Collaborative Email software

Updated: December 29, 2019

2019. Slack integrates with email



Slack's latest feature allows users to message coworkers via email. The feature, which will be rolling out over the next couple months, is meant to give people who don't use Slack a way to keep up with conversations their coworkers are having inside the messaging app. When they’re mentioned by username in channels or sent a direct message, Slack will route those messages into their email inbox so they don’t miss out on important information while they’re getting themselves set up. Initially, the Slack to email messages will only be one-way, meaning the recipient can view the conversation from their inbox but won't be able to respond directly. But Slack says it will eventually allow people to messages via email as well.


2018. Zoho Mail gets major UI update



Just a week after major GMail interface update, Zoho released new Zoho Mail 2018 with cool new design. The developers decided to help the icons in the App bar, and the Quick Actions buttons, stand out more by redesigning them and making them more colorful. For those who like the Compact view because it lets you view more emails at once, we’ve taken it a step further with the Super Compact view. The new Advanced Search helps you track down elusive content hiding in your inbox, even with the tiniest detail you can remember. With the tabs and search bar replacing the top bar, the other icons on it are shifted to the right side of your mailbox for better visibility.


2017. Outlook.com gets LinkedIn integration



LinkedIn integration within Outlook.com is now going live, allowing email users to view insights, profile pictures, work history and more from within their inbox. This would not be the first time that LinkedIn data found its way into email. Before being bought by Microsoft, LinkedIn itself acquired a smaller company called Rapportive which made a then popular Gmail add-in that integrated social profile data into Gmail’s web app. It later revamped the app to focus more heavily on the LinkedIn integration, and less on connections to other services like Facebook and Twitter. With the new Outlook integration, customers can click on an email contact’s name right in their inbox then view a rich contact card that includes a link to their LinkedIn profile.


2017. Gmail adds support for third-party add-ons



Google allowed third-party add-ons for Gmail today. These native extensions will allow you to bring the power of services like Asana, DocuSign, Trello, Wrike and others directly to your inbox — no matter whether you are an enterprise or individual user. The focus here is on productivity services that, for the most part, already include some connection to email. The add-ons live in the right sidepane of Gmail (though sadly they are not available in Inbox by Gmail, Google’s other email client). What’s nice is that these add-ons also work in the mobile Gmail app on Android. As for iOS support, a Google is working with Apple to bring Gmail Add-ons to iOS users.


2015. Microsoft unveiled big update to Outlook.com



Microsoft previewed several major changes to its email client Outlook.com, including a redesigned inbox, new support for Skype and third-party apps and new calendar features. The revamped Outlook.com will be available over the next few weeks.  Outlook.com inboxes will now support Microsoft's Clutter tool, that is a lot like Gmail's priority inbox feature in that it automatically sorts messages based on what it predicts will be most important to you. Messages identified as unimportant are automatically sent to a separate folder that doesn't appear in the main inbox. Microsoft is also launching its new "add-ins" feature, which allows third-party apps to run within Outlook. The feature, first previewed during the company's Build developer conference last month, works with Uber and email scheduling service Boomerang and PayPal right now.