Explain with AI: Instantly understand everything by highlighting message text and clicking "Explain" for an in-place explanation of any concept or word.
k) to help you better understand your email
Calendar invites: Respond to calendar invites directly in the app — no more switching tabs between your calendar and email. Try it out on desktop to streamline your scheduling process.
Sent with Shortwave: If you enjoy using Shortwave, you can let the world know by including “Sent with Shortwave” at the bottom of your messages. You can configure this from Settings > My account to append the tagline to your signature and help spread the love.
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Readability improvements: Shortwave’s app typography has been completely overhauled for enhanced readability across devices and platforms. Fonts, text sizes, colors, and letter spacing are now optimized for easier email reading and writing.
→to open a thread in fullscreen
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Block and unsubscribe: Protect your inbox against unwanted emails by blocking junk senders and unsubscribing from noisy marketing promos in just one click. Next time you get a phishing email trying to steal your data, take three seconds to block the sender and keep your inbox permanently cleaner going forward. Read more about how it works on our blog.
Inbox redesign: Shortwave's new inbox helps you make the most of your screen at any size using a multi-pane layout. Threads and bundles will now be opened alongside your main inbox when your window has room.
The new inbox also brings dozens of other improvements, both large and small! A new auto-advance mode lets you triage your entire inbox even faster. We've also redesigned our thread UI to be simpler and more intuitive, including more clearly identifying who received each email.
Scheduled send: Scheduled send lets you set and forget: write a message, set a send time, and then move on to your next task. You can now schedule messages on web, as well as view pending messages from both web and iOS.
k— makes it simple to navigate across the app without using your mouse
Search: Bring your search game to the next level with powerful new updates. Get better suggestions
and immediate visual feedback regarding your queries with autocomplete and highlighting. New search
terms and operators give you even more control to help you find what you're looking for.
2022 was a busy year for Shortwave: In the past year, our team of 13 has launched 101 features, made 754 improvements and merged 3,891 PRs. It's been less than one year since we launched, and we're just getting started.
Read all about what we did in 2022, and check out our past two weeks of improvements below.
Delivery Schedules: Bundle your emails by label and set a delivery schedule to control when they enter your inbox. By deferring non-urgent groups of related threads, you can limit distractions and context-switching in your inbox to focus on what matters.
Improved search: The search bar has been redesigned to make finding emails faster and more intuitive. You can now search for contacts, groups, labels, and mailing lists. Improved headers on search pages provide easy access to additional filters, settings, and compose.
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Delete: Delete and bulk delete are now top level actions in Shortwave, and you can swipe to delete on iOS.
Full Screen Compose: New message compose is now a full screen experience, delivering more focus when you need it.
Faster Search: We just shipped backend improvements making search 4x faster!
Get a roundup of the latest feature launches and exciting opportunities with Shortwave