Last Week I wrote that I’d finally gotten
mu4e working and that after I moved to
elfeed, I would have everything except browsing and iMessage running under Emacs. I remarked that I didn’t expect to have iMessage or a (full-featured) browser working under Emacs anytime soon so that once I got
elfeed going, I would be as Emacs-centric as I was going to get.
It turns out that I was wrong about iMessage. On a whim, I asked DuckDuckGo if there were any packages for using iMessage from within Emacs and to my surprise there is one. Chad Sahlhoff has an iMessage for Emacs package available on GitHub. It’s not available in Elpa, which is probably why I missed it at first.
The package needs Helm, which I don’t use, so I haven’t installed it yet. After a quick look at the code, it doesn’t seem like it would be difficult to use Ivy or Ido instead. Maybe I’ll take a closer look as soon as I get time.
More generally, I’m really enjoying
mu4e and it really does change the way you deal with email. The tight coupling with Org mode means that every email can be dealt with at the time you read it—even if “dealing with it” means putting it on a TODO list for later action—so my INBOX is always empty when I finish an email session. No more keeping an email around even for a couple of hours. And did I mention no mouse?
I now spend almost all my time in Emacs or Safari. There’s simply no reason to use other standalone applications except for occasional special tasks. For you dedicated Emacsers, I can’t recommend this way of life enough. It just makes your day a whole lot easier and pleasanter.