eM Client is a powerful, enterprise-level email client that has an additional calendar, tasks, contacts, notes and chat modules that rivals the bloatware that is Microsoft Outlook. But before I continue with the good news, let me get one downside out of the way. It is not the most attractive of interfaces and despite the choice of themes, and compared to Postbox it is pretty fugly. Now I have got that off my chest, let’s look at what is not only good about eM Client, but verging on the brilliant.
The Internet has always been a passion for me and over the past 30 years, I have helped it blossom. It’s 1995 and I am standing in a queue at Heathrow Airport waiting to go through security. I have an overnight bag with enough clothes for my three days in Brussels, plus a bag carrying my newly purchased pride and joy laptop computer. Back in the day, you had to ensure that your laptop battery was fully charged before going through security because the uniforms made you boot the machine up to show them that it was indeed a laptop computer and not a bomb that would take the aeroplane out of the sky – and this was way before Islamic suicide bombers came on the scene.
Evernote and I had a slight falling out over the last 18 months or so. So much so that I refused to renew my premium subscription and deleted my account. This was pretty dramatic stuff since I had been a premium member for more than 10 years. And I wasn’t alone. People all over the web were criticising Evernote and looking for alternatives such as OneNote, Nimbus and Notion to name but three. So where did it all go wrong for me?