Did You Know: Zimlets!

Have you ever heard of a Zimlet?

A Zimlet is a magical piece of code within Zimbra that makes both the Zimbra Web Client and the Zimbra Desktop easier to use. A Zimlet can also be used to integrate Zimbra with other third-party information systems used by your organization, such as WebEx and SalesForce.

This week, we will take a look at some Zimlets that are embedded into your user experience. Here are some great examples.

If an email contains a date, a day, or a time, it will be displayed in blue text, as shown below.

Date zimlets in email_2015 Oct 12

You can mouse over these blue bits to see your appointments for that date.

Date zimlets in email mouse over_2015 Oct 12

 

And you can right-click these blue bits of text as a short cut to open an Appointment tab that will already have this date selected.

Date zimlets in email right click_2015 Oct 12

Other examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Phone numbers: If shown in blue, you can right-click a phone number and dial the number from Skype or from a VoIP phone (if your organization supports this option).
  • Address: If shown in blue, you can right-click to open the address in Google maps.
  • Purchase Order Numbers, etc: If your organization has integrated with SalesForce or any number of other third-party information systems, important numbers such as purchase order numbers will be shown in blue. You can right-click such numbers to open the supporting system and view related information.
  • Flight numbers: You can right-click a flight number to see the status of the flight arrival time.

Next week, we will take a look at Zimlets that integrate third-party information systems with Zimbra to improve your user exerperince.

For more information about Zimlets, visit zimbra.org. Here you will find a list of all Zimlets available along with a description of the Zimlet.

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3 Responses to Did You Know: Zimlets!

  1. Jorge de la Cruz
    Jorge de la Cruz October 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM #

    Thank you Gale for this awesome Did You Know Blog posts, I’m always learning more and more about Zimbra, thank to you.

    Best regards!

  2. Oscar Arias Farrera October 21, 2015 at 2:25 PM #

    Happy to see Zimbra is focusing on Zimlets. We at VNC have been developing many custom Zimlets for our clients fully supported and maintained for production environments.

    Nice Job!