Email Is a Universal Plague; Can Mailbox Make It Manageable Again?
A quarter million desperate email haters have signed up for Mailbox, the email-as-to-do app. CEO Gentry Underwood shares his plans to repair our relationship with the inbox.
“Could we build an inbox that gave people a different relationship with their mail?” asks Orchestra CEO Gentry Underwood, referring to everyone’s favorite 2.5-hours-a-day communication timesuck. “Mailbox is the beginning of an attempt to do just that.”
Judging by the 250,000 people signed up for the app’s launch today, the million that have watched the video below, and the enthused writeups of the beta UI, there’s plenty of interest in the Palo Alto startup’s effort to tame email.