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pjolt
Making moves
Status: In development

Tl;dr: I would love to see Thunderbird (Currently known as K-9 Mail) also being brought to Apple devices. 

The term privacy and open source have become well used and something of a reason for many to switch apps/services and even operating systems and devices. But in this day and age on Apple those options are lacking since many are stuck with Apple and having access to a well functioning and well designed e-mail app, with transparent/limited/no data collection from a trusted source is severely lacking since as a user you are basically stuck with the default Mail app, or Canary which seems to be what many recommends (i think because there simply is no better options currently) but in having used K-9 for several years on Android and now that i am currently on Apple i find myself lacking options.

But also with Canary moving to offering a more algorithmic and automated approach (it´s called Copilot and is pro/paid option) in handling of e-mail i think this will create a need for options. Personally even the look of the bottom toolbar is a annoyance since 1 icon is dedicated to the Copilot and no option to remove it. At least i cant find one. 

So i hope this idea generates some discussion and for others to chime in on this.

If this suggestion is already somewhere else, or if this should be posted elsewhere then please point me to that place so i can add my vote.

 

42 Comments
ginc2000
New member

I would love to be part of beta testing Thunderbird for iphone/ipad. Awaiting for the latest update on the development status.

AYankForYES
New member

Oh Please!!  Apple has made poor apps into almost unusable.

dunbarrc7
New member

Thunderbird for iOS - the sooner the better! I would welcome an initial version that doesn't include features such as tasks and calendar, which I don't use. Presumably I would be able to import all account settings from my desktop (now ver 115). I really, really want to get Tbird-based email on my iPhone and iPad. I don't do Facebook and that class of Social Media, so it would be very helpful if periodic news about availability could be embedded in Tbird, perhaps as a topic under Help.

Manythanks
New member

Greetings! Very much looking forward to the IoS Thunderbird! Perhaps trivial, but for me most crucial is the search -function. Please do it well... Not sure if offline emails are a possibility, that would set Thunderbird apart from the rest. Thanks for the efforts and would be nice to hear about the progress so far.

Manythanks
New member

Looking forward to IoS Thunderbird! Perhaps trivial, but I am hope for a good search -function. Offline access would be awesome, if possible. Happy to hear any updates! Thanks for the efforts!

artnik
New member

Looking forward to have mobile version! 

Philippe14000
New member

Thunderbird for ios and android

A quand une application pour ios ou android

When will there be an application for ios or android?

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

@Philippe14000 this thread is for Thunderbird for iOS - check out this link for updates on Thunderbird for Android: Android version of Thunderbird 🙌

jevangelho
Thunderbird Team
Thunderbird Team

Hi everyone! I just wanted to confirm that we're planning to hire our first iOS developer before the end of the year, and begin building the foundation for Thunderbird on iOS. We haven't made considerable progress on this front because Supernova (Thunderbird 115), Mozilla All Hands, and the ongoing work of rebuilding our UI has taken priority.

Also, we're gradually learning to under-promise and over-deliver, instead of the other way around 😀

All that being said, we'd like to have something for iOS users to experience by the end of 2024. I know that seems like a long wait, but it will fly right by.

Thanks for your patience as we work to make Thunderbird accessible on all platforms.