The Tutanota desktop clients can be downloaded from our website. Once installed, the open source clients enable you to better integrate Tutanota on your computer and speed up your workflow.
For help, please check our FAQ section on desktop clients.
Update on December 15th 2022: We are now working on an import feature for the Tutanota desktop clients.
Update on November 28th 2022: All Tutanota desktop clients as well as the Android and iOS apps now support offline mode.
Update on March 8th 2022: All Tutanota desktop clients as well as the Android and iOS apps now also support U2F, the most secure way for two-factor authentication.
In general the Tutanota desktop clients makes your email experience much more pleasant, particularly compared to using Tutanota in a browser.
The clients come with these benefits:
The desktop clients allow us to integrate deeper into the operating system so that we are able to achieve a much better user experience. We focus on improving the Tutanota desktop clients also because Tutanota does not support IMAP - and that for a good reason.
Supporting IMAP is not an option for Tutanota as it would undermine our built-in encryption. As an encrypted email service that promises to always keep your data secure, we simply can not implement a feature that destroys this promise.
Technically, supporting IMAP for us would only be possible if the emails were downloaded to your computer and stored there not encrypted. However, at Tutanota we promise that your data is always end-to-end encrypted, also on your own devices! So instead of supporting an insecure feature, we are focusing on improving our open source desktop clients.
We are continuously improving Tutanota; and in doing so we put a focus on our open source desktop clients. We already have:
One great example of the superiority of the desktop clients compared to webmail access is the deep integration that we have achieved on Windows. The seamless OS integration makes using Tutanota even easier and more convenient.
For example, you can directly attach files to a new email, even when Tutanota is not running presently, via the context menu of a file -> Send to... -> Email recipient.
In various programs you can use the "Send document as mail" function and attach the currently opened file to a new email. Examples are
Another big plus is that business software often uses this feature to send invoices and similar files directly from the application to the email client. For instance, you can now use the Tutanota desktop client to directly send invoices from the business tool SAGE50 via email.
In 2022, we have enabled offline mode for all Tutanota apps, including the desktop clients. This way you can check your mailbox, calendar and contacts, even when you do not have access to the internet. On top of that, offline mode comes with many advantages:
*To index an email, it needs to be viewed in the app when online or search indexing needs to be activated under Settings -> Email -> Search mailbox.
Find out more on the new offline support.
To sum it up, our desktop clients for Windows, Linux and macOS make using Tutanota
The clue with Tutanota is that all data is always encrypted, even when stored locally in the desktop client. The smart search feature creates an encrypted search index to be searched locally on your client. This way, we make sure that our servers do not see any of your data or any of your search queries. Tutanota is the only email service with this combination of usability and security.
If you haven't already, it is time to install the Tutanota desktop client now. The desktop client makes sure that your data is always secured to the maximum.
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