Android Roadmap
Android Priorities through the summer of 2023.

OAuth Support for Major Providers

Expected Delivery: DONE
Ensure OAuth support for the major providers: Outlook/O365/hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo.

Swipe Between Messages

Expected Delivery: DONE
Users have long requested the ability to swipe between messages that are in the current folder being viewed.

Improve Account Setup

Expected Delivery: Q3/Q4 2022
Currently, the K-9 account setup is not as “smart” as the Thunderbird account setup and will sometimes make wrong assumptions about an account’s server. We will leverage Thunderbird’s auto-configuration service to make K-9 account setup much better.

Conversation View

Expected Delivery: Q1 2023
K-9 users have long requested the ability to view a thread as a “conversation” - similar to the mobile Gmail interface.

Message View Overhaul

Expected Delivery: Q4 2022
Better display messages by default, better scrolling within a message, better default “zoom” so that the message appears at the correct size even if it is formatted in a bad way.

Simplify Settings

Expected Delivery: Q2 2023
Many K-9 users report that the application settings are too complex and things don’t appear where they expect them. Need to better arrange and contextually expose settings.

Syncing Support

Expected Delivery: Q1 2023
With syncing coming to Thunderbird desktop in 114, the ability to sync accounts and other data (such as filters) with the mobile Thunderbird experience should be supported.

Tags

Expected Delivery: Q4 2022
Currently K-9 doesn’t support tags, even though this is part of the IMAP standard. It’s a relatively easy lift with most of the work coming from UX/UI considerations.

Filters

Expected Delivery: Q1 2023
Currently K-9 doesn’t support filters. This is something that users will expect coming from desktop Thunderbird - we want feature parity here.

UI/UX Updates

Expected Delivery: Q4 2022
The K-9 interface looks outdated, does not conform to the current material design (Android platform) standards. We intend to bring it up-to-date with these as well as fix some workflow issues.

Hierarchical Folder View

Expected Delivery: Q4 2022
Folders are currently not displayed in a hierarchical way in K-9. That creates a bad UX and makes managing messages in folders a pain.