
creation, spreadsheets, task management and document storage,
giving users a robust alternative to other desktop
applications. New features include online and offline access
- Zimbra Documents, a document and spreadsheet program, which
gives users the ability to embed complex objects such as photos
into documents and spreadsheets. With the addition of Zimbra
Documents, Zimbra Desktop users can easily create and edit
documents and simple spreadsheets without having to switch
between desktop programs or e-mail large attachments.
- Zimbra Briefcase, which allows users to upload, store, and
conveniently access any files including spreadsheets,
documents, presentations and others. Instead of keeping all
attachments in e-mail you can simply store them in the same
place with Zimbra Briefcase, and access them from anywhere,
online or offline.
- Zimbra Tasks, a task management system which allows users to
manage to-do lists simply and easily by monitoring start and
due dates, priority, progress and percent complete.
Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop Beta Version 3 is available for free
download at Zimbra.com/desktop. Anyone with access to Zimbra
Collaboration Suite (ZCS), Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL Mail, or an
IMAP/POP enabled server can use Zimbra Desktop
Zimbra's Web client and server, the Zimbra Collaboration Suite
5.0 Open Source Edition is free. The commercially supported ZCS
5.0 Network Edition is available for a 60-day free trial on the