I suggest you ...

Create a desktop application for OS X, Linux, and Windows

Just signed up and -love- the service and simplicity. Very well done, guys!

I have a strong desire to have the SAME application for e-mail on Windows, OS X and Linux, as well as my iPhone and Android devices. I know that's a lot of platforms to support, but if you were able to leverage some of the code behind GitHub's Atom editor (github.com/atom/atom), you might be able to bring a desktop client out for OS X/Windows/Linux much more quickly by leveraging your existing web app.

All things considered however, this is a great service that I really like. Way to go!

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      • Laraine commented  · 

        Very timely that I found you. I 'm not sure I should make a seperate Profile.

      • Mark commented  · 

        I think desktop apps are of no use when there are browser versions. Mainly they work exactlly the same. Take Discord for example.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        For aesthetic purposes i made a seperate Firefox window with a seperate Profile and hid all of firefoxs elements so that it only shows the tutanota webmail app. Works like a charm.

        Create a seperate Profile, simply type "about:profiles" in firefoxs urlbar

        second create a shortcut with the Target being "Path-to-Firefox.exe" -P "TutaNota" -no-remote

        third make mail.tutanota.de your homepage and set firefox to open homepage on startup

        then go into your profile folder:
        %AppData% in windows
        ~/.mozilla in linux
        create a folder named "chrome" in your newly created profile and inside a file named "userChrome.css"

        inside userChrome.css type
        #navigator-toolbox{
        display: none;
        }

        and enjoy your seperate firefox tutanota app!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Desk top version would be much appreciated, because I could find a way of printing out an email at least.
        I cannot print anything off iOS/iPhone, so I stopped switching my contacts to my Tutanota as I am now onsidering getting something more user-friendly (although I very much like your security standards).
        I understand that you are still growing, but come on, printing is a basic function, like a college 101 course.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Its the same when you make it a Desktop App yourself with the browser.

      • Tutanota Contributor commented  · 

        +Note 1: Insted of a full feature app, Tutanota could invest into a Thunderbird plugin, maybe PGP compatibility? In this case you dont lose much energy, because the app itself is handled by an other group.

        +Note 2: It would be nice, if Tutanota would stop "adverising" facebook, google and such, who are practically their enemies. Especially after the Cambridge Analitica case. Just remember, both had problems with the German court because of their data usage practices.
        Although I understand, that it is a way of informing people.

      • Michael commented  · 

        When everything is moving to online apps and portals, I don't see the need for a desktop application. If there's a certain functionality you're looking for, why not request that addition to the online platform?

      • Tutanota Contributor commented  · 

        "I can only agree with other users here: integration into standard mail clients in OSX, Linux and Windows should be next on your agenda. Otherwise Tutanota would always be behind competition ..."

        I agree with the importance of being multiplatform, but keep in mind, that Tutanota operates on a limited financial and workforce level, not everyone (can) support their work. There are very few companies outthere, who offer userfriendly, free E2EE mail.
        I also recommend to switch to an open-source security focused OS, because Windows and MacOS are really bad ideas for privacy.

        "I don't understand, why the most asked feature is not even planned or under review. Does it mean that you don't think about it at all?"

        Same answer as above, Tutanota is operated by a few people, who are bombarded with idealistic wishes, but to implement it, is not easy. To create an open source, free and privacy respecting service is always a hard job.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I don't care if it is an app or a encrypted Thunderbird plug-in, but I want something for my Linux system.

        I don't trust the cloud and I don't trust that cloud services are going to be around for as long as I need them (seen too many cloud services disappear or be taken down - trusting the cloud is a stupid thing to do for anything you care about).

        I want a local copy of my mail. I'm a paid subscriber because I want this to succeed but I want a local copy of my mail, please.

        Thank you.

      • Tutanota Contributor commented  · 

        The idea is good, and Tutanota needs money from all platforms...

        BUT users should be reminded of the dangers of closed source (backdoored) operating systems and hardware.
        Serious, secure and effective user/server computers operate on GNU-Linux and Xen, not OS X or Windows.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        make tutanota work with thunderbird!
        Much appreciated.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Would be great to have these apps download (by choice) the encrypted mailbox to the local device in encrypted format. This way we'd always have a local backup of our emails.

      • Nathan commented  · 

        I'm working somewhere with slow internet. I would love it if emails were retained on the computer (device) so that they could be accessed quickly when internet is slow or if absent, and to be able to compose emails. I know search is not available yet but this might also be enhanced by having the data synchronised on the device.

      • Sofia commented  · 

        I would like to be able to access my e-mail if the Internet connection is down. On my computer, not only on my mobile devices. Since there is no pop, I guess a desktop application should be able to allow this. Thank you. I will upgrade to Premium once this and the export/import functions for contacts and mail are available. Gladly.

      • kolossi commented  · 

        I can only agree with other users here: integration into standard mail clients in OSX, Linux and Windows should be next on your agenda. Otherwise Tutanota would always be behind competition ...

        Your own proprietary app is nice, too. However, many users (incl me) are used to the features of the standard clients (e.g. color tagging, mail rules, follow-ups) and might use several emails in one client ... this would significantly increase your effort to develop your own, competitive app.

        Integration please... :)

      • B.O commented  · 

        Hi Tutanota team,

        I don't understand, why the most asked feature is not even planned or under review. Does it mean that you don't think about it at all?

      • X commented  · 

        keep encrypted email off apps, if the authorities take your hardware you will need to provide passwords potentially

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