Free Email Program
These days most of us are so overrun by email that often it is all too overwhelming. Personally I think it is a great idea to have an email program on your computer as well as having one in the Cloud. For email on your desktop or laptop I can really only recommend two programs; Thunderbird from the Mozilla Foundation and Microsoft Outlook.
Thunderbird is a great email client and considering it is free it is an amazing program. It has a similar interface to other email clients like Outlook but the search funtionality seems to be far superior. The Mozilla Organisation have released an add-on called Lightning which is a great calendar to keep track of appointments. The only small downside is sometimes it doesn’t import your contacts quite as easily as Outlook or Gmail but really it is a small price to pay for a great tool. It’s a great resource for boot strapping businesses.
We wrote a more complete review of Thunderbird here.