Today is the day. I know today is the day, because when I look at the “Today” tab on my Timyo app, I can clearly see the “My To-do” that I assigned to myself for this day and date last week. It says right there in the summary of my to-do, “Write new blog post explaining how Timyo now helps with To-dos and keeps getting better with each update.”, so I know that today is the day. Thanks, Timyo! Part of what we want to accomplish with Timyo is to help our users manage their time better any way that… Continue reading Timyo gets better at helping you through the day with to-dos
Here at Timyo, we think a lot more about email than is probably healthy, and one thing that has struck us again and again is how different people use email differently. It’s a really wide range: quick updates from a coworker, cryptic missives from the IT guy that make it seem like he’s paying by the word, if not the letter (“Just port it to the 220. Thx”), rapid fire textbursts from 20-year-olds who don’t really understand that email is not chat, and your charming aunt who recognizes it as her solemn duty to be the emissary of cat videos… Continue reading What’s Your Email Persona?
When I first started getting acquainted with the world of articles, discussions, and think pieces about email, I was immediately struck by two things: 1. Wow! There is a world of articles, discussions, and think pieces about email. 2. Some people are really obsessed with reaching “Inbox Zero.” The first one should not have been that surprising—after all, email is a tool that literally billions of us use, often many times a day. It makes sense that there are a lot of people out there who care about it deeply. But the second one still surprises me. Why would I… Continue reading The False Utopia of Inbox Zero
As we wrote a couple of days ago, Ray Tomlinson passed away this past Sunday at the age of 74. Though in the broader world his role as the inventor of email was largely performed anonymously, we, as the founders of a company that very literally would not exist without him, wanted to take a moment here and offer a brief remembrance of and thanks for Mr. Tomlinson’s contribution. In this age of “rock star” founders and branded TED-talk friendly CEOs, it is refreshing to look at the work of one man who absolutely did not crave the spotlight, who was… Continue reading How Ray Tomlinson Inspires Us
When a new app launches, unless it’s from a big company with a very large team and very deep pockets, that app has had many features pared back, simplified, or axed completely. And even if that app was created by a big company, I can pretty much guarantee that it is still missing some features that are planned for future versions. The basics of gardening As the head of a product, you have a vision of what you want your product to be and you can see way down the road to the beautiful flower that you know is going… Continue reading Multiple email accounts, much greater speed and more personalization!
A true pioneer has died: Ray Tomlinson passed away yesterday at the age of 74. In 1971, Tomlinson, then a programmer at R&D company Bolt Beranek and Newman, sent the first person-to-person message to a different computer: the first email. He also chose the at symbol—@—to be the crucial link between single users’ identities and their networks, transforming what had been an obscure sign used for accounting into one of the most recognizable features of the Internet Age. Of all of the well-deserved encomia from tech companies and journalists yesterday and today, my favorite bit comes from an article at… Continue reading Ray Tomlinson, email, and the essential art of screwing around