After complaining that the IT Department has more important things to do than upgrade our Zimbra installation, I am forced to eat my words.
It was updated this morning, and the new features (see Zimbra’s press release ) are just as sweet as they promised to be (Thanks, Mark. You IT guys are the cat’s pajamas.)
I no longer have to dive into Firefox to use its web interface, and it does feel blisteringly fast in Safari 3.0.
Dialling up the Zimbra 5.0 web interface in Safari on the iPhone now automatically launches its “mobile” interface. It looks good:
It lets you select emails by folder, via Zimbra’s saved searches or by tag. In a nice touch for MailTags users, you can set a Zimbra filter which will pick up a particular plain-text MailTags tag in the x-mailtags header and label it with a corresponding Zimbra tag.
The only downside I can find is no auto-completion of email addresses, which is a pain if you need to compose a new email or forward an existing one.
The calendar on the iPhone is even better than the built-in one.
It respects the colour choices of each calendar so that it is easier at a glance to see if the event is home-related (blue) or work-related (green). In iPhone’s default calendar everything is steely-blue. Stylish but not as informative.
No auto-completion puts iPhone’s mail client ahead for email, but Zimbra’s calendar is now my first port of call for seeing what’s coming up next.
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