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Three months after we launched our beta in 2010, Gmail announced Inbox, which does almost exactly what we do—prioritizes emails. That was a scary day for us: half of our beta customers left. Couple of weeks later most of them came back. Here’s why we’re still better than Google Inbox:
SaneBox vs. Google Inbox
SaneBox is like a super-smart assistant who’s been with you for years and knows what’s important to you. SaneBox filters unimportant emails out of the inbox and summarizes them in a daily digest for easy processing.
Between intelligent filtering and a suite of productivity features, SaneBox saves the average user 2 – 4 hours each week.
Over the last few years Google has built products that compete with SaneBox and offered them for free, specifically Google Inbox.
However, it lacks power in these key areas:
SaneBox works everywhere
With Google Inbox, you have no choice on email service or app. If you don’t use it, you lose it.
SaneBox works anywhere you check email, on any device or client – not just in the Gmail or Google Inbox client.
SaneBox is smarter
Like SaneBox, these services learn from your actions to determine the messages you are likely to ignore. As less important messages arrive, they are automatically moved to a specific folder.
Our customers (>50% of whom are using Gmail) claim that our accuracy is significantly better than that of Inbox – and without any training required.
This is because our algorithms study the relationship trees in your email history (without ever looking at the content of your emails – for security and privacy reasons) to decide which emails are important to you personally. Inbox, on the other hand, seems to apply a global set of rules which are not personalized to you.
Immediately upon sign-up, SaneBox cleans unimportant messages out of the inbox and places them into a folder called @SaneLater. The initial and ongoing filtering is based on users’ individual email habits – which emails they open, which they respond to, how quickly, how often, et cetera – and is based solely on email headers. And you can train SaneBox immediately by moving an email between your Inbox and the SaneLater folders.
SaneBox includes premium tools for productivity
Beyond smart, trainable inbox filtering, SaneBox offers a wealth of email tools:
SaneBlackHole – Instantly unsubscribe from annoying marketers, mailing lists and newsletters
SaneReminders – Get a reminder if someone doesn’t respond to you
SaneSnooze – Snooze non-urgent emails
SaneAttachments – Automatically upload attachments to Dropbox, Evernote, Box, etc.
SaneDigest – A powerful summary of your SaneFolders, used to quickly process emails: Train, Trash or Archive
Custom Training Folders – Folders named the way you want, and you decide what emails belong in them
SaneNews – Filter newsletters and other mailing lists into one folder
SaneBulk – Collect emails you don’t need to take action upon like receipts and reference emails
…and many more features to enhance your existing email setup.
|✓ Smart filtering||✓ Smart filtering|
|✓ Reminders||✓ Reminders|
|✓ Snooze||✓ Snooze|
|✓ One-click unsubscribe|
|✓ Email tracking|
|✓ Smart Attachments|
|✓ Custom Training Folders|
|✓ False positive spam protection|
|✓ Interactive Daily Digest|
|✓ Detailed analytics dashboard|
|✓ Advanced Admin Controls|
|✓ Dedicated Account Manager|
|✓ Business hours phone support|
|✓ Active Directory & Salesforce Integration|
SaneBox is not free – for a reason!
We’ve created SaneBox to ensure that our service has to be so valuable that people will happily pay for it. As our CEO says, “If you’re not paying for a product, then you ARE the product”. You are our customer, not our product. We will never sell your data to anybody or annoy you with ads. Read more about SaneBox privacy and security here.