Lots of people (including me) spend hours every day sending emails, and there’s a group of people who believe they can make that process more productive. That group of people is Mailbird, an Indonesia-based company that offers a PC email app. Mailbird went into public beta six months ago, and now the team is launching additional IMAP support for its app, and has shared some of its recent accomplishments with Tech in Asia in honor of the occasion.
This week’s update to the app allows Mailbird users to use IMAP email services such as Yahoo and Outlook. Previously the app supported Gmail only. Next, the folks at Mailbird will be offering support for multiple accounts.
The Mailbird team tells us the app has accumulated over 45,000 downloads, and co-founder Mohammad Dimas says that 30 percent of its active users have pre-ordered Mailbird’s premium version, which comes with no ads and more productivity features.
The team has big plans for other upcoming features for Mailbird users, which include Wingman (an analytic tool for measuring your email activity), full Evernote integration, and improved calendars.
Mailbird hopes that it can close an early round investment by the end of the year. Other email startups looking to make their mark include MailPlane and PostBox. Let’s see if they can disrupt the email industry in the future.
(Editing by Charlie Custer)