Mail Pilot: Email Reimagined by Josh Milas & Alex Obenauer — Kickstarter.
What exactly is Mail Pilot?
Mail Pilot is an online service with native apps for iPhone, Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux. Mail Pilot adds services to your existing mail accounts that it syncs between all of your devices. Your email is never stored on our servers, and is left on your current email servers. Our servers store metadata about those messages to bring to you the reimagination of email that so many have come to love. Read on…
The Current Email Crisis
Email is in need of a fresh start. A redesign from the ground up. With your support, mail pilot will forever change the way that we interact with email.
Mail Pilot intuitively works the way you’ve always wanted to use email:
Your inbox is now a to-do list…
- Complete / Incomplete Control Button
All new messages arrive as incomplete and remain that way even after you’ve read them. Mark a message as complete only after you finish any further action associated with that email. Completed messages are archived to decrease Inbox clutter, but can still be accessed by browsing or searching.
Your inbox is now your assistant…
When you don’t have time for a message, click the “Mark for Review” button. This message disappears from your inbox. Later, when you have more time, you can enter a “Review Mode” session to fly through these messages.
- Review Timelines & Review Lists
Tell Mail Pilot a later date on which you wish to review a message. On that date, it will reappear in your inbox. Mail Pilot also allows you to group similar messages into custom review lists to be acted on as a group.
The Mail Pilot Difference…
Mail Pilot allows you to do even more with features such as:
Mail Pilot works with all major email services, so you don’t need a new email address. There is no need to importing anything: Mail Pilot constantly stays in sync with your current email accounts.
Gone are the days of having to configure all of your different email accounts on each of your devices. Link all of your email accounts to your Mail Pilot login, and they automatically sync with all of your devices.
Set Mail Pilot to automatically mark specific messages for review, skipping the inbox. For example, send all messages you’ve been CC’d in to be reviewed when you have more time, set weekly newsletters to be reviewed on a specific date, or automatically have responses to a job opening put into a specific review list.
We’ve been working on tons of other reimaginations to the email client. Intelligent Compose, Intelligent Reply, Drill Down Bar, Similar Messages, Calendar View, Pilot-to-Pilot, and many other features will be making their debut with Mail Pilot.
We can only do this with your help…
We’ve been working for months conceptualizing and developing Mail Pilot for you. We have a working prototype, but we need your support to make it through the final stretch. Pledge to our campaign to ensure that we can reach our goal and get Mail Pilot into your hands by June.
Furthermore, become a part of this movement. Stand with us in challenging the status quo of today’s uninspired inefficient software. Help us usher in a new era of smarter, more productive technology that truly works for you. Be sure to share this project with your contacts.
We all have to use email, but only with your help, will we be able to use email in the most intuitive and natural way possible.
Where the money will go…
While we have a working prototype of Mail Pilot, there’s more we’d like do before launch. Some of these things are going to cost us, including:
- Hosting. We need some serious hosting space to deploy our storage-intensive services.
- Native Apps. To ensure the best experience, we plan to develop native apps for the desktop and the mobile (that’s a lot of apps). We’ll need to bring on some additional developers to get these done in time.
- Push Notifications. Push notifications will make Mail Pilot a full replacement for email on the mobile. They also require additional hosting, and the native apps.
- Marketing. We hope the efforts we put into our Kickstarter campaign will produce enough exposure for awhile. However, we realize we’ll have to put more time and energy into marketing before we officially launch Mail Pilot.