What if emails were limited to the same character count as a Twitter post? Think about it, couldn’t people manage a way to share everything they need majority of the time in a short phrase or two? We think so and so does Toastio. claiming itself to be the next generation of email the startup has the philosophy that emails don’t need to be longer than 350 characters in their product build.
By encouraging people that email you to get to the point it helps everyone learn to be succinct in threads. Daily we receive over 100 emails a day, and getting through them all is time-consuming in itself. Very often the emails are filled with unneeded details rather then pointing directly to what is needed or to be done, this all changes with Toastio.
Toastio pulls from existing emails and shows them as a private feed with no need to open threads to read or reply. The idea behind the email efficiency app could be a welcoming, but it can also be a difficult adoption for users because current workflows would have to change. If the application lived within Gmail, it could help the adoption of a short email sending process for everyone.
Currently Toastio is still in beta and requires sign-up to get early access. Here’s hoping the application takes off and emails become less stressful and more of efficient part of our daily lives. But what do you think? Are you overwhelmed with long emails, would you change your workflow if it meant emails coming in would be shorter and to the point?