Some time ago I was overwhelmed with unread emails in my Gmail inbox. Mostly, they were newsletters, which I had no time to read. They piled up and I started to lose important emails in between them. At the time, there were more than 7000 unread emails. I tried to clean it up manually but it was very boring and time-consuming.
Grouping emails and deleting them in a bulk will extremely improve speed of inbox cleaning. Basically, I solved my problem with existing inbox cleaner in form of SaaS with a subscription plan (100$ per year for 5 mail accounts, cheapest service is about 60$ per year for 3 accounts).
Because inbox cleaning needed only few times per year, subscription model is very strange for customers.
After unroll.me scandal many peoples, who used it, now think about privacy issues.
So, desktop app can cover all free points.
I built the small prototype. It’s very basic and just group emails by a sender with corresponding statistic and ability to move to trash whole group:
So, some questions:
- What do you think about this idea?
- Do you have this kind of problems with your emails?
- Did you use some online cleaners/unsubscribers like Mailstrom, Unenroll or CleanEmail?
- What should I do next? Just replicate competitors features or try to find early users with existing basic prototype? Should I charge them to validate idea or just reiterate on their feedback till value will be bigger.
And if you have or had same problems, please contact me here or via PM =)
Thanks for your feedback!