Editor's note: This is a guest post from the team that developed the application on Yahoo! Mail. As part of the launch of new open applications for users of My Yahoo! and Yahoo! Mail, we asked all of the app developers to introduce themselves and talk about building their apps on Yahoo!'s open platforms.
What is OtherInbox, and what does it do?
OtherInbox, Inc. is an Austin-based company that builds technology to automatically organize email messages from online shopping and social networking sites, letting users focus on and identify messages from real people first.
What is the Organizer application, and how does it work?
The OtherInbox Organizer application scans an individual's Yahoo! Mail account for automatic, computer-generated messages that tend to pile up, such as newsletters, coupons, Facebook notifications, Twitter updates, and many more. These are non-urgent messages that a user may want to see eventually. A daily digest will be delivered into the user's inbox every morning that shows all of the computer-generated messages that have arrived in the past 24 hours. In just a few clicks, the user's Yahoo! Mail Inbox will get smaller, leaving just the most important messages from coworkers, family and friends.
What is the Organizer application in Yahoo! Mail , and how does it work?
OtherInbox automatically puts important messages into folders for useful categories such as News, Shopping, Social Networks, and other relevant categories. This organization happens automatically, without any configuration required on the user's part. Folders help users quickly find what they are looking for, when they need it. For example, if a user is looking for a receipt for a recent purchase, the user can click on the Shopping folder to find it. OtherInbox will also scan for important dates, such as UPS and Fedex shipping notifications, Netflix deliveries, and eBay auctions, and put these dates on a calendar for the user to track.
OtherInbox is committed to enhancing the Organizer app in the future by adding smarter filters, recognizing more events to put on your calendar, and automatically managing receipts and coupons.
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OtherInbox Organizer App Team