I’ve been an internet email user for about 20 years and I would agree with the statement that email is the killer app of the internet era. Killer? Email kills me. I would like to kill email. Email should die a horrible death. The proliferation of malware, phishing attempts, and spam tells me that email isn’t a good experience for many of us.
Can email get better?
In a word, no. But Unibox takes a different approach to email on your Mac and comes up with a solution you might like. First of all, it’s an IMAP email app, so if you can only do POP email, don’t bother with Unibox.
Second, Unibox bills itself as a ‘people centric email client.’ Say what? That means it organizes messages by person. To be honest, that’s not a bad way to manage email messages. Instead of a long list of email messages, they’re grouped instead by the sender.
To be fair, managing email by person rather than time and date received takes some getting used to, but after a few days it seems to relieve some of the stress associated with email.
Unibox is an IMAP email app, which means it can handle Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, and other standards-based IMAP email servers. It also features a single window approach so you can compose a message without opening up another window. The inbox is unified, too, and it handles multiple accounts with ease.
Unibox is strangely different, of course, but it won’t take you more than a day or so to figure out that this people centric approach might be the future of email apps.
Now, if it would only work with SpamSieve to trap email spam.