On 08/08/17 17:09, Khurshid Alam wrote:

Hi,

On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 10:07 AM, Robert Ancell <robert.anc...@canonical.com> wrote:
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 main).

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.
+1 on the gnome-shell search provider, I find that very useful.

Beside it can be used to view other vcard information like phone numbers, im-addresses and Thunderbird may not be suitable for this.
Thunderbird does not have native support for google contacts. GNOME contacts provides an easy way to search android phone contacts. It also allows searching contacts from other online-accounts providers (for the ones that provide that support) if you have them setup.

And talking about Thunderbird, why there isn't any discussion about default email client?
Evolution suffers from the same security issues as Epiphany, that being there are no security updates for webkit! Also in the context of this discussion, evolution is not a GNOME core app.











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