Mailstrom to offer pro version
Mailstrom launched earlier this year, offering a free trial for an indefinite period (as depicted above), acting as a giant cleaver for your overloaded inbox, making the goal of getting to inbox zero extremely simple. It subdivides messages by social network updates, retailers, coupons, and the like, more reliably than Gmail’s new tabs function, and it allows mass deletion and unsubscribe of email by subject, sender, type, and so on.
The company is now still offering a free trial, processing up to 1,000 emails, but their site now reflects a $4.95 per month or $49.95 per year charge, and according to Mailstrom user and CEO of Leveraged Promotion, Tinu Abayomi-Paul tells AGBeat that users are getting emails warnings noting the free service will end October 17th and users should log in to review subscription options.
Mailstrom will see a strong number of subscribers, but many online are addicted to free tools, and as happens often when a company launches a pro version or exits beta and begins charging, users will jump ship.
The most popular alternative right now appears to be Unroll.me which offers a similar mass-unsubscribe function for free. Additionally, Unroll.me allows users to block senders easily and works with Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, Outlook and even iCloud, giving more users a clean unsubscribe/block tool.
It’s overly simple, offering the names of those who have emailed you recently, and you just tell Unroll.me who you don’t want to get mail from, and the tool will never let the email into your inbox.
There are many other methods to keep your email under control and closer to inbox zero from the tools mentioned above to OtherInbox which is a more robust email organization (and unsubscribe and block and mass delete) tool, or simple organization methods like SaneBox which prioritizes your emails more effectively than Gmail can thus far.
Mailstrom may not be free forever, and while most of our staff has come to love the tool, some will jump ship for the love of free things.