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Erez Pilosof — Founder, Hop
Update:
we're seeing huge demand, temporally we have to queue new users :(
we'll notify you in the coming days, sorry for the issue, we want to provide a great experience
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** Code for early access is: producthunt **

Gooooooood morning Hunters and thank you @nivo0o0 for hunting us!

We started Hop 3 years ago with a vision of building a whole new email experience.

I love the openness of email and its asynchronous nature. I love that everyone has it. I love that it simultaneously serves us on so many facets of life, ranging from work to interest to commerce.

So if it’s such an amazing medium, why do we feel frustrated about it too often?
Sign of times. After all, email is 45 years old and its protocol wasn’t really planned for the way we communicate today.

Our inspiration was modern communication (which simulates a natural conversation flow), while keeping all the good things email has. We designed Hop to help you get things done, to prioritize stuff, to be responsive and respectful of everyone’s time, and most importantly: to be more expressive and effective in communicating.

We have been working tediously to build an innovative layer over open email protocol with flawless synchronization to the different email service providers.

It’s a seamless yet crucial layer of what enables us to provide you with what you’re about to experience.

We are launching here with an exclusive code for you, our Product Hunt friends. Download the app and use the code “producthunt” to sign up!

Here's a shortlist of Hop superpowers:
—Conversation view: for easy reading and encouraging brevity
—Important messages vs. everything else: we sort for you. What you see is what’s important
—Groups: open, effortless communication
—Actions en masse: one tap to clean up inboxes faster than ever
—Swipe like a boss: gestures let you shortcut like a ninja
—Visual U/I for attachments: find files visually
—Arsenal of expression: doodles, gifs, videos, and voice recordings to comment with more expression than email has ever had
—All seeing-All Knowing Calendar: one view aggregates all events from Google Cal, Apple cal, and Facebook
Rotem Yakir — CEO/CTO Guggy - Fun-up Your Message
@pilosof @nivo0o0 Great job Erez! Good luck!
shahar yakir — VP R&D, Co-founder @ Guggy
@pilosof @nivo0o0 Awesome work Erez! Make E-mail great again!
Ben Tossell — Community Lead, Product Hunt
@pilosof Nice job. looks awesome and I'll be giving it a go

I am, however, in two minds whether this format is a good thing or not.... I wonder if emails should feel more like messaging or whether they shouldn't.

It totally makes sense in one side of it for sure....theres just something in my brain making me think about it ha.
Nicholas Sheriff — Founder, Quest
@pilosof @nivo0o0 @chrismessina @guygamzu

How do you secure the emails on your server?

How is this diffrent from Mailtime?! Or any other email in realtime "messenger" format?

I'd like to know the answer to this pretty important question myself!

This is my fear:

"FriendFinder messed up in a few ways. For one, the company either stored user passwords in plaintext, without any protection, or hashed them using the notoriously weak SHA1 algorithm, according to LeakedSource."
 
@pilosof is custom IMAP support on the roadmap?
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@bentossell hi! What the messaging format ends up doing is encouraging brevity. Emails can be long-winded, but the messaging format encourages people to get to the point faster. Plus, its much nicer on the eyes than traditional nested chains. BTW, Tapping on the bubble loads the original 'traditional' msg.
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Erez Pilosof — Founder, Hop
Ben Tossell — Community Lead, Product Hunt
@guygamzu nice. I'm definitely intrigued!!
Hector G Sigala — Social Media Director, Bernie 2016
@pilosof keep getting stuck at adding my google account. Tried restarting app. Hope if gets fixed soon!
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Erez Pilosof — Founder, Hop
@hgsigala sorry for the issue, busy servers, working on resolving
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James Requa — CEO & Founder at Carte Blanche
@pilosof tried using producthunt code but not working
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Erez Pilosof — Founder, Hop
@james_requa we're seeing huge demand, temporally we have to delay new users :(
we'll notify you in the coming days, sorry for the issue, we want to provide a great experience
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James Requa — CEO & Founder at Carte Blanche
@pilosof no worries, congrats on the launch! looking forward to testing it out when things settle down a bit.
@pilosof I used the producthunt code but it says its full :(
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Erez Pilosof — Founder, Hop
@cmconsing we're seeing huge demand, temporally we have to delay new users :(
we'll notify you in the coming days, sorry for the issue, we want to provide a great experience
@pilosof Thanks. I knew I should've signed up earlier! hah. Looks a lot like mailtime.com. Any big differences? Can't wait to try Hop!
Igor Stefurak — Dealflow Manager at GrowthUP
@pilosof can't add my Gmail account with 2-step verification :(
jin kolesnikov  — CEO, IDS Innovation
@pilosof wait til you back and ready for new users
@pilosof hm I got kicked out after it was working all day yesterday
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Erez Pilosof — Founder, Hop
@shtooova please contact me chat@gethop.com
@pilosof looks great! Could you guys add possibly a night theme for us night owls who send email late??
Keep up the great work!
Seb Kreutzberger — SwiftyBeaver, Founder & CEO
Just downloaded it and played a bit with some test emails. Here are my comments:
1. the onboarding is absolutely mind-blowing!
2. do you store my emails on your servers?
3. smart virality idea with putting a referer link under each email. It seems to also contain the was-email-opened pixel. But still, can I turn it off for some more serious email conversations? :D
4. everything worked 100% out-of-the box. Great!
5. I think you are onto something huge! Very well done, I am already a believer!
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@skreutzb Thank you for sharing the comments.
1/ Thanks 😊
2/ yes
3/ Sure! goto settings / account settings / signature and customize it to your liking (html pasting works too)
4/ Oh, cool 😎
5/ We sure hope so... its been 4 years with no daylight ;))
 
Chris Messina — 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@guygamzu re #2: how do you secure the emails on your server?
redboy — Photographer, DJ, Curator, Geek.
@guygamzu #2 = dealbreaker.
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Erez Pilosof — Founder, Hop
@chrismessina @guygamzu everything is highly encrypted
Mehdi B — Pointfast
@chrismessina @guygamzu Would love to have an answer of this before using it. Very good product though.
Vadi — Craftsman
@bendrissmehdi what do you mean by encryption? end to end? I was about to download but i wait for an answer to this question
Mehdi B — Pointfast
@vadivelk we're on the same boat, better ask Erez or Guy :D
Bruno Nascimento — Chief Beard, Barba Brada
@bendrissmehdi @chrismessina @vadivelk @redboy asked for the same directly on Hop, this is what I got back:

"We use the highest encryption standards including per message encryption key."

I asked for more details but didn't get an answer yet.

@pilosof @guygamzu

*edit*

Found on their privacy statement:

5. Securing The Information
We take reasonable technical and organizational measures to guard against unauthorized or unlawful processing of the information collected and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, or misuse or alteration of your personal data, but cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
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