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Why Switch to Postbox 2?

November 17, 2010
Switch to Postbox

We’re frequently asked, “Why switch? What does Postbox offer that others don’t?”

Here’s a handy overview of features you simply cannot find in other offerings such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird, or Windows Live Mail.

Switch to Postbox to get these awesome features:

Unified Inboxes + Account Groups
Combine messages from multiple inboxes into a single, Unified Inbox. You can even create groups of Unified Inboxes to keep your work and personal messages separate.

File and Image Search
Get instant and direct access to files and images hiding within your email accounts. No more digging through messages to find what you need.

Conversation Views
Postbox Conversation Views are more powerful, actionable, and easy to read. Quickly bring yourself up to speed and jump into discussions with more information, context, and insight.

Powerful Tagging
Postbox has a faster, simpler, and more powerful way to organize your messages by keyword. Choose from your favorites or free-form tag with ease.

Focus Pane
Break your Inbox into smaller, more manageable chunks. Focus your view by your highest priority attributes, Topics, Contacts or dates, without losing track of what’s happening elsewhere.

To-Do Tracking
Postbox provides a simple and lightweight way to use email messages to track To-Dos. Easily tag messages as To-Do, create new To-Dos, and combine them into a dedicated To-Do View.

Find by Contact
Click on any contact to find recent messages, files or images they’ve sent to you — a time saver of epic proportions!

Compact Header Mode
Have a Netbook or small MacBook? Postbox’s Compact Headers make the most of your available screen space.

Quick Reply
Quick Reply to a message without opening a separate compose window. It all happens inline within a message or conversation, so you can get right back to what you were doing.

Quick Move + Quick Folder Switch
File messages without using your mouse using Quick Move. Just type the letter “V”, enter the first few letters from the target folder, and voila! Type “G” to switch to a folder just as quickly.

Message Inspector
Postbox looks for interesting content within each message, then highlights what it finds in the Message Inspector. It’s like a smart discovery engine for email.

Message Annotation
Use the Edit function to change the message subject, edit its content, or annotate messages as easily as using a word processor. No more emailing notes to yourself!

More Keyboard Shortcuts
Navigate to any corner of the app, or initiate most any function, with a simple keystroke. Power users rejoice!

Better Mac Support
Postbox tightly integrates with the Mac, and provides support for Address Book, iCal, iPhoto, Spotlight, Quick Look, and productivity applications such as OmniFocus, Things, and Alfred.

Over the next few posts we’ll explore these features in more detail, and we’ll also shed some light on how and why they were developed.  Stay tuned!

Posted by Sherman Dickman