Hiri (email client)

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Developer(s) Hiri Inc
Initial release October 1, 2012; 6 years ago (2012-10-01)
Stable release[1] / August 20, 2018; 3 months ago (2018-08-20)
Written in Python and Qt, QML
Operating system Windows, macOS, Linux
Platform Qt
Type Email client
License Retail
Website https://www.hiri.com

Hiri is a business focused desktop e-mail client for sending and receiving e-mails, managing calendars, contacts, and tasks. It was developed as an alternative to existing e-mail clients and calendar applications such as Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird. Development on Hiri started in late 2012 in Dublin, Ireland.[2]

Hiri uses the cross-platform Qt[3] framework to run on (Windows[4], macOS[5][6] and Linux[7][8][9]). Hiri does not support IMAP and only uses Microsoft Exchange Server infrastructure.

Hiri has been funded by Telefonica[10][11][12], Delta Partners, ACT Venture Capital, Enterprise Ireland and Angel investors Facebook and Linkedin.[13][14][15]

In March 2017, Hiri began charging a subscription service ($39 yearly; $119 lifetime)[16].


  • E-mail synchronization using Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS) API
  • Compatible with Exchange 2010 SP2+ and Office 365
  • Full-featured calendar
  • Local SQLite database for fast searching of emails
  • Exchange Global Address List (GAL)
  • Integrated task manager
  • Folder management
  • Conversation view
  • Automatic categorization of emails into Actionable and FYI inboxes
  • OAuth 2.0 authentication
  • Corporate SSO providers (such as Okta)
  • Anonymously rate the quality of emails that you receive[2]

Supported email providers

Hiri supports in-house corporate Microsoft Exchange servers as well as Office 365, Outlook.com, Live.com, and Hotmail.com.

External links

  • Official website


  1. ^ https://feedback.hiri.com/downloads/changelog.html
  2. ^ a b Hiri wants to fix the workplace email problem - by Steve O'Hear, at Techcrunch.com; published Jun 7, 2016; retrieved June 26, 2017
  3. ^ The Qt-Powered Future of Enterprise E-Mail Case study on Hiri by the Qt Company; published Sep 1, 2016; retrieved June 26, 2017
  4. ^ Get Outlook replacement Hiri for free by Rick Broida at CNET; published Mar 13, 2017; retrieved June 26, 2017
  5. ^ Neat business-focused Hiri email app for Mac gets Office 365-compatibility, Exchange support to follow 9 to 5 Mac review of Hiri; published Jun 23, 2015; retrieved June 26, 2017
  6. ^ 5 of the Best Desktop Email Clients That Don’t Cost a Dime Makeuseof.com - Email client comparison; published Feb 7, 2017; retrieved June 26, 2017
  7. ^ Hiri – A Desktop Email Client for Microsoft Office365 and Hotmail by Martins D. Okoi at fossmint.com; published May 26, 2017; retrieved June 26, 2017
  8. ^ Top 9 Best Email Clients for Linux by Munif Tanjim at itsfoss.com; published Jan 17, 2017; retrieved June 26, 2017
  9. ^ Best Free & Open Source* Linux Emails Clients by Linuxandubuntu.com; published May 4, 2017; retrieved June 26, 2017
  10. ^ 11 start-ups at Wayra in Dublin pitch to investors by Carmel Doyle at Silicon Republic; published Jun 11, 2013; retrieved June 26, 2017
  11. ^ Hiri Wayra investment retrieved Jun 27, 2017
  12. ^ Wayra Crunchbase - Investments retrieved Jun 27, 2017
  13. ^ Dublin-based Hiri raises $1m in funding as it opens US office by Ciara O'Brien at the Irish Times; published Jun 9, 2016; retrieved June 26, 2017
  14. ^ Hiri introduces their take on the email inbox by Brendan Maynard at Webrazzi; published Jun 22, 2017; retrieved Jun 27, 2017
  15. ^ Bloomberg Research profile retrieved Jun 27, 2017
  16. ^ https://www.hiri.com/pricing/
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