Outspring Mail

Some people, I’m sure, look at a new $95 email client and think, “$95 for an email client? Are they nuts?” Me, on the other hand, I thought, “Wow, cool, I hope it’s good.”

Warning signs were evident right from the start, though: no screenshots — let alone screencasts — on the web site. So, I downloaded it, installed it, launched it. Crash on launch. Launched again, saw splash screen (a splash screen? really?), crashed during launch again. And so in the trash it went.

Adam Engst had more luck than I did, so I’m linking to his brief review of Outspring (which includes a screenshot) at TidBITS.

Monday, 31 March 2008