While the email client Inky didn’t work out for me, I believe it could be really awesome app for those using a different workflow than myself. I never knew I was such an email control freak until after I tried using such an easy-going email app like Inky.
But now I know — and knowing is half the battle.
Now on to the second half of the battle: Finding an email client that makes my email easier.
It didn’t take long after wiring-up Postbox to my multiple Gmail accounts that I was going to enjoy trying it out. Postbox can be simple, don’t get me wrong, it’s not complicated. Postbox delivers much of what I like about using Gmail to my desktop, with the lovely option of being able to view a unified inbox, create rules (within the app, not via Gmail) and label messages.
Postbox also throws in some features that you can only find with a desktop email client, giving you the best of both worlds. They even have some cool plugins and addons that can heighten its power.
Not too shabby for a $10 app that is available for both OX X and Windows.
Postbox features include:
- Conversations Views — just like Gmail.
- Postbox Topics — this takes tagging to a whole new level.
- Great Gmail Support — labels, important, send, archive, shortcuts and the calendar!
- Quick Reply
- Integrates with Dropbox, so instead of attaching huge files, you just drag and drop from your Dropbox and it automatically translates it to a shared Dropbox link. #hawt
- Pretty Email Summary — it’s the little things. No more messy reply threads, it really is nice. 😀
- Track To-Dos — I know you shouldn’t use your email as a todo list, but somehow, Postbox pulls it off!
- Social Media Integration — update your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn status as well as auto-import profile photos for prettier email.
- Convert Email to Evernote — this feature caught me by surprise. While this wouldn’t have initially appealed to me, after using it, I love it!
Learn more and get a free trial on Postbox.
I really enjoyed using Postbox, but since I unwittingly started trying desktop email apps, I think I’ll try a few more before throwing down my $10. As it stands, I would easily pay that much for Postbox.