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amit
amit
HEY has me conflicted amitgawande.com
amit
amit

Why is HEY so enticing to me? I mean it's just an email service. I don't even use the email that much. So why do I keep going back to HEY? It has got something to do with their promise. Of making me care even less for the email. But they haven't sold the promise yet. A few thoughts.

canion
canion

@amit I’ve been trialling Hey but find it more laborious than my current SaneBox setup. I’m making notes on my experience and will write it up soon. But so far, the value proposition isn’t there (for me).

amitgawande.com
amitgawande.com
@canion Maybe the reason I am attracted to HEY is that I have no setup of any form for email. I use Gmail — so I guess I am exactly the right targeted user for HEY?
philly
philly

@canion I also am on my trial for HEY, and am very much in agreement with @amit about The Feed not being fully there for me, but loving notes and the simplicity it's offering so far. It's very 1.0, as the Basecamp crew have rightfully acknowledged, but I can see the potential and like how much of a paradigm shift it proposes.

bix
bix

@philly I don’t really have a way to test The Feed without subscribing to a bunch of stuff, but I’ve been skeptical just from the demos. It’s not useful to me to have everything semi-open like that; I judge what I’m opening to read at any given time by skimming subject lines.

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philly
philly

@bix That's a great point; it would be nice to have a toggle to show just titles (also my preference) or show the semi-opened message. It's definitely awkward to scroll, especially if you get quite a few of them. Oddly enough, the 'screened out' section is quite a bit better at showing just that type of view. My main quibble there is that there's no easy to view a message from the screened out section then jump right back to that list if needed, and it'd also been nice to selectively move one message from there elsewhere, without having to screen in the sender. What I do love is that there's no real concept of unread messages beyond the main inbox (okay, Imbox; I get the theory there but it's definitely not yet part of my personal lexicon).