30 comments

  • Aaron MartinAaron Martin, 6 years ago

    It looks like it's for little kids.

    6 points
  • Adam PatarinoAdam Patarino, 6 years ago

    No retina support. =(

    4 points
  • John McDowallJohn McDowall, 6 years ago

    Install it, and first thing it asks you to do is create an account with them. ⌘-Q

    3 points
    • Bryce DriesengaBryce Driesenga, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

      I presume that's how they can sync your read mail, etc. across different computers/devices?

      They do claim this:

      Your mail provider stores your mail, and your mail never touches Inky's own servers. Inky runs on your computer so your email never goes through our network or computers.

      1 point
      • Bram DevriesBram Devries, 6 years ago

        Isn't that what IMAP does?

        1 point
      • Stian JensenStian Jensen, almost 6 years ago

        Your mail provider stores your mail, and your mail never touches Inky's own servers. Inky runs on your computer so your email never goes through our network or computers.

        Then why the need for an account?

        0 points
  • Nick PfistererNick Pfisterer, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    Really weird product. I tried it on Windows and after playing with it for about 5 minutes, I uninstalled it. A few factors that led to this:

    • The welcome/signup process felt a little clunky
    • The visual aesthetic feels like it prioritizes being pretty over being usable
    • I unchecked 'Subscribe to the Inky Mailing List?' during the signup process, but it was automatically checked again when I clicked 'Finish' to proceed. I wasn't happy when I received that 'Confirm your subscription' email.
    • The sidebar full of Smart Filters is too heavy handed. Way too many choices here. It made me not want to check my email.
    • I feel like the most important interface elements I want to access while reading an email – Delete, Archive, etc. – are too far away from the email message itself. The first time I went to delete an email, I actually paused for a second to ground myself and figure out where to go in order to accomplish the task.
    • I don't like the "ink drops" that try to tell me which of my emails is more important. You might respond with "But you can correct Inky if it guesses wrong!" That's exactly my point. I can tell Inky what emails are relevant. Why not ditch the guesswork and empower the user from the beginning? No one knows better than me which emails I care most about.
    • I don't understand why the sidebar is black and the top nav is blue. The grouping of buttons doesn't appear logical. The affordances are super unclear and I almost always felt unsure of what does what. I found myself constantly clicking buttons to find out what they did.
    • Using icons everywhere and relying on hover labels to explain what they do is really annoying, especially when it's used for every critical function of the app.
    • The lengthy guided tour gave me the impression that cool features were prioritized over user interface design. The experienced that followed that tour confirmed that impression for me.
    1 point
  • Marco SousaMarco Sousa, 6 years ago

    It's an interesting mvp to present to VC's but it's definitely not a product. Waste of time.

    1 point
  • David SimpsonDavid Simpson, 6 years ago

    No retina, no bueno.

    1 point
  • Daniel SamuelsDaniel Samuels, 6 years ago

    I explicitly unticked the "Sign me up for the mailing list" on both accounts I added and both accounts received "Confirm your subscription" emails from Mailchimp.

    Hey Inky, here's a tip for you: if I say I don't want to join your mailing list, perhaps I don't want to join it?

    1 point
    • Diana Lopez, 6 years ago

      Same experience - uninstalled when I saw that after all of that, "subscribe to newsletter" was checked in the settings.

      1 point
  • Andrew CrockerAndrew Crocker, 6 years ago

    I tried it about a month ago. I think it's an example of flat design taken too far; I often had no idea where to click, or if what I was clicking on would even react.

    I like the idea, and I'm genuinely looking for -something- better than Sparrow (Airmail's close). This isn't it for me.

    1 point
  • Sarah Kavanagh, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    Been using this for 8 days now and I agree with you all. Pile of shite! :)

    0 points
  • Matt SistoMatt Sisto, almost 6 years ago

    Is this still an Adobe Air app? I installed it a few years ago and it was slow as heck.

    0 points
  • Andy LeverenzAndy Leverenz, almost 6 years ago

    Until Mailbox develops a mac native app I'll stick with Airmail. Seems like a beta release rather than a full working product.

    0 points
  • Kevin N. Kevin N. , almost 6 years ago

    Imho the landingpage has too much information.

    0 points
  • Bilal MohammedBilal Mohammed, almost 6 years ago

    and it's visually a little too bold. It's a mail client - something that I spend a lot of time on. This heaviness is uncomfortable.

    0 points
  • Updula LeeUpdula Lee, almost 6 years ago

    Airmail is way better than whatever this is.

    0 points
  • Adam T.Adam T., almost 6 years ago

    Switched to Airmail from Mac Mail and haven't looked back.

    0 points
  • Luchia BloomfieldLuchia Bloomfield, almost 6 years ago

    Too buggy at the moment to make the full switch.

    0 points
  • James LaneJames Lane, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    I tried this too when I was looking for alternative clients. Went with Airmail in the end, because Inky didn't like Gmail too much, but that seems to be crashing a lot lately as well!

    0 points
  • Nick TassoneNick Tassone, 6 years ago

    Couldn't log in with gmail. 3 tries.

    0 points
  • Phil RauPhil Rau, 6 years ago

    I like it! Gonna try it out for a few days, see how it works.

    One minor complaint: It doesn't work with my company's exchange emails.

    0 points
  • Lincoln FurrowLincoln Furrow, almost 6 years ago

    Installed it, crashed. Re-opened it, crashed.

    0 points