Wmail is an open-source desktop client for Gmail and Google Inbox that works on Linux, Windows, and OS X.
Wmail adds loads of features that mail on the web misses making your mail feel right at home on your computer. It’s easy to use, fast and has all the features you’re already enjoying on the web
Wmail client features:
- Multiple accounts
- Desktop Notifications
- Unread badges
- System Tray icon
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Drag & drop file.
How to install Wmail in Ubuntu:
The official Linux binary packages are available for download at the link below:
Just download linux32.zip (for 32-bit os) or linux64.zip (for 64-bit system), extract, and run the executable from the result folder.
To install app shortcut icon, so you can launch it from Unity Dash or via other App Launcher, do:
1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install Wmail to /opt:
sudo unzip ~/Downloads/WMail_*.zip -d /opt/WMail
You may replace “WMail_*.zip” in the code with the full package name.
2. Create a software link, so you can simply run wmail-client to launch the software:
sudo ln -s /opt/WMail/WMail /usr/local/bin/wmail-client
Here I use “wmail-client” instead of “wmail” to avoid conflict because there’s another wmail package in Ubuntu universe repository.
3. Grab an icon from web (I got it at here), then do:
- Open File Browser and press Ctrl+H to show hidden file folders.
- Navigate to user’s Home ->.local/share/icons (create icons folder if not exist)
- Put the icon here and name it wmail.png
4. Finally run the command below in terminal to create the config file:
paste the following lines and save it.
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=WMail Icon=wmail Exec=wmail-client Comment=Gmail & Google Indox client Categories=Network;Email; Terminal=false
If everything goes OK, you’re now able to launch Wmail from the Unity Dash:
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