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Tag Archive for ‘Hey’

Hey Is Not for Me ➝

Marius Masalar:

In Hey, my email history is always visible, even though I don’t want it to be. I don’t know about you, but once I’ve finished with an email, I don’t want to look at it anymore unless there’s been a reply or I have to refer back to something (via search).

In Gmail, when I open the inbox I see only emails that I need to do something with. In Hey, I see those emails, plus the emails I’ve already dealt with, plus the emails I’ve decided I’ll reply to later, plus the emails I’ve set aside, and sometimes even a button letting me know I have other emails to do something about in the Screener…how exactly is this more tidy and peaceful?

This was my immediate reaction when I gave Hey a try and the primary reason why the service isn’t for me. I want my email client to be enjoyable to use. And that isn’t possible without an archive feature.

I’ll be sticking with my current combination of Fastmail, Gmail, and Apple Mail.

➝ Source: mariusmasalar.me

Why ‘Hey’ Had to Wait ➝

David Heinemeier Hansson:

HEY is going to launch when the world’s got a handle on this virus. When we either find a new normal, living within long-running restrictions, or we find a way to beat this thing. We’re not going to put a date on that, because nobody knows when that might be. And we’re not going to pretend that we do either.

I was pretty excited about the launch of Hey. I’ve been aimlessly searching for a good email client for years and have never been happy with any of the options. It’s disappointing that we’ll have to wait longer, but I trust that they’re making the right decision. And when Hey does eventually launch, I’m sure it’ll be even better.

➝ Source: m.signalvnoise.com

The Folks at Basecamp Announce an Email App ➝

I’ve tried just about every email app available for iOS and none of them is delightful to use. That’s in contrast to my favorite Twitter client, my favorite podcast app, music player, and so on — I love to use these apps.

At the moment, I use Spark for email. It’s the best of the bunch, but it’s far from great. I hope this upcoming app introduces some excellent features and a slick design that makes me excited about an email app again, which is a feeling I haven’t felt since the launch of Sparrow.

➝ Source: hey.com