Nylas Mail 2.0

The next version of the best open-source email app



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Bruno Nascimento@nscmnto · Chief Beard, Barba Brada
I'd like to love Nylas, but it's (still) really slow on my 2015 rMBP.
Yann Bertrand@_yannbertrand · Pokémon Master
@nscmnto Electron should not go to production
Jesse Wallace@jesse_wallace · Creative Director, Triton Digital
@nscmnto Yeah, I tried it not too long ago and it was unbearably slow. Not starter for me.
Erick Barron@erickbarron86 · Internet Marketer
@nscmnto I'm not sure what is the problem, for me it's very fast. It's way faster than Inbox.
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
@_yannbertrand @nscmnto Atom.io is fast on my rMBP 2012 (It's electron)
Josef Moser@josef_moser · MSc in Entrepreneurship, iOS Developer
@eonpilot @_yannbertrand @nscmnto Electron is good for prototyping or creating a MVP, but not the right technology for scaling applications - even though it's widely used. It just draines our devices (RAM, CPU & battery) since it is an entire instance of Google Chrome, just for running - often very basic - applications.
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
@josef_moser @_yannbertrand @nscmnto I'm on the fence about this. Sure Electron a bit more intensive in use. But easier to scale to other platforms. Also more people are familiar with JavaScript. I think Atom.io is a success because it is easy to add things to it. I've been an Atom fan from 2015. Electron & Atom is backed by github so I wouldn't count it out just yet.
Fernando Garrido Vaz@garrido · Product Manager
@josef_moser Right, because Slack doesn't operate at scale.
Josef Moser@josef_moser · MSc in Entrepreneurship, iOS Developer
@garrido OK, you can build apps at scale, but at the expense of your users. If you're involved on several Slack teams, Slack - an app that is essentially a pretty interface for IRC - can easily take up more than 1GB of RAM and 5% CPU in idle mode. It's a performance monster. In brief, if you care about your users and their UX, you can but shouldn't use Electron.
@eonpilot @_yannbertrand @nscmnto Nope, it's not fast. By almost all performance metrics and reviews, Atom is one of the slowest editors out there. Yet, I still use it every day and enjoy it. But don't call it "fast".
Eon@eonpilot · Swift dev @ eon.codes
@audvin Fellow Atom.io user 🎉
Josef Moser@josef_moser · MSc in Entrepreneurship, iOS Developer
It's so annoying that they don't get their newsletter right. I unsubscribed like a thousand times, even sent them two emails directly to take me off their lists, but still received the newsletter announcing Nylas 2 today. My tip: don't make the mistake to sign up or you'll be spammed until the end of time...
Justin Mitchell@itsthisjustin · Designing Products at Sofriendly.com
@josef_moser not only that but since I synced multiple accounts to the app, I get 5 newsletters all at the same time from them
Pietz Prove@gopietz · Media Computer Science Student
@josef_moser so its not just me
Hadi Farnoud@hadifarnoud · CEO of Kamva
it uses more than 1GB of RAM. it's way too much!
Mike E@mcescalante
@hadifarnoud clocking in at 1.4GB after the update... wild!
Stefan Miodrag@stefanmiodrag · Making techy-codey-computery stuff.
I love using Nylas, great features! Only thing lacking is the "tracking" feature - when you go back to read an email you've sent, it will say that they have opened it. Why does it track the sender?
Hadi Farnoud@hadifarnoud · CEO of Kamva
@stefanmiodrag it doesn't. perhaps you opened the email somewhere else.
Stefan Miodrag@stefanmiodrag · Making techy-codey-computery stuff.
@hadifarnoud Nope, even if I open it in Nylas mail app, it will instantly give me a notification that it has been opened. I guess it's a bug then ...
Hadi Farnoud@hadifarnoud · CEO of Kamva
@stefanmiodrag it is a bug. Mine works fine. I'm on the old Nylas N1 pro though
Andreas Duess@andreasduess · CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
I don't get the value proposition on any of these kinds of mail clients - especially when that involves having my mail exposed to additional servers. I tried them all, tried to like them all and have always returned to gmail in browser tabs. Simple, secure and just damn works.