What is Shortwave?


Shortwave is a web and mobile app that gives you a better way to manage the email in your existing Gmail account. We're reinventing what's possible with email, starting with a brand new inbox experience that keeps you organized by default and helps you stay focused on the people that matter to you. Shortwave is free to use with your existing Gmail account. Since it's built on email, all of your messages will be synced back to your inbox.

Why Shortwave?

You use email for some of your most important correspondence. You email with your customers, investors, vendors, and candidates. But you also use email for low-priority stuff: you get notified about Google docs changes, receipts, marketing emails, and read the occasional newsletter. Most of the email you receive isn't important, but when it is important you can't afford to miss it. How can you stay on top of everything without dropping the ball? Can your email client help you manage your time and priorities so you can focus your time and attention where it matters?

Email to help you get more done

We've spoken with hundreds of email users and found that most people use their inbox as a to-do list. However, most people don't have time to keep this to-do list organized. That’s where Shortwave comes in. All you have to do is sign in with your existing Gmail account to get your inbox organized in minutes.

Unlike Gmail, which just shows you a wall of threads, your Shortwave inbox is automatically grouped into bundles of related threads, so it's easier to see what's there. Shortwave also gives you quick ways to take action. Pin and snooze get threads out of your way while making sure you never forget anything important. When you're done handling threads, you can mark them done with one click.

You'll notice that Shortwave doesn't feel like a traditional email client. Your same email will look better, feel faster, and be less stressful. We don't just help you read email in your inbox though — we also help you write better emails, whether it's a quick message with a teammate or a longer, more formal letter with a customer. Shortwave will feel familiar to anyone who has spent time using Inbox by Gmail or messaging apps like Slack, Discord, or iMessage.

Ready to experience the future of email?

Request an invite here. If you have any questions (or just want to say hello), drop us a line at support@shortwave.com 👋

Happy emailing! 📧 💙

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