When comparing Evolution vs MineTime, the Slant community recommends Evolution for most people. In the question“What are the best calendar apps for Linux?” Evolution is ranked 2nd while MineTime is ranked 5th.
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Pro Great integration with Gnome environment
Pro Manages contacts, tasks, calendar and memos as well
Pro Clean interface with 2 layout variants
Going to View > Preview has the option of switching between "Classical View" and "Vertical View".
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 HTML rendering is great
Of the many email clients available on GNU/Linux, Evolution has the best HTML renderer. It renders HTML and the entire email content exactly like it would appear on a full blown web browser. Not many email clients are capable of doing that.
Pro Excellent GPG support
The integration with GPG is excellent. You can sign, encrypt, decrypt, authenticate and verify GPG signatures and GPG signed/encrypted email messages. All of that is just a setting away.
Pro Easy to setup
Connecting to service accounts (such as Exchange) is easy and straightforward.
Pro Great user interface
Visually this is a nice application to look at and use.
Pro Google synchronization
Connects to your Google accounts via OAuth.
Pro Provides analytics tools
You can visually see how often you met any person in your calendar in the last months.
Pro Supports Exchange calendars
You can connect multiple Exchange, Outlook or Office 365 accounts. Credentials only stored locally.
Pro NLP for event creation
Use Natural Language (English) to add events quickly. For example, "Meeting with John tomorrow at 11"
Pro Beta support for iCloud accounts
This feature for iCloud account and generic CalDAV calendars is now in the beta stage.
Con Can't choose different settings for each mail account
Settings have to applied to all mail accounts.
Con RAM heavy
Very heavy on RAM usage.
Con Tied to Gnome
Pulls in Gnome.
Con Only available on Linux
If you have to switch to another platform for whatever reason, you will need to search for a different email client.
Con Closed source
Con Requires you to create an account
Using the app shouldn't mean sharing so much with them.
Con Requires FUSE to run