On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 10:07 AM, Robert Ancell
gnome-contacts is an address book and is part of the core GNOME apps.
It has all dependencies in main except for folks (which used to be in
While this seems to work well in managing your e-d-s based contacts,
I'm not sure if there's a particular use for it in Ubuntu. Address
book functionality seems tied to your email client of choice which is
probably Thunderbird (installed by default, has own tools) or an
online service (e.g. GMail, and also has own tools).
Contacts was included by default in previous releases. It has nice
integration with shell-search api. User can search
contacts in shell and open with gnome-contacts. If they click on any
email, it automatically opens compose window
of default email client (i.e in this case Thunderbird). A very nice
workflow to have.
Beside it can be used to view other vcard information like phone
numbers, im-addresses and Thunderbird may not be suitable for this.
And talking about Thunderbird, why there isn't any discussion about
default email client?
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