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Airmail for iOS

One of the best Mac email clients, now on iPhone

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Zac Coffman-Magaha@zaccoffman · Marketing Consultant/Social @ 123bet.com
Hey guys! I'm part of the support team for Airmail. If you have any questions, etc feel free to send them my way. Have a feeling I'll be handling a lot of requests today, so will try to get to every question as quickly as possible. Thanks @xoalexo for hunting us. And for @leonardo_4473 and @BloopKoda for creating such an awesome application that I'm sure you'll all enjoy :)
Ravi Vyas@ravivyas84 · Founder Odiocast.com
@zaccoffman Is iPad support in the works?
Zac Coffman-Magaha@zaccoffman · Marketing Consultant/Social @ 123bet.com
@ravivyas84 that it is!
Aaron Crocco@aaroncrocco · Writer, Nerd, Delorean Driver, Coffee.
@zaccoffman Does Airmail offer smart notifications like Spark does? I'm a BIG Airmail user on my Mac but when it comes to iOS I like how Spark gives me only the notifications I need. I wear a Pebble watch so that's another reason I like less notifications. My wrist doesn't buzz all the time for everything arriving. Thanks in advance for reading my question!
Zac Coffman-Magaha@zaccoffman · Marketing Consultant/Social @ 123bet.com
@aaroncrocco Not sure how Spark does their notifications, let me travel to the dark side :-p once things die down a little to see
Aaron Crocco@aaroncrocco · Writer, Nerd, Delorean Driver, Coffee.
@zaccoffman Thanks! Essentially Spark analyses my email on my phone (not server side) and decides if the incoming message should trigger a new mail notification. This stops all the things I want to get (Storium, newsletters, etc) from cluttering my lock screen / Pebble. However if an email comes from my Mom, it can tell it's from a person or important & then notify me.
Bruno Nascimento@nscmnto · Chief Beard, Barba Brada
@aaroncrocco it doesn't. That's probably the main reason why I'm not switching. Airmail has the option to add to VIP, which goes through when you mute notifications, but you have to do it manually.
Deron Sizemore@deronsizemore · Owner at famsnap.com and golfledger.com
@zaccoffman I know it's a little off topic, but any plans to launch an AirMail Android app? Email clients on Android are seriously lacking in quality.
Zac Coffman-Magaha@zaccoffman · Marketing Consultant/Social @ 123bet.com
@deronsizemore as the lone black sheep of the Airmail team -- I'm an Android user, I'd love it. But so far nothing is planned. But as I've learned, never say never!
Deron Sizemore@deronsizemore · Owner at famsnap.com and golfledger.com
@zaccoffman Us Android users gotta stick together. I was scared to leave iOS but I have to say I'm actually liking Android a lot better. Just wish email apps didn't suck. I'm using Outlook now but switch back and forth between CloudMagic and Outlook. Both have things I like and don't like.
Joseph Marsell Djoe@josephmarsd · Marketer
@zaccoffman @xoalexo @leonardo_4473 @bloopkoda 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've already been using the Mac App for some time after mailbox closes The todo list / reminder solution on this page http://support.airmailapp.com/po... EDIT : Nevermind, this post https://www.macstories.net/revie... Made me bought Airmail ios promptly, icloud sync and snooze is everything I need If it's possible to add a message opened tracking and send later feature, I won't mind too! THanks
Leonardo Chiantini@leonardo_4473 · Developer
@josephmarsd @zaccoffman @xoalexo @bloopkoda tracking is planned for the next version. please check our latest beta airmailapp.com/beta send later is under evaluation gathering feedback, do you need offline (sending form your Mac) or online form our servers?
Kartik Sathappan@kartikcooks · Product Manager & ex-Engineer
@leonardo_4473 @josephmarsd @zaccoffman @xoalexo @bloopkoda Yeah tracking is a must, got used to it in Polymail. I had a thread open with Airmail support about the beta but then never ended up getting the iOS version
Zac Coffman-Magaha@zaccoffman · Marketing Consultant/Social @ 123bet.com
@kartikcooks @leonardo_4473 @josephmarsd @xoalexo @bloopkoda While I'm no longer with Airmail, I know tracking is currently in the OS X beta, I assume will probably be going to iOS eventually after.
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Ravi Vyas@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 Vyas@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 Vyas@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 Beek@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 Vyas@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 Vyas@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 Vyas@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
@stayallive @ravivyas84 @ericdiepeveen Touche ;) - @leonardo_4473
Leonardo Chiantini
Maker
@leonardo_4473 · Developer
@stayallive @zaccoffman @ravivyas84 @ericdiepeveen yes is a sort fo planned
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@tflemming
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