When comparing Evolution vs Nylas N1, the Slant community recommends Evolution for most people. In the question“What are the best native e-mail clients for Linux?” Evolution is ranked 4th while Nylas N1 is ranked 8th.
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Pro Great integration with Gnome environment
Pro Manages contacts, tasks, calendar and memos as well
Pro Good support for Google's services
Pro Supports exchange servers
Evolution is one of the few Linux desktop e-mail clients that's supports exchange servers.
Pro Clean interface with 2 layout variants
Going to View > Preview has the option of switching between "Classical View" and "Vertical View".
Pro Beautiful UI
Pro Open Source
Pro Has introduced features that are not available in better-known apps
Like a 'new generation' app - quite a revelation in simple addition of various emails from separate providers with different forms of password/2-step/other verification and sign ins - all failed by many better known apps on this list.
Con Can't choose different settings for each mail account
Settings have to applied to all mail accounts.
Con E-mail is synced in their own servers
aha - but Nylas is no longer N1 since January 2017.
This no longer applies!
Con High memory usage
Hige CPU and GPU usage for a mail client. Some computers may struggle and be slowed down by it.
Con Weak support
Bug fixes take too long to be released.
Con Custom IMAP accounts can not sync
Con High CPU usage
Con No more free version
Now 'Basic' is free. Basic is very good.
'Pro' is overkill for most users.