Email client Postbox hits beta 14, goes pro
Postbox is an email client based on Mozilla Thunderbird. But it has a number of features you won't find in Thunderbird, including Facebook, Twitter, and FriendFeed integration. That makes Postbox more than a simple email client. It's a communications hub. It also has a task list, and thanks to support for add-ons, including the Lightning calendar extension, you can customize the application to add even more functions.
Today the Postbox team released beta 14 of the email client, and also announced support for another plugin that lets you sync your contact data with Google and Zimbra. There's also a new theme for Windows Vista and 7, and a handful of other updates. That's the good news.
The other announcement Postbox made today is that the company will begin charging for Postbox when it leaves beta. A single license will set you back $29.95, plus $9.95 per license for up to 5 members of your household. You can also purchase lifetime upgrades for an extra $19.95. Those are the prices for customers that pre-order. The prices will go up a bit after August 31st.
Overall, the pricing sounds pretty reasonable, but only if you think Postbox offers enough features that you need which aren't already available in the free Thunderbird email client.