Since email is literally my life I’m always looking for alternative (and hopefully better) ways to read and manage it.
Someone passed me a link to this app and I was instantly intrigued by it’s obviously-different approach:
Humail literally brings the “coverflow” style of navigation to your email system.
After dropping a couple bucks on it I installed it imported my mail. Here are some of my initial thoughts:
- Slow, and froze my iPhone a few times.
- I can only see a handful of emails before I have to scroll. It’s actually a bit too sensitive it seems.
- It takes 4 clicks to read a new message. This one killed me.
Ultimately this email system fails but it does provide an alternative and creative view of how to view email. I still believe there’s tons of room for improvement in email messaging at large and I like any creative attempt to change the status quo.
This one doesn’t do a very good job but was worth the try.