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Postbox Announces Desktop Email Productivity Client at TechCrunch50
Powered by the Mozilla Platform, Application Manages and Maximizes Overloaded Inboxes
SAN FRANCISCO - September 9, 2008 - Postbox™, the desktop email application that lets people spend less time managing email and more time using email to get things done, launched today at TechCrunch50. Powered by the Mozilla platform, Postbox automatically detects, analyzes, and catalogs all types of content, including text, documents, images, and URLs. As a result, it's easier to find, organize, and take action on content typically hidden deep within email folders. Postbox was selected from more than 1,000 companies to demonstrate at TechCrunch50. Beginning today anyone can visit www.getpostbox.com to sign up for its private beta.
Focus on what's important, not what's new
Overloaded inboxes contain hundreds, if not thousands, of messages -- and pull users in different directions. Postbox lets users organize messages by topic, so they can focus on one project at a time while minimizing interruptions from unrelated messages. Within a topic, users can send and receive messages, create to-dos, annotate messages, and search for relevant content regardless of file type or location. Anything else stays in the background until needed.
The Postbox search bar allows users to quickly locate all types of content -- whether images, URLs or documents, as it relates to a chosen topic. Faster than paging through individual messages or switching applications, Postbox provides one-click access to every file within every message across every email account.
Breaks down barriers to promote effective communication
Postbox's integrated web functionality puts the power of third-party Web services and search directly into message composition. Since found data is displayed in context, it can be easily repurposed in new messages or web searches, or even shared online -- all from within the desktop application. Postbox is service neutral and can connect content from multiple email accounts (including secure work accounts) to third-party services, including search, photo sharing, bookmarking, and social networking services.
"Today, email is more of a burden than a tool. We all lean on it; some of us are even addicted to it -- but it's simply incapable of keeping up with our needs," said Sherman Dickman, co-founder of Postbox. "We developed Postbox to convert your email application into a communications command center, combining easy-to-use organizing tools, new ways to reuse email content and access to the power and efficiency of the web."
Founded in December 2007, by Sherman Dickman and Scott MacGregor, Postbox is based in San Francisco, California. Prior to Postbox, MacGregor spent 10 years working on the Mozilla project where he was one of the lead engineers designing the Thunderbird e-mail client. Dickman has more than 15 years of product management and marketing experience at leading technology companies such as Apple, Mozilla Corporation and Sun Microsystems Inc.
A new desktop email application, Postbox™ lets people spend less time managing email and more time using email to get things done. Powered by the Mozilla platform, Postbox automatically detects, analyzes, and catalogs all types of content, including text, documents, images, and URLs. As a result, it's easier to find, organize, and take action on content typically hiding deep within email applications. Postbox, Inc. was founded by Sherman Dickman and Scott MacGregor in December of 2007, and is based in San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit www.postbox-inc.com.
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