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Postbox Beta 14, Product Options, and Pricing

July 28, 2009


Beta 14 Now Available

We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of Postbox BETA 14!  Here’s what’s new and exciting about this release:

  • The popular Lightning Add-on can now be used within Postbox for an integrated calendaring experience.  So you can now download, sync, and view events from your calendar in a new Postbox tab.  Nice!

  • In other add-on news, Zindus has recently released an add-on for Postbox that supports Google and Zimbra contact sync. See our Extensions page for more information about this and other add-ons for Postbox.
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7 users now have a crisp and clean new theme to work with.  In addition to an updated color scheme, we’ve resized, moved, aligned, and pixel pushed this theme to its highest level of polish yet.
  • Conversation Updates - when a new message arrives within a conversation you’re currently reading, Postbox notifies you and allows you to update the conversation.
  • Direct message notifications from Twitter will now show the sender’s Twitter profile picture (if you are signed into Twitter from within Postbox).
  • Easier web service management - Selecting Tools / Web Services… will now let you manage which web services (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) you are logged into from Postbox.
  • Address book contacts have now been incorporated into a newly-styled Contacts Compose Sidebar. Simply click on the contact icon in the sidebar to search through your contacts and mailing lists.
  • We’ve made several performance improvements to message/conversation display, which makes the interface more responsive and snappy.
  • BETA 14 contains a number of reliability fixes, and also includes security updates from the latest Mozilla platform release.

For a full list of changes, please refer to the BETA 14 Release Notes.

Product Options and Pricing

We’re also announcing product options and pricing for Postbox.  Our first product, Postbox 1.0, will be a fully-featured, advertisement-free, premium version of Postbox that will be made available for sale from our online store.  You can also customize your Postbox purchase with Family Pack and Lifetime Upgrade options.

To express our gratitude to the tens of thousands of people who have helped make Postbox great, we’re holding a Beta Sale with special pricing good until August 31st:

$39.95$29.95Postbox 1.0
A single-user license for Postbox 1.0 that you can install on any computer you personally use (e.g. work computer, laptop, home computer, or all three!).
$19.95$9.95+ Family Pack Option
Allow up to five family members living in the same household to use your Postbox license on their computers.
$24.95$19.95+ Lifetime Upgrade Option
With this one-time purchase option you will automatically get all future versions of Postbox, e.g. 2.0, 3.0, etc. (available for a limited time only).

To learn more about product and pricing options, please see our licensing FAQ.

The Postbox Store is now open, and to spread the good karma, we’re opening the Beta Sale to all Postbox beta users, your friends, family, and co-workers – so please feel free to share the news!

Again, thank you very much for your continued support, and we hope you enjoy using the Postbox BETA 14 release.

- The Postbox Team

Posted by Sherman Dickman