Airmail for iOS

One of the best Mac email clients, now on iPhone

#2 Product of the DayFebruary 01, 2016

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Ravi VyasHiring@ravivyas84 · Founder Odiocast.com
I bought the mac app recently, which I love, but as as user I don't see why I should pay for the iOS app. As a Dev, I understand the additional effort they put in which does demand a price. But unlike the Mac, iOS is a competitive market with apps like Inbox & Outlook. Would making the iOS app free, using it as carrot for the Mac App, not be a better idea?
Alex Manthei
Hunter
@xoalexo · Product Designer at Trainline
@ravivyas84 I was surprised as well at first, but my second thought was, well, Mailbox was free and look what happened. At least by charging they make the case that they're here to stay and are self-sufficient. After Sparrow and Mailbox I want a client that is going to last longer.
Mani Gandham@manigandham
@ravivyas84 It's $5. For an app that you would use all the time, that's pretty inexpensive.
Ravi VyasHiring@ravivyas84 · Founder Odiocast.com
@xoalexo Agree there, but they are competing with Microsoft & Google who are providing free clients. Also they need to reach a critical mass to survive while being a paid app.
Ravi VyasHiring@ravivyas84 · Founder Odiocast.com
@manigandham Not for a majority of folks from India & China. Just to clarify I did buy the iOS App too. But most of my developers friends here don't pay for apps.
Alex Manthei
Hunter
@xoalexo · Product Designer at Trainline
@ravivyas84 I'd love to hear from the makers on this. My guess is they've taken a look at the whole field of email apps (I know Boxer is also 4.99) and decided premium is the market they want to reach.
Samuel BeekHiring@samuelbeek · Makes Digital Product
@ravivyas84 Love the "carrot for the Mac App"-theorem. The question is how they wanna be sustainable in the long run: There's a lof of startups who can not afford these type of strategies, because development is very expensive and they don't want to have major investments. I like the idea of paying for stuff with real money instead of paying with privacy a lot.
Ravi VyasHiring@ravivyas84 · Founder Odiocast.com
@samuelbeek The big advantage of the Mac app is folks can charge a premium for it for as competition is lower. Tweetbot, Cloudmagic etc, all have Mac apps which are more expensive than their iOS counterparts. Of course iOS will be a bigger market.
Tommy Nicholas@tommyrva · CEO @ Alloy
@ravivyas84 just pay for the software y'all it's so cheap! I can't believe we let ourselves get trained to moan about $5 software, think about everywhere else you spend $5 or even $20 and don't think twice.
Hunter Gray@huntergray · Founder, Klutch
@xoalexo @ravivyas84 Charging doesn't imply they can run indefinitely. @Parse had a payment option. Got shutdown.
Alex Manthei
Hunter
@xoalexo · Product Designer at Trainline
@huntergray yah, but was that a subscription? A one time charge of 5 bucks is not that much...
Casey Newton@caseynewton · Silicon Valley editor, The Verge
@ravivyas84 even at $5, a one-time purchase is not a sustainable business for the developer. I will never get over how cheap people are when it comes to software
Marco Peluso@marpeluso · Founder and CEO, Qardio, Inc.
@xoalexo solving the email problem is worth way more than $5 :)
Leonardo Chiantini
Maker
@leonardo_4473 · Developer
@caseynewton @ravivyas84 no, we do think that we built a sustainable platform. We are a very small team and we built a backend services to be minimal end sustainable with app sales. may be is our specific case but pretty happy with the results
Leonardo Chiantini
Maker
@leonardo_4473 · Developer
@marpeluso @xoalexo most of the users prefer pay with their data, which is still a viable solution just not ours.
Leonardo Chiantini
Maker
@leonardo_4473 · Developer
@xoalexo @ravivyas84 we would like plan for the long term. no plan to sell, no venture capitals involved. we are small developer team and we still like this lifestyle a lot. is what have be doing for ages we doing for ages and is still much fun.
Leonardo Chiantini
Maker
@leonardo_4473 · Developer
@manigandham @ravivyas84 we liked to keep it accessible, but off course there are App Store rules not really flexible
Leonardo Chiantini
Maker
@leonardo_4473 · Developer
@ravivyas84 @manigandham sadly is still possible for our Mac version we always have a free beta for the ones that cannot afford. leaving feedback is also a good way to help us.
Leonardo Chiantini
Maker
@leonardo_4473 · Developer
@xoalexo @ravivyas84 We do have a quite clean plan. Build an app for the users willing to pay for it. Mostly to get a job done.
Quickdraw@quickdraw_46 · Game Producer, Motorcyclist, Runner
@ravivyas84 @manigandham I pay for Apps, but I am not your friend. There are more of us
Andy Kim@drew23 · Entrepreneur; Sr UXD @ Amazon Alexa
@manigandham Stop causing trouble Mani ;)
Alex Manthei
Hunter
@xoalexo · Product Designer at Trainline
I've been hunting for a Mailbox replacement the last few weeks, and Airmail on the Mac has been the best so far. Really glad to see the release of their iPhone app.
Gezim Hoxha@happygezim · CEO, HNdigest.com
@xoalexo does it provide swipe gestures? That and Mailbox's speed is what I miss the most.
Sergey Elizarov@sergey_elizarov · Co - Founder AdBike
@happygezim yes, it provides swipe gestures very well! Speed is fast as well
Joseph Marsell Djoe@josephmarsd · Marketer
@xoalexo Does the iOS and Mac app provide swipe gestures to create a to do list or reminder like mailbox? I need a simple solution for this I have the mac app, but can't really imagine investing another 5$ on the iOS app if they're still underdeveloped and don't really support the features I needed
Dave Evans@dav3evans · Frontend Web Developer
Installing this for sure. Airmail on OSX is great.
Eric Diepeveen@ericdiepeveen · CEO, Stolen Couch Games
I love the icloud sync feature. It allows you to transfer all your settings from the Mac app to the iOS app. No setup at all.
Ravi VyasHiring@ravivyas84 · Founder Odiocast.com
@ericdiepeveen You still need to enter your passwords
Eric Diepeveen@ericdiepeveen · CEO, Stolen Couch Games
@ravivyas84 You are right. Worst feature ever! :D
Ravi VyasHiring@ravivyas84 · Founder Odiocast.com
@ericdiepeveen On the bright side, the login page has 1Password integration. Win!
Zac Coffman-Magaha
Maker
@zaccoffman · Marketing Consultant/Social @ 123bet.com
@ravivyas84 @ericdiepeveen This was one of the BIG requests from our beta testers, personally I feel all apps should be integrating 1Password.
Alex Bouma@stayallive · Developer @ Simulise
@zaccoffman @ravivyas84 @ericdiepeveen would be nice if that 1Password integration was also on the services login pages like OneDrive and such :)
Zac Coffman-Magaha
Maker
@zaccoffman · Marketing Consultant/Social @ 123bet.com
Leonardo Chiantini
Maker
@leonardo_4473 · Developer
Ana Medina@ana_m_medina · engineer, designer, geek, cs dropout
@ericdiepeveen this might be the only reason why I purchase the Mac and iOS app right now.
Tom Flemming@tomflemming
Would all email app developers please meet up for a cup of tea, put their heads together and resolve this whole email lark once and for all. It can be done. The love would be shear bliss!
Zac Coffman-Magaha
Maker
@zaccoffman · Marketing Consultant/Social @ 123bet.com
@tomflemming This could be very interesting