Default App: GNOME Contacts

Khurshid Alam khurshid.alam at
Tue Aug 8 07:09:28 UTC 2017


On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 10:07 AM, Robert Ancell 
<robert.ancell at> wrote:
> gnome-contacts is an address book and is part of the core GNOME apps. 
> It has all dependencies in main except for folks (which used to be in 
> main).
> While this seems to work well in managing your e-d-s based contacts, 
> I'm not sure if there's a particular use for it in Ubuntu. Address 
> book functionality seems tied to your email client of choice which is 
> probably Thunderbird (installed by default, has own tools) or an 
> online service (e.g. GMail, and also has own tools).

Contacts was included by default in previous releases. It has nice 
integration with shell-search api. User can search
contacts in shell and open with gnome-contacts. If they click on any 
email, it automatically opens compose window
of default email client (i.e in this case Thunderbird). A very nice 
workflow to have.

Beside it can be used to view other vcard information like phone 
numbers, im-addresses and Thunderbird may not be suitable for this.

And talking about Thunderbird, why there isn't any discussion about 
default email client?

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