elementary OS Becomes a Valuable PartnerAlthough Geary is not simply an elementary app, Yorba is an integral partner to the elementary community. Supporting Yorba sends a loud message: “Work with elementary if you want to join a vibrant, supportive community.”
Great Software is Worth Paying ForStealing from Adam Crossland, software that is elegantly designed, usable, and polished is worth supporting. Be sure to read Adam's full article.
Setting a precedentHopefully the elementary team will crowd source its project in the future. What should their goal be? Hopefully more than $100,000, but how much more? You can indirectly establish a precedent of support inside the elementary community.
Talk is CheapHow much time do you spend on Google+? Reddit? IRC chats? Reading blogs? Code is valuable, but talk is cheap. If you're not a developer, support a project and become part of something more than making a few cat calls from the audience.
Because $100,000 is not $100,000.No one is asking you to evaluate the overall worth of Geary. Yorba is simply asking if Geary is individually worth at least $10 to you? I think it is... even if I was still in college.
Because we want those features!These are high priority items for me. How about you?
- As-fast-as-you-can-type searching
- Always-on notification of new emails
- Support for all major IMAP servers
- Save and auto-save drafts
Jim Nelson's AvatarI'd chip in 1 or 2 bucks just to assure that I see a floating head, fedora, and sun glasses now and then.