How to install Hiri on Ubuntu 20.04 – Best email application for Using Microsoft Exchange on Linux

If managing your emails has become a chore, Hiri could be a game-changer. Hiri is a business focused desktop e-mail client for receiving and sending e-mails, managing contacts, calendars, and tasks.

This email client specifically created for Microsoft and Exchange email services. It also supports Office 365, Outlook.com, Hotmail.com and Live.com.

Hiri is a cross-platform application available for Microsoft Windows, Linux and macOS. It’s an great alternative to existing e-mail clients and calendar applications such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook.

Hiri’s feature-set allows for what feels like a truly native Microsoft offering on Linux.

It is simple enough, clean, and allows someone with my productivity workflow to thrive. I really dig what Hiri has to offer, and it’s as simple as that. So many plugins are available to make you more productive with your emails.

Hiri is neither free nor open source application. It costs either up to $39/Year or $119 for a lifetime license. However, it does provide a free 7 day trial period.

Key Features of Hiri

  • Presents a personalized dashboard with various information.
  • You can rate received emails and the sender can see the anonymous rating on their dashboard.
  • Has an integrated task manager for efficiently managing your tasks.
  • Hiri is focused on big scale enterprise usage.
  • Corporate SSO providers (such as Okta)
  • Built-in calendar for managing your schedule.
  • Folder management
  • Email Filter
  • Provides a Delegate-Delete-Delay-Drag workflow. These are the main options you can apply to an email – forward it to another person, delete it, snooze it for checking later or drag it to the task manager.

Installing Hiri as a Snap Package

The easiest way to install Hiri on Ubuntu 20.04 is by using the snap packaging system.

A snap package is a type of universal Linux package that you can enjoy irrespective of the distro. Its an self-contained software packages that include the binary all dependencies needed to run the application.

All you need is the snap service pre-configured, In the case of Ubuntu 20.04, it comes with snap pre-installed.

If snapd package is not already installed then you can install it by running following command.

$ sudo apt install snapd

Note: Snap packages can be installed from either the command-line or via the Ubuntu Software application.

This is actually the Snap version of the Hiri. It can be used on any Linux distribution that has Snap support.

Open your terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the following command to install the Hiri package.

$ sudo snap install hiri

At this step, you have successfully installed Hiri on Ubuntu 20.04 system.

If you are not comfortable with the command line, open Ubuntu Software, search for “Hiri” and install the application.

Type the following command to update Hiri package.

$ sudo snap refresh hiri

Starting Hiri

Hiri can be launched from the command line by typing hiri or In the Activities search bar type “Hiri” and click on the icon.

Hiri User Interface:

How to Uninstall Hiri from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall Hiri, refer following methods.

Method #1

If you have installed Hiri via Snap type the following command:

$ sudo snap remove hiri

Method #2

If you have installed from ubuntu software center then click on remove button to uninstall the application.

Conclusion

I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to install Hiri on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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