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> New Gemini App: Airmail. Looks nice.
Truggin
post Dec 19 2018, 08:53 AM
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QUOTE(Truggin @ Dec 15 2018, 02:53 PM) *
I can certainly understand that given the Gemini is meant somewhat as a Psion replacement it is attractive to try and replicate and improve on the simplicity and functionality of the Psions. What might have been, indeed, without the Motorola fiasco. This explains Agenda and Data but rather less so for Airmail as Psion did not really get into e-mail.


Ah ?
I actually used the e-mail application a lot on the 5mx (with the brand new Nokia 7110 over IR) and it only got better on the netBook, with the larger screen, keyboard and wifi.

I actually used the netBook well past its 'due time', up until 2016. It was very good to produce a quick e-mail.

Airmail reminds me of this. Fold the device open and just start typing. The interface is rather similar to the Psion application, but this one can actually read full HTML e-mails and their attachments.


I stand corrected. I never used the email with my Netbook as I did not have a portable modem. You beat me in using a physical Netbook as the various machines I had (from Ebay etc) kept going wrong due to the (dreaded) screen cable becoming damaged. I probably stopped in 2014. I am still using the Emulator version for Agenda and abp5 the banking program but really should stop copying the entries to Google and thence to K9 or Airmail every so often but take the plunge and give up Agenda - much as I like its ease of use.
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post Dec 19 2018, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE(Truggin @ Dec 19 2018, 12:53 PM) *
QUOTE(Dixit @ Dec 19 2018, 08:40 AM) *
QUOTE(Truggin @ Dec 15 2018, 02:53 PM) *
I can certainly understand that given the Gemini is meant somewhat as a Psion replacement it is attractive to try and replicate and improve on the simplicity and functionality of the Psions. What might have been, indeed, without the Motorola fiasco. This explains Agenda and Data but rather less so for Airmail as Psion did not really get into e-mail.


Ah ?
I actually used the e-mail application a lot on the 5mx (with the brand new Nokia 7110 over IR) and it only got better on the netBook, with the larger screen, keyboard and wifi.

I actually used the netBook well past its 'due time', up until 2016. It was very good to produce a quick e-mail.

Airmail reminds me of this. Fold the device open and just start typing. The interface is rather similar to the Psion application, but this one can actually read full HTML e-mails and their attachments.


I stand corrected. I never used the email with my Netbook as I did not have a portable modem. You beat me in using a physical Netbook as the various machines I had (from Ebay etc) kept going wrong due to the (dreaded) screen cable becoming damaged. I probably stopped in 2014. I am still using the Emulator version for Agenda and abp5 the banking program but really should stop copying the entries to Google and thence to K9 or Airmail every so often but take the plunge and give up Agenda - much as I like its ease of use.


I don't have time to find the citation but I've read that Janko Mrsic-Flogel, the Planet Computers founder, was also involved in the development of the Psion email app.

Hopefully, he'll get Airmail's awful cursor movement keys fixed stat. Currently:
  • Pushing Ctrl left or right arrow changes the font sizes instead of moving word by word to left or right
  • Pushing Ctrl backspace shrinks the font size of the message

These are non standard behaviors that are not present in K9 Mail. They make composing emails in Airmail absolutely dreadful.
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post Dec 22 2018, 10:27 AM
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I cannot even try - Airmail crashes on Gemini immediately after start.
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post Mar 14 2019, 06:46 PM
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QUOTE(Dixit @ Dec 11 2018, 02:35 AM) *
Hello all,

The Gemini team sent in the announcement of a "new" app: Airmail. I downloaded it right away.
It essentially is a skin on the K9 mail client engine.

It looks nice and it seems that the team has tried to make use of the landscape screen.
That, on its own, is good news. If nobody else cares about the PDA landscape form factor, at least Planet does.

I used to use K9, but now (temporarily ?) switched over to Airmail.

It does have that unique British Planet PDA crapiness:

- It is unstable and crashes. Within the first 30 seconds it brexited itself: I tried the "import settings" feature. *crash*
I am quite amazed: are we all still considered beta testers ? It is also very special that a "skin" onto an otherwise very stable app can crash.

- Just like the other Planet apps: half of it is in Dutch, the other half is in English. Sloppy.

Anyway, Agenda seems to be more stable, so improvement is ongoing. I think I'll tinker with it a bit more.



I shouldn't be laughing, but the references and the humor touched me just right. I enjoyed it smile.gif .
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