I’m excited to announce the release of Instantbird 0.3 beta, the first localized preview of what we have been working on for months, available in 10 locales (Czech, German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian)!
In addition to the cool features already introduced in the previous two alpha releases (among which the Twitter support, tags, contacts merging, …), this beta brings significant appearance changes with user icons, an updated tab style, the improved default message theme, Aero glass effects on Windows and more awesome new features!
As Instantbird 0.3 is almost finished and already localized, thanks to the great work of our localizers who were eager to share Instantbird with people speaking their language, this beta release is a great opportunity to give Instantbird a try, play with it, and report bugs!
Download Instantbird 0.3 beta now!
We look forward to receiving your feedback to help us make the final Instantbird 0.3 release (planned for this month!) a piece of software you will want to share with all your friends!
After months of development and a few pre-release versions, we are happy to announce that Instantbird 0.2 is now ready to be put in the hands of the general public.
Instantbird 0.2 is now available in 5 languages thanks to the great work of our translators.
If you have tried Instantbird 0.1 back in 2007 when it was first released, Instantbird 0.2 may feel like a completely different software to you. The most dramatically changed area is the conversation window (for example, new tabs and message styles), but there are notable changes in almost every window. For a list of changes, see the release notes.
Let’s stop talking, so that you can discover Instantbird 0.2 now!
In the next few days, we will talk about our plans for the future, and especially Instantbird 0.3. Stay tuned!
We released Instantbird 0.1 about a month ago. It has been downloaded more than 1600 times the first day, about 80000 downloads from our servers (the exact number right now is 79497), and we know some unofficial mirrors have been put online.
Of course, we know that 80000 downloads doesn’t mean 80000 users, but we are really happy to see that so many people were interested by the project enough to go ahead and download it. Thank you!