|Operating system||iOS, Android|
|Platform||iPhone, Android devices|
Acompli is a discontinued mobile app that allowed for user interaction with email messages as well as management of multiple email accounts in one programme. In addition, the tool also organized one's calendar and shared files. This application provided for integration with cloud storage platforms such as Dropbox, OneDrive, and iCloud; it also carried support for Microsoft Exchange and Gmail. Acompli launched on 24 April 2014. The startup company, which had $7.3 million in funding, was led by CEO Javier Soltero, J.J. Zhuang (CTO) and Kevin Henrikson (VP of Engineering).
First released in April 2014 by the venture capital-backed startup of the same name, Acompli was acquired by Microsoft in December 2014. On January 29, 2015, Acompli was re-branded as Outlook Mobile—sharing its name with the Microsoft Outlook desktop personal information manager and Outlook.com email service.
Acompli was co-founded as a startup by Javier Soltero, the former chief technology officer of VMWare, alongside JJ Zhuang (CTO), and Kevin Henrikson (VP of Engineering). It received $7.3 million in funding from Redpoint Ventures, Harrison Metal and Felicis Ventures.
In order to distinguish itself from other recent email startups, such as Mailbox, Soltero decided to target the enterprise market—particularly, users of Microsoft Exchange servers. He felt that such users had been underserved by the lacking or non-existent support for Exchange in existing mail apps, believing that their developers—despite its wide adoption, "do not fathom the possibility of anyone using Exchange." A result of this mandate was the decision to make the app a personal information manager rather than only an email client, integrating a calendar, a list of recent contacts, and a list of recent files from attachments and cloud storage services.
Acompli was first released on April 25, 2014 for iOS. An Android version was released in September 2014. On November 26, 2014, an incomplete post on its official blog prematurely revealed that Acompli had been acquired by Microsoft. The acquisition, valued at over $200 million, was officially announced on December 1, 2014. Rajesh Jha, vice president of Microsoft's Outlook division, stated that "We’re excited about what’s possible as we build on the app’s success and bring it together with work currently in progress by the Outlook team." Soltero assured users that the Acompli app would not be discontinued, and would continue to receive regular updates. On January 29, 2015, Acompli was re-branded as Outlook Mobile, uniting it with one of its original influences.
The goal of Acompli was for users to be able to experience, on a mobile device, the full email functionality that a desktop computer normally provides. This mobile application's "innovation is its focus on bringing multiple features like calendaring, contacts, and file management into the application to ease the pain of application switching."
Engadget reported that Acompli featured "three integrated hubs: "Calendar," "Files" and "People," each with its own tab at the bottom of the screen," which eliminates the issue of app switching. Acompli prioritized email messages in order of importance and provides an integrated calendar view. Priority was given to the response rate to a particular contact and emails from frequently replied contacts were termed "Focused" messages. Users were able to delete emails by swiping their dominant thumb from right to left halfway across the screen. The mobile app also associated with other cloud storage platforms, including Dropbox, in addition to Google Drive and OneDrive (SkyDrive). Ryan Lawler of TechCrunch stated that Acompli "adds file management and scheduling directly into your inbox". Moreover, "calendaring and location sharing is built right into new email composition." Acompli supported "Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Apps, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, Outlook.com, Hotmail, MSN and Live." In order to find a desired email, Acompli users were able to use "smart filters". This mobile application did this by sending one's "emails, appointments, files and contacts through its own servers to deliver all that data to your device and to make it searchable". Joel Mathis in Macworld wrote that Acompli allowed people to "browse all email attachments in the attachments list, and send them from your mobile inbox even if the file wasn’t downloaded to the phone." Acompli also had an autocomplete feature.
Acompli received mostly positive reception: James Kendrick of ZDNet considered the app a "must-have" for bring your own device scenarios, citing its focused inbox, convergence, and support for both personal and business-oriented e-mail platforms. However, he felt that the calendar was not "fancy", and lacked different view modes. Noting its level of support for Gmail, quicker deletion gesture, along with its "clean approach" to filtering through emails and other content, Engadget argued that Acompli "can be a speedy and powerful tool if you're willing to take the time to learn its nuances."
Jordan Novet of VentureBeat wrote that "app, which pulls in calendar and contact information and files to help people get more done on their mobile devices, had catapulted to the No. 9 slot in the free productivity-app section of the app store" as of 25 April 2014. Joshua Brustein in Bloomberg Businessweek, has written that due to Microsoft's absence from the iPad, programmes like Acompli and Evernote have been successful. Jeremy Schoemaker stated that Acompli has been "an absolute game changer".
On the day of its release, Acompli quickly reached the top 10 free "Productivity" apps on the iOS App Store.
Re/code, in addition to VentureBeat, reported that Acompli "has raised $7.3 million in funding led by Redpoint Ventures, with Harrison Metal and Felicis Ventures."
Pro email app Acompli will let you interact with emails, right from your notifications with an update coming soon.
If you struggle to manage multiple email accounts, attachments and contacts quickly and easily, Acompli could be your new best friend.
Acompli’s main trick is the integrated calendar. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see your schedule so you can look at it at any time when you’re tapping out emails. You can also create meetings right in the app and share it as a calendar invite with either Exchange or Gmail. Acompli also has a massive file browser that includes every attachment you’ve ever sent or received.
One of the better mobile email applications to emerge in recent months is Acompli, an app designed for business and professional users looking for a simple, but powerful tool to manage their email, calendar, and shared files while on the go.
Acompli bases your Focused Inbox not just on your big interactions, but also whether you actually respond to a particular contact. Add in integration with Dropbox, OneDrive, and iCloud and you have a nice little email app on hand.
Acompli is a new iPhone app that combines email and calendar functions into a single app. At release, Acompli supports Microsoft Exchange, Google Apps and Gmail.
Acompli is the latest startup hoping to help you get a grip of your inbox. Except this email app also pulls in your calendar. Unlike some rivals, it also looks beyond Google's Gmail, as it supports Microsoft Exchange too. Early indications are good: a neat, accessible app that makes clever use of filters to navigate your email clutter.
Just last Thursday another promising service called Acompli hit Apple‘s App Store.
Acompli announced a $7.3 million funding round in February.
Acompli announced a $7.3 million funding round in February. Led by CEO Javier Soltero, previously a CTO at VMware and CEO and co-founder at Hyperic, and joined by former VMWare and Yahoo engineers J.J. Zhuang (CTO) and Kevin Henrikson (VP of Engineering), Acompli aims to solve some of the still significant pain points involved with using email on our smartphones today.
Acompli helps you avoid desktop email in two ways, both of which get their own tab at the bottom of the inbox. First, an integrated calendar lets you scan upcoming appointments and set meetings without ever leaving your email app. The calendar also appears in the message-compose window, and tapping it will pull up two options: you can either send your availability, highlighting times with a couple taps, or create a calendar invitation for a specific time. All of it can be done in seconds, with your thumb, while you’re eating a salad. Acompli’s second move away from the desktop lies in its approach to files. A significant number of the files we need for work are already sitting on our email servers, but good luck finding them with a stock email app. Acompli puts your recent files in a tab, letting you scroll through them quickly and attach them to messages with one tap.
The app aims to solve what Soltero says are the most common issues people experience when using email on their smartphones, the worst of which is app switching. To combat this problem, the company built a full-fledged calendar into its app so users can check their calendar without ever leaving their email. Users can also interact with their calendar by setting up appointments or sending their availability to others all from within Acompli.
Acompli integrates a range of different information types and it is designed to be useful for work email. It can automatically put the most important emails at the top of your inbox, gives you an easy, well integrated calendar view so you can share times with other people to schedule meetings, and integrates with email, Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive so you can easily attach files.
The new feature is called the Focused Inbox, which has made its debut this week in the Android version. The application shifts through your inbox to try to understand how you interact with your email and contacts to determine what is most important to you. When you install and open the app, by default you see two inbox modes; Focused and Other.
It just feels better to swipe from right to left, as is the case with Acompli. Additionally, you only have to swipe your thumb halfway across the screen to incur the delete option, compared to three-quarters of the screen with Mailbox.
Since it also folds in a calendar function, and a cloud storage management service for Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive, Acompli can also show you all the related emails, meetings and shared files with your most popular contacts at one central place, so you can manage the relationships better and faster.
There has been no shortage of apps and startups looking to fundamentally change the way we communicate by email. They range from products like Mailbox, which seeks to help users reach inbox zero, to Acompli, which adds file management and scheduling directly into your inbox.
The best thing in Acompli has to be that calendaring and location sharing is built right into new email composition. Location sharing is just that, when sending an email, hit the marker icon and Acompli embeds a pin of your location so you can meet up.
Acompli – empowers professionals to do more with email, calendaring, file sharing and contacts in one fast, easy-to-use app. Supports Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Apps & Gmail. Mobile email just got a promotion.
Acompli is the latest app with ambitions to fulfil all of your inboxing and calendar needs. It's a neat and comprehensive service that makes smart use of filters to separate important messages from fluff, and it even supports Microsoft Exchange as well as Gmail.
Acompli is a calendar and e-mail with a eye to efficiency. Smart filters let you find e-mails extremely quickly, an attachment manager helps you send and view files sent via e-mail, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, plus you can easily share your calendar availability and current location to meeting attendees.
The Acompli iPhone app goes even further. From within the compose window, you can add recently emailed files and photos from your library, and even your location and the times you're available to connect. The app integrates your Gmail or Exchange calendar, so you simply tap on free blocks in your schedule to include them in your message. (Whether these companies store your passwords depends on the email provider you use, but when you give them access to your mail, they do store the contents on their servers.
Acompli is the latest entry in a crowded market, combining email and calendar functions for Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Apps, and Gmail. You can browse all email attachments in the attachments list, and send them from your mobile inbox even if the file wasn’t downloaded to the phone.
Acompli has a very powerful search feature that includes automatic suggestions that appear as you’re typing and a keyword highlighting.
San Francisco startup Acompli has finally launched its business-email app for iOS devices in the App Store, and it’s off to a terrific start. The app, which pulls in calendar and contact information and files to help people get more done on their mobile devices, had catapulted to the No. 9 slot in the free productivity-app section of the app store as of this morning.
Microsoft could hardly wait forever, although for years it seemed bent on trying. Competing programs such as Evernote, Dropbox, Quip, Slack, and Acompli have all been trying to take advantage of Microsoft’s absence from the iPad.
Acompli raises $7.3M.