Mike Becky

Goodbye, Newton ➝

Rohit Nadhani:

It’s with a heavy heart that I share with you the news that Newton app will be shutting down on September 25th, 2018. […]

It was a tough business decision. We explored various business models but couldn’t successfully figure out profitability & growth over the long term. It was hard; the market for premium consumer mail apps is not big enough, and it faces stiff competition from high quality free apps from Google, Microsoft, and Apple. We put up a hard and honest fight, but it was not enough to overcome the bundling & platform default advantages enjoyed by the large tech companies.

Although I frequently dabble with other email clients, Newton has been the one I have consistently come back to since I started using it last year. Now I’ll have to reconsider my options and find a new primary email client. I don’t know what I’ll end up using, but Dispatch, Airmail, and Spark are high on my list of contenders.

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