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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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      • Béla 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

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Here you go I used electron to create a application for desktop.
        https://github.com/zeeshan595/TutanotaDesktop/releases
        For people who don't know how it works. Its basicly a web browser loading the tutanota website I built from their github.
        PS: Windows was giving me issues when i tried to build it. If you like you can download the source code and install npm and build it yourself.

        thanks!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        With this tutanota would be just perfect for me! I hope you develop it soon!

      • Alex commented  · 

        Not all of us have constant T1 fiber connection to the net. Some of us need to be able to sync the mail over a bad connection when we have a chance. A desktop client for OSX (and other operating systems) is a must have for that.

      • Paul commented  · 

        A plugin for Thunderbird would get a Premium subscription from me.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Please do NOT do this.
        Its a time sink and a security/maintenance hell.
        Its much better to let Mozilla/Google/Microsoft/Apple pay for maintaining the browser, than you building a desktop app.

      • chris commented  · 

        Please do this, the fact that you support google, amazon and apple more than actual open source operating systems, is so embarrassing... IF you give them an app, you should give linux an app for damn sure. Or you become hypocrites... If you don't do this within a year, I will give up on you guys and stick with what I know...

      • maria commented  · 

        or just a secure notifier for mac win linux?

      • Peter Jaques commented  · 

        I love this idea, and as PW said, a desktop application allows for offline use, just logging in to sync. If you have a laptop, surely you can appreciate the usefulness of this...

      • Travis commented  · 

        I'd like a desktop system. I wouldn't be interested in an add-on to a Thunderbird type program. Makes little sense, paying for a secure, private email system and then routing it through 3rd party software.

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