• Matt KMatt K, 4 years ago

    Yikes, another acquihire in the making.

    Creating an email client seems to be a great way to get hired by a major tech company: Mailbox got bought by Dropbox, Sparrow by Google, Astro by Slack. Who's up next? Apple? Facebook? InVision?*

    Plus $14 per month is optimistic for a fancy front-end to Gmail.

    *If they do, it'll look great, but each email takes five minutes to load.

    4 points
    • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 4 years ago

      Plus $14 per month is optimistic for a fancy front-end to Gmail.

      It literally is that.

      2 points
      • Ben McRedmond, 4 years ago

        Consider co-founder here.

        We're still very early and have big ambitions but I think today we are already much more than this. Among other things:

        1. We re-thread all your email to ensure a linear history in every conversation. Everyone is always replying to the person before them. We do this by splitting conversations when someone is removed from a thread. We link all these conversations together through a concept called "related conversations".

        2. We batch your email to arrive 3x a day. There have been others that have tried to do ~this as a layer on top of gmail but we're able to go deeper by owning the end-end experience. For example, digests stack when you don't open them (so if you have a busy day you don't come back to a messy inbox) and we let you easily pluck things from "your next digest" if you need it sooner.

        3. We have our own search engine. We don't use any of gmail's search functionality. This let us build a range of filtering options not possible in gmail today, like "human vs. computer" and "long conversations".

        1 point
        • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, 4 years ago

          without trying to discredit your effort, I would like to see a bit more sincerity when it comes to products and reasonable logic for pricing too. As far as I understand, you have essentially created a fancy theme on top of gmail.

          I personally don't think this is nearly worth the price you are asking for and most definitely not worth a monthly pricing model whatsoever, even if its just very small.

          But tech is ruled by capitalism, and it doesn't matter. As long as you find someone who pays, all is well. And ultimately, looking at such an extreme price point, that must be the only goal after this.

          2 points
        • Account deleted 4 years ago

          Hi Ben, did you receive funding for Consider?

          0 points
    • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, 4 years ago

      If you want to pay for a nice frontend app for gmail, there's boxysuite for $7 a month https://www.boxysuite.com/

      I ended up canceling, but it actually was pretty nice to use.

      0 points