Gnome Email Client Geary 40 Released with Adaptive UI

Last updated: April 25, 2021 — Leave a comment

The Geary email client 40.0 was released a few days ago with UI enhancements.

Like Gnome core apps, Geary has the similar version system. After v3.38, Geary 40 was released days ago with adaptive user interface that supports for half-screen, portrait and small displays. So it finally has a Linux phone friendly UI.

Visual changes also include updated icons and improved performance for displaying large conversations.

Other changes in the release include:

  • Upgraded full-text search engine
  • Improved search for languages such as Thai and Chinese
  • Improved keyboard shortcuts
  • Improved server compatibility
  • Numerous user interface translation updates
  • Numerous bug fixes and user interface improvements

How to Install Geary 40 in Ubuntu:

The new release package so far is only available to install via flatpak package.

1.) Open terminal either from system application menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to install the flatpak daemon if you don’t have it:

sudo apt install flatpak

2.) Add the flathub repository which hosts the flatpak package:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

3.) Finally run command to install Geary flatpak:

flatpak install flathub org.gnome.Geary

Already got an earlier version installed, you can update the package via command:

flatpak update org.gnome.Geary

NOTE: as the client may run in background, you need to kill the process or just reboot to apply updates.

(Optional) To remove the email client run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall --delete-data org.gnome.Geary

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