Shortmail makes your e-mails shorter, crisper and more interesting
Inspired by Twitter, Shortmail, an e-mail service, limits the length of messages to 500 characters
In today’s busy life, you certainly don’t like to get caught up trying to make head or tail of an e-mail. Just think, how peaceful life can be if the process of going through long and ill constructed e-mails can be avoided. Sadly, e-mails that have no logical base frequently end up flooding the inbox. Also, since our attention span is declining ever so steadily, it has made a well composed and short message a genuine need. There is good news that awaits you if you are a sufferer of such ill-framed messages. Shortmail, an e-mail service, limits the length of a message to 500 characters. What it means is that it compels the composer to make his point in an unambiguous way without including irrelevant details. The character limit will ensure that there is no diversion from the main topic while also providing enough room for using creativity to make e-mails, both, effective and attractive. Since the e-mails are shorter and clearer in Shortmail, you can just breeze through them and ensure that they don’t get a chance to accumulate in the inbox!
The main objectives of the Shortmail e-mail service are:
- Make messaging more straightforward by doing away with irrelevant stuff
- Promote more structured and creative messaging techniques
- Ensure that the gradual decline in attention span of users is well taken care of
A unique aspect of Shortmail is that it organizes e-mail chains into Conversations. It means you can now enjoy the benefits of threaded messaging, which will display the text message conversations of both the sender and the receiver in the order of their occurrence. In case you are looking to group messages from the same person together, this feature can be very useful. Earlier when you sent a message, you had to go to the ‘Sent’ folder every time to retrieve it, which was quite time consuming. In threaded messaging, messages are grouped by person for your convenience.
The potential of Shortmail is increasing by the day. If you use your Twitter account and authorize Shortmail you can:
- Use your timeline to go through tweets
- Check out people who follow you, and follow new contacts
- Update your profile
- Post tweets
You may be wondering what will happen to sent messages if they don’t follow the character limit. Well, whether the sender is you or your dear friend, the messages will be ‘quarantined’. So, better follow the rules and enjoy the advantages offered by this platform. Going by the early response to Shortmail, it is well on its way to replicate the success of Twitter, a social networking and microblogging service, from which it borrowed its character limit concept.