Yahoo Zimbra Desktop

Yahoo Zimbra Desktop

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 54 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
beta 3 (build 1249)
File Size:
92.02MB
Date Added:
July 24, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
30,108
Downloads Last Week:
34
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows XP/Vista, 256MB RAM

Editors' review

Yahoo Zimbra Desktop offers Yahoo Mail users offline access to their Webmail accounts, as well as providing document and spreadsheet support. As with Yahoo's Webmail interface, it mirrors Microsoft Outlook's look and keyboard shortcuts.

Zimbra Desktop can handle multiple accounts, including access to the competition. Configuring for Gmail, or any other mail service, was dead simple. One similarity to Gmail are the small triangles that appear next to e-mail messages that are part of a back-and-forth exchange. Clicking on the triangle expands the e-mail header list so you can see all the messages of the exchange. There's also tagging, which Zimbra uses much like Gmail's labels. Unfortunately, Zimbra's tags and Gmail's labels didn't synchronize. And tags are specific to an e-mail account, so clicking on a tag will show only a subset of messages within one.

However, it's not perfect. It didn't seem connected to our Yahoo address book for contacts or calendar for events. And unless you instruct it otherwise, Zimbra Desktop will synchronize your in-box but not folders where you may have filed message. You can manually sync folders when you click on them, but the process worked erratically.

Zimbra Desktop's productivity suite elements are workable, but barely so. Unlike Google Docs, Microsoft Office files can't be opened, and there's no presentation software. The spreadsheet is extremely spartan, and runs awkwardly inside the word-processing application. Stability also became an issue when running a spreadsheet and minimized applications.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.0

    out of 54 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 10
    • 1 star: 14
  • Current Version:

    2.7

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 1 stars

    "i dont think it works"

    November 13, 2013   |   By eugenee40

    Version: Zimbra Desktop 7.2.2

    Pros

    its easy to download

    Cons

    but it was unable to use on windows xp~

    Summary

    does it works at windows xp sp2? or 3?

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  • 1 stars

    "Not worth the effort"

    May 21, 2013   |   By masterofnonetc

    Version: Zimbra Desktop 7.2.2

    Pros

    Basic software is free. It works pretty well, unless you buy the license, then good luck, it works sometimes but not with outlook connector.

    Cons

    Support isn't able to fix issues when you buy a license.

    Summary

    Don't waste your time. Marketing makes a lot of promises and delivers nothing. They point to their terms of service which covers them and basically says if their software doesn't work, it's not their problem, they get to keep the money they stole from you.

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